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Enhancing the lifestyle & independence of people with disability

Our Horses

Our Horses

  • Allie
    Allie
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Appaloosa // YOB: 2007] Allie loves people and being part of the herd. Most of all she loves her job! We purchased and trained Allie in 2017 and she's been a joy to watch, taking to life at McIntyre with ease.
  • Beau
    Beau
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Welsh Mountain pony // YOB: 2001] Beau is our laid back, good looking pony who's been part of our Special Schools Riding Program for many years. His gentle movements help our riders with disability increase core muscle strength and balance.
  • Bebe
    Bebe
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Clydesdale // YOB: 2002] Bebe is invaluable to our Special Schools Riding Program. Currently under veterinary care for an issue with her pasterns (joint between her hoof and lower leg). Her recovery is going well and she'll be back soon.
  • Brandi
    Brandi
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: Clydesdale X // YOB: 2010] With a very large personality, Brandi is currently undergoing her training and enjoying improved health and wellbeing.
  • Bundy
    Bundy
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Welsh Mountain Pony // YOB: 2002] Bundy has been an absolute superstar right from the beginning. He has a special ability for attuning his endearing, cheeky and instinctive personality to each rider, knowing exactly what his role is.
  • Cherry
    Cherry
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Shetland Pony // YOB: 2002] Cherry, our sweet Shetland Mum has become a real favourite since joining us in 2017. While not used for riding, Cherry is always in high demand for groundwork programs with children and young adults.
  • Chips
    Chips
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Quarterhorse X // YOB: 2000] Chips continues to be a stalwart of the therapeutic riding programs because of his pleasing and gentle nature.
  • Clyde
    Clyde
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: Clydesdale X Stockhorse // YOB: 2009] Clyde came to us from a disadvantaged youth program in Longreach. He's a strong horse, capable of carrying our bigger riders.
  • Cracker
    Cracker
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: Thoroughbred // YOB: 2000] Big, adorable, gentle and patient. Cracker was once a competitive 'barrel racer', but now he keeps a more relaxed pace in our riding programs for children and young adults.
  • Cuddles
    Cuddles
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Welsh Mountain Pony X // YOB: 1997] Cuddles is the perfect school master pony. Her competence and experience makes every young rider feel like an expert.
  • Danielle
    Danielle
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: Percheron X // YOB: 2002] Danielle arrived at McIntyre in 2017 and has been an amazing addition to our programs. A large and steady weight-bearing mare, Danielle is safe for our independent riders and young adults.
  • Garth
    Garth
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: AUS Riding Pony // YOB: 1994] Garth continues to prefer people over horses and is especially fond of our youngest riders, giving them each a welcome sniff at the beginning of each session. He has the perfect work record and is always well-behaved.
  • Hercules
    Hercules
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Clydesdale // YOB: 2009] Hercules is young, but his curious and gentle disposition, along with an eagerness to please means that his training is almost complete and he'll be ready to enter the riding programs in the latter part of 2018.
  • Ice
    Ice
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: Warmblood // YOB: 2003] Gentle, responsive and obedient. Ice is used in our riding programs and can even turn his talents to dressage events when needed. His habit of putting his entire head into a water bucket to drink always gets a laugh.
  • Jeff
    Jeff
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Shetland Pony // YOB: 2005] Jeff is our Shetland poster boy who, along with mum Cherry, has become a favourite at McIntyre. Jeff is in high demand for groundwork programs with children and young adults.
  • Maki
    Maki
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: AUS Riding Pony // YOB: 1994] Maki is loved by our smaller riders and used regularly used in our Special Schools Program.
  • Merlin
    Merlin
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Hands Bay Standard Bred Gelding // YOB: 2010] Merlin is young for a therapy horse, but has shown great maturity and a gentle temperament throughout his training.
  • Milo
    Milo
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Quarterhorse // YOB: 1999] Milo is our reliable 'old boy' for all of the larger riders. His sweet and easy-going nature makes him adaptable for any child, adult or program.
  • Neon
    Neon
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: AUS Studbook Pony // YOB: 1990] Neon is still used in our lessons by small riders using a bareback pad instead of traditional saddle.
  • Patch
    Patch
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Stockhorse X // YOB: 1998] This gentle and compliant horse is used in our groundwork programs. Patch helps out our young people learn horse management skills, along with all sorts of other skills including problem solving.
  • Paulie
    Paulie
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Grey Percheron // YOB: 2012] Paulie is our friendly, gentle giant, standing approximately 16.5 hands tall. He is very approachable and loves attention from everyone.
  • Pearl
    Pearl
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Dark Bay Riding Pony // YOB: 2011] Young pearl was purchased in 2018. She is still in training and has loads of potential. Because she is so young, her training may take a little longer.
  • Phoenix
    Phoenix
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Bay Stockhorse // YOB: 2010] With a white star, Phoenix was far too slow as a 'barrel racer' but his steady and gentle nature makes him the perfect therapy horse.
  • Ruby
    Ruby
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Appaloosa // YOB: 2004] Sweet Ruby has a great work ethic and always tries her hardest to impress. She used to be a show horse and has since been a wonderful mother several times.
  • Thunder
    Thunder
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Not Available
    [Breed: Quarterhorse X Appaloosa // YOB: 1992] Thunder continues to be the reliable and laid-back elder of our herd. His temperament and patience make him the go-to horse for the youngest of participants to the oldest.
  • Tonka
    Tonka
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Shetland Pony X // YOB: 1996] Tonka continues to be cheeky with our volunteers, but is always gentle in his care of riders. He's especially great at building the confidence of our smallest riders, who start at five years of age.
  • Zephyr
    Zephyr
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Available
    [Breed: Stockhorse // YOB: 1995] A sweet and gentle old stockhorse, Zephyr is leased by the centre and is a regular in our weekly Special Schools Riding Programs.