Equine Staff

Meet the incredible horses who call EquiCenter home!

 Each of our herd members is unique and offers a different ride for our participants, but they all have one thing in common, they are incredibly special and help change lives each time they step into the ring.

ALF

20-year-old Haflinger Gelding

Alf is a 20 year old Haflinger pony standing about 14 hands tall.  He is super cute and calm making him the perfect therapeutic riding pony for all the kids.

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BENJI

25-year-old Clydesdale Cross Gelding

Benji joined the EquiCenter herd in 2011 after a career as a eventer, which reached all the way to the preliminary level! His high level of training has been an asset to our program by allowing our students to lean from his responsiveness and engaging gaits. He is a large horse standing 17 hands and can make any rider feel like they're on top of the world!

CARINA

22 year old Hanovarian

This 22 year old Hanovarian lady stands at about 16 hands tall and has a history of doing many Hunter Jumper competitions as well as being a lesson horse.  Now that her jumping days are over she is settling well into her new life giving therapeutic riding lessons.

CLOVER

21 year old Irish Draft

After retiring from his fox hunting days in Geneseo, Clover came to us needing a less physically challenging job.  He is a 21 year old Irish Draft standing around 16.2 hands tall. He has a sweet, easy-going personality making him a favorite of many.

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HARLEY

20-year-old Irish Draught Gelding

A 20 year old Irish Draft gelding standing 16.2 hands tall, Harley has been with the EquiCenter since 2008. Harley was a former jumper and now loves his second career as a therapy horse – he is considered the jokester around the barn.

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MACK

21-year-old Welsh Pony Gelding

This petite 14 hand little man is an 21 year old Welsh pony.  He loves getting groomed and taking long walks in the fields.

MOOSE

25-year-old Quarter Horse Gelding

Moose is a 25 year old Quarter horse from Buffalo who is choosing to spend his retirement at the EquiCenter.  He is kind, patient and loved by all. This sophisticated gentleman stands about 15.1 hands tall.

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REBECCA

24-year-old Belgian Cross Mare

Rebecca is a 24-year-old Belgian Cross who joined our program after retiring as a fox hunter living in Virginia. She stands around 16 hands tall and is a stoic, strong mare who has been a blessing to our EquiCenter family.  Don’t let her belly fool you – she can still get a move on when she wants to!

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SMOKEY

14-year-old Percheron / Quarter Horse

A 14 year old Percheron/Quarter horse gelding, Smoky has overcome his shy nature to quickly become a favorite here at EquiCenter. Smokey stands around 16.1 hands tall.

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STARR

19-year-old Percheron

She is a 19 year old Percheron/Thoroughbred standing 17.2 hands tall.  She has retired from Fox Hunting in Geneseo and is now part of our team serving Veterans.

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WINSTON

23-year-old Quarter Horse Gelding

Standing at 15 hands high, this quarter horse is an experienced gentleman at 23 years old.  He was a lesson horse at a different barn in his past and is now enjoying the lighter work of a therapeutic riding barn in his golden years.

AUTUMN

11-year-old Percheron Cross Mare

Autumn joined the EquiCenter herd in 2014. She is 16.2 hands high and impressively wide! Autumn is one of the youngest horses in our herd and is a great teacher for our independent adult riders as they learn so more advanced riding skills. Because she is still young, our staff is always working to give Autumn more experiences and she often goes on off farm adventures to trail ride, cross country schoolings, trail trials and more!

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BUDDY

19-year-old Minature Gelding

Buddy joined the EquiCenter herd in 2008. He is one of two miniature horses that calls EquiCenter home. He stands 33 inches high and although he is not ridden, he does a variety of horsemanship lessons. Buddy is trained to drive and helps teach our participants how to groom, lead and even long line. 

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CARISSA

18-year-old Haflinger Mare

Carissa joined the EquiCenter herd in 2013. She stands 14.2 hands high and makes a great mount for both children and adult riders! Carissa is tolerant and patient as her riders play games and use props in their lessons. She is also a favorite trail mount with her sure footed and quiet nature!

DREAM

15 year old Paint Gelding

We got another black and white paint to add to our herd this past year!  His name says it all, he is a dream to work within many different lessons.  He is 15 years old and stands about 15.2 hands tall.

KITTY

20-year-old Belgian Cross Mare

Kitty is a big beautiful lady from Virginia where she used to Fox Hunt.  She is a curvy 20 year old Belgian cross standing about 16.2 hands tall who enjoys her new career as a therapy horse. 

MAVRICK

20-year-old Thoroughbred Gelding

Handsome Mavrick is just about 20 years old, standing at 16.1 hands and has had the extensive career. He was a racehorse until 7 years old, then had a successful eventing career then got his bronze medal in dressage and now enjoys his lighter workload as a therapy horse.

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RAYNE

27-year-old Percheron / Quarter

He is the golden child of EquiCenter. He is a 27 year old Percheron/Quarter Horse cross standing around 16.2 hands tall, who has been with the EquiCenter since 2006. Rayne came to us after a long and successful career as a fox hunter in Geneseo hunt country. This special horse can actually sense seizures and will come to a stop when he knows the student is on the verge of having a seizure.

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RITCHIE

24-year-old Miniature Gelding

Ritchie is a 24 year old miniature gelding who is new to our program this past year.  He came from Begin Again Horse Rescue and was looking for his next career. He became great friends with Buddy and has enjoyed his new job teaching students how to groom and lead horses.

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SPIRIT

19-year-old Fresian / Irish Cobb Cross

Spirit joined the EquiCenter herd in 2011. Before joining our herd he competed through 1st level dressage. Spirit has fit right in and has guided numerous riders through their journey toward independence.  While he might be bold in color, in reality he seeks security and guidance from those who ride him.  This level of sensitivity makes him a perfect match for our advanced students as they practice being a steady, predictable leader. 

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WALLY

16-year-old Haflinger Gelding

Our newest addition who has just joined the herd is Wally, a 14 hand Haflinger.  Although he was a bit stubborn to start, he has softened up and is now a joy to work with.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." ​-Helen keller

Our horses make our programs possible. 

Each of our horses is carefully managed to keep them healthy and happy to continue their important work. It costs $5,000 a year to care for a horse in our herd. If you are interested in making a gift to support our herd, please use the button below.

EquiCenter exists to foster the personal growth and individual achievement of children and adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and related programs. 

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Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

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