Our Horses

"Horse and Buddy has given us the opportunity to grow our daughter's passion for riding, horses and farm life in a safe environment where there is no pressure on her or us. She can take her time to blossom and overcome her shyness and sensory issues without feeling different.

 Parent Survey 2021

Your sponsorship funds the cost of one horse for one month - including grain, hay, supplements, farrier, and average vet costs!  You can become a Horse & Buddy Hero by funding a partial sponsorship (recurring monthly donation in any amount!  Your sponsorship will include a thank you note from your horse, photos of your horse in action in the program, social media recognition, and your name on their stall for the month of sponsorship!  


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




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


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



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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:  $300



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