Meet Our Horses
Our horses are the true magicians behind our program.
With their amazing energy, love, patience, and an unspoken understanding, we have seen them work miracles with children and adults of all ages. Each horse is unique and special in its own way.... and they all have a story to tell. Like humans, they have their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses which is why most people seem to bond with one certain horse.
If you are interested in becoming a horse sponsor, please contact Jan today, Jan@horsepower.org!
Trixie (Breed: Paint Pony)
Donated by Becky Adams- 10/01/2013
Sponsored by Kathy Broderick
Born in 2000, this petite paint pony is a confident girl that happily carries our smaller, and more compromised fragile riders. She never misses a step and always makes her rider her number one priority. And while she is a sweetheart to our riders and leaders, her horse friends will tell you that small does not mean this girl is not very much in charge.
Chloe (Breed: Quarter Horse)
Leased by Melody Ratty- 02/26/22
Sponsored by Melonie Shaffer
Born in 2010, Chloe is the cutest and most petite horse on the property (Mikayla's opinion). You can always see her from a mile away with her white face. She is the third member of the "Red Head Crew" with Red and Zahnia. She is calm and steady and willing to take on any challenge thrown her way.
Trader (Breed: Appaloosa)
Donated by Keven & Spencer Powell- 03/30/03
Sponsored by Chuck and Gwen Hill
Born in 1999, this guy has been part of HORSEPOWER's herd since he was 4 years old. Steady and accepting, Trader has patiently taught many riders to be more skillful. Trader has been at HORSEPOWER the longest and knows all the tricks in the book! He was even traded for a truck from Crazy Kevin Powell. His tolerant and kind ways make it easy to love him.
Cody (Breed: Thoroughbred)
Donated by Cathy Johnson- 01/01/15
Sponsored by Chuck and Gwen Hill
Born in 2002, This guy is both kind and athletic. His comfortable gaits allow riders to advance their trotting skills, and his temperament shows that not every Thoroughbred is high-strung. In addition to carrying his riders in class, he is also an instructor favorite for exercise riding.
Lena (Breed: Quarter Horse)
Donated by Jim & Lynn Burgio- 08/02/19
Sponsored by Christy Whitelaw
Born in 2006, Lena comes from the famous Doc O'Lena lineage, a Quarter Horse stallion and champion cutting horse. She is a smart, handy mare who truly enjoys having a job to do and people to take care of.
Sunshine (Breed: Quarter Horse)
Purchased by April & Tilden Reed- 02/13/20
Sponsored by Jeff & Angel Jarvis
Born in 2011, Sunshine stands out with her caring instinct and gentle spirit. She is always the first to come to the front of her stall to get a little bit of extra attention from anyone visiting the barn.
Fauna (Breed: Quarter Horse)
Leased from Dana Williams- 04/15/19
Sponsored by Buchanan Family Trust
Born in 1998, This sweet quarter horse girl is very gentle and willing to work. Fauna is the oldest mare in the barn but she doesn't act her age, she can still kick her heels up in the pasture with her best friend Fiona. Sturdy, confident, with one of the smoothest trots in the barn, she is a student favorite!
Cassie (Breed: Morgan)
Purchased on 03/05/20
Sponsored by Marcia & Tom Ohrt
Born in 2005, This beautiful paint pony is very forgiving when it comes to her riders and is always willing to meet new friends. She loves to roll in the dirt, hang out with her pasture mates and likes to be groomed.
Mojo (Breed: Belgian Draft)
Donated by Bennett Ramsey- 02/21/20
Sponsored by Susan Nickell, Barbara Slotnick, & Colleen Callahan and friends
Born in 2002, This gentle giant has quite the personality, don't let his size fool you he is a big teddy bear! The massive feet, beautiful forelock, and his big eyes will make anyone fall in love with this draft! Mojo loves to work in our at risk program to help kids overcome obstacles in life like he once did.
Kentucky, Aka Tuck (Breed: Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse)
Leased by Judy Burke- 02/28/20
Sponsored by Vicky Neave
Born in 1998, This small Kentucky Mountain Saddle horse is one of the smoothest rides in the barn! Tuck for short! He is known as the "old man" in the barn and will willingly take some of our more difficult riders. When a rider is on his back he is cautious with every step and loves when they scratch his neck.
Willie (Breed: Appendix)
Donated by Melissa Waldron- 08/15/20
Sponsored by Melissa Waldron
Born in 2001, Willie is one of the most patient, kind, and willing horses in the barn, all you have to do is ask! He went from race horse, to barrel horse, and finally therapeutic horse. His mother will say he is the #1 horse in the barn and he is current running for first place as the slowest horse in the barn! He really pays attention to what his riders need and will help them as much as he can! Willie is often caught sticking his tongue out at all his favorite people.
Canel (Breed: Warm Blood)
Donated by Vicky Neave- 05/28/21
Sponsored by Theresa Strever
Born in 2002, He is the newest member of our herd, standing an impressive 16.3 hands making him the tallest horse in the barn! His beauty and kind heart will make you fall in love with him. He is a Danish warm blood and has a lengthy career as a dressage horse. His gentle manners and impressive ground skills will make him perfect for the program.
Glory (Breed: Quarter Horse)
Owner Parker Roy- 07/22/21
Sponsored by Rita Malloy
Born in 2008, this western sweetheart loves to greet all visitors, especially those with treats. Glory was purchased for her owner as a sweet 16 present, but lives here at HORSEPOWER to help as many riders as she possibly can. Whenever she is out of her stall, she proudly wears her Clemson colors; purple and orange!
Ramona (Breed: Hanoverian)
Donated by Tammy Batts- 02/13/22
Sponsored by Women Impacting Greensboro (W.I.G.)
Born in 2008, Ramona is 15.3 hands tall and is the tallest mare in the barn. She is coming to love the therapeutic life style and will never say no to having extra neck rubs. Her coat is as soft as velvet and she is as gentle as a bunny. She is often found next to her look-a-like bestie Lena!
Fiona (Breed: Appendix)
Donated by Sam Wallace- 07/08/21
Sponsored by Carolyn Gorga
Born in 2006, this black beauty steals the heart of many. She can be very silly as she will sometimes show off her yoga skills in the crossties. She loves carrots and is always interested in getting some pets as visitors pass by. Fiona can always be found with her sidekick Fauna!
Dude (Breed: Tennessee Walker)
Donated by Karl Delhagen- 03/14/21
Sponsored by Micky Truck Bodies, Inc.
Born in 1996, Dude is the only Tennessee walking horses in the barn. Dude loves to give kisses and stick his nose in everything to look for a possible treat! Dude is among the oldest horses in the barn, but still acts like a spring chicken when turning out to pastures or when food is involved!
Zahnia "Z" (Breed: Arabian mix)
Leased by Kaitlyn Cole- 08/09/22
Sponsored by Jim and Lynn Burgio
Born in 2008, Zahnia is the only Arabian in the barn. Her moon shaped face sets her apart from all the other mares. You can often find her palling around with her best friend Red. Her expressions are priceless and she always lets us know what she is thinking. Once you earn her heart she is the most loyal and trusted mount you could ask for.
Red (Breed: Quarter horse)
Leased by the Cheek Family 09/26/22
Sponsored by Lee Ramsey & Chelsea Young
Born in 2007, Red is a calm and sure footed, always making sure his rider is taken care of. He is currently competing with Willie for slowest horse in the barn, but becoming a fast favorite with instructors. You can always catch Red talking with his buddies in the barn and
sometimes hear him talking from the arena! Some think he is catching up with his buddy Glory about the latest Clemson game!
Omar (Breed: Warmblood Draft Cross)
Donated by Renee Caron 11/23/22
Sponsored by The Graven Family
Born in 2014, Omar is one of our tallest horses in the barn and our most curious. He is so smart and loveable, he would curl up on the couch with you. His barn buddy is Canel, together they are the " Big Boys"! His background is in Dressage and he retired because of his unique condition called Shivers.
Bailee (Breed: Halflinger)
Donated by Leigh Ann Bowen 10/30/22
Sponsored by Westley Memorial United Methodist Church
Born in 2009, Bailee is our adorable blond beauty queen. Her short stature, but thick bone structure allows her to carry larger riders lower to the ground. Bailee's wide back makes her perfect for riders who have difficulty with balance. She and her pasture mate Trixie can always be found looking for extra treats from volunteers.
Moonshine aka: Moon (Breed: Morgan)
Donated by Lori Ludecke 12/13/22
Sponsored by Lori Ludecke
Born in 2009, Moon has big kind eyes and willing to do anything asked of him. He has one of the prettiest tails on the property. Moon isn't afraid to stick his nose out for a few kisses or rest his head on his leaders shoulder. He has a beautiful coat that looks different colors in different lights. Moon loves to talk to anyone that will listen and his neigh will carry throughout the property!
Milo, Barn Cat
Donated by the Universe
Sponsored by Nancy Karukas
This cat loves attention! He pretends like he never gets any love and enjoys helping volunteers in the barn. He is even known to ride around on a volunteer's shoulder during stall cleaning time. Milo is our Barn Manager, Mouse Catcher, and Best Friend to many. We like to say Milo was donated by the universe because there is not another cat quite as unique as this boy.