Captain America is a 11 year old Gypsy Vanner Horse that was purchased from Kentucky with the generous Sanford’s Legends for Kids grant. He is used in all three of our programs and his sturdy 13 hand build makes him extremely adaptable to many different sized riders.
Chip is the cutest 12 hands you’ll ever see!!! He is an 18 year old hackney cross pony who was donated by the Pulscher family to be used in our Hippotherapy. He has adapted so quickly and is a huge part of our program! We affectionately call him ‘Chipper'.
Diesel is one of our “huskier” quarter horses. His bulky 16.2 hands have been a huge asset to our therapeutic riding/ground work programs for our bigger riders. He is currently leased to HorsePower by Sarah Newell, who is also a regular volunteer out here at HorsePower! We are happy to have Diesel!
Doc Hudson is definitely one of a kind!! Doc is another 16 hand gelding who has really adapted well to our program and is suitable for a variety of riders. He isn’t in a hurry to go anywhere and enjoys his naps. He is owned by our instructor, Shelly Bartels. We love him here!
Hurley is an American Paint Horse that came to HorsePower a few years ago. His narrow build makes him a good fit for riders that have tight legs. Hurley is leased to HorsePower by Hannah Hilger.
Katie came to HorsePower in the summer of 2018. Her size and demeanor makes her a great fit for our groundworks program and for riders of all ages. Katie is leased to us by Gail Buffo.
Legend is an American Paint Horse and was purchased through a grant from Legends for Kids. He is a big, loveable sweetheart that everyone falls in love with. His silly antics keep everyone smiling at HorsePower!
Peggy Sue is our very own little ray of sunshine! She is small enough to be considered a pony and her delicate features make her a perfect hippotherapy pony for smaller riders. She is patient and loving to everyone she meets! Peggy Sue was donated to HorsePower.
Phoebe is a Norwegian Fjord horse. She is built to easily carry riders – both adult and children. Her sassy head carriage makes her especially fun for our advanced riders. She is leased to HorsePower by Rachel Marshall.
Rusty is a very responsive horse, making him a great mount for our more independent riders. His narrow withers make him a great horse for those riders that have difficulty with tight muscles. Rusty is owed by Raechel Malmberg.
Uno is a dark Palomino gelding and is HorsePower's newest recruit! We are excited for everyone to meet him! He is owned by our instructor, Shelly Bartels.
Sponsor A Horse
Many of the remarkable accomplishments of our riders would not be possible without our special equine partners. Sponsor A Horse is a program where you can sponsor one of HorsePower's therapeutic horses. With a sponsor's donation of $1000 you will be the exclusive sponsor of your chosen horse for one year. This will help provide feed, bedding, and routine dental and veterinary care. Your name (or the name of a loved one) will be placed outside the horse's stall. You will have the opportunity, by appointment only, to meet and have a photo taken with your horse. A picture of you, your family, or your group will be on our website next to your selected horse. If you follow our FaceBook page, you will be able to see updates on how your horse is impacting lives of our riders.
- You will be the exclusive sponsor of your chosen horse for one year
- Your name (or that of a loved one) will be placed outside the horse's stall
- Your name, including a photo of you, your family, or your group will be posted on our website next to the horse you sponsor
- You will receive a certificate of sponsorship with a photo of your horse
- By appointment only, you will have the opportunity to meet and take a photo with your horse
*This agreement in no way entitles sponsors to ownership and/or exclusive privileges in any way to sponsored horse.*
Supporting the herd helps to provide the necessary funding to keep the wonderful herd happy and healthy. On average, it costs approximately $1000 each year to provide feed and bedding along with dental, veterinary, and hoof care.
- Feed - $25
- This will provide one bag of Triple Crown Senior horse feed. Each bag will last one horse approximately one month.
- Farrier - $45
- This will provide one farrier service to one horse. Each horse requires a farrier visit every 6-8 weeks (6-8 visits a year).
- Veterinary - $125
- This will help provide one of our horses with routine dental and veterinary care. Most horses need dental work once a year and routine vet care, like vaccinations and deworming, twice a year.