Meet Our Horses

  • Name: Bellatrix, but goes by her nickname Bell
  • Date of Birth: April 23, 1998
  • Sponsor: The Fullerton Family in memory of Trish Zschenderlein
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Dave Brown
  • This lovely Clydesdale/Thoroughbred mare stands tall at 16.2 hands! With her graceful long legs and fearless attitude, Bell is named after one of the biggest and brightest stars in the night sky, Bellatrix. She began her career by working for the Indianapolis Police Department patrolling downtown Indy and later turned in her badge to become a cherished family horse who literally taught her human companion how to ride.
  • Name: Cody
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1990
  • Sponsor: The EQUUS Foundation
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Fern Bonchek
  • This beautiful sorrel and white paint is a flashy member of the PALS team. As one of the first PALS horses, Cody has provided years of service to the program and given countless clients the opportunity to trot around the arena, his favorite activity! Cody has a sweet temperament, playful disposition and is always ready to go! He is full of energy and thrives on the attention he receives from his clients and volunteers.
 Picture on the Horizon
  • Name: Babe
  • Date of Birth: October 15, 2004
  • Sponsor: Sponsor Me!
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor:Babe comes to PALS after a successful show career– helping riders excel in dressage, hunter jumper, and western classes. This 15 year old, sorrel quarter horse has patience to help new riders learn basic skills, but also the ability to help advanced riders master and perfect their techniques. Her stocky build and sweet nature allow her to serve riders with a variety of needs, from learning to post the trot for the first time to simply strengthening core muscles by learning to sit tall in the saddle. She has become quick friends with Spirit and Bell, but is happy to let them keep watch while she takes a quick nap in her stall.
  • Name: Fred
  • Date of Birth: September, 07 1995
  • Sponsor: Sponsor ME!
  • Owner/Lender: Jenny and Jacki Moore
  • Fred is a 15.3 hand quarter horse/thoroughbred cross gelding. His past occupations as a 4-H competition horse and personal trail horse make him a great addition to the program. Fred’s owners, Jenny and Jacki, knew his temperament and disposition would make him a perfect fit and we couldn’t agree more! Don’t forget to stop in and meet him…we have a feeling you’ll love Fred just as much as we do!
  • Name: Lola
  • Date of Birth: February, 14 2004
  • Sponsor: Sponsor ME!

  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Lowell Drake
  • Lola is a 14.2 hand Haflinger. She is a curious little girl who loves to make new friends. Nothing makes her happier than a pat and some peppermint candies. Lola adores all kinds of attention and loves to have her beautiful mane brushed. Her flashy gaits and spunky personality have already made her a favorite around the barn.
  • Name: Splashvan Heart, but goes by her nickname “Splash”
  • Date of Birth: April 20, 2001
  • Sponsor: Sponsor ME!
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Rachel Hix
  • This sweet, gray mare sure has made a “Splash” in the PALS barn! Splash began her therapy career after being a cherished family pet, used for pleasure and trail riding. At a very stout 15 hands, Splash is a great size for adult clients or those who need a little extra “stretch” when they ride. When not working, Splash loves to hang out with her lady friends in the pasture and munch on hay all day long.
  • Name: Luna
  • Date of Birth: April 20, 2001
  • Sponsor: Sponsor ME!
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor:
  • Nibbles at My Heart (barn name Luna) is a 15 year old, dark bay Morgan mare who comes to PALS with extensive trail experience. This quiet and sweet girl is patient with both riders and handlers as they learn the ropes. She’s more than willing to wait her turn, and is perfectly happy to be either first or last in line. Luna’s short, stocky build has made her a great addition to the PALS herd, allowing her to help riders in need of full physical support from PALS volunteers. Her easy-going attitude ensures even the newest rider can feel comfortable in a lesson–whether on the ground grooming or sitting in the saddle for the first time.
  • Name: Veloz
  • Date of Birth: March 17, 1986
  • Sponsor: Indiana Quarter Horse Association (IQHA)
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Chris & Nanci Riehl
  • Veloz is a 15 hand Quarter Horse gelding. He has been described by his previous family as a “good ol’ boy” from Kentucky. Veloz spent his younger years “breaking his family of children in” by letting them do everything from jumping onto his back from the hay loft to taking him on the basketball court. Veloz has a great forward gait which earned him his name, which means “swift”.
  • Name: Scout
  • Date of Birth: October 15, 2004
  • Sponsor: Sponsor Me!
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor:
  • Scout joined the PALS herd following a career as a lesson horse for a local community member. Always willing, Scout was a great mount for children and beginners who needed a steady partner to show them the way. From short stirrup to jumping, Scout has taught many budding equestrians the ropes. His clients love his willingness and sweet personality and can’t wait to see him each week for sessions.
Spirit Sq
  • Name: Spirit
  • Date of Birth: April 8, 1994
  • Sponsor: The EQUUS Foundation
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Anne Klarich
  • Spirit came to PALS looking for a second career! He’s been a 4-H and showmanship partner over the years, as well as a trail companion and backyard buddy. Spirit’s distinctive colors make him easy to “spot” in the PALS heard and he has quickly become a favorite of PALS’ clients. Spirit sailed through training quickly proving he would be a great addition to the PALS program. In addition to his temperament, his smooth trot and solid build make him a great mount for a variety of PALS clients. Spirit loves people and attention, so make sure to stop by and say hello!
RockyandShorty
  • Name: Shorty and Rocky

  • Date of Birth: March 18, 2006
  • Sponsor: Sponsor Us!
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Jeff Hayhow
  • Shorty and Rocky are the first miniature horses to join the PALS herd! At 32″ and 34″ tall, respectively, they have already proven to be some of the barn favorites. Clients love seeing their noses poke through the fence line and they are known to shout hello when they see you coming to visit. They enjoy dressing up and getting baths—but most of all they enjoy all the great games they get to play with campers and clients alike.

 

     

    


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