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The Joker of the barn
He is a horse with a real sense of humor.
He will play practical jokes on dogs and people alike.
So use care because if he catches you unaware in the barn,
he may just coat your head with water.
He is the star of the barn, and always the first to greet new people.
He loves food more then most, and will even take a beer given the opportunity.
At one time in his life before us,
someone took the time to teach him to love to hunt wild hogs.
He has a presence that demands your attention.
When I look at this horse,
it is so hard to imagine that he was ever
the poor starving stallion that we took in.
He is a born leader.
He knows his job, and does it well.
For those that just want to ride and hand over control Bones is happy to oblige.
It's all your fault!
When I took this 6 month old,
untouched Arabian foal in,
I never knew the place she would hold in my heart.
Even more amazing is the love she returns to me!
Those of you that know me, must in turn know my mare!
She came to me in 2001,
untouched by human hands,
untrusting and afraid.
I have never had to work so hard for anything,
like I did to gain her trust.
I knew even less then she did.
This is one of those rare cases that
green plus green did not equal black and blue.
Instead it has blossomed into a rare and special relationship
that cannot be measured in words.
She is mine, and I am hers!
Our Little Beggar
Savannah is such a sweet girl. She and my daughter claimed each other. She helped my daughter grow into the amazing rider she is now. She is also a true cookie addict. She really LOVES cookies! If you have a cookie and ask her before you give it to her, she will give you a very enthusiastic YES! She was the best kid horse for years! Although she is no longer able to carry a rider, she will spend the rest of her days with us. She did so much for us over the years! She has more than earned retirement!
Princess of the Herd
Bonnie acts like a little princess. She has great training and she knows she is a special girl. She is a great trail horse. She tends to be on the lazy side. If you ride her on the trail, she is always in the back. This is for 2 reasons, 1 she is slow and prefers this position, 2 she doesn't like anyone behind her. She is a very trusted horse here on the farm. when she lags behind, she also catches up. So if you want a little extra trotting and cantering Bonnie is great for this too! She is also an amazing swimmer.
Kit is amazing. She is one of our best trail horses. All the kids love her, adults do too. She was trained for dressage before she was given to us. Kit really shines when she has a rider with some experience. That doesn't change the fact that she is great with beginners as well. She is even a great swimmer. She is a lead and tail horse too.
Rocky is extremely social, and will do nearly anything to get your attention, especially if you have a cookie. A great beginner horse on the trails and fairly smooth as well. You are very likely to meet him in the barn, if you go out for a trail ride. He is the goofball of the herd don't be surprised if he nudges your shoulder with his nose he just wants all your attention. And all the treats. He is in semi retirement now, but he still enjoys the occasional trail ride.
The Boss Mare
Izzy Is Large and in charge! She is my daughters horse, and they both share the same attitude. She is sometimes a guide, but never a customer horse. She is too much horse for an inexperienced rider. But the bond her and my daughter share is unbreakable. She can be a bit of a biter so we warn everyone to use caution with her. Her presence is that of a born leader and she will except nothing less. Although she is a bit of a handful I have a very hard time imagining this farm without her.
Little Miss Trouble
Dolly is a Shetland/Paint cross. DOlly is a little mischief maker and an escape artist. She is full of personality and has been with us since she was a baby. She was always full of spunk and attitude, but when she was ridable she was the perfect match with my daughter. Unfortunately she injured herself and is no longer ridable, but she has been here for most of her life and will always have a home here.
Lexie is a pretty buckskin quarter horse. Lexie is pretty and flashy and good on the trail as well. She can take it easy, or get up and go. She loves to swim too. Her and Lilly came as a bonded pair. Lilly is Lexie's sister from another mother. They are best friends and ride together really well. Lexie is a very steady girl and is one of our most trusted trail horses.
Lilly is a cute little halflinger who has earned the nickname froggy because she makes a sound like a little treefrog. She is also a great little trail horse. She is great with kids and adults. As you probably read in Lexie's bio, she is Lexie's best bud.
Rascal is a character for sure. He has a very playful personality. He is outgoing and very sweet in the barn. He tends to be a bit lazy on the trail and will gladly take advantage of his rider by stopping to munch on the side of the trail. If you are looking for a slow easy going ride he is a good pick, but he doesn't have a lot of get up and go.
Cocoa is a Paso Fino. He can have a big personality and his own idea about how things are supposed to be. He likes to work and is commonly a lead horse on the rides. He picked my son as his person and absolutely shines when they are together.
Cowboy is a laid back kind of dude. He is a great ride and loves to work. He is a bit of an old man so we don't take him on a lot of rides, but when he goes he really loves it. His favorite are the river rides. He loves the water.
Zepplin is another mustang. He is still green, and definitely not ready for new riders. But he should be working fairly soon at least as a guide horse. But for now he is just learning.
Rusty is one of our newer additions. He is a paso fino and the little bit we have ridden him, he is very well trained. But he has to put on some more weight before he will be ready to go to work.
Marshmallow came to us lame. We have no intentions of putting him to work. But until we can find a good safe home for him he will be here. He is a very sweet old guy and we have him in a separate field with Cowboy, as they came together and are very good friends.
Tonto is a mustang. He was born wild. When we took him in we didn't know if he was even trained to ride. Turns out he was. He is a really laid back horse with a lover boy mentality. He loves to be doted on. It is very likely that he could be one of the horses on your trail ride.