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.


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 selection and information guidelines.

Special Equestrians also purchases horses for our center.  If you have a healthy, well trained, calm horse who would be perfect for a 2nd career as a therapeutic riding horse, please contact us at 239-226-1221.

The horse acquisition form is needed for all horses considered for our center.  It can be emailed to: spequestrians@gmail.com or mailed to: Special Equestrians, PO Box 61528, Fort Myers, FL 33906-1528


Year of Birth: 2004
Size/Breed: 14.2 hands/American Paint Horse
Served Since: 2023
Leased from:  Taylor Whitney and Debbie Whitney
Former Career
: Drill Team, Trails, Hunter/Jumper, Cow Sorting, Obstacle Course, Barrels, Flag Carrier for Rodeo

Chrissy is a fancy black and white Paint Horse mare who has quickly become an SE favorite.   Chrissy is happy anywhere she is, whether it is in the arena, the pasture, or the barn.  She is part of drill team, therapeutic riding, therapy services and our Pony Pals Outreach Team. 


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 our Pony Pals Outreach Team. 


Year of Birth: 2010
Size/Breed: 14.3 hands/American Paint Horse
Served Since: 2023
Former Career
: Pleasure

Canvas is an American Paint Horse who joined our herd in 2023.  Canvas has a quiet sweet personality and truly loves the attention of everyone at Special Equestrians.  He serves in of our therapeutic riding program and Strides Occupational Therapy Services.  


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 and she is also a member of our Pony Pals Outreach Team.

Dan Lucky

Year of Birth: 2012
Size/Breed: 15.1 hands American Quarter Horse
Served SE Since: 2023
Former Career: riding lessons in Western and English, hunter/jumper.

Dan Lucky is a very handsome guy who came to Special Equestrians in 2023.  He had been in a lesson program for many years so serving SE was a natural fit for Dan Lucky.  His pasture mate is Canvas but Dan Lucky is the leader in that friendship.


Year of Birth: 2005
Size/Breed: 14.2 hands/American Quarter Horse
Served Since: 2021
Former Career: Rodeo, Trails

Stormy is a beautiful buckskin Quarter Horse mare who loves everyone. She is a perfect size for children and adults. Stormy’s talents at SE include therapeutic riding and drill team.  Recently, Stormy has  joined our Pony Pals Outreach Team.  She is also a favorite for our Veterans program.


Year of Birth: 2005
Size/Breed: 14.3 hands American Quarter Horse
Served SE Since: 2023
Former Career: Quadrille, Trail Riding

Spirit is a beautiful Red Roan Quarter Horse mare who came from Arcadia, Florida to join our team. Spirit has quickly become a favorite and she is outstanding in therapeutic riding classes and in both of our drill teams.


Year of Birth: 1999
Size/Breed: 14.1 hands Haflinger 
Served SE Since: 2011
Donated by: Natasha Corday
Former Career: Trails, drill team, and barrels

Lacey is a beautiful Haflinger mare who was donated to Special Equestrians by Natasha Corday in 2011.  She is a versatile mare who can carry children and adults with her calm nature. 


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.


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 and loves attention from people. Pumpkin is retired from mounted lessons at this time. She still serves our participants through unmounted classes which include grooming and unmounted activities.  Pumpkin is a valued member of our Pony Pals Outreach Team.

Honored Retired Horses

~ Years of Service ~
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