The amazing team of horses at Free SPIRIT Riders.
- AchillesBelgian/Quarter Horse crossWith Free SPIRIT since April 2015AchillesBelgian/Quarter Horse cross
Achilles is a Belgian/Quarter Horse cross gelding, and he is 20 years old. This is Achilles’ fourth year as a therapy horse. He was a summer camp horse before he came to us. His favorite time of day is supper, so if you hear a horse in the barn kicking at their door, it’s probably him- he gets impatient to eat!
- DoriPercheronWith Free SPIRIT since April 2015DoriPercheron
“Village Edge Andy’s Doreen”
Dori is a Percheron mare. She was born on February 26, 1992, and is 26 years old This is Dori’s fourth year as a therapy horse. Dori has done a lot before coming to Free SPIRIT, including being a show horse, pulling carriages, and being a mom! She is a true gentle giant.
- DukeQuarter HorseWith Free SPIRIT since May 2017DukeQuarter Horse
Duke is a Quarter Horse gelding, and he is 19 years old. This is Duke’s second year as a therapy horse. Duke was a trail horse before he joined our program, but he is enjoying his new job. He still loves to go on trail rides with our riders, though!
- EbonyQuarter HorseWith Free SPIRIT since February 2015EbonyQuarter Horse
Ebony is a Quarter Horse mare. She is 21 years old, and this is her fourth year as a therapy horse. Ebony has been to the county fair several times before she joined our program! Her favorite thing to do in class is trotting.
- FroyaNorwegian FjordWith Free SPIRIT since November 2017FroyaNorwegian Fjord
Froya is a Norwegian Fjord mare. She was born on July 14, 2003, and is 15 years old. This is Froya’s first year as a therapy horse with us, but she has been a therapy horse before. Froya’s mane gets trimmed short so it stands straight up, which is traditional for her breed. It also shows off the black stripe down the middle of her mane!
- GloryPercheronWith Free SPIRIT since November 2015GloryPercheron
Glory is a Percheron mare. She was born on January 16, 2000, and is 18 years old. This is Glory’s third year as a therapy horse. She is the queen bee out in the pastures! Glory is a big, easy-going girl, but she can move fast when she wants to! Grooming lessons are her favorite thing because she loves being pampered.
- JazmyneMorgan/Percheron/Quarter Horse crossWith Free SPIRIT since March 2014JazmyneMorgan/Percheron/Quarter Horse cross
Jazmyne, or Jaz, is a Morgan/Percheron/Quarter Horse mix mare. She was born in June 2001, and is 17 years old. This is Jaz’s fifth year as a therapy horse. Her show name, Organized Chaos, fits her well! Jaz is not a morning person, and often will take a nap in her stall before morning classes.
- JustinMorganWith Free SPIRIT since October 2014JustinMorgan
Justin is a Morgan gelding. He is 20 years old, and this is his fourth year as a therapy horse. Justin was a trail horse and a pack horse before he joined us, so he is used to working hard. Trail rides are still his favorite thing to do! Take a look at his beautiful wavy mane when you see him.
- KirbyAppendix Quarter HorseWith Free SPIRIT since August 2013KirbyAppendix Quarter Horse
Kirby is an Appendix Quarter Horse gelding- this means he is part Quarter Horse and part Thoroughbred. He was born on March 30. 1999, and is 19 years old. This is Kirby’s sixth year as a therapy horse with us. Kirby was a therapy horse before he came to us, though! His riders love his gentle disposition. He has earned the nickname ‘Snorty’ around the barn because he does just that!
- LadybirdPony of the AmericasWith Free SPIRIT since May 2013LadybirdPony of the Americas
Ladybird, or Bird, is a Pony of the Americas (POA) mare. She is 25 years old, and this is her sixth year as a therapy horse. Ladybird is the perfect size for riders who have outgrown Molly, but aren’t ready to move up to a full-sized horse yet. Ladybird has a beautiful brown and white pinto pattern, including a spot that looks like a map of North America on her right side!
Ladybird is sponsored by the National Exchange Bank Foundation for 2018.
- MollyWelsh/Hackney Pony crossWith Free SPIRIT since 2004MollyWelsh/Hackney Pony cross
Molly is a Hackney/Welsh pony cross mare. Molly is 29 years old and has been a therapy horse for 14 years. She is our oldest horse, and has been with us the longest! Because of her small size, she is perfect for our littlest riders. She still loves to gallop in the pasture with her best friend, Patches. Molly wears a special flymask almost all the time to protect her eyes, but she can see through it just fine!
- PatchesMiniature HorseWith Free SPIRIT since December 2013PatchesMiniature Horse
Patches is a Miniature Horse mare. She is 12 years old, and this is her fifth year as a therapy horse. Patches is both our youngest and our smallest horse. Patches does a lot of grooming lessons, but she also has another talent- she can pull a cart! She was trained by the Amish before coming to us.
- RodyTennessee Walking HorseWith Free SPIRIT since November 2015RodyTennessee Walking Horse
"Whispers Splitting Image"
Rody is a Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. He was born on April 19, 2001, and he is 17 years old. This is Rody's third year as a therapy horse. Rody is our tallest horse, and sometimes we call him our giraffe! Like all Tennessee Walkers, he has a very smooth gait instead of a bouncy trot.
- RufusQuarter HorseWith Free SPIRIT since July 2017RufusQuarter Horse
Rufus is a Quarter Horse gelding. He was born March 13, 2002, and is 16 years old. This is Rufus’ second year as a therapy horse. Rufus loves to do tricks! He can smile, give hugs and kisses, shake hands, and fetch things!
- StarQuarter HorseWith Free SPIRIT since April 2015StarQuarter Horse
“Hesa Fistfula Stars”
Star is a Quarter Horse gelding. He was born on April 9, 1996, and is 22 years old. This is Star’s fourth year as a therapy horse. Star moves in slow motion sometimes, but his calm and soothing personality makes him a favorite with riders and volunteers alike. He is a picky eater- the only horse in the barn who doesn't like apples!
- TonyQuarter HorseWith Free SPIRIT since October 2016TonyQuarter Horse
“Sonnys Soft Touch”
Tony is a Quarter Horse gelding. He is 22 years old and his birthday is February 25th. Tony was a show horse for most of his life before coming to Free SPIRIT Riders. This is Tony’s second year as a therapy horse. Tony loves to play outside with his best friend, Duke.
Tony was donated in loving memory of Elizabeth Kathryn Luebke, July 23, 1994-January 17, 2016