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“I have learned that even if you are small, you can be the biggest. Horses helped me do things I have never done before.” – Agape Participant

April

Breed:

Haflinger

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

9/30/2019

Location:

Cicero, IN

April has mane for days and she loves it when her people spend time brushing it out, making it pretty, and braiding it. She is also kind and sensitive, and really wants to please everyone. She has a strong work ethic and will help her people accomplish any task asked of her with gusto!

Beau

Breed:

Haflinger

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

1/1/2018

Location:

Cicero, IN

Beau-tie, Beautiful Beau, Blonde Beau, French Beau. This guy goes by many names and we love them all–just like Beau! And if he nickers at you when he sees you coming, you’ll love him even more. Beau often carries riders that need a lot of support and he always has a can-do attitude while giving students the gift of riding. 

Big Boy

Breed:

Miniature Horse

Color:

Tri-color pinto

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

3/4/2013

Location:

Cicero, IN

Big Boy is a fun, smart, silly guy. He is always solving puzzles, playing with toys, or looking for attention. He loves to pull a cart, and also serves as the smallest equine member of our hippotherapy team. Big Boy often goes out on mobile visits too because he enjoys going to new places so much.

Captain

Breed:

Tennessee Walker

Color:

Bay

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

7/23/2021

Location:

Cicero, IN

This handsome bay fellow would like to partner with you for long walks down the lane in the shade, quiet grooming sessions, and maybe a game or two for some goofy fun. He’s a sweet, kind horse that is sure to bring you joy and confidence both on the ground and in the saddle.

Cici

Breed:

Miniature Horse

Color:

Buckskin

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

5/13/2016

Location:

Cicero, IN

Cici is a tiny horse with a lot of energy. She loves to run and jump and play with her herd mates. But she is also a rockstar on mobile visits, at special events, and in the virtual classroom. She is willing to partner up if you only ask her to, and she’s eager to do any job well. 

Daisy

Breed:

Shire

Color:

Bay

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

07/31/2021

Location:

Greenfield, IN

This girl has hair for dayyyyyys! Her long, flowing mane, tail, and the feathers on her legs are sure to catch your eye. And then her sweet, kind personality will draw you in. To seal the deal, she is smooth as butter and has a personality sweet as sugar. She’s truly the definition of a gentle giant.

Duke the Dark

Breed:

Haflinger cross

Color:

Sooty buckskin

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

11/1/2019

Location:

Greenfield, IN

Duke the Dark is, well, the dark Duke in our herd. Simple, straightforward, gets to the point…just like Duke the Dark himself! He is a playful, smart, and willing partner. He loves to know about everything you’re doing, and will gladly perform any task you ask of him. Just remember to tell him how good he is because he loves to hear, “Good Boy Duke!”

Duke Wonderhorse

Breed:

Haflinger

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

1/1/2018

Location:

Greenfield, IN

Duke Wonderhorse, as you might guess, is a superhero therapy horse. He may look small compared to all our other Haflingers, but he is mighty! His super powers include shifting to support his riders at all costs, mind reading to know exactly what you need, and smiling on command for treats!

Ginger

Breed:

Draft Mule

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

8/3/2018

Location:

Greenfield, IN

Meet Ginger. Her head is as big as your torso. Her ears are as long as your arm. And her heart is the biggest thing of all. She is steady, reliable, and kind. She loves a good face rub and a kind word. Nothing can melt away your worries or make a good day better than giving this big girl a hug from up in the saddle!

Gracie

Breed:

Percheron/TR Cross

Color:

Dark Bay

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

06/11/2021

Location:

Cicero, IN

Gracie has it all–the looks, the smarts, AND the personality! Everyone loves her because she loves everyone. She enjoys people, her herd mates, and her job. It’s hard not to call this girl your new best friend. She especially loves long grooming sessions where you tell her how pretty she is, and sometimes she’ll even smile for you!

Gunner

Breed:

Quarter Horse

Color:

Blue Roan

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

1/15/2018

Location:

Cicero, IN

Gunner is a sensitive horse with extensive western riding training. He loves obstacle courses and working with riders as they learn advanced skills such as canter, leg yield, and spins. He also knows how to bring it down when he needs to. Gunner is an excellent mirror for your emotions, which lends to his strengths in our equine assisted learning programs.

Hero

Breed:

Gypsy Vanner

Color:

Black

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

6/30/2018

Location:

Cicero, IN

Hero came to Agape with his half sister Ronja. He is the bold, brave sibling that is always willing to try new things. He loves a challenge and most especially the reward for getting it right. He will teach students how to ask softly and follow through. When students get the combination right, they become a formidable team.

J.R.

Breed:

Mule

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

12/22/2017

Location:

Cicero, IN

Look at those long ears! Don’t you love them? We sure do! And JR loves it when people give his ears scritches, rubs, and high fives. He is often the first to greet newcomers, has the patience of a saint, and knows just exactly how much challenge each individual needs to grow. 

Jasper

Breed:

Haflinger

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

4/17/2017

Location:

Greenfield, IN

Jasper has had many jobs in life, but we think therapy horse is the best one. He is brave, smart, and steady. Combine that with his thick, curly mane and what’s not to love?

Lexi

Breed:

Standardbred

Color:

Dark Bay

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

1/1/2018

Location:

Greenfield, IN

Lexi came to Agape from Starting Gaits, a Standardbred second career organization, after many years of racing. While she still enjoys going fast from time to time out in the pasture, she has settled into the slower pace of therapy work nicely. Her favorite part of the job though is trying new skills, like doing obstacle courses and groundwork sessions.

Nugget

Breed:

Grade stock horse

Color:

Champagne Palomino

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

1/30/2021

Location:

Cicero, IN

Do you see how Nugget practically sparkles in the sunlight? You’re not imagining things! Nugget has a special champagne gene that makes his coat extra shiny, gives him amber eyes, and you can see mottling–or freckles–on his skin. This golden boy has a shining personality too! He loves attention, and his favorite activities in classes are playing games and doing obstacles.

Porschea

Breed:

Quarter Horse

Color:

Chestnut

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

8/30/2019

Location:

Greenfield, IN

Porschea is a love bug, and she wants you to know it. Just try to spend time with her and not gently rub her head. She will make sure you spend at least a few minutes stroking her velvet-soft forehead. And she’s just as soft to ride too. After a long career on the Purdue Hunt Seat Equestrian Team, she knows how to help her riders have a good time!

Pretty Boy

Breed:

Grade stock horse

Color:

Dun

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

9/19/2017

Location:

Cicero, IN

Pretty Boy is intuitive and patient with everyone. You can always depend on him to know when a student needs extra care, whether that is during a riding lesson or a ground lesson. Perhaps this is because he came to Agape from a rescue. Pretty Boy reminds us that sometimes the hardest paths in life lead to the brightest futures.

Prince

Breed:

Miniature Horse

Color:

Dark Bay

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

6/22/2009

Location:

Cicero, IN

Prince is a fun and easy mini to work with. He is a favorite in therapeutic riding classes where the student would prefer to walk a mini than ride, but he’s also fun to work with on mobile visits. He knows his job and he’s eager to perform. He is one of our smallest minis, but he’s got a big personality!

Ronja

Breed:

Gypsy Vanner

Color:

Black

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

6/30/2018

Location:

Cicero, IN

Ronja (pronounced Roan-ya) came to Agape with her half brother, Hero. She is the shy sibling, and likes to take her time getting to know new people. She is quiet, patient, and gentle. She is also observant. She will notice when students need a moment to think or feel and always pauses so they can take their time. If you return the favor to her, Ronja will become a dedicated partner and friend. 

 

Samson

Breed:

Draft cross

Color:

Bay

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

6/15/2018

Location:

Cicero, IN

Samson is our gentle giant. He carries a lot of responsibility on his big shoulders and he does it so well. He is patient, and will always do what he can to adjust and help his students. He’s not afraid to share his opinions, but that just makes us better partners when we learn how to give back to Samson as much as he gives to us.

Smokey

Breed:

Miniature Horse

Color:

Bay pinto

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

3/4/2013

Location:

Cicero, IN

Smokey is a very versatile little horse. He often travels with mobile visits, comes to several of our yearly events, partners with students in therapeutic riding that prefer walking with a miniature horse, and reliably builds confidence in equine assisted learning programs. Smokey is a quiet and faithful partner that will help you shine…and fall in love with him.

Sonny

Breed:

Miniature Horse

Color:

Black

Gender:

Gelding

Joined Agape:

2/12/2019

Location:

Cicero, IN

Sonny is a spunky little dude with lots of ideas to share. During equine assisted learning classes, he will reflect your energy, emotions, and actions better than anyone else. But if you need to clip up and partner up, Sonny is rock solid and ready to work. He is often a spokeshorse at events because he’s so good at meeting new people and going places.

Susie

Breed:

Appaloosa

Color:

White varnish over buckskin

Gender:

Mare

Joined Agape:

10/31/2017

Location:

Cicero, IN

Susie has a coat pattern called varnish that is unique to Appaloosa horses. Don’t you love the speckling of colors all over her coat? Susie is as unique as her coat–she loves helping students grow in their communication skills  in our equine assisted learning programs, she assists in the hippotherapy program, and she brings a spicy enthusiasm to her therapeutic riding students.

Sponsor A Horse

The Agape horses are our four-legged “therapists”. These gentle, kindhearted souls have been donated to Agape and are enjoying a second career, sometimes a third career. Riders and volunteers develop close relationships with their horses as they experience their wonderment and unconditional love. You can help Agape by sponsoring a horse to support the care of one of our gentle giant partners in service.