Meet Our Horses

Horses are the heart of our program

Our horses are selected by our professionally trained staff for their gentle nature, good temperament, and ability to work with a variety of riders and volunteers. We lease 9-10 therapy horses from the months of March-November and they return home for their much needed break during the winter months. If you’re interested in donating to help our wonderful team of horses, please visit our Donate Page or click on the Donate Button at the top right of any page.

 

Horses

Maggie

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Age: 16

Gender: Mare

Breed: Clydesdale/Welsh Cross

Owner: Jinx Fox

Maggie was originally bred as a cart pulling horse but as she grew she found her way to her owner Jinx who rode her on the trails. After attending several desensitizing clinics with Maggie, Jinx found that Maggie was very confident and brave. She was willing and ready for anything life brought her. Maggie now enjoys bringing that confidence to her riders and showing them that they too can beat anything life brings them!

Dixie

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Age: 26

Gender: Mare

Breed: Paint Horse

Owner: Jinx Fox

Dixie is no stranger to lessons. Over her many years she has worked in lesson programs several times as well as a hard working trail horse. As she got older she could no longer work the step hills as a trail horse but now fits right in here at RWP. She likes everyone to know that her age does not define her abilities. Once the saddle is on she is ready to walk. This girl loves to strut her way around the arena like she owns it. Her unique paint horse coloring draws people to her while her friendly and calm demeanor makes them want to stay.

Molly

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Age: 18

Gender: Mare

Breed: Belgian

Owner: Kelsey Lasher

As one of Ride With Pride’s biggest horses, this gentle giant loves her new life! She joined the RWP team in December of 2017 as a rescue horse. Before she came to the program she had a hard working life on an Amish farm. Our very own Program Director bought Miss Molly to help give her a fresh start. She was worn out and refused to eat treats! After tones of love and affection Molly now enjoys trying new treat flavors, loving up with her students, and teaching riders to become strong and independent.

Dania

Dania

Age: 29

Gender: Mare

Breed: Oldenburg

Owner: Dr. Melyni Worth

This lovely, wise, ol’gal has been on the RWP team for 5 years now but has lived at Ceder Creek Stables most of her life. During the prime of her life, Dania competed as an upper level eventing horse ‘dancing’ with beautiful movement in Dressage, jumping large jumps in Show Jumping, and galloping over the hills in Cross Country. Unfortunately, a bad injury ended her competition days where she retired to have a few foals and now gives confidence to riders in our program. Dania truly loves her job as a therapy horse. Whenever she hears her riders come through the door she’s always there to greet them at her stall with her head sticking out and her long ears pointed forward.

Bandolier

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Age: 11

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Choctaw

Owner: Julie Bullock

Arwen

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Age: 11

Gender: Mare

Breed: Morgan/Quarter Horse

Owner: Kelsey Lasher

This friendly little girl loves attention from anyone. She is always up for a new adventure and would take photos with a camera if she could. She joined her new family with Kelsey as an unbroke 6 year old. Kelsey took her time training Arwen but soon found that Arwen loves to learn new things! Arwen and Kelsey have worked heavily together on Dressage, Jumping, and Fox Hunting. Now as a 10 year old Arwen enjoys her time teaching the riders at RWP new skills while also working with Kelsey to progress her skills as an eventing horse. Arwen likes to come give lessons of her own from time to time.

Kili

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Age: 14

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Owner: Faith Kearse

Kili was born with a twin brother. Horses born as twins often are small, weak, and some never grow to be as big or as strong as normal horses, but not Kili. He worked hard and became a strong horse full of love. It is often we find Kili poking his head out of the stall to meet new and returning visitors, even if he still has hay to occupy him. Kili came to Ride With Pride to help show his students how to ride. Kili’s past-times include eating grass and hay, having his ears scratched, and getting pedicures from his owner Faith our Farrier.

Eddy

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Age: 22

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Arabian

Owner: Sally Mann

Little Eddy ran 41 races in his youth before moving off the track and onto the road. Eddy then began his career as an endurance horse. After many miles covered it was time for Eddy to retire (or so they thought). Eddy wasn’t ready to retire. During his retired years he became difficult to catch but once joining RWP and having the saddle back on this little guy is always the first one at the gate. But don’t ignore him! He will welcome the barnworkers each morning with nickers so they will pick him first.

CoCo

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Age: 12

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Paint

Owner: Alison Powers

Jenny

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Age: 17

Gender: Mare

Breed: Thoroughbred

Owner: Jamie Hemp

Xavoy

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Age: 20

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Knabstrupper

Owner: Dr. Melyni Worth

Major

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Age: 15

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse

Owned: Teresa Cerminara