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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.

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Haflinger Gelding

Alf is a 24-year-old Halflinger 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

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. Although Benji is now 29 years old, he is still young at heart.

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Chaos

Buckskin Miniature Gelding

Chaos is a six-year-old Buckskin Pinto Miniature Horse.  He's lived a life of leisure before finding a career at EquiCenter! You can often find him out on a walk around the property and he's loving all of the attention he gets in lessons!

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Hero

Thoroughbred Gelding

Hero is a 14-year-old OTTB  gelding.  He was most recently used as a lesson horse at a local stable and before that, he was a fox hunter and a Sidesaddle Champion of Virginia!  It was very easy for him to slip into the lesson life routine again!

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Luna

Paint/Draft Cross Mare

Luna has grown up in our program! She is a Paint/Draft cross and just turned six years old this year.  She has gone through three years of extensive training for her role and has started to take on some lessons of her own!  She is the friendliest horse and loves attention from everyone.

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Max

Percheron Cross Gelding

Max is a 13-year-old Percheron cross gelding. He was primarily a dressage mount but ready to take things a little easier. He dabbled in cart pulling and is now enjoying life as part of the EquiCenter herd.


 

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Obi

Percheron/QH Gelding

Obi (Oberon) is a stunning 10 year old, dapple grey Percheron/Quarter Horse cross gelding. With a background in natural horsemanship and dressage, Obi brings a wealth of experience to the team. His sweet and handsome demeanor makes him a beloved addition to our group.

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Richie

Miniature Gelding

Richie is a 28-year-old miniature gelding who came to us from Begin Again Horse Rescue. He enjoys his job teaching students how to groom and lead horses. 

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Smokey

Percheron / QH Gelding

A 19-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.

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Tango

Mustang Gelding

Tango is a 7-year-old Bay Mustang gelding.  He stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily, and has been on a trailer.  He is now getting saddles and lunged in preparation for riding.

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Xantung

Lusitano Gelding

Xantung (pronounced Shan-tung or affectionately known as Sha Sha) is a 21-year-old Lusitano gelding.  He's spent most of his life in Belgium only coming to the USA three years ago.  He has extensive dressage training and has taken his role as a therapeutic riding horse very seriously! He has quickly become a fan favorite.

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Percheron Cross Mare

Autumn is a 15-year-old Percheron cross mare.  She was a lesson horse before EquiCenter so the transition was seamless.  She's been here about 10 years and is a staple of the herd.  The first thing you'll notice about her is her size! She is one of the biggest horses we have.

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Carina

Hanovarian Mare

Carina stands about 16 hands tall and has a history of doing many Hunter Jumper competitions as well as being a lesson horse. At 26 years old her jumping days are behind her and she has settled well into her life of giving adaptive riding lessons.

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Clover

Irish Draught Gelding

After retiring from his fox hunting days in Geneseo, Clover came to us needing a less physically challenging job. He is a 25-year-old Irish Draught standing just over
16 hands tall. He has a sweet,
easy-going personality making him a favorite of many.

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JP

Argentinian Thoroughbred

JP (John Paul) is an 18-year-old Argentinian Thoroughbred gelding. Born in Argentina he spent his life traveling the country playing polo. Since he's already seen so much it was an easy transition into his job here at EquiCenter.

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Lexus

Haflinger Cross Mare

Lexus is a 13-year-old Haflinger cross mare.  She has some jumping in her background but trail riding has her heart! She came to us in Spring 2023 and has quickly earned a solid place in the herd.


 

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Mini Max

Miniature Gelding

Mini Max, a 12-year-old miniature gelding, rescued from Begin Again Horse Rescue. Although his past remains a mystery, Mini Max seamlessly integrated into our program from day one, showcasing his adaptability and positive spirit.

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Paddy

Connemara Pony Gelding

Paddy, our 18-year-old Connemara Pony, stands at a height of 14.1 hands. Since joining us nearly four years ago, he has seamlessly integrated into our team and become a valued member. With his time-tested presence and unwavering spirit, Paddy enriches our herd in countless ways.

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Roanin

Hanoverian Gelding

Roanin is a 28-year-old Hanoverian gelding.  He has spent his whole life being a showhorse.  When it was time to slow things down, life at EquiCenter was just what he needed.  He's doing a great job filling in the beginner independent role!

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Solo

Thoroughbred Mare

Solo is a retired thoroughbred mare who originally lived on this property prior to it becoming EquiCenter.  She is here to live out her retirement days on green pastures.

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Wally

Haflinger Gelding

Wally is a 19 year old, 14 hand tall Haflinger elding. Although he was a bit stubborn to start, he has softened up and is now a joy to work with.

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Beacon

Mustang Gelding

Originally from Green Mountain Wyoming, Beacon is an 10-year-old Black Mustang gelding. His name references satellite communications used in the military where signals are sent out to connect with the beacon. 

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Carissa

Haflinger Mare

Carissa is a 22 year old Haflinger Mare and stands at 14.2 hands tall. She 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!

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Dusty

Belgian Cross Gelding

Dusty is a 26-year-old Belgian Cross gelding with a heart of gold! Formerly a proud member of the Rochester Police Mounted Patrol. He adored his days on duty, especially meeting new people.  Now in retirement, he's a welcome addition to the team.

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Kitty

Belgian Cross Mare

Kitty is a big, beautiful lady from Virginia where she use to Fox Hunt. She is a curvy 24-year-old Belgian Cross standing about 16.2 hands tall. She enjoys her career as a therapy horse and her soft eye makes her easy to love!

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Mack

Welsh Pony Gelding

This petite man is a 25-year-old Welsh pony who stands 14 hands tall. He loves getting groomed and taking long walks in the field. His small stature makes him the perfect sizes for the littles or anyone needing more confidence.

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Moose

Quarter Horse Gelding

Moose, a 29-year-old Quarter Horse hailing from Buffalo.  He has chosen to spend his retirement at EquiCenter. Known for his kindness, patience, and universal adoration, this sophisticated gentleman stands at approximately 15.1 hands tall.

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Ranger

Mustang Gelding

Ranger is 11 years old and stands about 14.3 hands. He has been here for almost 7 years and loves trail rides and basic dressage. He loves people and attention, is patient, and willing to learn new things. 
 

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Scout

Paint Pony Gelding

Scout is a 26 year old paint pony gelding, who has a long history of being a 4H pony; competing in everything from jumping to barrel racing. He has been with us for just under a year, but nearly everyday someone is recognizing Scout from his previous endeavors! 

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Starr

Percheron Cross Mare

Starr is a 23-year-old Percheron/Thoroughbred mare standing 17.2 hands tall. She retired from fox hunting in Geneseo.  As one of our biggest horses she serves Veterans and adults with special needs. 

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Winston

Quarterhorse Gelding

Standing at 15 hands tall, this quarter horse is an experienced gentleman at 27 years old. He was a lesson horse at a different barn, and is now enjoying the lighter work of a adaptive riding program in his golden years

Photographs courtesy of Maria Spinelli.

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.

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