Meet Our Horses

Pepito (Pepi)

Pepi was our first Rainbow Horse. He didn’t enjoy being ridden by a lot of different people at his previous home. When he first arrived he was quite nervous and had a few interesting habits! In the 10 years he was part of Rainbow Horses he became a real gentleman. He was calm and reliable and he worked really well with children on the autism spectrum.

Unfortunately Pepi passed away in 2019, but he will always be a part of our Rainbow Horses herd. 

Tornado

Tornado used to play polocrosse but he is a laid-back character and didn’t have the competitive spirit needed, so he has come to us for a quieter life! He is a little nervous in the field but if you are calm and patient he will come and say hello. 

George

George is our Shetland pony. He is popular with children but we have to watch out that he doesn't get too bossy as he is a typical Shetland and not scared of anything. We are looking forward to teaching him to play football with a physio ball!

Penny

Penny is a very sweet little pony. She was born wild like Pepi and Tornado, and, like them, she has been branded. She makes sure that the herd behave themselves and gets on with everyone. Penny is so friendly and gentle she is perfect for working with the children. She also enjoys tipping over the wheelbarrow! 

Hazel

Hazel is an Exmoor pony from the Anchor herd. She has several large brands on her from her time as a wild pony. She was destined for the meat market before we rescued her. She is still very wary of people but we can now put a halter on her and lead her. She is very interested in children and will come for a sniff in the field if you are calm and patient. 

Flick

Flick was a much-loved pony whose owner outgrew him. He is a lovely little chap who is a bit anxious at times but works well with small children as he is very sensitive. He is a Welsh pony and looks like a young colt although he is over 20 years old!

Zion

Zion is probably a Criollo/Thoroughbred cross and is  from Argentina too. He is an ex polo pony so he has been through quite a lot in his past. He is about 30 years old and has come to us for his retirement. He has a quiet and calm personality and often comes to say hello to the children although he can be a bit wary of adults due to his history.

Ruben

Ruben is one of the 'gentle giants' of our herd. He likes to be with people and will often choose to be near those who come into the field. He is popular with our learners and often participates in smell or taste tests. As a result he has become quite partial to oranges, tomatoes and bananas!

Annie

Annie is our youngest mare and only piebald. As mum to Little Pete she is never far from him and keeps a watchful eye on anything he is involved with in the herd. She is friendly and gentle with our learners and is beginning to take over from Penny as our riding horse. She enjoys a good brush and some pamper time.

Little Pete

Little Pete is the baby of the herd and is the only horse to have ever been born at Rainbow Horses. He has a playful and cheeky personality and likes to investigate halter ropes and coat zips. Sometimes he even tries to play with Daisy the dog! He loves scratches and will often come to say hello in the field. 

Dolly

Dolly has recently returned to Rainbow Horses after nearly four years away. Although it took her a little while to settle back in she is now comfortable within the herd again and is best friends with Ruben. She is very sweet natured and likes playing 'follow the leader' in the field with our learners. 

Duncan & Dolly Donk

Duncan and Dolly are the newest members of the Rainbow Horses herd. Duncan is only 18 months old and is very interested in the daily goings-on at Rainbow Horses. He lets us know if he finds something exciting with a good 'Hee-Haw'! His mum Dolly is a little less trusting of people but is starting to come out of her shell. They live peacefully alongside our horses.