Every Horse Has A Story

Horses are the foundation and heart of our services. At Windridge, children and adults continually reach beyond the constraints of their special needs because of the intervention of our remarkable horses. Not only do they provide the therapeutic movement that is critical to our riders’ clinical progress, they provide the unconditional acceptance and bond with our riders that often becomes the motivating catalyst for every area of our riders’ lives. We have horses of varying sizes, gaits, and temperaments in order to accommodate a wide spectrum of needs. Both the tangible and intangible gifts our horses give are innumerable and priceless. Each member of our herd is a treasure in a way that is unique to them; each, absolutely, has their own tale to tell. Our horses’ willingness and unlimited hearts have captured the hearts of all of us who know them. Our horse management program emphasizes optimal nutrition and an exercise and preventative care regime to maximize health, soundness, productivity, and well-being. Horses are given exceptional veterinary care and kept on a regular vaccination, de-worming and farrier schedule and we individually evaluate and address nutritional needs.

MEET OUR DIANA HORSES

Undeniably, our magnificent horses take very good care of our riders. We in turn, take very good care of our horses. Each horse is treated like family because they are part of the family here at Windridge.We ask that you consider sponsoring a therapy horse and be a “Horse Hero” everyday!

Ann
Ann
Welcome to Windridge. My name is ANN and I am the official greeter for all new horses accepted to Windridge. I am a beautiful chestnut Quarter Horse. I was foaled in 2005 and started my career at Windridge in 2013.
Bowen
Bowen
Hola, BOWEN is my name and therapeutic riding is my game. I started as a ranch horse in New Mexico. I migrated my way to East Texas and had a career change in 2016 when I became a member of the herd at Windridge. I am the handsome black and white Pinto in the herd.
Champ
Champ
Hello, my name is CHAMP. My riders tell me I truly am a “champ” as we work together in classes. I was foaled in 2001 and was a trail horse. My career changed in 2015 when I began showing riders their new abilities. I am the bay Paint gelding with one blue eye.
Cher
Cher
“I got you Babe” Yes, I am CHER, named after the fabulous entertainer. Don’t I look just like her? Okay, so I’m a little smaller. I am a bay miniature horse foaled in 2012. Even though I am not a riding horse, students learn to groom, lead and long-line me in their class times.
Cherokee
Cherokee
Greetings, just call me CHEROKEE. I was foaled in 1997 and came to Windridge in 2004 to start a fantastic new career in therapeutic riding. My past career was a professional pleasure horse. Now I have the pleasure of teaching others to ride. I am the majestic sorrel Paint gelding that everyone loves
Dancer
Dancer
Good day, my name is DANCER I am a flea-bitten grey, tobiano paint, Missouri Fox Trotter. Isn’t that a mouthful? I was foaled in 1998 and spent the first part of my life in the show ring and on mountain trails. I embarked on a new endeavor in 2008, when I joined Windridge. I enjoy the variety of riders that get to develop new skills as they ride me.
Devon
Devon
Hey, I am over here. My name is DEVON. I am a red roan Welsh-Quarter cross. I was a youth pony under saddle. I was foaled in 2007 and joined Windridge in 2013. Everybody loves me and I am wonderful at making new people feel comfortable in the barn.
Heath
Heath
Hey, I am over here. My name is DEVON. I am a red roan Welsh-Quarter cross. I was a youth pony under saddle. I was foaled in 2007 and joined Windridge in 2013. Everybody loves me and I am wonderful at making new people feel comfortable in the barn.
Jack
Jack
Hi there my name is JACK. I am a sorrel Haflinger foaled in 2001. Before coming to Windridge in 2009, my team mate, Jim, and I pulled a manure skid for the Amish. I am so excited to be a part of working with our riders. I thoroughly enjoy new adventures in the fields.
James
James
Hi there my name is JACK. I am a sorrel Haflinger foaled in 2001. Before coming to Windridge in 2009, my teammate, Jim, and I pulled a manure skid for the Amish. I am so excited to be a part of working with our riders. I thoroughly enjoy new adventures in the fields.
Kandy
Kandy
Hey Dude, my name is KANDY and I am not a part of the candy bar buds. I am an American Paint Horse, Foaled in 1997, I joined Windridge in 2006. Prior to my career change, I was a personal riding horse. I love to say my prayers and give kisses.
Malibu
Malibu
Yo Dude surfs up! My name is MALIBU. I am a sorrel Quarter Horse/Saddlebred Cross mare. Foaled in California in 2013, and then moved to Colorado. I left Colorado in a spring snow storm and came to the Texas heat in 2016 when I moved to Windridge. We may not catch any waves here in east Texas, but I would enjoy an ocean breeze.
Nestle
Nestle
Howdy. Yes, indeed I am another of the candy bar buds. Let me introduce myself, the name is NESTLE~ I am an American Quarter Horse, foaled in 2010. I came with my herd buddies in 2017. I am an attractive sorrel gelding who enjoys life and my riders at Windridge.
Pete
Pete
Top of the morning to you. I hale as PETE. My proud breed is known as Gypsy Vanner, my coloring is referred to as “piebald,: (I am black and white.) I was foaled in 2003. I have been involved in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for 13 years.
Phoenix
Phoenix
Bonjour! I am PHOENIX. On this property, I am the majestic Grey Gypsy Vanner. I am a world traveler. I was foaled in France in 2005 where I pulled carts. I was flown to Texas, lived in the Dallas area for a bit and became a part of Windridge in 2012.
Pierce
Pierce
Greetings I am PIERCE. I may not be Pierce Brosnan, but I am just as good looking and adventurous as 007. I am a handsome dun Quarter Horse, foaled in 2006. I was a trail riding horse before joining Windridge in 2011.
Reese
Reese
Hey guys, I am REESE as in Reese’s Pieces. I am the oldest of the candy bar buds. Foaled here in east Texas in 2003, I am a Palomino gelding who definitely catches people’s attention. I was personal riding horse and worked with teens in a 4H program. I am a laid back easy going fella. My therapeutic riding career began in 2017.
Rusty
Rusty
Howdy folks, my name is RUSTY. I am sorrel Quarter Horse gelding, foaled in 2002. I was a personal recreational horse donated to Windridge in 2008. I am fantastic in my role as a therapeutic riding horse and in my off time I enjoy hanging out with my herd buddy Sonja.
Sonja
Sonja
Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce myself. My name is SONJA. I am a most divine Appaloosa mare. I will share my age with you, even though a true lady does not speak of her age. I was foaled in 2003. I have been a part of the team at Windridge for 11 years. The people in the barn tell me am beautiful and I love all the attention that I am given.
Sunny
Sunny
Hay, Hay Guys! My name is SONNY and “The Beat Goes On.” I stand all of 32” tall. Like Cher, all of my classes are un-mounted. I make everyone smile when they walk on the property. I am adorable miniature paint, foaled in 2002. I may be small in stature but I have a big personality.
Star
Star
Star light, Star bright. Yes, that is who I am – STAR. I was foaled on the Windridge property in 2001. I was raised and trained right here on the top of this hill. I started my first classes with students in 2004. Therapeutic riding and looking beautiful are the only things I have known in my life.
York
York
I am YORK. I am as refreshing as a York peppermint paddy. My color is grey; my breed is American Quarter Horse. I was foaled in 2008 and donated to Windridge in 2017 with 3 of my herd buddies. I am as handsome as the day is long. And in case you haven’t guessed it…I am the 4th one of the candy bar bunch.