Brandy is a sweet quarter horse, born in 1997, who joined the herd just before Thanksgiving 2014. She retired November 2020 and is very happy in her new, nearby home, enjoying the companion of another pasture-mate.
Hagar is a Norwegian Fjord born in 2000. He joined us in December 2018. After spending some time here, he has returned to his prior home. We miss this handsome man!
Pumpkin is a chestnut colored Welsh/ Haflinger gelding who arrived on the farm in May 2019. He's an experienced therapy horse and has become a fan favorite with many of our riders. He went back to be with his owner for a little while and will hopefully return soon!
Benevolence (Big Ben)
This handsome 16.2 hand Oldenburg joined the herd in July 2019. He's our "big guy" who can handle some of our larger riders. Ben is a young horse and is now living with someone who can keep him busy. Who knows... perhaps he'll return in a few years. We all love him!
Stormy came to us in April 2017 with Star. This quarter horse draft cross is our "old man" (born in 1990), but you would never know it!
Stormy is now making new friends a few miles up the road and enjoying retirement with beautiful fields to roam.
Disco is a handsome Morgan gelding (a 1999 model). He's 15.3 hands and came here all the way from Washington State just to help us. He enjoys walking the New England trails when not doing lessons. He and his "sister" have found a new home close by to enjoy.
Rosie is a beautiful gray American Quarter Horse - her full name is Skip Leos Dusty Rose! While no longer with us, we all keep her in our hearts.
Star is a sorrel colored quarter horse born in 2004 joined us in April 2017. He was once a barrel racer!
Much as we miss him, Star is fortunate enough to reunited with his long-time buddy, Stomy, a few miles up the road. They're happy to be together again!
Cover Girl, our miniature good will ambassador, loves to visit schools, libraries, senior communities and more. The most stylish of the herd, she's often spotted wearing a lovely garden hat and silver lame slippers. On more casual outings she'll don her Skecher sneakers.
Both Ginger and Cover Girl have found new forever homes in beautiful upstate New York
where they are being thoroughly spoiled.
Ginger is one of our three miniature horses at BITS. She is trained to drive, and is perfect for our SpiritHorse program. On occasion, she will also accompany Cover Girl at some events to offer a ride to little ones.
Key To My Heart
"Key" came to us from Missouri Amish country. She is a beautiful 14.3 hand, 19 year old Morgan mare. Like Ginger, she is trained to drive a cart. Our beautiful girl has moved on to a lovely farm where she will be very happy driving the country roads.
Mikey is our Appaloosa draft horse, born in 2007. This horse has the thickest mane you've ever seen! He is the darling of many volunteers and is full of personality. However, It became obvious that he needed more action that we could provide, so we found him a home where he can enjoy a more exciting lifestyle. We miss him but we know he's happy. We've seen videos of his owner jumping him - and he looks great!
Goldie is a lovely Palomino mare, born around 2001. She has a sweet temperament. While she love her dearly, we realized she would be happier with a one-on-one relationship, and we found her a loving forever home just down the road.
Hurango, our Peruvian Paso born in 1986, was our senior citizen. He stood at 14.1 hands and had a unique gait that was particularly beneficial for movement and balance. He was our gentle man. Hurango spent his last days with a lovely family and a young boy who loved and spoiled him - just as he deserved.
Dinah was a very intelligent Percheron mare. She was a gentle, yet strong horse, trained to ride and pull logs from the woods. She returned to her forever home and enjoyed trail rides and companionship with Chauncey the llama. Dinah has departed this earth and is sorely missed.
Thor, a Percheron Quarterhorse mix, stands at 16.1 hands. He is white with brown spots on his chest.
Thor has moved to Vermont and is enjoying his time in the Green Mountain State.
Rosie was a bay colored American Quarter Horse with a sweet disposition. It was with heavy hearts we said an unexpected good-bye so soon after her arrival at BITS.
Buckwheat (aka Rainbow Dash) was born in 2003 and is a most handsome buckskin pony, and when he put on the multi-colored halter you see here - and the fact that he works with kids on the spectrum - his name magically changed to Rainbow Dash. He now lives with two girls who love to ride and jump - something he also loves to do!
Ripley is a handsome 17+ hand Draft/Appaloosa/ Paint gelding. Born around 1992, he's an incredibly sweet horse - the typical "gentle giant." He has moved up the street a ways making new friends and enjoying a leisurely lifestyle.
Vegas is a flea-bitten grey Oldenburg who stands at 17 hands. Born in 1990, he is a gentle giant and is good for students learning how to steer to those learning how to jump. He was on loan and is back with his original family. We are happy to reminisce about his antics here with his owner.
Babe is a Shetland Pony who is trained to drive as well as ride. He's a bit larger than Cover Girl and Ginger at 10.3 hands! He enjoyed carrying children in the SpiritHorse program. He has returned to his original home, but we think of him often.
Cow Girl is our sweet paint pony who stands 12.2 hands high. She carries a secret message when she turns her head. We have thoroughly enjoyed Cow Girl for a number of years, but this has been a temporary home for her, and she has returned to her "forever home." We are most appreciative for her time here, and I know she is missed.
Sabby is a sweet 20+ year old thoroughbred who is a retired polo pony. She made friends very quickly here.
Unfortunately, Sabby was not able to perform the tasks necessary for our program, so we are thrilled to have found her a forever home for her retirement years just one town over from us!