arrived at Freedom Ride in Feb 2009. Prior to arriving at Freedom Ride Bella was a school horse at a local barn and enjoyed teaching her riders to jump. As a therapy horse she is the perfect height and provides just the right amount of movement. She is a strong and confident horse with a touch of sass. Bella always carries our beginner riders safely and provides them with the confidence needed to progress in their skills.
Once she bats her big brown eyes at you she will instantly win your heart!
was donated in 2004 by Karena Smith. Equity is an Arabian/Saddlebred cross who's history includes extensive training up to 4th level dressage, jumping, eventing, cross country, polocrosse and gymkhana. Equity has so many wonderful qualities, he is a true people horse and the epitome of a 'therapy' horse. He has a friendly, engaging personality and when in his stall, his head is always out and looking around, nodding to all in the vicinity, imploring them to come by and say hello.
Equity is sponsored by Trick Shots, Inc.
arrived at Freedom Ride in 2001. She was originally a hunter/jumper lesson pony prior to coming to Freedom Ride. Ginger has a wonderful disposition and displays enormous patience with our riders.
She takes everything in stride and is a favorite for us to take on the road. She participates in parades, community events, visits schools and has attended many horse shows with our riders
comes to Freedom Ride from Grand Cypress Equestrian where he was in the western trail riding program. Ivan was also used for their summer camps and the english lesson program. He joined the Freedom Ride team in August 2008. Ivan's easy going personality puts our riders immediately at ease. In classes his slow steady gait allows riders to build their confidence gradually with every consistent step. We love Ivan for his gentle, unflappable nature. thank you Grand Cypress for this wonderful addition to our program!
is a Tennessee Walker and was donated in 2009 by Diane Cunningham. What's not to love about Sunny - she is as gentle as they come and her special Tennessee Walker movement makes her a great horse for our hippotherapy program. She looks like a Florida beach girl with her beautiful, wavy, blonde mane and tail.
has been with Freedom Ride almost from the start. She arrived in 1999 after being rescued by Seminole County Animal Control. Don't let her pony size fool you, she has gained the title of "Barn Diva" and likes to be the boss of all the horses when out in the pasture. Little Bilt has a remarkable personality and has been a great asset to our program.
was donated by Amanda Lord in 2007. Lucky was trained in Western pleasure and showed nationally before arriving at Freedom Ride. He has a easy going temperament and although he has no vision in his left eye, Lucky has adapted quickly to life as a therapy horse.