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, she is named after one of the biggest and brightest stars in the night sky, Bellatrix. Bell began her career by working for the Indianapolis Police Department and patrolling downtown Indy, and then turned in her badge and became a cherished family horse who literally taught her human companion how to ride.
  • Name: Cody
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1990
  • Sponsor: Sponsor ME!
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Fern Bonchek
  • This beautiful sorrel and white paint is a flashy member of the PALS barn. As one of the first PALS horses Cody has provided years of service to the program and provide countless riders with the opportunity to trot around the arena, his favorite activity! Cody has a sweet temperament and playful disposition and is always ready to go! He is full of energy and thrives on the attention he receives from his riders and volunteers.
  • Name: Fred
  • Date of Birth: September, 07 1995
  • Sponsor: Sponsor ME!
  • Owner/Lender: Jenny and Jacki Moore
  • Born in 1995, Fred has recently become the newest addition to the PALS herd! A 15.3h quarter horse/thoroughbred cross gelding, his past occupation 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! So don’t forget to stop in and meet him…we have a feeling you’ll love him 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 that was used for pleasure and trail riding. At a very stout 15 hands, Splash is a great size for adult riders or those riders 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.
  • 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: Bodacious Martini, but goes by his nickname “Walter”
  • Date of Birth: June 16, 2005
  • Sponsor: The EQUUS Foundation
  • Owner: PALS
  • Donor: Mitsi Bennett
  • Walter, a gorgeous bay with four white socks, is a registered Quarter Horse. Tall and leggy, this giant gentleman craves attention. Walter comes to PALS as a youngster, with an incredibly smooth trot and an invigorating yet gentle walk. Due to his easy-going personality, PALS instructors have termed him to be “an old man trapped in a young man’s body.” Peppermints are his favorite treat, but be sure to share them with his mother, Cookie, another fun and fabulous PALS horse!
Spirit Sq
  • Name: Spirit
  • Date of Birth:
  • Sponsor: Sponsor Me
  • 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’s quickly become a favorite for the PALS clients to visit at the barn. Spirit sailed through training, quickly proving he’d 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!

     

    


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