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Our Four-Legged Staff

Captain America


Captain America is an 12 year old Gypsy Vanner Horse that was purchased from Kentucky with the generous Sanford’s Legends for Kids grant. He is used in both Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy and his sturdy 13 hand build makes him extremely adaptable to many different sized riders.

Thank you so much to Marianne LaNasa for sponsoring Captain!



Arrow has quickly become a crowd favorite as one of the newest members of the HorsePower Herd.  He is a Curly horse who came to us from Minnesota and is now owned by board member and volunteer, Teri Abel.   A couple of fun facts about this breed--he is hypo-allergenic, and he has no mane or tail!  His young spirit and curiosity make him a very loveable guy.  We are excited to have him on board!

HUGE Thank you to Novak Sanitary for sponsoring Arrow!



Diesel is one of our “huskier” quarter horses.  His bulky 16.2 hands have been a huge asset to our Therapeutic Riding program 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 so happy to have Diesel!

Thank you to Dan Meinke and Computer Forensic Resources for sponsoring Diesel!

Doc Hudson


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!

Doc Hudson is proudly sponsored by Julia Nyberg!  Thank you Julia!



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 owned by Raechel Malmberg, and loved by all.

Rusty is proudly sponsored by Joette Everist.  Thank you, Joette!



Rosie is a 17 year old that is owned by the Bishop family and leased to HorsePower. She is currently used in both Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy because she is the perfect size to allow our less flexbile riders the ability to extend their legs across her back and onto her sides.  She is also used in Ground Work and Independent Riding with new riders because of her calm, patient demeanor. We are happy to have Rosie on the HorsePower team!

Thank you so much to Maurieva Lykken for sponsoring Rosie!



Uno is a dark Palomino gelding and is one of HorsePower's more experienced horses! He is currently used in both Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy, and is one of the sweetest boys on the farm.  He is owned by our instructor and her daughter, Shelly Bartels and Sarah Newell.

Uno is proudly sponsored by Joette Everist.  Thank you, Joette!



Sarsaparilla or "Sassy" for short is HorsePower's first miniature horse!  With her small stature and sweet demeanor, she makes a great addition to help out our more shy participants of the ground work program--who may otherwise be a little intimidated by our larger members.  

Sassy is proudly sponsored by Joette Everist.  Thank you, Joette!



Moon came to us in December of 2019, making her one of the newest additions to our team.   Moon is the youngest member of our herd and still has a thing or two to learn, but her gentle, kind heart makes her perfect for our program.  Moon is owned by Andrea Koch and leased to HorsePower for the program.  We are so glad to have Moon!

Moon is proudly sponsored by Joette Everist.  Thank you, Joette!


Sundance 1

Sundance came to us in December of 2019 with her sister-from-another-mister, Moon.  She is a middle-aged, more seasoned gal who has been through a thing or two and has some fun tricks to show.  She will be used a lot to help give her pal Captain America a break and is used in all of our programs.  Sundance's slow-going demeanor and smaller build make her wonderful for some of our younger clients.  She is owned by Andrea Koch and leased to HorsePower.  We are so thankful for our little ray of sunshine!

Sundance is sponsored by Amanda Gaseiki.  Thank you, Amanda!



Dunny is a ten year old mare who was generously donated to us as a retired cutting horse.  Her calm nature and sturdy build make her a wonderful fit for both the Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding programs.  She even helps out with Independent Riding!  Dunny is a sweetheart and loves being doted on by anyone who will give her a little extra TLC.  However, she is still head mare and tough enough to protect the rest of her girl herd!  We are very thankful to have Dunny.

Dunny is proudly sponsored by dedicated supporter and volunteer, Susie Lammers.  Thank you, Susie!



Legend is an American Paint Horse who is owned by our Program Coordinator, Jocelyn Doan. He is a big, loveable sweetheart that everyone falls in love with. His silly antics keep everyone smiling at HorsePower!

Legend earned his angel wings in July of 2021 and has now joined the rest of the herd up above.  Thank you to Legend for all of the lives he touched in his several years at HorsePower.

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.

Sponsor A Horse - $1000

  • 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.*

Support A 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.

Help support our herd:

  • 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.