Kallie was born in 1994. She's a thoroughbred mare who's racing name was Knockgraffen. We hear she was an incredibly good racer and that she may even hold a record! It shows even today. Kallie is an amazing horse. She's calm, sweet and fun to ride. But she is super fast and super strong. Standing at over 17h, she can only be ridden by experienced riders. Kallie was brought to us by her previous owner because he knew the barn she at was not caring for her properly. Despite having come to us underweight, covered in rain rot, and clearly mistreated (she is still a lttle head shy, but improving all the time) she has quickly settled in and is now looking as gorgeous as she did when she raced. She has even surprised us by being a great trail horse.
Floyd was born in 1990. He is a thoroughbred gelding who raced. When Floyd was taken in he weighed only about 700 lbs. He was in extremely poor condition. He was incredibly under weight and neglected and was simply left in a field to starve. He now weighs around 1200 lbs. Over the summer, Floyd managed to get an spiral fracture and has been on stall rest since, but will soon be free to run with his paddock again. Floyd knows his stuff when it comes to being ridden but he is very picky about who rides him so he is only ridden by people he knows and trusts. He's enjoying his retirement here as a pet.
Sizzle was born in 2003. People still come to the barn and remember her "Sizzle Sizzle" because she was an excellent race horse. She even has a young colt who will hopefully be as wonderful as his mom. Today Sizzle is retired on the farm but she isn't going to slow down! She is a sweet horse that requires an experienced rider simply because of her speed. She is easily recognised by her long legs, beautiful stature and her slightly nervous personality. She also has a rather large scar on her back end from an argument she had with some barbed wire.
Angel was born in 1983. She came to the rescue to retire since her previous owners feared she would end up in a bad home. Angel is 100% bombproof and very well natured. She is used for our timid beginning riders who need to build confidence. She is extremely calm, slow, and quiet when ridden in the arena but gets very excited and even a little energetic when she is out on hacks. Angel is the most easy going and agreeable horse in the barn which makes her the perfect horse for people who are nervous about riding.
Chase was born in 2000. He is a quarter horse and fully trained in both western and English riding. Chase came from a friend of our's who had purchased him from her good friend to be used as a jumper for lessons. Unfortunately, he continued to come up quite sore and they were unable to pinpoint the cause. (He does have very very mild navicular but this was not the issue.) Due to his constant positive attitude and his ability to work with individuals in wheelchairs she asked if we would like him for our programs. We took him in and gave him some time to heal. He is now totally sound and we use him for lessons, programs, etc. Chase can now even jump small x's without becoming sore. We are so lucky and honoured to have Chase in our barn!
Pokey was born in 1994. He is a registered Morgan. Pokey's first career was as an RCMP horse. Unfortunately, he suffered injuries when he was struck by a car while on duty. Pokey was given to a new home where he was to retire. Unfortunately again, Pokey's new home wanted to use him for a form of riding that required severe alterations to his feet which caused extreme damage to his hooves and legs. When his RCMP owners learned this, they quickly took him out of that situation and asked if we would take Pokey in and allow him to properly retire and be among children. We are still correcting the physical damage that was caused to Pokey and still he gets sore from time to time but he is doing really, really well.
Mabeline was born in 2006 (approx.) She is a thoroughbred mare standing 16h. She came to us when she was being sent to slaughter after suffering from two bowed tendons. Her incredible good looks and gorgeous movement are the first thing you notice. Mabeline had been incredibly difficult to handle at first so after getting her ready, we decided to move her on. Unfortunately she ended up with the wrong people and was not cared for properly. After being moved on without our knowledge from these people, we went on the hunt for her. She ended up at a place where we thought she would be safe. Again, this turned out to be the wrong people for her. She was severely neglected once again and we of course took her back. Now Mabeline is looking better then ever and has proven to be an excellent riding horse as well.
Jewels was born in 2005. She's a thoroughbred mare who suffered a ligament injury and could not race. To this day she still shows signs of the injury and so will never be a jumper or used for heavy work. Jewels is proving to be a great riding horse and we know she will be a great addition to the therapy programs. She's certainly one of the most attractive horses in the barn and her sweet disposition wins everyone over. Jewels does best with people who are quiet and she thrives off calm reassurance. Jewels is a great escape artist and is often found out of her stall in the mornings.
Daisy was born in 1991. Before Daisy came to us she was kept for quite a long time on a farm where she had no contact with other horses. She could not even see other horses. She was incredibly happy to be able to be in a herd again and is now a dominant mare with her group. Her previous owner told us that he had no place to keep her and that he had to travel. He said that if we could keep Daisy with us he would sponsor her and we could use her for our children's programs. Although the man swore he would be there for Daisy, we never saw or heard from him again. We certainly do not mind. Daisy is incredibly sweet and wonderful with children. She is very quiet to ride and does well with both beginners and experienced riders. She is a wonderful addition to our programs.
Houston is our newest addition to the barn, arriving in
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