Our Horses

"Everyone (including the horses!) at Horse and Buddy are genuinely excited about seeing each rider and making their time at the barn special.
- Volunteer Survey 2020

Your sponsorship funds the cost of one horse for one month - including grain, hay, supplements, farrier, average vet costs!  You can become a Horse & Buddy Hero by funding a partial sponsorship (recurring monthly donation in any amount!)  - THANK YOU!

Carmen

Breed:  Welsh Pony Cross

Color:  Chestnut

DOB:  1997

Gender:  Mare

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  Show Pony

Favorite Treat:  Apple

Most Likely to...  Make Apple Sauce!

Did you know?  Carmen has been working for Horse and Buddy longer than any other pony!

Sponsor Carmen for a month:  $175 

Horse and Buddy Hero:  Kim Blue

                                         

Dice

Breed: Quarter Horse

Color: Buckskin Tobiano Paint

DOB: 1997

Gender: Gelding

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy: Trail and Show Horse

Favorite Treat: Anything except green apples

Most Likely to... Be the first one in for every meal, probably covered in mud!

Did you know? Dice was terrified of Grace the year that we painted her like a skeleton for Halloween.

Sponsor Dice for a month:  $170

Horse and Buddy Hero:  Intelligent Development Corporation

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Rocky

Grace

Breed:  Percheron

Color:  Black

DOB:  1996

Gender:  Mare

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  Therapy Horse

Favorite Treat:  Everything

Most Likely to...  Unplug fans and turn on the water in the barn when bored!

Did you know?  Grace was an Amish plow horse before becoming a therapy horse.

Sponsor Grace for a month: $275

Horse and Buddy Hero:  Ben Smith

Breed:  Belgian Draft Horse

Color:  Chestnut

DOB:  2003

Gender:  Gelding

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  Trail Horse

Favorite Treat:  Gatorade

Most Likely to...  Break fence boards with a single push, we think he might know Karate!

Did you know?  Jagg loves to drink water directly from the hose.

Sponsor Jagg for a month:  $170

Jagg

Breed: Thoroughbred

Color:  Chestnut

DOB:  1993

Gender:  Gelding

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  Dressage, Cross Country and Hunter Show Horse

Favorite Treat:  Apples

Most Likely to...  Try to use the water trough as a bath tub!

Did you know?  Max is an American Jockey Club registered Thoroughbred that raced when he was much younger!

Sponsor Max for a month:  $360

Max

Panama

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Breed: Quarter Horse

Color:  Chestnut

DOB:  2004

Gender:  Gelding

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  trail horse

Favorite Treat:  Peppermint

Most Likely to...  Make a face when fed treats!

Did you know?  Panama used to work at the Biltmore Estates!

Sponsor Panama for a month:  $450

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Emma

Breed: Quarter Horse

Color:  Bay

DOB:  2003

Gender:  Mare

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  Western Pleasure Show Horse

Favorite Treat:  All of them

Most Likely to...  Convince Jagg to share his hay

Did you know?  Emma was IHSA Horse of the Year in 2019.

Sponsor Emma for a month:  $225

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Zeke

Breed: Curly Pony

Color:  Black

DOB:  2007

Gender:  Gelding

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  A little bit of everything, including some jousting!

Favorite Treat:  Peppermints

Most Likely to...  Try to crawl into the water trough. 

Did you know?  Zeke is originally from Canada!

Sponsor Emma for a month:  $130

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Tough

Breed: Paint

Color:  Paint

DOB:  2005

Gender:  Gelding

Occupation before coming to Horse & Buddy:  Trail Horse

Favorite Treat:  Carrots

Most Likely to... Snuggle

Did you know?  Tough and Panama have the same human mommy!

Sponsor Toughfor a month:  $130