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Indy is the class clown of the Silver Lining herd. He is a 20 year old Connemara/Quarter Horse mix who stands at 15 hands tall.

Indy use to be an Eventer and was a beautiful jumper before he became a Silver Lining Team member.

Indy is super sweet and super lazy. He loves to take it easy and go slow, as well as gobble up all his treats!

Indy is currently sponsored by:

The LaClair Family - Gold Horse Sponsor

Indiana Jones  a.k.a. "Indy"

Biscuit is extremely curious and playful which makes him a favorite with our students.  He is a quarter horse  who stands 15.2 hands tall. 

Before Biscuits started his career at Silver Lining Riding we believe he was a trail pony back east on a dude ranch.

Voted 2019 horse of the year!

Biscuit is currently sponsored by:

Cindy Davis - Bronze Horse Sponsor  


Padma is a 12 year old Clydesdale mare who is red roan in color (unusual for a Clydesdale).  She was brought into the program when it became obvious that she loves people and most importantly, she loves to be petted and groomed.  Typical of draft horses, she isn’t a fan of going fast so her riders really have to work to get her to trot!  But her sweet and friendly disposition has made her a favorite with her riders, plus who doesn't want to ride a Clydesdale.

To sponsor one of the herd, contact us at

Each horse goes through a thorough vet check and a 90-day evaluation in order to determine if this is the job for them.  If you are interested in donating a horse to our herd, please email the completed Horse Donation Form to  Please include each of the horse's history, physical information and your contact.

Horse Donation Form.

Dude is a 25-year-old Bay quarter horse. He’s a big guy, standing 15.3 hands tall. He is a relaxed, gentle horse, who takes good care of his riders. Dude’s favor-ite pastime is snoozing in his stall and hanging out with his best buddy, Tiny.

Standing 14.2 hands tall, Luna is a beautiful 14-year-old half Arabian, half Warlander.  She was a very successful dressage show horse and loves to perform.  She is super sweet and very affectionate.  She loves getting scratches, adores baths and loves people – she’s sure to be a fan favorite. Type your paragraph here.

Horses rely largely on body language for communication, and this communication is clear, honest, and consistent. They often ‘talk’ with their eyes and use various sounds to show emotion. Many of our students, particularly those who are nonverbal, find the horse to be a kindred spirit who speaks their language.

Silver Lining Riding does not ‘use’ horses – we partner with them. Our particular equine partners, ranging from a Clydesdale to a Miniature Horse, come from various working backgrounds. We have a former dressage show horse, a one-time dude ranch trail horse, and a retired eventer, just to name a few. Our herd of 6, with incredible patience and a calm demeanor, gives our students the opportunity to increase their strength and body movement, improve their communication skills, refine behavior and life skills, and gain overall confidence. Through the healing power of our horse partners, Silver Lining Riding’s programs improve the lives of our students and their families.

The Horses

Kisses is a little girl with a big personality and an even bigger heart. Kisses, a miniature horse, was born at Little Kentucky in January 2003. She had a rough start to her life as she lost her mother to colic when she was only 3 days old.  It was through the love and kindness of Little Kentuckys’s owners that she thrived and grew into the beautiful little mare she is today.  2015 Kisses started to volunteer for Silver Lining Riding. She has brought so much joy and love to the students she works with and everyone she comes across. Whether she is called upon for a little child to ride, pull someone in her cart, or just be there for emotional support, she’s willing to help.

​Kisses is owned by Donna Ruud