Staff

RideAble believes that the animals, especially the horses, are the true staff.  We make every effort to insure that our horses are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy to provide the most positive experience for both horse and rider.  The participants come to see the animals and bond quickly to “their” horse.  The horses get to know their individual students and treat them as an individual according to their needs and abilities.  The instructional staff guides the students through basic skills and games to enhance their personal growth and development.  Below are introductions to each of our staff.

Our Animal Staff

BLEU

BLEU

Percheron/Appaloosa

Color: Black with white star
Sex:  Female-Mare
Height: 14 Hands 3 inches
D.O.B.: June 1996  (RideAble: 2007-owned)
WHINNEY

WHINNEY

Miniature Horse/Shetland Pony

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 10 Hands 1 inch
D.O.B.: 1992 (RideAble: 1996-owned)

LENA

LENA

Paint

Color: Red Roan with white blaze & 3 socks (right front, rear)
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 14 Hands 2 inches
D.O.B.: 2010 (RideAble: 2014-owned)
MAY

MAY

Quarter Horse/Tennessee Walker

Color: Sorrel with white star & right white ankle
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 15 Hands
D.O.B.: 1992 (RideAble: 2007-owned)
DASH

DASH

Miniature Donkey

Color: Gray
Sex: Male-Gelding
Height: 10 hands
D.O.B.: 1997 (RideAble: 2008-owned)

SMOKEY

Photo coming soon.  Smokey is a wonderful mare that works with many of our more advanced students at the walk, trot and canter.

Color Grey
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 15 hands
D.O.B.:

CHICA

CHICA

Kiger Mustang/Appaloosa

Color Buckskin, tri-colored mane & tail, dorsal stripe, left rear white ankle & star
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 14 Hands 1 inch
D.O.B.: 1998 (RideAble: 2004-leased)
REDDI

REDDI

Icelandic Horse

Color: Red with white star
Sex: Male-Gelding
Height: 13 Hands
D.O.B.: 1992 (RideAble: 2002-leased)
SHASTA

SHASTA

Percheron/Morgan

Color: Bay
Sex: Mare
Height: 14 Hands 2 inches

Our Human Staff

Sandi Treadaway

Program Director and Head Instructor

Sandi is a PATH, International certified instructor with over 25 years of experience as a riding instructor. She has two Bachelor degrees from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts from the University of Montana. Her current business runs programs in Montana as well as RideAble.

Kate Davis

PATH Intl. Certified Instructor

Kathy Somnitz

Office Administrator

Kathy Paulsen

Facility Care

Past Friends

BOB

BOB

Pygmy Goat

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Male-Wether
D.O.B.: 2008 (RideAble: owned-2010)
LADY BUG

LADY BUG

Mustang

Color: Tri-Colored Pinto
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 13.2 hands
D.O.B.: 2000 (Rideable: 2012-leased)
RUBY

RUBY

Quarter Horse

Color: Sorrel with white blaze & white right rear coronet Sex: Female-Mare Height: 15 Hands 2 Inches D.O.B.: 1998 (RideAble: 2012-leased)
BUD - Retired (12/2014)

BUD - Retired (12/2014)

Haflinger/Belgian

Color: Palomino with white blaze & 4 white socks
Sex: Male-Gelding
Height: 14 Hands 2 inches
D.O.B.: 1995 (RideAble: 2011-leased)
STAR FIRE

STAR FIRE

Quarter Horse Cross

Color: Red with light red mane & tail, white star
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 14 Hands
D.O.B.: 2004 (RideAble: 2014-owned)
DARBY O’GILL

DARBY O’GILL

½ Oxford, ¼ Cheviot, ¼ Dorset

Color: white
Sex: Female-Ewe
D.O.B.: March 5, 2011 (RideAble: owned)
BJ - In Memorium

BJ - In Memorium

Tennessee Walker/Quarter Horse

Color: Sorrel with white star & left white ankle
Sex: Female-Mare
Height: 15 Hands
D.O.B.: 1992 (RideAble: 2004)

BJ was a Quarter Horse/Tennessee Walker mare that was with RideAble for 10 years. Prior to working with the special needs students at RideAble, BJ competed as a Hunter-Jumper. BJ had a very sweet and gentle personality and was extremely patient with her students. She was willing to do whatever was asked of her with the slightest cue if that is all the student was able to accomplish. However, if a student was capable of more and better cueing, she would require it of them.