Horses of REINS


TIGGER –

Tigger is a 17 year old Arabian gelding, joining REINS for the first time this year! Tigger is leased to us by Stephanie Crispin and David Baemmert. We are thankful to also have Dr. Baemmert as a trusted vet for our equines! Tigger’s sweet and expressive face as well as calm demeanor makes him a real charmer in the barn. His slim build makes him ideal for our riders with limited flexibility. Tigger comes from an endurance riding career, and is looking forward to learning this new job. We are so excited to have Tigger for our summer program!

 

Thank you to Meredith Mckelvey for Sponsoring Tigger for our summer season!

 

 

REMI – 

Remi is a 27 year old Paint mare who will be returning for her second year at REINS! Remi is the longtime equine partner of Morgan, and loves her career working in equine-assisted services. Remi has a very gentle nature and carries each of her participants with care. You may notice Remi is missing an eye! Remi has learned to adapt and thrive in life with her disability. Remi loves rolling in the mud and learning new tricks!

 

Remi is generously sponsored by Jacque McKelvey and Masters Food Gallery

SPUD – 

Spud is a 24 year old gelding who will be joining REINS for his fourth year! Spud is a sweet horse, who loves calm and quiet and his gentle rocking walk and nature has an ability to bring about calmness in his participants. If not in class, Spud can be found working on a ‘senior soup’ (making a mess) or snoozing in his shavings. One of Spud’s favorite things is a really good roll in the sand!

 

Spud is sponsored in loving memory of Torie Vollrath.

 

 

RIPLEY-

Ripley is a 17 year old Quarter Horse gelding who is joining REINS for the first time this season with his brother, Marty. We are so grateful to Grace Toebes for letting us have not one but two of her amazing horses this season.  Ripley is a gentle giant in the barn. His kind eyes and sweet face are eager to greet you when you enter the barn. He is always ready for his rider by listening to their pace and by being the calm in the room. 

 

Ripley has been generously been sponsored in Honor of Winchester, beloved horse of Peggy Brennan, by Brennan’s on Michigan

 

RANGO-

Rango is a 25 year old Mule, and is the first equine owned by REINS! Rango loves to greet riders as they walk past the barn. With a past of being a pack mule, Rango is perfect for riders who want to gain more confidence with equines. Thanks to all of the love and attention, Rango loves his job here at REINS and we are so excited to have him as a permanent addition to our herd! 

 

Rango is generously sponsored by the friends and families of our Participants.

MARTY-

Marty is a 10 year old Quarter Horse gelding who comes with his brother, Ripley, for the first time this summer thanks to Grace Toebes. Marty’s sweet and silly personality will have you falling in love with him instantly. Marty is the perfect horse for our riders who want a stable and nurturing horse to ride. 

 

Thank you Lakeside Pepsi for your generous sponsorship of Marty.

 

 

HANNAH-

Hannah is a 21 year old Belgium/TB cross mare graciously leased to us by the Ann and Rick Wehrle family for the 2023 summer season. Her quiet style and large stature are perfect for our adult riders. Hannah loves to be the leader, and helps set the atmosphere by setting a calm and slow pace.

 

 

 Hannah is generously sponsored by the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation

ARIANNA-

 

Arianna is a 21 year old Fjord mare graciously leased to us by Tonya Joas for her second season. Born in Norway, this sweet little pony comes to REINS ready for riders big and small. Her gentle demeanor makes her a great horse for our riders who want more “whoa” than “go”!

 

 

Arianna is generously sponsored by the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation