Bobo was donated to HfH in 2019.  He is a spotted draft cross rescue and the biggest sweet heart around who loves to be groomed.  Bobo does have an issue with his airway and will tire easy when ridden for long periods.  If you would like to sponsor this big guy please go to our donate button and notate it when you make your donation.


DOB: 1/01/02

Joined the Herd: 07/19/18

Breed: Pony cross

Sex: Gelding

Color: Black & White

Oreo is a cute black and white pony! His former owners outgrew him and we are happy to have him here at Horses for Hope. He’s a been there, done that, laid back, trustworthy pony. Oreo is used for our smaller riders in Western, English, Jumping and Therapeutic lessons.

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 born in 2008 in Wales, UK and shipped to the US in 2009.  She is used in Western and Therapeutic Riding Lessons.



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 Western, English, Jumping and Therapeutic lessons.



DOB: 1/1/11
Joined the Herd: May 2017
Breed: Welsh Pony
Sex: Gelding
Color: Bay Strawberry Roan

Spirit 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 our horsemanship training program to give him a better understanding about how he is to respect humans and their space. He is used in Western, English and Jumping lessons.


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 could not reach his side to get a fly. Cooper was also a cryptorchid stallion when he came to Horses for Hope. The surgery for gelding a cryptorchid stallion is $1,000 but the NCSU Veterinary School took him on as a teaching project for their students and he was successfully gelded at no cost to us. Thank you NSCU Vet School!

He is handsome now!


DOB: 1/10/10

Joined the Herd: 12/31/15

Breed: Morgan cross

Sex: Mare

Color: Sorrel

Angel is used in Western, English and Jumping lessons.


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 rehab him and she did! You can see in his photo that he can not just walk but jump as well.  He is named Shamu because his black and white coloring looks like the Orca whale at Sea World named Shamu! He is used for 4-H and in the camp program.


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. Diablo is used for Western, English and Therapeutic 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.