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.
Clydesdale Cross Gelding
Before joining our herd in 2011, Benji was a preliminary level eventer. Now, his students learn from his responsiveness and engaging gates. He stands sn impressive 17 hands and makes any rider feel on top of the world!
Carissa stands 14.2 hands high and makes a great mount for both children and adults! She is tolerant and patient, especially when her riders play games and use lesson props. Her sure footedness and quiet nature make her a favorite on the trails!
Ferdy is a 17-year-old Haflinger gelding that stands abut 14.3 hands tall. After a few years learning dressage, he is now happy to call EquiCenter home. Ferdy has a kind eye and enjoys working with our students, staff, and volunteers.
Belgain Cross Mare
Kitty is a big, beautiful lady from Virginia where she use to Fox Hunt. She is a curvy 21-year-old Belgian Cross standing about 16.2 hands tall. she enjoys her new career as a therapy horse.
Handsome Mavrick is 21 years old, stands at 16.1 hands, and has had an extensive career. He was a race horse until 7 years old, then had a successful eventing career, earned his bronze medal in dressage, and now enjoys his lighter workload as a therapy horse.
Ranger is 8 years old and stands about 14.3 hands. He has been here for almost 2 years and has shown potential for our adaptive riding program. He loves people and attention, is patient, and willing to learn new things.
Percheron/ QH Gelding
A 16-year-old Percheron/Quarter Horse gelding, Smokey has overcome his shy nature to quickly become a favorite here at EquiCenter. Smokey stands about 16.1 hands tall.
Tango is a 3-year-old bay mustang gelding. He stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily, and has been on a trailer. He is getting taller every day and started to fill out into a handsome looking horse.
Buddy joined our herd in 2008. He is one of two miniature horses that calls EquiCenter home. He stands 33 inches high. Buddy is trained to drive and helps teach our participants how to groom, lead and even long line.
Irish Draft Gelding
After retiring from his fox hunting days in Geneseo, Clover came to us needing a less physically challenging job. He is a 22-year-old Irish Draft standing just over
16 hands tall. He has a sweet,
easy-going personality making him a favorite of many.
Irish Draught Gelding
A 21-year-old Irish Draft gelding standing 16.2 hands tall, Harley has been with EquiCenter since 2008. A former jumper, he loves second career as a therapy horse. Harley is is the jokester around the barn.
Quarter Horse Gelding
Moose is a 26-year-old Quarter Horse from Buffalo who is choosing to spend his retirement at EquiCenter. He is kind, patient, and loved by all. This sophisticated gentleman stands about 15.1 hands tall.
Richie is a 25-year-old miniature gelding who came to us from Begin Again Horse Rescue. He became great friends with Buddy and enjoys his new job teaching students how to groom and lead horses.
Originally from Green Mountain Wyoming, Beacon is a 7-year-old black gelding. His name references satellite communications used in the military where signals are sent out to connect with the beacon.
Carina stands 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 of giving adaptive riding lessons.
Hero is 8 years old and stands around 15 hands. He has been here for almost 2 years and was one of the first mustangs to excel in Mission Mustang©. Hero has a nice sturdy build and is very sure footed out on trail.
North Star is a 3-year-old sorrel mustang gelding. He is easy to lead, stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily, and has been on a trailer. He loves attention and will be ready to excel in his next career.
Standing at 15 hands tall, this quarter horse is an experienced gentleman at 23 years old. He was a lesson horse at a different barn, and is now enjoying the lighter work of a therapeuting riding program in his golden year.s
Photographs courtesy of Maria Spinelli.
"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.