Meet Our Horses


DOB: 1/10/10 Joined the Herd: 12/31/15 Breed: Morgan cross Sex: Mare Color: Sorrel Angel is used in our riding program.


DOB: 6/01/06 Joined the Herd:  2012 Breed: American Paint Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Sorrel and white paint Apollo came to Horses for Hope in poor condition due to his previous owner being unable to care for him. After nursing him back to health he has become a favorite with our riders.


DOB: 1/01/10 Joined the Herd: 2014 Breed: Miniature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Blue Roan Bandit’s previous owner donated him to Horses for Hope so he could help people. He is used for camps and in our 4-H program.


DOB: 1/18/13 Joined the Herd: 2013 Breed: PtHA Halflinger/Paint Sex: Gelding Chase is currently in the Triangle Horsemanship training program.


DOB: 5/01/99 Joined the Herd: 2004 Breed: Miniature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Sorrel Clay was one of the first miniature horses at Horses for Hope.  Clay helped a little girl learn to read and to not be so shy!  He would stand and listen to her read while she sat on a blanket beside him.  He is used […]


DOB: 1/1/2013 Joined the Herd: 2016 Breed: Miniature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Buttermilk Buckskin Cooper was a rescue in reverse!  This miniature horse was extremely obese when he came to us in the summer of 2016.  In the first picture below you can see the wrinkles in his neck slightly turned – he was so fat he […]


DOB: 5/01/92 Joined the Herd: 1992 Breed: Quarter Pony Sex: Gelding Color: Sorrel with Blue Eyes Diablo was born at Horses for Hope and Sox is his sire.  He was our second therapy horse and is used for therapeutic riding and able-bodied lessons.


DOB: 1/01/2009 Joined the Herd: 2016 Breed: Miniature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Appaloosa Domino is a large miniature horse. Do you see how he got his name? He is used for our 4-H and camp programs.


DOB: 1/1/2002 Joined the Herd: December 2017 Breed: Quarter Horse Sex: Mare Color: Bay Ellie was was previously a ranch horse and came to us from Alabama.  She is a beautiful bay with a bald face and 4 white socks.  She is used in therapeutic riding and able-bodied lessons.  


DOB: 5/28/02 Joined the Herd: 11/11/18 Breed: Double Registered AQHA and PHBA Sex: Mare Color: Palomino Goldie “ILB Step N Gold” just joined our herd! Isn’t she pretty? She was originally trained for reining and her prior owner primarily used her for trail riding.  She is recovering from an injury to her foot and will then […]


DOB: 5/02/14 Joined the Herd: 5/2/14 Breed: APHA Sex: Gelding Color: Sorrel and White Tobiano Gunner was born at Horses for Hope and is Stormy and Titan’s big brother. He is currently in training.


DOB: 1/1/2004 Joined the Herd: 2008 Breed: Quarter Pony Sex: Gelding Color: Light Palomino Hank is one of our best lesson ponies and is the favorite of many riders! He is used in our therapeutic and able-bodied lesson programs.


DOB: 1/01/02 Joined the Herd: 2014 Breed: Paint Draft Cross Sex: Mare Color: Tricolor paint Liberty was a former trail horse. She is used in able-bodied and therapeutic riding lessons.


DOB: 4/18/2003 Joined the Herd: 11/11/18 Breed: APHA Paint Sex: Gelding Color: Tricolored tobiano paint A Little Too Much aka “Lilbit” is an APHA registered tobiano bay Paint.   He is a big boned horse that has been a trail horse as well as a lesson horse.  We think he will also be a terrific therapeutic riding horse too.


DOB: 1/01/10 Joined the Herd: 2013 Breed: Miniature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Sorrel blanket appaloosa Mikey is a large miniature horse. He is used for 4-H and our camp program.


DOB: 1/1/2010 Joined the Herd: December 2017 Breed: APHA Paint Sex: Gelding Color: Black and white paint Pete is a black and white overo paint. He is used in our able-bodied riding program


DOB: 1/01/10 Joined the Herd: 2014 Breed: Minature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Leopard Appaloosa Pongo is a miniature Appaloosa gelding who was donated to us in 2014.  He is friendly and likes to meet people! Pongo is a part of our camps and the 4-H program. Check out Pongo’s spots in this photo!


DOB: 5/11/10 Joined the Herd: 2014 Breed: Miniature Horse Sex: Gelding Color: Buckskin and White Paint Prince is a miniature horse who is used in our camp and 4-H programs. He has really responded well to the additional training with the 4-H members.


DOB: 1/1/2011 Joined the Herd: 12/1/18 Breed: POA/QH cross Sex: Mare Color: Red Roan Appaloosa Rain is a red roan grade POA mare born in 2010.  She was previously used as a lesson horse and trail horse.  She will be used in our lesson program and evaluated for suitability as a therapeutic riding horse.


DOB: 1/01/13 Joined the Herd: 12/23/16 Breed: Appaloosa/Mustang cross Color: Sorral Appaloosa Rocky is currently in training.


DOB: 3/13/13 Joined the Herd: 3/13/13 Breed: PtHA Registered Halflinger/Paint Sex: Gelding Color: White/Sorrel Romeo was born at Horses for Hope! He is currently being used for horsemanship lessons. He’s being trained under saddle as well.  


DOB: 7/01/03 Joined the Herd: 2004 Sex: Gelding Breed: Miniature Horse Sergeant, Clay, and Shamu were the first miniature horses at Horses for Hope. The others were adults but Sergeant was only 4 months old when he came to live here. He’s used for 4-H and in our camp program.


DOB: 5/30/98 Joined the Herd: 2004 Sex: Gelding Breed: AMHA and AMHR Duel Registered Miniature Horse Shamu came to Horses for Hope along with Clay and Sergeant in 2004.  He had a serious front leg injury and was only able to use 3 legs so his prior owner was going to euthanize him.  Gwen felt she could […]


DOB: 1/1/2007 Joined the Herd: 2015 Breed: Paint Cross Sex: Mare Color: White/Grey Shiloh is an all around horse. She is used in Western, English, Jumping and Therapeutic riding lessons.


DOB: 4/11/99 Joined the Herd: 2000 Breed: Quarter Horse (AQHA) Sex: Mare Color: Sorrel Sienna was the third therapy horse at Horses for Hope.  She is also the dam of Gunner and Stormy. Sienna is used in Western, English, Cross Rails and Therapeutic Riding lessons.


DOB: 4/11/06 Joined the Herd: April 2011 Breed: Quarter Horse (AQHA) Sex: Gelding Color: Bay When Snickers came to Horses for Hope in 2011 he was nearly starved to death.  We had to re-feed him gradually to safely bring him back up to a healthy weight. Today Snickers is used in Western, English, Jumping, and Therapeutic Riding lessons. You can see Snickers’ […]

Snowdrop of Lexlin

DOB: 1/1/2008 Joined the Herd: April 20, 2018 Breed: Gypsy Vanner Sex: Mare Color: White/Black Snowdrop is a Gypsy Vanner horse that was awarded to Horses for Hope from the LexLin Gypsy Ranch through their Gypsy Gift Horse program for PATH Int’l Therapeutic Riding centers.  Snowdrop is sweet as can be and LOVES to be with people.  She was […]


DOB: 3/23/06 Joined the Herd: 1/5/19 Breed: Paint (APHA) Sex: Gelding Color: Black and White Sonny is a cute APHA registered horse… just pony sized.  This sweet gelding had a small mom but he turned out even smaller. Sonny is only 13.2 hands high but has a big horse mind.  He joined our herd 1/5/19 and will be […]


DOB: 2/1/1986 Joined the Herd: 2004 Breed: Quarter Horse (AQHA) Sex: Gelding Color: Bay Sox was the first therapy horse at Horses for Hope and is currently the oldest horse here! He is also Diablo’s sire. Gwen bought Sox when he was 5 and trained him as her personal barrel horse.  After a long and successful career barrel […]


Spirit joined the HfH herd in the summer of 2017.  He is a cute bay strawberry roan medium/large Welsh pony. He is a mischievous guy always looking to create trouble with Rocky – especially at feeding time.  When he first arrived he turned into a nippy kind of pony so the behavior sent him into […]


DOB: 4/29/16 I was born here at Horses For Hope. I am an ApHC registered leopard appaloosa.  I am in training now so that I can be used in therapy lessons.  I’m excited about being able to help people.  My mom is Sienna, Gunner is my brother and Titan is my cousin.  They really look […]


DOB: 5/24/14 I was born at Horses for Hope. I am an APHA registered sorrel tobiano gelding.  When I was being born I got stuck and my mom couldn’t get me all of the way out so Mr. Tony grabbed my front leg and pulled me the rest of the way out.  Boy was I glad […]


DOB: 3/25/03 I joined the herd in 2014 after being bought at the auction. I am an APHA registered bay (tri-colored) tobiano paint gelding.  Before coming to Horses for Hope, I used to work on a ranch but this is much easier.


DOB: 5/21/16 I was born at the NCSU Health Center and joined the Horses for Hope herd in 2016.  I am a Quarter Horse/Haflinger Cross foal and I have just started my training.  When Mama Gwen Gwen and Colleen came to get me they put me in this big metal box that took me away from my […]