Our Horses

Our therapy horses are the backbone of our program. Many have had past careers in the show ring, on the polo field and as trail mounts.  Each has their own unique personality and needs, and each is invaluable to our program. 

Horse Sponsorship

Thanks to many generous donors, all of our therapy horses and ponies are sponsored! From all of us at Southern Reins,
we greatly appreciate your amazing support of our hard working team of horses.

We are proud to recognize our Equine Care Partners for their generous in-kind support!


Our Equine Team - Collierville Campus


Rain is the all time, hands-down “Gentle Giant.” Standing at just under 17 hands tall, this beautiful Thoroughbred Draft Cross has a big presence. His patience and forgiving nature make him a wonderful partner for any of our riders. Rain spent his earlier years as a lovely Hunter teaching basic skills to his prior owner from the early stages of her riding career - and helping her build advanced skills in the show ring.  

Rain joined the herd in November of 2017. 

Rain is proudly sponsored by

Susan and Jared Patterson


Rebel is a true warhorse who serves in all of our programs. This striking Quarter Horse/Appaloosa cross is incredibly intuitive and kind, and he always brings out the best in his participants! Standing at 15.1 hands high, he is the perfect build and size for a variety of our riders. He is calm, confident and has his signature swagger when he is on the job!

Rebel joined the herd in February of 2018.    

Rebel is proudly sponsored by
The Downs Family


Jazz is one of those horses you just can't get enough of. He easily boosts the confidence of all of his riders, both children and adults, because he truly loves his job at Southern Reins!  He is the real deal when it comes to the perfect reliable mount to serve a variety of riders, as well as unmounted participants. We couldn't be happier with having this sweet boy on our team.


This sweet boy joined the herd in July of 2018. 

Jazz is proudly sponsored by

Dr. Steve and Brister Shum


Butters is one of the friendliest horses we have ever met.  With those big doe eyes and the sweet disposition, this pretty Haflinger cross pony serves in all of our therapeutic programs; including therapeutic riding, Hippotherapy, Making Strides Recreation Therapy, Silver Stirrups and Unbridled horsemanship.  She came to us without much history of her past, but she has quickly proven that she wants to do it all.    Butters enjoys being the center of attention, and is always the first to meet you at the gate or at her stall door to welcome her friends at Southern Reins.


Butters joined program in September of 2018.

Butters is proudly sponsored by

MJ Foletta


Huey is such a sweet boy! He was instantly a favorite of many here at Southern Reins. This 2007 Quarter Horse gelding was originally trained as a Western Pleasure horse, who then served as a very trusted lesson horse for a local trainer. He is well known for always caring for his riders. Huey has an amazing disposition, and is very intuitive and patient with his participants, and he is always at the top of the list to work with clients in Hippotherapy and with veterans and first responders in our PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes program. 


Huey came to our program in March of 2019.  

Huey is proudly sponsored by

First Choice Care


This gorgeous boy is the classic 15.1 hand American Quarter Horse.  With his expressive eyes, solid powerful build, and gentle temperament, Jute is a very welcome addition to our herd.  He is the type of horse who is so confident in himself that it translates to all of his participants.  Gentle and kind, this pretty boy is sure to become one of our very best!


Jute joined our herd in November of 2019 with his best friend, Shiloh. 

Jute is proudly sponsored by
Charles and Judy Burkett


Benny is a gorgeous dark bay Shire/Thoroughbred cross standing an impressive 16.2 hands high.  With the most adorable face and amazing disposition, Benny has already stolen the hearts of so many of our friends at the farm.  His stout build makes him the perfect mount for our larger participants, as well as veterans in our program.  


Benny joined our equine team in December of 2019.  

Benny is proudly sponsored by
Barbara and Lewis Williamson


Shiloh is an adorable American Quarter Horse with a larger than life personality!  He is curious and comical, and his sweet disposition brings out the best in all of his participants.  While he might be one of the older horses in the barn, you'd never know it!  His fun-loving nature is completely endearing . . . 


Shiloh joined our herd with his friend Jute in November of 2019.  

Shiloh is proudly sponsored by
The Live Love Memphis Group


Regis is a beautiful red roan Appaloosa with a background in western and english pleasure.  He is always eager to please, and is a wonderful mount for our independent riders with a smooth jog and lope that is oh-so comfortable!  Standing 15.2 hands high, he is suitable for children and adults to ride. With his southern charm and sweet disposition, Regis is is a great all around horse to support  so many of our participants. 


Regis joined our herd in January of 2020.  

Regis is proudly sponsored by
Terry Lemmon


This dashing fellow is absolutely gorgeous, with his gray coat and salt and pepper mane and tail.  Clyde is a United Kingdom Shetland, and he came to the farm with his friend May!  He was born in 2015 and is kind and very sweet.  He loves to give kisses to everyone he meets.  This regal little man is quickly becoming a barn favorite . . .  


Clyde joined our herd in June of 2020.

Clyde is proudly sponsored by
The Addison Family


May is the sweetest United Kingdom Shetland - and we are so happy to have her in our program from our friends at Personal Ponies.  This little lady and her best friend, Clyde, have extensive experience with children grooming them and have visited schools and senior centers before coming to Southern Reins.  May was born in 2008, and she just loves attention.  She will even nicker to you when she sees you coming!  


May joined our herd in June of 2020.

May is proudly sponsored by
The Bauman Family


Belle is our fabulous barn cat who is often the first to meet all of our visitors at the farm.  This petite tabby cat came to us from our friends at Hall's Feed and Seed, and she is a mouser extraordinaire! 


Belle loves to cuddle and get scratches and pats from everyone at the farm.  Due to an injury she lost her tail, and our amazing friends at State Line Animal Clinic helped her heal and recover. We think that makes her look even cuter!

Belle joined us as our official feline ambassador in January of 2018.

Belle is proudly sponsored by

State Line Animal Clinic

Baby - Forever in our Hearts

Baby was a rich dark bay with 3 white socks and a small star. She was a lovely Argentine thoroughbred who has been a polo pony her whole life, until starting her career as a therapy horse in the summer of 2017.  


Baby was so versatile, she was used in therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning and Hippotherapy.  Baby's calm demeanor and rhythmic gates were perfect for our participants to learn how to ride. She was truly a one-in-a-million therapy horse. 

Baby earned her wings and crossed the rainbow bridge.  She will be forever loved by us all at Southern Reins.

Our Equine Team - DeSoto Campus


This regal American Quarter Horse is a lovely bay roan gelding who stands 15 hands high and has a small star on his forehead. He is on loan to our program from Lynch Ranch.


JT is an early riser - and every morning he likes to ring the dinner bell to make sure the folks at the ranch don't forget his breakfast. JT was the Hernando Saddle Club Ranch Pleasure Horse 2015 Champion and also enjoys competing in a variety of working cow horse classes with his owner, Gary Lynch. He is a wonderful gentleman with excellent training and a wonderful disposition that makes him a great therapy horse for our riders. 

JT joined the program in the spring of 2018 and is on loan to our program from Lynch Ranch.


This sweet gentleman affectionately known as "Fred" to all his friends is a direct descendent of Dash for Cash, which explains how he has long held the title of the fastest horse at Lynch Ranch!   Fred is a 2007 model registered American Quarter Horse whose registered name is Dash N Leo. His trademark loose lower lip is hereditary, as both his brother and sister share the same endearing droopy lip.  Fred has won several working ranch horse events in the past, and is the type of horse who can do it all.  He seems to really enjoy the slower pace of serving his participants at Southern Reins, and is one of the sweetest horses around.

Fred joined the program in the spring of 2018 and is on loan to our program from Lynch Ranch.   


You might mistake this good looking bay for a Quarter Horse at first glance, but the small white patch on her side confirms that she is an APHA registered Paint Horse. Possum's registered  name is Robin’s Spotted Neon, and she is affectionately known as Possum because her grandfather won an Oklahoma horse race called the Possum Hollow Derby.  She was purchased as a 4-year old by Kay Lynch as a surprise gift for her husband Gary, who didn't have a horse at the time, and has been delivering smiles and joy at Lynch Ranch ever since.  Possum is a great trail horse, and has proven she is also the ideal therapy horse.  

Possum joined the program in the spring of 2018 and is on loan to our program from Lynch Ranch.   


Torque’s registered name is Jacks Frosted Pine. He is the biggest horse at Lynch Ranch - and also one of the most gentle and kind-hearted. He is often used for the smallest and most inexperienced participants, and can also be a wonderful ride for more advanced riders. Torque is also used for everything from trail riding to sorting cattle and roping. Born in 2011, this gentle giant is a shining star at our DeSoto Campus!

Torque is owned by Southern Reins' farrier Daniel Bishop and joined the program in the spring of 2018. He is on loan to our program from Lynch Ranch.   


This beautiful bay is a registered American Quarter Horse.  Born in 2008, Lady's registered name is "A Ladies Treasure."  Her ancestors include Doc, Zip and Jet, and she is a natural cow horse that is used to move and sort cows when she is not in the ring serving her participants!  Lady has competed locally and won numerous events.  She is the resident glamour girl at the farm, whose beauty is only outshined by her kind disposition.

Lady joined the program in the spring of 2018 is on loan to our program from Lynch Ranch.   

Loan or Donate Your Horse To Southern Reins

Do you have a horse or pony that you think would make a great therapy horse?  Below please find more information on the process to loan or donate your equine to our program:

Step 1: Owner contacts Southern Reins and is emailed the Equine Information Form (EIF) to be completed, including the list of required criteria.

Step 2: Upon receiving the EIF, Southern Reins' Program Director will contact the owner to set up an onsite evaluation if horse passes initial screening based on information provided.

Step 3: Southern Reins' Program Director, with assistance as needed, conducts a comprehensive onsite evaluation of the equine.

Step 4: If the equine passes the initial screening of the onsite evaluation, the owner will transport or provide transportation of the equine to Southern Reins' Collierville Campus located at 916 Billy Bryant Road, Collierville TN 38017 to begin the 60 day trial period. 

Step 5: The Program Director will complete an Equine Evaluation Assessment form based on the initial onsite evaluation and throughout the 60 day trial period to determine if the equine is a suitable fit for our program.


Note: All equines entering the program on trial must have either a signed Equine Loan Agreement or Equine Donation Agreement, as these documents contain our liability release statement. Equines must have a negative Coggins valid for at least 6 months from their trial start date, vaccinations valid for 6 months from their trial date, and must have farrier services completed no more than 3 weeks prior to their trial start date.

We appreciate your consideration to lend us your fabulous four-legged friend!

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Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy

916 Billy Bryant Road

Collierville TN 38017


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