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.
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!
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: 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 he’s 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.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Owner: Faith Kearse
Kili has been a part of the Ride With Pride family since he was 12. His owner adopted him when he was a baby after he was born a twin and needed a bit of extra care to keep him healthy. Kili love the attention he gets in the program and loves teaching riders how to become more independent and confident. Kili also loves his mom who is also part of our family as well, being our farrier and caring for the rest of our wonderful crew!
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Owner: Tina and Alan Grove
Montana was purchased as a green 3-year-old. He was trained by Susan Hartman for Competitive Trail rides. Montana’s unique breed as a TWH (Tennessee Walking Horse) makes him a smooth ride. TWH are a type of gaited horse known for their unique four-beat running-walk and flashy movement. This breed of horses was originally used as an all-purpose horse on plantations and farms. Montana is now excited to provide this comfortable movement for his riders here at Ride With Pride and his flashy blue roan color always gains attention!
Breed: Grade Quarter Horse
Owner: Meagan Ryan
Scotty’s original owner purchased him from an online auction, listed as a trail horse. After several years he was gifted to his current owner who uses him as a fox hunting horse in the winter. Scotty is excited to share his knowledge with his students and teach them about confidence and rider during the spring, summer, and fall months but he will be sure to be covering some ground in the winter when the hounds start calling!
Breed: Spanish Mustang, or Choctaw
Owner: Julie Bullock DVM
Bandolier is an experienced foxhunter! His friendly personality and smaller size make him a favorite among our younger students! He is very silly and will play with anything that is nearby, often throwing his halter across the aisle!
Owner: Sophia Martina
Frej is completely blind but does not let that stop him! He has been a wonderful addition to our program! Frej is a big horse, but he loves to work with the smallest of riders. He is incredibly inspiring, and has made some really special connections with his riders. Be sure to read his whole story!
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Owner: Faye Giles
Lady has been a wonderful addition to our program! She has quite the fan club, students and volunteers enjoy working with her! She is a curious but trusting little mare, who is very willing to try new things. She is super friendly and always has her head out of her stall looking for pats and treats!
Breed: Percheron/Quarter Horse
Owner: Anne Brooks
Libby is an accomplished foxhunter and has been with her owner Anne for 17 years! She truly has a been there done that attitude! She is a lovely bigger-bodied horse, so she is able to work with many of our adult riders. While she is a newer horse to our program, she has absolutely embraced her new role as a therapeutic riding horse.