Pony Power is home to 22 seasoned therapy horses and ponies.
All of our horses and ponies have been donated or rescued. Most have retired from the show ring or other work. Each has been screened to ensure quality of movement and temperament, essentials for safely learning riding and horsemanship skills.
The cost to feed, house and care for ONE horse at Pony Power is $12,000 a year. With 22 horses, this is one of our biggest expenses. Our herd is our most valuable asset. Without them, we can't do what we do. Providing our ponies with top-notch care allows them to provide top-notch services to our participants.
In addition to our 22 horses, we also have 6 chickens, 3 goats, 3 beehives and 2 pigs.
Our beehives are located at the north end of the property. Each hive has its own queen and together they number approximately 40,000. We supplement their diet with sugar water during colder times of the year but as the weather becomes warmer, they forage out in nature. We also have a built-in observation hive so school groups and summer participants can see the queen and her worker bees in action.