Horses


Our horses are our therapy partners. Sponsor one of our equine therapist:

  • $2,175 for the season
  • $514 for a month
  • $121 for a week 
  • $17 for a day

RAINY – SPONSORED – The Saeger Family

Rainy is a 16 year old pony mare, graciously leased to us by MaryAnn Wittkopp for the 2019 season, she is a longstanding member of our string of equine therapists. Her mischievous, loveable and quiet personality, coupled with reliable movement with much impulsion and proprioceptive input make Rainy a great asset for our participants. 

Thank you to the Saeger Family for sponsoring RAINY!

SHINE – SPONSORED – Lakeside Pepsi

 Shine is a 22 year old quarter horse mare graciously leased to us from Kelsey Kultgen for the 2019 season, she is returning for her second season this year! Shine has extensive past experience as a barrel racer and western/hunter under saddle show horse. Her unflappable personality in conjunction with her strong confirmation and smooth movement make her an asset to our program.

 

A great thank you to Lakeside Pepsi for sponsoring Shine. 

JETTA – SPONSORED – Wisconsin Horse Council

Jetta is a 20 year old quarter pony mare, graciously leased to us by Tom and Louise Blankenheim for the 2019 season; she returns for her second season this year! She has extensive previous experience as a barrel racer. Her reserved, consistent and quiet personality in conjunction with controlled, symmetrical movement and beneficial impulsion make her an irreplaceable asset to our participants. 

Thank you to the Wisconsin Horse Council and their continued support of Jetta. We are proud to be a member of this organization. 

COOPER – SPONSORED – Chris Tempas​

 

 
 

Cooper is an 11 year old quarter horse gelding graciously leased to us by the Schultz family for the 2019 season. His proud owner, Emmett Schultz, recognized the important role Cooper plays an equine therapist and allowed him to join us again this year! His lovable, curious, and entertaining personality make him a favorite among our horses. He brings a quiet, calming personality and gently guides our participants toward independent riding.

Cooper has won over many hearts at REINS. One ❤️ in particular is volunteer and generous donor, Chris Tempas.

Chris is one of our horse leaders and leads Cooper during class. She fell head over heels in love with this incredible equine therapist. As a result she decided to sponsor Cooper for the season! We thank you, Cooper thanks you and of course, all of those who benefit from this incredible therapy thank you.

CARIN – SPONSORED – 

Frank G. & Freida K. Brotz Family Foundation

Carin is a 20 year old Norwegian Fjord mare, graciously leased to us by Julie Cramer for the 2019 season. She is joining us for her third season this year! Carin has past experience as a 4H horse and trail horse, primarily ridden English. Her calm, nonchalant and sometimes sassy personality in conjunction with her strong, steady stature make her an irreplaceable asset to our participants. Be sure to check out her unique mane and breed features next time you are at our facility.

Carin is sponsored through the generosity of the Frank G. & Fredia K. Brotz Family Foundation.  Thank you.

TOPAZ – SPONSORED – Classic Title Services

Topaz is a 26 year old Morgan mare, graciously donated to REINS by Kohler Stables; she is a longstanding member of our string of equine therapists. She has extensive past experience as a lesson horse, show horse and brood mare. Her reserved, quiet and patient personality in conjunction with smooth, regulated movement make her an excellent asset to our program.

A big thank you to Mary Ann Witkopp who generously not only trained her to participate in our program but cares for her during the off season.  

Topaz has been sponsored for 2019 through the generosity of Classic Title Services. Thank you.

STAN – SPONSORED – Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.

Stan is 24 year old gelding graciously leased to us by Laurenda Easterlund for the 2019 season. Stan and his owner generously made a long journey from Minnesota to join us this summer!! He has extensive experience, particularly as a trail horse prior to transitioning to his role as an equine therapist. His quiet and gentle personality, curious and chuckle worthy mannerisms in conjunction with his slow and metronomic movement make him an incredible asset to our program. Be sure to check out his awesome mustache and unique brand next time you visit our facility.

A big THANK YOU to Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. for sponsoring Stan the Man!

GLITTER – SPONSORED –

Frank G. & Freida K. Brotz Family Foundation

Glitter is a 15 year old Arabian cross mare graciously leased to us from Jessica Sharenbroch for the 2019 season. Glitter is a school horse at William Woods University during the school year; she and Jessica generously made the long drive to join us this summer! Glitter has experience past experience as a show and lesson horse as well. Her beautiful coloring and features, quiet and experienced personality and winning movement make her a wonderful addition to our program. 

Glitter is sponsored through the generosity of the Frank G. & Fredia K. Brotz Family Foundation. Thank you.

SECRET – SPONSORED – Brennan’s on Michigan

Secret is a 28 year old quarter horse appendix mare graciously leased to us by Annette Opheim for the 2019 season. She has extensive show experience in halter, showmanship and hunter under saddle. Additionally, Secret has been a proud mama to many foals. Her owner is kindly sharing her with our participants because “everyone needs a little Secret in their life”. Secret brings a gentle, quiet and confident personality with smooth and symmetrical movement to our participants.

Secret occupies the stall that was home to Peggy Brennan’s beloved horse, Winchester. In his memory, Secret is sponsored by Brennan’s on Michigan. Thank you Peggy and Tom. 

MAISIE – SPONSORED – Sheboygan Liars Club

Maisy is a 19 year old Paint mare, graciously leased to us by the Shepherd family for the 2019 season. She has extensive previous experience as a 4H horse and beginner lesson horse in both English and western disciplines. Her adorable facial markings, lovable personality and excellent work ethic in conjunction with smooth and controlled movement make her a wonderful asset to our program. 

Maisy is sponsored through the generosity of the Sheboygan Liars Club. Thank you 

COOL – SPONSORED – 

Frank G. & Freida K. Brotz Family Foundation

Cool is a 13 year old quarter horse gelding graciously leased to us by Char Martin for the 2019 season. He has extensive show experience in western disciplines until an injury ended his show career. His impeccable work ethic, giant heart, curiosity and kind eye in conjunction with smooth, symmetrical movement and an incredible jog make him an excellent equine therapist. His strong stature and solid confirmation allow him to serve a variety of our participants.

Cool is sponsored through the generosity of the Frank G. & Fredia K. Brotz Family Foundation. Thank you.

SPUD – SPONSORED – By John Vollrath 

                “In Loving Memory of Torie Vollrath

Spud joins us as part of a collaboration with Off Track on Course Thoroughbreds, a rescue organization based in Kewaskum, WI. Although his past was questionably difficult, his kind eye, quiet personality and bright affect speak volumes of his character and compatibility to the services we provide at REINS. He has experience in barrel racing and ranch riding. His slow, rhythmical walk and cadenced trot are a huge asset to our riders! His curiosity and friendliness creates a welcoming atmosphere for each of his riders!

BADGER – SPONSORED – GIVING TUESDAY Donors

Badger is a 5 year old miniature horse. Originally from Ohio, Badger officially became a Wisconsinite is January 2018. He is a well versed therapy horse and travels to nursing homes, schools, hospitals and community centers to guarantee smiles, laughs and happiness. Don’t let his small size fool you, his personality is big enough to fit a full grown horse; always looking for mischief, his curiosity and comical side is sure to make you smile! While not officially on site, Badger will join the Learning to Lead program at times and join us for special events!