Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

Horses

All of our horses and ponies had to meet very special requirements before coming to work with our Pegasus students. Their former careers are varied and helped prepare them for their jobs as therapeutic animals.

Approximately a dozen of our equine partners live at Pegasus Farm; the others live at our regional chapters. One thing we know for sure is that every one of them is an extremely valuable member of our team!

From time to time, a horse is ready to move on to another job or even retire. If you are in a position to help us find a good home for these horses, please call or email Marielle Baker at (845) 669-8235 x112 or mbaker@pegasustr.org.

 

Meet Our Herd

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Bo - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Yo, I’m Bo! I’m a steadfast, unflappable 15.2 gray Connemara gelding whose full name is Bunowen. That’s also the name of a castle in County Galway, so I guess that makes me Irish royalty! I’m an experienced training-level event horse whose last job was teaching children and adults how to ride. Boy, my resume sounds like a perfect fit for Pegasus. Must be that Irish luck they always talk about...

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Buttercup - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Why, hello there! I’m the lovely Princess Buttercup, and when I trot by, I have every prince and pirate in the realm looking my way. Of course, my cute palomino looks are just a bonus—I’m also an excellent athlete who used to show jump and give lessons. As a sturdy 14.1 Quarter pony born in 2006, I’ll have a lot to offer the Pegasus team for years to come!

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Caarisma - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Hello, dahlings! La Caarisma here, and I’m so much more than a pretty face. I’m a 15-hand Arabian mare born circa 1999 in the great state of Iowa, and I worked for years as an endurance horse with my owner. My program schedule at Pegasus is quite a bit different, but I have adapted beautifully. I love my students and have flawless manners. I’m also a quick thinker and very eager to do the right thing the first time. When I’m not working, I spend quite a bit of time in the paddock staring at little Rosie, who fascinates me for some reason! In other words, life is pretty good for this fancy but hardworking rock star!

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Classico - Ox Ridge Hunt Club Chapter
Bonjour! My name is Classico and I'm a Tobiano/Warmblood gelding born in Canada circa 1996. I'm also known as "Mr. Personality" among my Ox Ridge Pegasus fans. I do love to horse around with all the toys during my lessons. You'll also find me in the costume class at the horse show. I'm the one looking right at the camera!

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DC - Ox Ridge Chapter
Hi! I'm DC, a chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding who's bananas about bananas (but I would never turn down a carrot or apple)! I competed at national-level equitation shows in my prior career, which trained me for my very important job helping Pegasus riders. I'm quite smart, curious, patient and eager to learn. Gosh, I suppose I'm practically perfect in every way!

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Dundee - Kelsey Farm Chapter
Yo, guys! Check out my multicolored mane and awesome dorsal stripe! I'm Dundee, and I'm a Quarter Horse cross gelding about 13 hands tall and born circa 1997. My color is called "grullo" (grew-yo), which is Spanish for the word "crane" and is the rarest of all coat colors. In other words, don't try to find it in a box of crayons! You should see me jump. I still compete as a show pony, but it doesn't compare to working with my wonderful Pegasus students.

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Eliza - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Who is that lovely, statuesque lady in gray, you ask? Why it’s me, Eliza! I hopped the pond from Europe in 2016 and worked as a jumper (see what I did there?) before joining the Pegasus team. I’m a bright, inquisitive 17.2 Holsteiner mare, and though I’m a big girl, I’m very gentle, well-mannered and level-headed. I love attention, so be sure to come visit me!

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Freckles - Kelsey Farm Chapter
So, OK, I guess it's no mystery why my name is Freckles! I'm a hardworking Appaloosa gelding just like my dear friend Packer was, and boy, do I like to participate in shows and lessons. The Pegasus folks love my positive can-do attitude, and I love them right back!

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Jack - Kelsey Farm Chapter
Hey, I'm Jack! I'm a chestnut gelding with unusual eyes, and my 14-hand pony build is a great fit for lots of riders. Now, you and I may have a slightly different opinion of how soon I should start trotting after you say "trot," but it's life's little differences that make things interesting, right?

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KoKo - Pegasus Farm Chapter
No, I’m not Black Beauty, but I do get that a lot. I am a VERY big supporter of always being kind to horses, though, and I’m sure you are too! The name’s KoKo, and I’m a German riding pony with lots of show experience in lead line, hunters and equitation. I’m smart, curious and friendly gelding, and my prior career helps me understand what my students need from me in program. Sound like I’m a wunderbar addition to this Pegasus equine team!

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Loredo - Pegasus Farm Chapter
I’m handsome guy for sure, eh? I’m Loredo Z, a former jumper from Canada who came down to the States to spend time with my owner, Mandy, doing equitation and trail riding. At 16.1 hands, I’m a tall and sturdy Zangersheide Warmblood gelding who works well with teens and adults. I like people a lot, and I definitely live up to that kind and friendly reputation Canadians are known for! 

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Mac-A-Roani - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Who’s in the mood for pasta? Not me—I prefer my carbs in carrot form! I’m Mac-A-Roani (Roani for short), and I’m an adorable roan gelding Quarter Horse who is quite a smart guy too. I’m the perfect size (15.1), very friendly and always eager to please, so if you think I’d rather be somewhere other than Pegasus, well, that’s just fusilli!

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Montana - Kelsey Farm Chapter
I'm Montana, the Chincoteague pony of Greenwich! Wow, that's a lot of geography. I love being a Pegasus therapeutic horse, and my favorite job is to help riders become independent. I'm a 14.2 dun gelding, and my students love the very unique marking on my neck - it looks like a water balloon that went splat!

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Mr. Blue - Pegasus Farm Chapter
OK, I think there’s no mystery as to why my name is Mr. Blue (hint: it’s not because I did it “My Way”)! But, surprise - my other eye is brown! I’m a Paint cross pony gelding standing at about 13 hands, which makes me a great size for my riders. I used to be a hunter pace and lesson pony, and I’m a curious social butterfly around kids. Add in my quick step and good movement, and I’d say I have a nice mix of skills for my therapy pony job. Don’t just take my word for it, though—I was the 2016 PATH Intl. Region 1 Equine of the Year!

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Petey - Kelsey Farm Chapter
Oh, hello - I'm Petey! I'm small but sturdy, and my students and volunteers think I look like an adorable toasted marshmallow. I love to work with a wide range of participants - beginners, seasoned riders ... no matter what, I'm happy!

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Rosie - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Hello, world! I’m Rosie, a miniature horse born in 1993. My daughter Violet and I came from a farm in the Catskills, and we just love kids! I gave lots of pony rides at my last home, which was great practice for my work here at Pegasus. I am perfect for the unmounted programs, especially with shy little ones who are just learning about horses.

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Sherman - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Who’s the huge Draft cross with the dainty trot? Why it’s me, Sherman, otherwise known as Twinkle Toes! I’m a 15.2 Dun born circa 2001, and like most big guys, I’m just a huge puppy dog. I started my career on the trails of Kentucky, and I’m enjoying the switch to English riding here at Pegasus. I LOVE people and attention, so this gig is working out just great!

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Violet - Pegasus Farm Chapter
Hello up there, I’m Violet! I’m a sweet little miniature horse, and I spend all my free time with my best friend, Rosie, who also happens to be my mom! My Pegasus friends tell me I was born to do this job, and that makes me so happy I could do a backflip! I was a petting horse at the Catskills farm where I grew up, so the unmounted program is right up my alley. My peanut size is kinda hard to resist, so I’m pretty popular with visitors and people who have never met a horse before. I’m a pint-sized equine ambassador!

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