Meet our Super-Team
First, lets meet the School Horses:
2005 Grade Paint Mare
Shiloe has been with us since 2012. She is our biggest superstar. She is great with all ages and one of our regular sights for our Littles. Shiloe is one of our most popular school horses. Her canter is probably our roughest, but the kids don't mind because of how steady she is.
2007 Quarter Horse Mare
Okie is a rapid favorite of many of the students who ride here. She is not as slow and steady as the others, so once students gain some independence in their seat, they enjoy her energy. She has been here since 2017 on and off, and is on a long term lease from my friend.
2003 Tennessee Walker/Thoroughbred Cross Gelding
Frisco was purchased last December and his training is coming along. I currently use him with my Advanced beginner riders and up. He is sweet, kind and gentle, but had never done this work before and is a large horse so we most likely won't use him for our young riders unless on lead-line.
2007 Miniature Horse Mare
Boo has been with us on and off since 2019. She was originally purchased as a parade, fair and party pony, but we currently use her to teach the young kids about ground work and ground skills, and we are teaching her how to ground drive and lead-line with kiddos. We currently use Boo for our Online Outschool classes to help teach kiddos from around the world about horses.
2009 Miniature Horse Mare
Curry (Previously known as Fawn) is a recent addition. She will be broke to cart, lead-line and eventually ride independently. Curry is super fun to have around and is really enjoyable to work with. Curry will be used for Ground Skill lessons with kiddos, lead-line, and ground driving.
Now on to our Show Horses...
Dee Legend Continues
Last but not least, our Up and coming projects!
October 1992 - October 2018
Aspen was one of my first "all mine" horses, that I bought at age 12. She was spicy, sassy but so much fun. She was my rock, my solid ride, my crazy red head, all in one. She was there through almost all of my life stages. I miss her every day and thank her all the time for all the lessons she taught me. She is the reason I do what I do. This red head was a one of a kind horse. Her legacy is left in how I teach, what I teach, and also in her son, Auzzie, who continues the legacy by teaching all the next generation of riders. Something his mother NEVER would have done. She was not a fan of anyone riding her that didn't know how. But she loved people fiercely from the ground.
Top Cut Hickory
1992 - 2012
Hickory joined us in 2009 as our first official Lesson Horse. Now, we had lesson horses prior to Hickory, but he was our first official "school" horse purchase. He was a 17 year old, amazing gentleman. He was a diamond, and he trained a LOT of kids to ride and gain confidence. Hickory was a once in a lifetime horse, that we were so very lucky to have for even a few years. He really shaped our program and shaped a lot of young lives.
Chief came to us around 2016 as a wonderful addition to our program. A friend called and asked if I could utilize her husbands retired gelding, and after some discussion, I agreed. The first time I met chief was swapping trailers at Deadmans Pass rest area in a snow storm. He spent the next few years touching so many lives. Chief suffered from arthritis and Navicular, which eventually became to painful to live a comfortable life. Even now, kids will bring up Chief and everything he taught them.
Jaz E Joker aka "Joker"
April 1, 2013 - January 10, 2020
Joker was weaned young by his breeder and brought here at 3 months of age. He was an immediate favorite for all the kids and adults running through this barn because of his cute face and gorgeous looks. Eventually is was his Joking personality. He was an April Fools baby and boy did he live up to that reputation. Joker suffered from Advanced Navicular. It was a devastating diagnoses that left everyone here very shaken and very solemn. Joker is very missed. He had a lot of accomplishments in his short life, and touched more people than I realized in his short time here.