Our Program Horses

We have 10 program horses that are extensively cared for. They are on strict diets and have a very detailed work out schedule in order to ensure the safety of both the riders and horses.

Our motto is “Happy, healthy, sound and well-trained horses are the key to success in Therapeutic Riding.”

How can I Adopt A Horse?

This program helps support our horses with feed, hay, veterinary needs, farrier and dental care. If you (or someone you know) would be interested in this program, feel free to contact us to discuss your interest in more detail.

Amber

Age: 19 years old  Height: 15.2hh   Weight: 1100 pounds

Color: Chestnut  Breed: Quarter Horse

Personality: She is a gentle giant who loves her job. Her best friend is Chelsea and they are pasture buddies.

Fun Fact: Horses produce an average of 40 to 50 pounds of manure a day!!

 

Chelsea

Age: 13 years old  Height: 14.2hh  Weight: 900 pounds

Color: Palomino  Breed: Quarter Horse

Personality: Chelsea is a sweet heart she is one of our most reliable beginner horses. She has a very enjoyable trot and she loves going on long trail rides.

Fun Fact: An adult female horse is called a Mare. An adult male horse is known as a Stallion, if they are fixed they are known as Geldings.

 

Cookie

Age: 16 years old  Height: 14.2hh  Weight: 950 pounds

Color: Black with spotted blanket  Breed: Appaloosa

Personality: Cookie has a spunky attitude. He is our special kid and is always looking for sensory input with his nose and mouth. The students love his “oreo milkshake” coat.

Fun Fact: The Appaloosa breed was founded by the Nez Perce Indians in late 1800s.

 

Copper

Age: 23 years old  Height: 15.1hh  Weight: 1000 pounds

Color: Chestnut  Breed: Quarter Horse/ Arabian cross

Personality: Copper has a quirky personality. He is one of the oldest horses on the farm and one of the most trained.

Fun Fact:  You can tell a horses age by looking at their teeth.

 

Flight

Age: 10 years old  Height: at 16.1hh  Weight: about 1000 pounds

Color:  Bay  Breed: Thoroughbred

Personality: Flight is a very lovable kid. He is our youngest horse on the farm and he acts the part.

Fun Fact: Flight is an off the track thoroughbred and was run in over 100 races.

 

LB

Age: 24 years old  Height: 15hh  Weight: about 1000 pounds

Color: Chestnut  Breed: Quarter Horse

Personality:  LB is one of our most reliable horses at New Beginnings. He loves attention! He has been a program horse for years and loves his job of teaching people how to ride.

Fun Fact: Chestnut and Bay are the most common colors of Quarter Horses.

 

Leroy

Age: 19 years old   Height: 15.1hh  Weight: 1100 pounds

Color: Chestnut  Breed: Quarter Horse

Personality:  Leroy is our “steady eddy.” He has even been known to snore in his stall when he isn’t being used for class. He is our ultimate beginner horse.

Fun Fact: Horses do not have a gag reflex.

 

Princess

Age: 14 years old  Height: 33in  Weight: 300 pounds

Color: Gray  Breed: Miniature Horse

Personality:Princess is our “PR” pony. She makes regular visits to Hospice and enjoys walking in local parades.

Fun Fact: Horses are measured in hands (4in are in a hand) from their hooves to their withers. However, miniatures are measured in inches.

 

Red

Age: 15 years old  Height: 15.1hh  Weight: around 1000 pounds

Color: Chestnut  Breed: Unknown/ Grade

Personality: Red is kind soul that loves being pet. He can be a little shy. He loves all of our students.

Fun Fact: When a horse has an unknown ancestry they are known as “Grade.”

 

Trixie

Age: 13 years old   Height: 13.1hh   Weight: 1000 pounds

Color: Palomino  Breed: Haflinger

Personality: She is a very friendly horse. She is very nosy and likes knowing what you are up to. She is our newest member of the New Beginnings family.

Fun Fact: The Haflinger breed dates back to medieval times where it was commonly used as for packing and transportation.