Our Horses

Special Equestrians’ Horses are trained for therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted activities and therapies. These horses are the keys to the success of our programs and services. To become one of our horses is a great honor. Our equine partners must have patience, prior training, and good health.

Sponsorships are appreciated to help offset the costs of caring for our SE therapy horses. If you would like to sponsor an SE horse, you will be helping us continue with our mission of “Making Miracles Happen.” Your name (or the name of your choosing) will appear on your horse’s stall door for one year.

Interested?

Many of our horses were donated by generous people in our community. If you are interested in donating your horse to Special Equestrians, please read our horse donations guidelines and fill out a preliminary form.

The form can be emailed to spequestrians@gmail.com or mailed to: Special Equestrians, PO Box 61528, Fort Myers, FL 33906-1528

Black Jack

Black Jack

Year of Birth: 1996
Size/Breed: 15 hands/American Paint Horse
Served Since: 2008
Donated by: Sandy and Kiran Sharma
Former Career: Hunter/Jumper

Black is a Solid Paint-Bred gelding. With his steady, calm nature, Black is a favorite for many of our riding students and volunteers. In the pasture, Black is the leader of the herd. Black’s SE skills include therapeutic riding and drill team.

Bo

Bo

Year of Birth: 2004
Size/Breed: 14 hands/Grade
Served SE Since: 2017
Former Career: Pleasure


Bo is a small handsome sorrel gelding who joined our herd in 2017. Bo has that smooth trot
that our riders love! Bo serves SE in our therapeutic riding classes and in drill team.

Chapman

Chapman

Year of Birth: 2003
Size/Breed: 15.1 hands/American Quarter Horse
Served SE Since: 2017
Purchased with funding from United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
Former Career: Pleasure


Chapman is a sorrel Quarter Horse gelding who loves his life at Special Equestrians. He is kind,
handsome and cool! Chapman is a wonderful partner in our therapeutic riding program.

Daisy

Daisy

Year of Birth: 1995
Size/Breed: 15.1 hands/Welsh/Cob Quarter Horse Cross
Served SE Since: 2012
Donated by: Janet Simmons
Former Career: Hunter, Dressage and Trail Riding


Daisy is a gorgeous, sweet sorrel Welsh/Cob Quarter Horse mare, who is the horse of many of our riders’ dreams. She is dependable and quiet! Daisy participates in therapeutic riding and drill team.

Freckles

Freckles

Year of Birth: 2006
Size/Breed: 15.2 hands/American Paint Horse
Served SE Since: 2015
Donated by: John Lovelace
Former Career: Halter/Pleasure


Freckles is a flashy Tobiano mare with two sorrel hearts on her left side. Freckles never wants to be left out of the fun at Special Equestrians. Her jobs at SE include therapeutic riding, drill team and therapy services.

Lacey

Lacey

Year of Birth: 1999
Size/Breed: 14.1 hands/Haflinger
Served SE Since: 2011
Donated by: Natasha Corday
Former Career: Driving/Pony rides


Lacey is a beautiful Haflinger mare with many talents. She is a versatile horse who can carry children and adults with her calm nature in our therapeutic riding classes and our therapy services. She is also our therapeutic driving horse!

Molly

Molly

Year of Birth: 2012
Size/Breed: 15 hands/American Quarter Horse
Served SE Since: 2019
Former Career: Cow horse


Molly is a beautiful bay mare who just wants to be everyone’s friend. She has the smoothest trot in the world! Molly’s jobs at SE include therapeutic riding and veterans.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Year of Birth: 2004
Size/Breed: 13 hands/Grade Pony
Served SE Since: 2015
Donated by: Addy Super
Former Career: Trails, drill team, and barrels


Pumpkin is an adorable Grulla pony mare who is beautiful, calm and dependable. She is the perfect pony for our small riders. Pumpkin participates in therapeutic riding classes, veterans and Special Partners outreach visits.

Rainy

Rainy

Year of Birth: 2000
Size/Breed: 14.1 hands/Appaloosa Cross
Served SE Since: 2019
Donated by: Family of Nicole and Mark Stevens
Former Career: Trail Rides and Lessons for children.


Rainy is a quiet mare who is happy to stop, but she can move out as well! She has a calm nature for our riders, but she rules the roost in her pasture. Rainy has quickly become a favorite for our therapeutic riding classes.

Ranger

Ranger

Year of Birth: 2003
Size/Breed: 15 hands/Warmblood Cross
Served SE Since: 2018
Former Career: Dressage/Western Pleasure


Ranger is a bay gelding who loves to kick our giant soccer ball around the arena. He is well trained in dressage and western pleasure. Ranger loves to please his rider and his horse leader in his therapeutic riding classes.

Scarlet

Scarlet

Year of Birth: 1996
Size/Breed: 15 hands/ American Paint
Served SE Since: 2008
Donated by: Tammie Watts Wichers
Former Career: Competitive western pleasure, Trail riding, and working cows.


A beautiful red roan mare named Scarlett joined our herd in 2008. She was a champion in her western pleasure showing days. Her calm sweet nature is a great quality that we treasure. Scarlett shines in therapeutic riding and in drill team.

Shooter

Shooter

Year of Birth: 2006
Size/Breed: 12.3 hands/Welsh pony
Served SE Since: 2012
Donated by: Jaime Whiting
Former Career: Pleasure riding


Shooter is an adorable bay gelding who is perfect for our little riders. He gives them a sweet nuzzle at the end of their lessons. Shooter is a pro at therapeutic riding and therapy services.

Wishy

Wishy

Year of Birth: 2003
Size/Breed: 14.3 hands/Appaloosa Cross
Served SE Since: 2015
Donated by: Jennifer and Sam Galloway
Former Career: Pleasure


Wishy is a gentle sweet girl who is the perfect size and temperament for our riders. Wishy serves in many areas at SE including therapeutic riding, drill team, therapy services, veterans, and Special Partners outreach visits.

Honored Retired Horses

~Years of Service~
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