14674 S. Highway 169
Oologah, OK 74053  •
9-5, Fri 9-noon
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.
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.
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
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