15.1h AQHA Gelding
Born 2008

JR (All Spooked Up) is a retired NRHA world champion reining horse. Don’t let his registered name fool you – he’s a steady-eddy! We are so grateful that owner LeeAnn Ingram thought of us when JR was ready to step out of the big time show ring and into a new career. He loves the attention from all the people here and you can sometimes finding him “dancing” to country music in the crossties.

15h Draft Cross Gelding
Born 2013

Jake (From State Farm) has been a solid lesson horse and steady trail companion for many years. Most recently, he was ridden and loved by a 10 year old girl, and when her family moved across the country, Jake stayed in Tennessee. Saddle Up! became his new home. He will be right at home here with all the kiddos that can continue to learn from him.

11 hand Pony gelding, Born 2014

Charlie was ridden as a show jumper and pleasure horse in Christian Curry’s barn before coming to Saddle Up!. As you can tell from his picture, he is loving his life here, including hanging out with the many kids and volunteers. He loves to play with his friends in the pony pasture!

14.3 hand Quarter horse gelding, Born 2002

Toby is a beautiful red roan, 14.3 hand AQHA registered quarter horse who has worked as a reining and reined cow horse partner for his owner, Steve Everett, who has loaned us his all-time favorite horse buddy. Toby’s color makes him stand out as does his “practically perfect in every way” personality. Toby is a 2002 model, but young at heart!

15.1 hand Paint horse gelding, Born 1999

We are so happy to welcome Harley to the APHA Paint Horse band! Harley was born in 1999 and is 15.1 hands high. Harley is owned and loved by Kathy VanHorne, who generously loaned this good gelding to us. In his previous career, he showed with Kathy in reining and reined cow horse competition and was a steady mount then as he is now.

16.1h Selle Francais gelding, Born 2005

Ollie is the first of his breed at Saddle Up!. The Selle Français (SF) is a breed of sport horse from France. Ollie was a hunter/jumper and did trail rides for 12 years with his previous owner before joining our herd.

Occupational Therapy

11.3 Bay Welsh Pony Gelding, Born 2014

Mango has been a lesson pony for most of his career and he has wonderful patience with our riders. Mango is an easy-going little guy and perfectly suited to be a therapy horse due his size and good demeanor. Don’t be fooled when you see him around the farm – Sampson hasn’t lost that much weight! Mango is also a bay pony but has much longer legs, so his tummy is not as close to the ground!

16 hh Morgan Friesian Cross Gelding, Born 2017

Governor was generously purchased for the Saddle Up! program by funds from the Annual Governor’s Club Holiday Auction and he is a wonderful addition to our program. Governor has lovely walk/trot/canter gaits for our more advanced and independent riders and he is also learning how to be a vaulting horse, with much success. He is the biggest lovebug and adores people and attention! His stately presence, glossy black coat and beautiful conformation have earned him “Most Handsome” honors (but don’t tell the others!).

8.3 hh Miniature Horse Mare, Born 2009

Super sweet and very pretty, this petite paint mare brings a smile to everyone’s face. She loves people and her forever best buddy, Dan. Thumby is part of our Equestrian Learning Programs and her small size makes her super portable for those times that we take the power of equine assisted therapy to groups and outside events. Thumby was donated to Saddle Up! by Mary Beth Fortugno.