Our Horses

Meet The Extraordinary Horses of DST

Our handsome horse, Bill, wearing a cowboy hat.


A true cowboy, Bill once carried the U.S flag at Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. These days, his role is equally important. As a one-eyed horse, Bill shows kids that even with differences, you can always do great things!



The smallest and spunkiest of the Dynamic Strides herd, at 26 years old, Freckles is our most reliable and utilized pony. The last of the original crew, Freckles has an opinion on everything and isn’t afraid to share it!



You can’t find much sweeter than Linley! Her calm, steady demeanor quickly made her a favorite. She loves her people too, often dropping her head to share a special moment with her riders at the end of their session.

Our Horses


A vital part of the herd since 2017, Peaches holds a special role at our facility: our unicorn! From birthday parties to therapy sessions, Peaches holds a special place in our hearts for her remarkable kindness and patience.



Don’t let the name fool you… Giraffe is actually one of our smaller horses at DST! His short stature allows our therapists to closely support their patients as they ride during hippotherapy sessions. Although he can be ornery, he loves the attention from volunteers and therapy kids!



Joining the herd in the spring of 2022, Bella has quickly become one of the favorites among therapy kids, horse handlers, and lesson students. Her patient and sweet personality has made her an excellent teacher. We wouldn’t be the program we are today without her!



The cutest miniature pony to walk the property of Dynamic Strides Therapy. Cole was brought on at DST to help launch our Equine Assisted Therapy program. His small size makes him less intimidating and more accessible to our therapy kiddos. Cole is often found being brushed in the back of the barn, led around in the arena, or sometimes even makes an appearance inside the clinic!



A former show horse, Oreo is now enjoying a slower pace of life participating in therapy sessions as well as teaching our more advanced riders through our Carrot Club program.  As sweet as his name implies, he loves visiting with all our patients at the fence……and getting all the treats!



Originally from Mexico, X-ey was donated to DST in 2020. Affectionately referred to as the “love seat” of DST, X-ey’s broad back provides additional support for our patients needing extra stability.



After her job of pulling carts around central Missouri, Mable made her way to DST in the winter of 2022. She is a miniature draft breed called a haflinger, making her strong and stout enough to carry a range of kids, yet short enough to accommodate our volunteer side walkers! We are so excited to expand her training and introduce her to our hippotherapy program.

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