Meet Our Horses
KART horses have the temperament and training to work with our riders. Horses and riders are matched to create the best pairing for a successful session. Temperament, gait, age, health, conformation, energy level, responsiveness, sensitivity and level of training are just some of the considerations for the horses used in KART programs.
Champ is a Bay Thoroughbred
Born in 2001, Little Man, a Bay Icelandic pony, quickly became a favorite at Worthmore. He is an essential member of the KART team. Little Man has been working in therapeutic riding programs since 2005. His small stature and gentle nature make him the perfect pony for young children and small adults.
Micah is a Haflinger that has been in our program for several years. Although young, he is very quiet and easy going, traits for which Haflingers are known. Micah is very strong and sturdy and can carry a lot of weight, and he is short enough that side-walkers can easily assist a rider in need of support. Micah is a smart horse who loves to be around people and is a happy worker.
Mo came to the program in 2013. After a couple years of training and development into a lesson and therapy horse, Mo has become another very dependable addition to the program. He is extremely sweet Buckskin with a quirky sense of humor. His favorite activity is a trail ride.
Nora is a Norwegian Fjord Mare, born in 2000. She has a unique appearance and sweet disposition. Nora is a real asset to KART and popular among our riders.
Paddy is the newest member of the KART team. He loves to “babysit” the younger horses at the barn. Paddy is a Chestnut Mix.
Ty, a Bay Thoroughbred, was donated to the program in 2011 and became one of the most trusted and dependable lesson horses on the farm. Ty, or “Spruced Up,” had a full and successful career as a 3-Day Eventer before coming to Worthmore. Although his height may intimidate some, others have a sense of accomplishment after riding such a “tall” horse.
Do you have a horse to donate for the program?
It takes a special horse to be a program horse. Characteristics and considerations for a program horse include temperament, age, gait, health, sensitivity, among others. Donated horses require a two (2) week trial period, at which time they are evaluated for program use. For potential horse donations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org