Horses

Star

Star, is a ten year old pony of chestnut color with a beautiful flaxen mane and tail. Since coming to the farm in the early summer, she has secured herself as a favorite for our young independent riders and hippotherapy sessions! When you are at the farm make sure to show her some love, welcoming her to the On Eagles’ Wings family.

Abe

Abe is a sixteen year old Tennessee Walker, whose calm demeanor and sweet nature make him the perfect fit for our equine-assisted learning program. Abe demonstrates great patience when being worked with, making him a favorite amongst our students and ground horsemanship participants.

Joker

Joker

Joker is a registered American Quarter Horse who is a regular favorite for therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. Joker has a lengthy background in the show ring and was the 2014 Collegiate Western National Champion. In his retirement, he has proven himself as the ideal lesson horse for beginner or independent riders. In his down time you can catch him out in the field enjoying the company of his bestfriends Bo and Shawnee.

Captain Jellybean

Captain Jellybean

Captain Jellybean, named by one of our riders, was a rescued Appaloosa that quickly passed all the requirements to be in our program in the Spring of 2017. With his calm demeanor and friendly eyes, Jellybean melts the hearts of all that interact with him. When he is not being used for therapeutic riding, he enjoys a good ear scratch.

Maverick

Maverick

Many of those that love horses also love dogs, and it’s a good thing in Maverick’s case! Popular opinion is that he is really a Golden Retriever in a horse suit. Maverick thinks everyone loves him (they do), and he is the first choice for new or timid riders. Thanks to the generous donation of Bryan Tustin, Maverick is now a cherished member of the On Eagles’ Wings team! We aren’t sure of his ancestry, but we think he has some Paso Fino bloodlines. Regardless of the unknown, we do know that he is steady, reliable and a friend to all – a truly great therapy horse!

Stormy

Stormy

What words can describe Stormy? The littlest horse in our program, but yet probably the mightiest. She has brought more attention and volunteers to our center than anything else we have done, just by being cute and wearing pink shoes during her public appearances. Stormy is a monthly visitor to WVU Childrens’ Medicine (yes, sixth floor, and yes, goes on the elevator!), countless school visits and now appearing at several area assisted living facilities. An amazing girl (only two-years-old), she has firmly established herself as a true diva, and is planning a publicity empire based on her observations of the Kardashians. No grass is too green for Stormy, and she has unlimited potential for hogging the spotlight wherever she goes.

Stormy also has her own Facebook page, Stories with Stormy! Follow this link to become one of her fans!

https://www.facebook.com/StorieswithStormy/

Bo

Bo

Bo is a beautiful dark liver chestnut registered American Quarter horse. His large size and quiet demeanor is an important asset to our program. He can help our taller and older riders with their lessons, but also loves the little ones in our hippotherapy program. Extremely versatile whether riding indoors in our new arena or outdoors (he is starting to really enjoy his trail riding duties!), Bo has proven he is the perfect therapy horse!

Shawnee

Shawnee

Shawnee is a new member of the On Eagles’ Wings team. She is a retired Missouri Foxtrotter trail horse, and her great love for children has made her a rider favorite. She does tend to disguise herself as a hay bale occasionally, as indicated in her bio photo. In spite of that, she happily totes children and young adults around for their lessons, and has a wonderful foxtrotting gait that delights all her ride her.

Murphy

Murphy

Murphy is a fun-loving fourteen-year-old palomino Haflinger that is affectionately know as “Surfer Dude” because of his unruly hairdo. His breed is considered a small draft horse, and Murphy carries the distinction of having the largest hooves in the program. Murphy is a mainstay of the On Eagles’ Wings programming, as he is an excellent hippotherapy mount because of his springy movement at the walk. He always does well in either assisted therapeutic riding lessons or for independent riders. Murphy likes carrots and apples and is well known for gentle licks on the helmets of the riders!

Tigerlily

Tigerlily

Tigerlily is an eight-year-old tri-color paint mini therapy horse. We don’t know much about her background, but we have been told she is broke to harness and will pull a cart (something that is on our wish list!). She ended up at the very same rescue in Vermont with Tinkerbelle, and they became best friends. Luckily On Eagles’ Wings was searching for a pair of therapy minis, and the two girls now peacefully reside on the farm and are used for grooming, leading and stable lessons for the riders in the program.