Fall of Fun!

Discover Forward Stride

Even though the Open Barn is cancelled this year, you can still learn about our facility, our programs, and our horses right here from the comfort of your home!

Check back regularly! We will be posting videos and fun content throughout the fall!

Virtual Tour of Forward Stride

Herd Helpers

Donate monthly to support a member of our herd!

$7 per month Vitamin E supplement
$15 / month Hoof supplement
$25 / month Yearly dental care
$90 / month Shoes for front feet
$300 / month Half of all routine costs

What is vaulting?

Learn about the sport of vaulting and what it is here at Forward Stride!

Connect the Dots activity!

Click this image to print a copy of this fun connect-the-dots activity! Can you guess which distinguished herdmember this is?

What Is Herd Helpers?

What Are Rehabilitation Services?

Sheila explains why we use horses for physical therapy.

Announcing Your 2021 Horse of the Year!

Our Herd of Superheroes!

Barn I's Superpowers

Introducing The All-Star League!

Dusty is our dependable and laid back lesson horse and Rehabilitation Services mount. His super power is finding mud to roll in on the driest days.
Sindar is our friendly and approachable Rehabilitation Services mount, lesson horse, and vaulting mount. His super power is x-ray vision for snacks.
Freckles is our spirited and engaging mental health therapy companion. His super power: he can turn invisible when it’s time to work.
Bjorn is our hard-working and reliable Rehabilitation Services and vaulting mount. His super power is that he can smell danger even when it’s not there.

Barn H's Superpowers

Introducing The Sassy Squad!

Leia is our sweet and spunky Rehabilitation Services mount and mental health companion. Her super power is getting her white feathers dirty in 0.2 seconds!
Duckie is our independent and energetic lesson horse. Her super power is that she instills self-confidence in everyone who meets her.
Brodhy is our confident and expressive herd member. He has retired from his crime-fighting days!
Royal is our level-headed, rock-solid vaulting mount and lesson horse. Her super power is that she is Elasti-mare! She can stretch to meet anyone where they are. Note: she is visiting us from the Cascade Vaulting Club! She is not a permanent Forward Stride herd member, but we are so excited she is here with us!

Barn G's Superpowers

Introducing Team Extreme!

Nadia is our calm and motherly lesson horse and mental health companion. Her super power is being the world’s best teacher (because teachers are super heroes)!
Storm is our friendly and sweet Rehabilitation Services mount, mental health companion, and lesson horse. Her super power is that she is a super sleuth! She will investigate all mysteries.
Alex is our curious and loyal mental health companion. Her super power is being the guard horse – she is first to alert her friends to potential threats (like a loose plastic bag)!
CiCi is currently in training to be a superhero! She is a social butterfly and loves people.

Barn F's Superpowers

Introducing The Three Horseketeers!

Rune is our wise and stable lesson horse, mental health companion, and vaulting mount. His super power is facing obstacles with incredible bravery, and supporting his teammates to reach for the stars!
Tiny is our steady and dependable lesson horse. His super power is boosting his riders’ confidence while keeping them safe and secure!
Rebel is our solid and sweet lesson horse and mental health companion. His super power is helping his riders blaze new trails to health and wellbeing!

Barn E's Superpowers

Introducing The Brave Brothers!

Sterling is our social and inquisitive lesson horse, mental health companion, and vaulting mount. His super power is that he can paint! He is the Bob Ross of Forward Stride!
Buddy is our jovial and upbeat lesson horse. His super power is living up to his name – he can be a Buddy to anyone!
Panache is our carefree and easygoing Rehabilitation Services mount. His super power is helping free his friends from their fly masks!
Epic is currently in training to be a superhero. He is an eager student!

Barn D's Superpowers

Introducing The Pony Rangers!

Pippin is our fearless and capable Rehabilitation Services mount, lesson horse, and mental health companion. Her super power is that she can enter buildings in a single bound to visit senior citizens!
Thistle is our tenacious and brave Rehabilitation Services mount and mental health companion. Her super power is convincing her fellow ponies to do as she wants.
Sunny is our dedicated and snuggly Rehabilitation Services mount, lesson horse, and mental health companion. Her super power is chasing away the clouds with her sunny disposition!
Jewel is our gentle and perceptive mental health companion. Her super power is staying calm even in chaotic situations!

Turnout 1's Superpowers

Introducing The Gentle Giants!

Kevyn is our perseverant and lovable vaulting mount, lesson horse, and mental health companion. Her super power is that she can hug your troubles away!
Tigo is our young-at-heart and sociable lesson horse and mental health companion. His super power is that he can sense green grass by vibration alone!
Oso is our dignified and enthusiastic lesson horse and mental health companion. His super power is that he is a FS World Cup soccer champ!
KJ is our sensitive and curious lesson horse and mental health companion. His super power is that he gives his vaulters wings to fly!

Turnout 2's Superpowers

Introducing The Small But Mighty!

Bennie is our tenacious and amiable lesson horse and Rehabilitation Services mount. His super power is making grass disappear! (He is unable to make it reappear…)
Pepper is our loyal and spry lesson horse. His super power is playing hide-and-seek with anyone – just grab his fly mask!
Roscoe and Sapphire are our affectionate and high-spirited mental health companions. Their superpower is putting anyone’s fear of large animals at ease!
Cyrus is our reliable and kind lesson horse. His super power is that he sticks with his people like peanut butter!
Lizzy is our ambitious and playful lesson horse. Her super power is that she is sweet like jelly and making friends is her jam!

Our horses are superheroes for our clients – be a superhero for our horses! Join the Herd Helpers and support a member of our herd today!

Private Tours

New to Forward Stride? Want to show your friends or family around the barn? Sign up for a private tour! Walk the property, see the horses, and learn more about our programs from a knowledgable member of staff!