Meet Our Small Animals


Daisy is our newest Rainbow Horses dog. She is learning about her role as a therapy dog from her big sister Sally. She is very playful and likes swimming in the pond.


Sally is one of our therapy dogs. She has a very calm and loving personality. She enjoys snoozing in the log cabin and 'helping' to put hay bales in for the horses.


Merlin belongs to one of our staff members and comes in to be with our learners. He loves chasing balls, being loved and eating the occasional nugget of horse poo (tasty). 


Jessie is our resident cat. She is very friendly and loves snuggling up with blankets (and people!). Many of our learners enjoy playing with her and making her new toys using her favourite things- feathers and pipe cleaners! 

Malfoy and Loki

Our ferrets Malfoy and Loki are very cheeky characters. They are super playful and love to climb. When the weather is nice they enjoy being taken for walks to explore Rainbow Horses.

Tom and Steve

Our rats, Tom and Steve are very popular with learners. They are still getting used to being close to people but are getting braver every day. When they're feeling snackish they enjoy all kinds of fruit, veggies and herbs (especially parsley and mint).


Kelloggs Corn Snake is our only snake at Rainbow Horses. When he first arrived he was the size of a pencil but is now nearly 2 metres long. He sheds his skin every 4-6 weeks and enjoys occasional baths. 

Bunnykins and Hopper

Bunnykins and Hopper are our rabbits. Although a little shy they are very interested anyone who sits in their house. Bunnykins often comes to the door of their bedroom for a head scratch!

Winter, Pip and Pop

Our guinea pigs are very friendly and enjoy being with people. Their favourite summertime snack is dandelion. In dry weather they enjoy our outdoor run where they can forage for other tasty treats.


We have several mice at Rainbow Horses. Our learners enjoy building enrichment activities for them, especially treasure hunts and mazes.

Spongebob and Patrick

SpongeBob and Patrick are our goldfish. Many of our learners find them calming to watch and they often encourage questions about other kinds of underwater creatures. 


Digger is our leopard gecko. In addition to his distinctive colouring, Digger is well known at Rainbow Horses for his most unusual attribute- that you can see all the way through his head!

The Chickens

Our chickens have free roam of Rainbow Horses in the day time and enjoy exploring. They are quick learners so have been taught several tricks utilising one of their favourite foods- popcorn!