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, visit our Donate page.
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 whiling and ready for anything life brought her. Maggie now enjoys bringing that confidants to her riders and showing them that they too can beat anything life brings them!
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.
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.
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 give 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.
Breed: Welsh Cross
Owner: Amanda Reap
Breed: Draft/Paint Cross
Owner: Brenda Simmons
This big boy has been an amazing fit to the program! He loves his riders and his summer job. But in the winter Teddy is all business. Teddy has a very special job as a Fox Hunter. During the winter months Teddy gallops the fields as a whip horse or as the leader of third flight. Brenda and Teddy work together to insure the safety of the joining members and hounds so that everyone can have a great time!
Breed: Quarter Horse
Owner: Faith Kearse
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.
Owner: Christi Meek
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Owner: Ashley Bankus
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.