Meet our horses here:
Ellie is off the track thoroughbred mare. After a career of racing on the track with 2 wins, Ellie found her home with SPIRIT in the fall of 2020. Kind and sensible, Ellie grows to be another hard working horse in our programs
Maggie, is off the track thoroughbred mare. The youngest in our herd! Maggie joins us after leaving the track for a quieter job, and has plenty to learn from our herd of equine teachers. She helps our students to learn a lot in EAL program
Timber, is Trakehner gelding. In his former life Timber was a successful show jumper and hunt horse.
Standing at 16.3 he is our resident gentle giant. Patient and calm, Timber has immediately started work in SPIRIT programs and is proving to be a wonderful addition.
Luna, has been donated to SPIRIT in 2020 at the age of 9. She is young, smart, noble, well trained, mature and overall adorable mare ready to change the lives of our children and youth in community we serve. Thank you Whitney for choosing SPIRIT as Luna’s new home <3
Glory – strong, smart, skilled, proud and workaholic, one of queen mares, Morgan mare, born and trained in the Midwest, knows all – from driving, barrel racing, to dressage and showjumping; reliable with the most difficult riders in Therapeutic Riding Program, and always ready to serve
Spirit – wise, patient, energetic when needs, master mare, donated, versatile in different disciplines, from dressage to showjumping; she is the most favorite pony for the youngest students, careful in walk, trot, or canter, safe and fun to ride
Coco – big person in small body, nurturing personality, always standing up for weak and scared ones, donated, has experience as “Birthday Pony”, she is perfect match for the youngest riders in Therapeutic Riding Program
Huckleberry – strong, extremely smart pony, donated, has experience at trick riding; reliable to improve confidence of any rider to make a transition from leader and side walker scenario to independent riding
Buttercup – little mare with lots of personality, safe and reliable, requires respect from handlers, donated with Huckleberry, also history at trick riding, now she is the master to safely teach independent riding in walk and trot
Max – big boy, strong, reliable and quiet, donated, former “husband horse” with lots of experience in long trails, recently learned to work as vaulting horse, compete in dressage and do jumps, beside taking care and being reliable at Therapeutic Riding, exploring additional job as co-therapist in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Grace – young, talented, energetic, but smart and willing to learn, rescued from auction, came 8-9 years old and unbroken; learned fast and still learning new skills, canters smooth, jumps with style and courage
Sky – fun, beautiful, talented and shy at the same time, adopted from auction as only halter broke, Barbie Mare , willing and brave to jump anything and great dressage mover
Cecelia aka Cece – queen of the herd, strong, talented, proud and opinionated , adopted from horse rescue organization after great racing career and breeding some foals, she often protects anyone in herd who is in pain or weak
Sadie – dedicated to her job to empower and teach, strong, beautiful, smart and patient, well trained and worth of gold despite of being blind
We are also grateful for the wonderful years of friendship, teaching and teamwork with our herd members who were with us for a while
Lucinda, Mercy, Stitch, Holiday, Frederica,
Solveig, Charlie, Tessa, Colby Dylan, Honey, Larisa
Anastazia a.k.a. Annie, Sonny, Milton a.k.a. Santos, Louie (Leader of the Band), Angel,
Harmony, Lady, Infinity, Samson, and Sally.
And of course, our founding pony team member, Spirit the Mare #1. She is the namesake of our program.
We still remember and cherish all the memories she gave us.