14674 S. Highway 169 
 Oologah, OK 74053  •  918-371-1750 
 Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-noon

Our Horses

are specially selected, trained and experienced with children and equine riding therapy.


Hi, I am Brutus. I’m a Belgium Haflinger Cross Gelding. I was born in 2001. I’m Sorrel with a flaxen mane and tail. That means my coat is red with a blonde mane and tail. I have a large star on my head. I am blind in my right eye from a previous injury, but that doesn’t slow me down in the arena.


Hi, I am Buddy. I was born in 1999. I am a Sorrel Quarter horse gelding. I have a white blaze on my face with one white sock on my back right leg. I love being able to help with some of our riders with physical challenges. I really like to be brushed and loved on.


Hi, I am Cookie. My full name Is “Rollingwoods Cookie Dough.” I am a Chestnut Welsh pony gelding. I was born in 2003. I used to be a Hunter Jumper pony, but I have come to Bit by Bit to retire and help all the little kids. I also love to run and roll in my pasture after a ride.


Hi! I am Judge. I am a Black and White Tobiano Paint Horse Gelding. I was born in 1999. I really, really love giving kisses and eating lots of hay. I am everyone’s favorite “judgey boy”.


Hi, I am Pasley. I was born in 1997. I am a Sorrel Quarter Horse mare. I have a white blaze down my face with one white sock on my left back foot. I used to be a barrel horse until coming here to retire, and help with building confidence in our more independent riders.


Hi, I am Peppy. I was born in 1999. I am a Bay Quarter Horse gelding. I have a white Star and Snip on my head. I used to be a ranch horse. Now, I love getting to be here and help with independent riders. I love to be brushed and loved on.

Two Socks

Hi, I am Two Socks. I was born in 2006. I am a Bay Quarter Horse gelding. I have a white star on my head and two white socks on my back feet. I am currently still in training to become a therapy horse.


Hi y’all! My name Is Zoe. I’m a Bay with a blaze and three white socks. I don’t have a sock on my right front leg. I was born In 1998. I am a paint horse. While I don’t look like It, I have white spots on places other than my legs.

About Us

Warning!Since opening in 1997, Bit by Bit has been and contin­ues to be Northeast Oklahoma's premier therapeutic riding program. Founded by Linda Barron and originally located in Claremore, Bit by Bit began as a way to make a dif­ference in the lives of individuals with special needs through equine therapy.

     Over the years, the program has relocated to Oologah and expanded to serve over 70 students, offering thera­peutic riding lessons to children and adults living with a variety of special needs. One thing hasn't changed: the commitment to making a difference in riders' lives. This is possible thanks to over 150 volun­teers, nearly 20 horses, and generous support from donors. Together, we make strides for those with special needs!

Horseback Riding

Warning!     The benefits of thera­peutic horseback riding are many and varied. Because the horse gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improve­ment in flexibility, balance, and muscle strength.

     For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increase confidence, patience, and self-esteem. Educational goals like letter and color recognition can be incorporated into riding activities. Lessons also provide a positive social experience for students as they inter­act with volunteers, staff members, other riders, and horses.

     Research shows that individuals of all ages who participate in equine-assisted activities and therapies can experience physical and emotional rewards.