Meet The Horses
Win1994 Bay Half-Arab Gelding.
My first horse Win. Bay Half Arabian 14.3h gelding I owned from 2007-2015.
He is enjoying life as a family horse just 30 minutes down the road from me.
Twist was a chestnut 1997 16.1hh Quarter horse mare of Leo lines. I owned her from 2007 till her death in 2015.
She had been moved across the country a few times, done hunter/jumper training, been a broodmare, and a pasture pet by the time she was 9 when I got her.
She started off very aloof, lazy, and a little playful under saddle. Oh and terrified of whips..
But after finally getting to know her she opened up to be a firey dragon even at 17 years old! She LOVED to jump and even enjoyed flatting and starting to learn some dressage moves.
Sadly she passed from colic.
Liver Chestnut Poa-Cross Pony. Blind in one eye.
Wes was a rescue pony I rode from March of 2015 - January of 2016. I never owned him, I was just bringing him along. He was adopted in January of 2016 and is now an emotional therapy pony.
1/4 Percheron 3/4 Quarter Horse Mare.
Amber belonged to a barnmate who decided that Amber is not the horse for her. I was riding and bringing Amber along for a few months or so since January 31st of 2016. As of September 2016 Amber was sold to be a private Mounted Patrol horse
Fancy is an 11 year old Appaloosa x Thoroughbred mare that I free leased from a good friend of mine for 9 months
A.K.A. Goober or the Gooberrito as we called him now belongs to the owner of the barn I used to board at after his owner abandoned him there. He is a 10 year old Chestnut tatooed Thoroughbred.
He likes to weave and although not spooky he has a mind of his own. Oh and he aspires to be a giraffe.
Goober did make good progress in two months but then he went lame and last I checked he still is. Sadly.
Tally or Angus
Angus as we called him was a 3 1/2 year old we were told but more likely was 5. 16hh Clydesdale gelding.
His owner who has no experience brought him to the stable I used to board my mare at (The same place Goober is at) and hasn't seen him since. That was 2 years ago. He was neglected and eventually abandoned entirely. So the barn owner asked me to play with him and get him started under saddle.
We were unsure of his past training if any but seemed to have decent ground work or at least is sweet and smart enough to seem like it. I started him under saddle and he did super well. I did not expect to fall in love with him but I did. He did get a good w/t/c but I had to stop working with him because my schedule got too busy.
Woodrow is a 14.1hh (ish) grade chestnut gelding. Vet puts him at 11/12 years old. Owned by my boss.
I started working with him in April of 2019. He started out a hot mess. But with time he is slowly coming along. He's gone from challenging to puppy dog. But we are still working on his giraffe tendencies, hollowing out his back, speed, steering. Lets just say he still has a long way to go. But at least he is a smooth ride.
Pancakes is 14hh (ish) chestnut mare (my fav!).
The vet put her at 18/20 years old.
Also owned by my boss. She came in with Woodrow without much history. She is not a smooth ride at all lol. She gets excited to run, yet can be very lazy. Originally she was really dull and stiff. She is much more responsive now and is starting to soften.
Despite all her imperfections, the funky fungus her body was covered in. Yeah we are still fighting that. The plaque in her ears. Her gray legs covered in old scratches. Her resting mare face. Pretending she hates everything and everyone. Trying to kick me while learning to pick her feet up. I REALLY enjoy THIS LIL mare!
She is a blast! So fun.
Lil Louie Man as I call him is an 11 year old, 13h grade pony with a former career on the hunter/jumper circuit.
Loui is my bosses daughters pony. I wasn't ever supposed to "have" to ride him. But the day they brought him home he started exhibiting some concerning behavior. We let him settle in, thinking maybe he just needed to adjust. But that wasn't the issue. It became apparent that he had more of an attitude problem than we were initially warned about. But there was no way we'd take him away from his girl. They really do love each other.
He has come a long way with special care. Initially he'd balk and rear. And on the ground he did not respect your space with his head. But now he is much more respectful and is starting to get the idea of FORWARD.