EQUI-KIDS is home to a beautiful herd of horses who are housed in a 24-stall barn on our 92-acre property. While some of the horses belong to EQUI-KIDS, most are loaned to us by their generous owners. Each week our team of hard-working horses provides riding lessons and other equine-assisted activities to a diverse group of riders.

Our programs offer support to individuals with disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, mental and physical disabilities, attention deficit disorder and more.

To be Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) certified, each horse must go through an onboarding process of specialized training and trials, as well as each instructor receiving additional training in order to meet the specific needs of each individual and their specific and unique diagnoses.

Through your generous donations and these special animals, our community is changing. Individuals who may face our world with challenges and fears are finding a place where they are accepted and can begin to see what amazing potential lies within each of them. For interest in supporting our hard-working herd, horse sponsorships are available.

Cali

Hi, I’m Cali! I’m a Welsh pony. I’m very ticklish so grooming me is not always easy. Once tacked up I’m a sweet and willing riding partner. I like attention so I enjoy being with all my riders.

Cali

Hi, I’m Cali! I’m a Welsh pony. I’m very ticklish so grooming me is not always easy. Once tacked up I’m a sweet and willing riding partner. I like attention so I enjoy being with all my riders.

Katie

Hi, I’m Katie! I am a medium size Welsh pony. I’m the princess of the barn. I know my job and do it well. I don’t cause any trouble, at least when no one is looking. I like to take care of my riders because they are all very special to me.

Katie

Hi, I’m Katie! I am a medium size Welsh pony. I’m the princess of the barn. I know my job and do it well. I don’t cause any trouble, at least when no one is looking. I like to take care of my riders because they are all very special to me.

Hopper

Hi, I’m Hopper! I’m a large pony. My breed is a cross of the Bashkir Curly and Morgan. I won’t lie, I’m lazy and prefer to move at a slow, steady pace. This makes me a good therapy pony.

Hopper

Hi, I’m Hopper! I’m a large pony. My breed is a cross of the Bashkir Curly and Morgan. I won’t lie, I’m lazy and prefer to move at a slow, steady pace. This makes me a good therapy pony.

Geronimo

Hi, I’m Geronimo! I’m a gaited Paint horse. I’ve been called quirky by some. I choose to believe it’s because I’m a horse of different colors. I admit I can be lazy, unless I’m on the trails in the woods. I know there are gremlins in the brush. I can hear them.

Geronimo

Hi, I’m Geronimo! I’m a gaited Paint horse. I’ve been called quirky by some. I choose to believe it’s because I’m a horse of different colors. I admit I can be lazy, unless I’m on the trails in the woods. I know there are gremlins in the brush. I can hear them.

Jellybean

Hi, I’m Jellybean. I’m a cross breed of Welsh and Thoroughbred. I have a quiet disposition and I’m a dedicated riding partner. When I’m in the pasture, I like to have fun. No one will catch me without my halter on.

Jellybean

Hi, I’m Jellybean. I’m a cross breed of Welsh and Thoroughbred. I have a quiet disposition and I’m a dedicated riding partner. When I’m in the pasture, I like to have fun. No one will catch me without my halter on.

Fancy

Hi, I’m Fancy. I’m a passive pony which makes me good at my job. I am the resident babysitter for anyone who needs me. I love my job and do it well.

Fancy

Hi, I’m Fancy. I’m a passive pony which makes me good at my job. I am the resident babysitter for anyone who needs me. I love my job and do it well.

Honey

Hi, I’m Honey! I’m a Paint horse. I’m a quiet, easygoing fellow who doesn’t get disturbed by much. My temperament makes me easy and fun to ride. All my riders leave with a smile on their face.

Honey

Hi, I’m Honey! I’m a Paint horse. I’m a quiet, easygoing fellow who doesn’t get disturbed by much. My temperament makes me easy and fun to ride. All my riders leave with a smile on their face.

Omar

Hi, I’m Omar. My breed is Dutch Warmblood. I was a member of the mounted patrol for many years. Due to my past career, I have patience and confidence in any situation. I try to inspire the same in my riders so that they may have a good time when we are together.

Omar

Hi, I’m Omar. My breed is Dutch Warmblood. I was a member of the mounted patrol for many years. Due to my past career, I have patience and confidence in any situation. I try to inspire the same in my riders so that they may have a good time when we are together.

Jill

Hi, I’m Jill! I’m a draft mule. I was bred by the Amish to pull a buggy. I was deemed too small for the job even though I stand 16.1 hands. I love being the only mule at EQUI-KIDS because everyone wants to ride me.

Jill

Hi, I’m Jill! I’m a draft mule. I was bred by the Amish to pull a buggy. I was deemed too small for the job even though I stand 16.1 hands. I love being the only mule at EQUI-KIDS because everyone wants to ride me.

Hanni

Hi, I’m Hanni! I’m a rare breed, the Gypsy Vanner. I have a very steady and quiet temperament. Due to my breeding, it is in my nature to take care of my riders. Everyone who rides me feels confident and secure.

Hanni

Hi, I’m Hanni! I’m a rare breed, the Gypsy Vanner. I have a very steady and quiet temperament. Due to my breeding, it is in my nature to take care of my riders. Everyone who rides me feels confident and secure.

Hildy

Hi, I’m Hildy! I’m a Spotted Draft horse. Because of my breed, I’m a big girl with a mellow temperament. I’m a work horse by nature and willing to carry riders of all sizes.

Hildy

Hi, I’m Hildy! I’m a Spotted Draft horse. Because of my breed, I’m a big girl with a mellow temperament. I’m a work horse by nature and willing to carry riders of all sizes.

Sunny

Hi, I’m Sunny! My name is due to my sunshine-colored coat. I am a Missouri Fox Trotter and cousin to Belle. I like to stay out of the limelight and go with the flow. I’m fun to ride, due to my smooth gaits.

Sunny

Hi, I’m Sunny! My name is due to my sunshine-colored coat. I am a Missouri Fox Trotter and cousin to Belle. I like to stay out of the limelight and go with the flow. I’m fun to ride, due to my smooth gaits.

Belle

Hi, I’m Belle. My name suits me as I consider myself the “belle of the ball” and am definitely the prom queen on our farm. I’m a beautiful chestnut mare that shines like a copper penny. Being a Missouri Fox Trotter, I carry my rider like royalty. My movements may be quick but the ride is very smooth.

Belle

Hi, I’m Belle. My name suits me as I consider myself the “belle of the ball” and am definitely the prom queen on our farm. I’m a beautiful chestnut mare that shines like a copper penny. Being a Missouri Fox Trotter, I carry my rider like royalty. My movements may be quick but the ride is very smooth.

Braveheart

Hi, my name is Braveheart! My breed is called Paint because of my spotted coloring. After years of service on the mounted patrol there is nothing I haven’t seen or done. I’m a steady fellow always taking special care of my rider.

Braveheart

Hi, my name is Braveheart! My breed is called Paint because of my spotted coloring. After years of service on the mounted patrol there is nothing I haven’t seen or done. I’m a steady fellow always taking special care of my rider.

Horse Sponsorships

For more information about sponsoring one of our hard-working program horses or ponies, visit our horse sponsorship page or give us a call us at 757.721.7350