Apollo comes to Winslow after years of being a show horse. He competed in the Hunter/Jumper and Hunter Pacing categories under his show name Apollo Chariot. This statuesque bay Thoroughbred is 16.1 hands tall and was sired in 1998. Apollo has excellent ground manners and enjoys a good scratch on his neck with a curry comb. Apollo was donated by the McKenna Family.
Because of Betty’s modest height of 14 hands, her mild temperament and her movement, she is a gem for our littlest riders at Winslow and she is often used in hippotherapy lessons. However, her quick stride makes her suitable for many different types of riders. Betty Boop is a dark bay Standardbred pony sired in 1996 and is double registered with the International Trotting and Pacing Association as well as the New York Trottingbred Registry under her formal name of Paceway’s Black Gem!
As Winslow’s “class clown,” you can always count on Bob for a good laugh. However, he is always ready to get serious and give a great lesson of all types, including lead line, independent and trail riding. He is a dark bay Welsh Cob/Thoroughbred mix standing 15.1 hands. He was sired in 1994 and given the show name Bucknell Gentlemen. Bob’s favorite past time is horsing around with his pals.
Daisy joined our herd in early 2015 and settled into her new job as a therapeutic riding horse very quickly. She is a versatile horse who can switch from Western to English style easily. Because of her 14.3 hands height she is perfect for our smaller riders and she loves working with our kids at Winslow. Daisy is a liver chestnut Quarter Horse sired in 1999. When she’s not in programming you can find her hanging out with her BFF Lila.
Sired in 2012, The Dance is a Grey Roan, Gypsy Vanner Mare, standing 14.2 hands. The Dance is special not only to Winslow, but our entire community who helped us place 2nd in a Facebook contest with Lexlin Ranch in Tennessee in 2017. Each year they graciously donate 10 Gypsy Vanners to PATH INTL premier accredited centers such as Winslow. Since coming to Winslow, The Dance has proved to be amazingly smart and a quick learner who is always eager to please. We are excited with her young age, making her a terrific therapy horse for many years to come. She loves attention, and her long mane, tail and feathers attract everyone to her that visits Winslow. We thank Lexlin tremendously for gifting us with such an amazing horse.
When you meet Lila the first thing you may notice is her beautiful curly coat and mane, especially in the winter months. This is typical of her breed, a Bashkir curly. She is perfect to teach our school groups and individual riders how to groom because she is hypo-allergenic tested. She is a paint beauty standing 14.2 hands sired in 2008. Lila was donated to us by Deirdre Hamling.
Lucy is most known by our riders and visitors as the big horse with a white star and two white socks. Lucy is our tallest mare here and second tallest horse at Winslow, standing 17 hands tall. You can often find Toni standing underneath her. Lucy is a Shire Thoroughbred cross black. She is a former fox hunter, pony club, and IEA horse at the college level. With her caring and nurturing personality, and her strong and sturdy build, she is a great candidate for a therapy horse. Lucy was donated to us by Noreen Gratzel and family.
Skunk is a Mustang, standing 15.1 hands, best known around Winslow for his coloring, black and white paint. He is a been there, done that, kind of guy. There is nothing he hasn’t done, and nothing he can’t do. From the moment Skunk stepped on our property, he has been an integral part of our program in many different aspects. He is Winslow’s ambassador so to say, visiting local schools and doing demonstrations in front of large crowds seemingly unfazed by all of the attention. We are very lucky to have him here with us. When he isn’t in the spotlight, he enjoys eating and hanging with his best friend Apollo. Skunk, sired in 1999, was graciously donated to us by the Peritz family.
Slip n Slide
Our 16.1 bay and white Paint Cross horse named Taz is an outdoorsy kind of guy. He loves to be out on the trails. Still, he is able to excel at any type of lesson we throw at him. Taz, sired in 1988, belongs to one of instructors Joyce DeGhetto. When he is not working, he loves to eat and spend time with his pals.
Toni the Pony
Our Mini Shetland Pony, standing 9 hands and about 250 lbs, is the smallest member of our herd. Toni makes up for her small size through her larger than life personality and sass. She is often found inside the barn, sticking her head out of the feeding square or being painted by our Summer Adventures youth throughout the summer. She is our favorite for teaching our smallest riders how to lead and also enjoys walking and being led by our riders in wheelchairs too. Her best friend is Lucy, Winslow’s tallest horse. Toni was donated to us by our Executive Director Sue Ferro and Family.
Truman is a black Hanoverian, sired in 1995, and stands 16.1 hands tall. When you come by you will know him by the perfect heart-shaped star on his face. Truman is a jack of all trades and a master of them to. Because of his career as a former jumper, not much bothers him. His tall and sturdy build and rhythmic movement makes him a great candidate for our program. Truman was donated to us by Leslie Ward.
If you hear something rattling it’s probably our inquisitive Zoro playing with lead ropes, bridles, jackets or anything that hangs by his stall. He was born blind in his left eye but that doesn’t slow him down one bit. As a matter of fact, this 16 hand grey Thoroughbred used to be a race horse in Canada. Sired in 2002, we look forward to many years ahead with this smart and expressive guy. Zorro is on free lease to Winslow by Nancy Stillman.
Although he is no longer with us, Winslow would like to recognize our dear, Norwegian Fjord, Neil. He was an integral part of the success of many of our clients throughout his years with us on Earth. We miss him every day and the impact that he made on so many hearts and souls.