The Special Spirit therapy horses:
Algot is a 22 year old 16.2H registered Swedish Warmblood. He is a fun,
flashy horse, an advanced rider can have fun on him but he is also very gentle with the beginners. He is super sweet and loves attention! Algot has previously competed
in 3rd and 4th level dressage, but prefers being a hunter and is an excellent trail horse. Algot has lifetime membership with USHJA/USEF and USDF. Algot is owned by Eva Lund.
Darby is an 14-year-old 14.1H gelding, imported from Connemara, Ireland. He is a super sweet, willing, and fun little horse who does everything. He was ridden in the 2012 Tournament of Roses parade, participated in a Buck Brannaman clinic, is good with kids, and loves the trails. He can jump, do dressage and loves trail rides. He is a favorite among riders because of his calmness, his willingness to please and his gentle spirit. Darby is also a great jumper. Darby has a lifetime membership with USHJA/USEF.
Darby is in need of a sponsor
Giselle is a 14 year old 16.1 H Hanoverian mare. She has a history in para-dressage but today prefers working as a hunter. Giselle loves eating cookies and being the prettiest girl in the barn. She is available for lease. Contact us for more information.
Clyde is a 20 year old 14.1 hand Welsh pony. Clyde spent his early days on the show circuit and has come to Special Spirit and now helps our students build confidence on the ground and in the saddle.
London is a 21 year old 14 hand bay gelding. London has experience in the show ring as a jumping pony, but today prefers helping riders reach their goals at Special Spirit and getting lots of attention!
Moon is a 20-year-old, 16 H paint quarter horse donated by Nancy and her 12-year-old austistic son Wyatt who still comes and ride his horse regularly. Moon is a great trail ride horse who enjoys hanging out with his buddy Mini-Moon.
Mini-Moon aka "Jasper" is a 12-year-old miniature horse donated by Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. Mini Moon favorite buddy is Moon. The two are simply inseparable. Mini-Moon is gentle, patient and very clever.
Diamond aka "Jiggy Momma"-This is the Momma of all Mommas! Just look at that beautiful face, never mind the grey hair, she's not old - she's mature, thank you very much! Diamond Jiggers Bar is our 30-year-old Palomino mare. She still has a lot of go, and is a darling for all of our young riders. Her nick name is "Jiggy Momma", because of her "jiggy" trot
Jiggy Momma is in need of a sponsor
Pumpkin is a 19 year old 15.1H quarter horse gelding. Pumpkin is a former "pony-horse" from the racetrack. He loves having children and adults on his back. He is a very personable horse who is lovely to work with on the ground. He has been used in our therapeutic riding program and as a lesson horse for beginning and intermediate riders. Pumpkin is fun to ride both in the arena and out on the trails.
Pumpkin is in need of a sponsor
Calleo is a 18 year old 18H Hanoverian gelding, a gentle giant. He was imported from a
German show barn, and has been a vaulting horse for the last 7 years. He is currently teaching beginners to ride and helping intermediate riders to perfect their skills. Calleo is simple to ride and bombproof. Calleo is owned by Eva Lund.
Lucy is a 19-year-old Deutch Warm Blood who was donated to Special Spirit after she retired from the show jumping circle. Lucy is a great trail horse, a smart vaulting horse and a fun therapeutic horse. She is kind, patient and always willing to work with our grown up clients.
Lucy is sponsored by Eva Lund
Kidlet, our gentle senior at Special Spirit: the Horse Father, if you will. He was 34 years old when he passed away in the summer of 2012. He was an Arabian gelding, known for his love of bananas - even the peel would do! He was always calm, safe and quiet, and enjoyed being a therapeutic horse. Because of his smooth, long fur, some people claim he was a bunny in disguise!
Thank you Kidlet for all the love you gave to us!