Belle Star | Half Quarter Horse, Half Arabian
Born in 2003
Blaze | Quarter Horse
Born in 2007
My full name is Blueberry Boo – but I like to go by Boo. I think I was named Blueberry because of my blue eyes!! I am a registered paint horse, I am 22 years old and am pretty proud of my black and white markings! I was a trail horse and traveled as far as Arkansas to ride trails – it was really fun riding up and down all those hills! I really like it when I know my person thinks I am great because that’s all I want to be…great! Don’t let my size fool you – I have a big personality!
Did you know that Paso Fino means “Fine Walker”? And that’s exactly how I present myself, full of confidence while being very smooth. I am the perfect size for HorsePower Students – not too big and not too small. I like to be the center of attention with humans and with the herd. When people first meet me they often use the word “Sassy”.
I am a sweet mare and though I don’t look like a Paint horse, I am registered! My coloring is described as Bay / Overo. I have a star on my face, front white pasterns, and hind stockings. The white spot on my left shoulder is what makes me a Paint.
My full name is Spooky Mocha, but there’s nothing spooky about me. I think it’s just because I have black hair and I’m fairly close to the ground – in fact, the HorsePower Instructors say I am the perfect size. I am a Quarter horse, born to be fast, but really I like to take it slow and play games with my friends.
Monty | Quarter Horse
I am the lightest colored horse in the HorsePower herd and like to consider my mane and tail “silver”. I am a Missouri Fox Trotter – which means all my ancestors started out in the Ozark Mountains right here in Missouri. I have ridden lots of trails in Missouri and Kansas and I love camping. I really enjoy sweet talks from my human friends whispered in my ear – I’m also a great listener. I’m named after the Texas A&M mascot – but my name also is a musical tune used to wake up soldiers in the mornings.
OUR PAST HERD MEMBERS…
Damara means “Gentle” in Greek and that’s exactly what she was. She was the first horse purchased for the program when she was 9 years old. At that time she was part of the HorsePower Herd for 7 years. She was then “retired” for a mental health break and was an amazing trail horse for HorsePower’s Program Director. They rode in KS, MO, IA and AR. She was then donated back to HorsePower in 2022 for a short stent, but made a big impression. She served kids and adults well throughout her life and will be missed.
Cheyenne (RIP 11/3/22)
Cheyenne joined HorsePower in 2018. He was a student favorite because of his beautiful paint markings and blue eyes. He was patient with all students and other horses and always did what was asked with the softest responses. Cheyenne had cancer in one of his eyes and despite lots of special care and surgery to remove the eye, his quality of life was severely impacted. We know that he is loving being reunited with Chief and they are running in the lush green fields in heaven.
Chief (RIP 12/30/21)
Chief joined HorsePower in 2015. We knew right away that he needed to be in this program, and students needed him. We knew he had a history, but didn’t know details – just that he came to us very nervous, not very trusting but VERY intuitive. It was his intuitiveness that made him so special with the students. If a student wore their heart on their sleeve, Chief let them in…students found a true friend and partner. If the students were guarded, and not ready to be honest with their emotions around him…he kept a wall up – held that hoof down, wouldn’t back up. Volunteers remarked how far he had come over the years – and it was true, he found his forever home at HorsePower. He was one of a kind and will always be this instructor’s favorite. RIP best and most handsome boy. We know you are running free and far and fast in heaven.
Coby (Retired in 2021)
Coby had a full life being a barrel racing horse, participating in fun shows and being a lesson horse…all BEFORE becoming a HorsePower horse! Coby is enjoying green grass and two pasture buddies in Oak Grove, MO with HorsePower volunteer and Farrier, Mikayla McCullough.
Albie (Retired in 2021)
Albie was a gift to HorsePower from Matt & Melisa McGraw and served as an amazing program horse for nearly 8 years. Albie was accepted for study at the University of Missorui Veterinary Health Center where he will continue helping others through equine studies regarding COPD and Congestive Heart Failure.
Rocky (Retired in 2020)
Rocky has retired from HorsePower to be a lesson horse for some special students at Rock Island Ranch. We are thrilled that he can thrive getting one on one attention while strutting his stuff!