Our Horses

Meet Our Herd
 
Juli and Frisco, two horses at Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center, Siletz, Oregon Horses are either donated or leased to Bright Horizons. Before a horse can be accepted into our program, each potential "equine therapist" is carefully screened and evaluated for soundness, temperament, health and smoothness of gaits by the program director during a rigorous 30-60 day trial period. Only horses deemed appropriate are admitted as Bright Horizons Program horses.

We currently have four full-time equine therapists. Quick, Juli, Miss Royal and Miss India (see photos below), together with several part-time horses, who are all willing partners who work diligently to give each rider the best experience possible. Horses are teamed with riders to help them achieve their goals and make their riding experience both positive and enjoyable. Come experience Bright Horizons for yourself!

If You're Interested in Donating a Horse

Bright Horizons is always interested in identifying horses that might be a great fit for our program. To learn more about our current, and anticipated needs, please contact us.
 
Daisy

Daisy

Daisy is a brown pony. Daisy is Bright Horizons smallest program equine! at 11 hands tall, she is adored by both volunteers and riders for being as sweet as she is cute! Daisy is sponsored by the Chase family.
 
 
Drifter

Drifter

Drifter is a 27-year-old registered Quarter Horse. He was used for reining, team penning, and trail riding before coming to Bright Horizons. Drifter is great at listening to beginner riders and has a slow, steady jog!
 
 
Flash

Flash

Flash is a 17-year-old Thoroughbred/warmblood cross. He competed in Eventing before coming to Bright Horizons. Flash is currently the tallest program horse at 16.2hands. Flash is a great horse for riders to learn how to canter on because he knows voice commands! He is always up for a walk in the field or getting brushed as well.
 
 
Miss India

India

India is a 18-year-old Appaloosa / Tennessee Walking Horse cross. She came to Bright Horizons in 2015. India loves teaching advanced riding skills to our independent participants! She also really likes it when people drop apples into her bucket.
 
 
Juli

Juli

Juli is an 18-year-old Dun Norwegian Fjord mare. She came to Bright Horizons in 2010. Before her Bright Horizons career, Juli was a driving horse that pulled a cart! Juli is as sweet as they come, and has excelled in the Bright Horizons Interactive Vaulting program.
 
 
Sammy

Sammy

Sammy is a 23-year old Arabian/Saddlebred gelding. Sammy is the newest member of the Bright Horizons herd. Sammy has a history of being ridden saddle seat, dressage, and trail riding. He is currently on trial with the program to make sure it is a good fit.
 
 
Sheeki

Sheeki

Sheeki is a 20-year-old Quarter Horse. She is leased to Bright Horizons from Kelsey Prudhomme. Sheeki came to us after a successful barrel racing career. Her sweet personality makes her a favorite among volunteers and riders!
 
 
Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a 16-year-old Hafflinger pony. SHe is as wide as she is tall, and is a favorite for Interactive Vaulting. Sweet pea loves getting pet, brushed, and she will never say no to a treat!