Our Horses

Our Horses

Our horses are the most important part of any therapeutic horseback riding or horsemanship lesson. All of our horses are carefully selected and trained to be calm, patient teachers that are safe for students of all ages and experience levels to ride or interact with.


Arwenna is a 2004 Bay Welsh Cob- Section D Mare. Arwenna is full of personality. She is ridden by more of the intermediate riders but her guilty pleasure is eating peppermint treats.


Army is a draft cross gelding that used to be a mounted police horse. He is a BIG laid back dude who has been there done that and bought the halter.


Buck is a buckskin appaloosa colored pony gelding. He is currently on trial. Buck is a fun little guy who can trot and gait!

Baby Doll

Baby Doll was purchased for the program and has not disappointed. She is a very steady easygoing horse and takes her job seriously. This mare is an angel! We look forward to watching her progress as a therapy horse.


Delight came to Sunrise in the Spring of 2018 to fulfill a special opportunity for one of our riders. She has adjusted very well to life at Sunrise and is learning her role as a therapy horse. Delight is curious, kind, loves people, and full of energy!


Goldie is a Belgian/Haflinger cross mare that is currently on trial. She is a wide girl. We are hoping that she will work well with our riders who need an easy trot and wide back!


Micah is a mini filly that has joined Sunrise as part of our Outreach Program. She is as sweet as can be and LOVES attention. This little filly is ready to meet new people and spread the word about Sunrise! Look for Micah at our events and out in the community. She’s a rising star!


Nipper is a 2005 Sorrel Quarter Horse mare and a retired police horse from Wayne County. Nipper enjoys treats and loves all the attention that someone can give her. Nipper is quite unique since she is the only blind horse at the barn.


Rosie is a great therapy horse! Her super sweet, personable attitude makes her ideal for the job. She was purchased for the program with Baby Doll and both have progressed together amazingly well.


Trojan is a beautiful grey Percheron cross gelding.  He is currently in training to hopefully be an integral part of the program. This boy loves to be groomed and loves treats. He enjoys napping in the sun and hanging out with the herd.




Bailey is a 1988 Bay Quarter Horse Mare. Bailey is the oldest horse here at the barn and has been dedicating her time in lessons for most of her life.



Sam has served Sunrise over many years and is now retired from giving lessons. He is a kind, friendly soul who is in need of a loving home to enjoy his retirement. If you or someone you know would like to give Sam a loving home, please contact Sunrise for more information.

Can you sponsor one of our oldies?
Email our head groom at amandagray@sunriseinc.org