Our horses are the most important part of our lesson program! Every horse we ride teaches us something, and all of ours are great assistant trainers and are worth their weight in gold! Take a moment to learn about each of them.
Beija – 2013 Paint x Sugarbush Sport Horse mare
Show Name: Kiss & Tell
Beija belongs to Kelly. They’ve been learning together for the first couple months. She will start to go in our Intermediate and Advanced lesson program this Fall.
Billy – 2014 chestnut 15h Arabian/QH gelding
Show Name: Mulberry’s Mischief
Billy belongs to Abby and was adopted through the Equine Rescue League. He’s super cute and a smooth mover, just watch for his “love nibbles”! He lives at the trail barn.
Branson – 2009 bay 15.1h Arabian/QH gelding
Show Name: Third Time’s The Charm
Branson belongs to Sydney. He has turned out to be a great Jumper horse for her! He is occasionally found in the lesson program as well.
Buddy – 2003 bay roan 16h Percheron/QH gelding
Show Name: Be My Buddy
Buddy is a big boy! Not overly tall, but really thick. He’s a sweet boy that has a super comfy trot and canter. He is popular in all of our lessons and especially on bareback days at camp!
Buddy is half leased by Karsyn.
Butternut – 2002 14.2h Haflinger mare
Butternut is a fun little project mare we got from Long Meadow Equine Rescue. We assume she was previously used to pull a cart, as she came from an Amish auction. After A LOT of schooling, she has turned into a really nice Advanced Beginner/Intermediate lesson pony. While she’s not super comfy to flat, her jump is quite smooth. She does require a firm hand for steering though! Unfortunately, due to her foundering in the past, she will never be allowed regular turnout on grass.
Chestnut Mare (yeah, yeah, we sometimes call her Chessie or CM) – 2007 15.3h OTTB chestnut mare
Race Name: Leslie Gardens
Chessie came to us originally as a “foster” of sorts from Long Meadow Equine Rescue. She had a mediocre race career that ended in 2012 and since she’s from an auction, we have no idea what she did for the ten years before she was rescued. We wanted to help get her going and also get some weight on her and give her some TLC. After a couple of pretty serious injuries on the farm, we just decided to go ahead and adopt her. I am not certain she will be a long-term fit for the lesson program, but we’re having fun working with her and furthering her education!
Chumley – 2002 bay leopard 14.3h Appaloosa gelding
Chumley is a super friendly guy. He tries really hard and is pretty comfortable!
Chumley is half leased by Paige.
Cleo – 2002 black grade QH mare
Cleo is a wonderful addition to our lesson program! She’s really sweet and seems pretty unflappable. Went right into lessons and camp without a problem.
Cole – 2003 black Mountain Pleasure Horse gelding
Cole is a sweet soul that sometimes gaits, but most of the time does walk, trot and canter just fine. He also seems to enjoy jumping!
Cole belongs to Maddie.
Copper – 1996 chestnut APHA gelding
Copper loves trail riding and was often chosen for parades and off-the-farm trail rides because of his brave attitude. He lives a pretty relaxed retired life at the trail barn these days.
Cricket – ~2009 grey 14.1h QH/Arab mare
We got Cricket from Long Meadow Equine Rescue. While she started out a very green large pony, she has finished up to be a really talented jumping machine!
Cricket belongs to Hannah.
Daisy – 1997ish grey 14h pony mare
Daisy came from a hunter/jumper farm in Aldie, VA. She is super smooth and a favorite among the WTC students!
Dell – 1998 15.3h chestnut AQHA gelding
Dell is Shana’s horse. He came from Hunter’s Edge Horse Farm and is a great lesson horse here as well. He is perfect for our walk/trotters!
Eleanor – 2018 dark bay 15.3h OTTB mare
Registered Name: Regal Honor
Eleanor was adopted through New Vocations. She’s a super quiet girl who was retired from racing for being “non-competitive”. She’s got a great brain and we’re hoping that she will be introduced to the lesson program in the next year.
Finn – 2002 chestnut 14.3h QH cross gelding
Show Name: Mischief Managed
Finn has very smooth gaits for a large pony/small horse. Aside from his less than perfect ground manners, he is a great lesson horse!
Finn is half leased by Julia.
Ginger – 2001 chestnut 14.1h QH/Welsh mare
Show Name: Ginger Snap
Ginger has VERY smooth gaits and is great for all levels of riders. Her steering isn’t always the best and she can sometimes get a little quick, but everyone seems to like riding her! Doesn’t hurt that she’s super comfy.
Gus – 2011 16h Draft/Paint/Saddlebred (?!?! who knows) gelding
Show Name: With Gusto
Gus has a GREAT personality and tries super hard to figure out what you want to do. He’s very smooth both at the canter and over jumps.
Hopie – 2000 chestnut 16.1h AQHA gelding
Registered Name: Hopie Arwen
Hopie is a homebred boy! His gaits are great but his size is amazing! Neither his mom or dad were anywhere close to his height! Hopie has been retired to the trail barn to live out his days.
Isabella – 1995 chestnut 13.3h registered Paso Fino mare
Isabella is a very smooth gaited trail horse with lots of personality.
Josie – 2008 chestnut 14.1h Quarter Horse cross mare
Josie is a really sweet large pony that is owned by Krista. She is taking to jumping really well. She is already becoming a favorite in the lesson program!
Kai – 2015 bay 16h Dutch Harness Horse mare
Kai was adopted from Colby’s Crew Rescue (better known as Ohkaytacos). They got her from an auction earlier in 2022 and felt that she had little to no handling prior to that. They sent her to a trainer who put a really nice foundation of groundwork and initial riding. She is a project for Danielle. So far, she’s proven to be very kind, though sometimes a little reactive. She’s mostly “talk” in that she holds her head high and snorts, but seldom does more than a startle. We’re looking forward to seeing what she can do in the future!
Kip – 2000 AQHA 16.1h bay Appendix gelding
Registered Name: Kick in the Pass
Kip is a nice large Appendix with super smooth gaits. His friendly demeanor and super cute face, plus his really smooth gaits, have made him a favorite at the barn, ESPECIALLY with my adult students! He has a pretty nice jump too. Just don’t look at him below the knees LOL, those are some seriously turned out feet!
Kip is half leased by Maddox.
Kodi – 2002 ApHC 15.1h gelding
Registered Name: Kodiak Cassanova
Kodi is a lazy boy that teaches riders to be assertive and how to use a driving seat aid (or he doesn’t move…). But he is very capable once you get him going. He’s great for teaching people to jump since he’s so quiet and honest to the fences!
Ladybug – 2007 APHA 15.1h chestnut mare
Registered Name: WOR Sparkling Image
Ladybug is a very sweet mare that is wonderful for walk/trot/individual canter lessons. She is super smooth and easy to steer.
Mango – 1999 chestnut QH mare
Mango is from Long Meadow Equine Rescue. She hadn’t been ridden recently before they got her, but she obviously had training in her past! She is doing great in our walk, trot, individual canter lessons.
Mojo – 2014 Thoroughbred gelding
Mojo belongs to Jennifer. He is proving to be a talented jumper for her!
He lives up at the trail barn.
Montana – 2004 Paint gelding
Montana is owned by Emma & Kristina. He is a great addition to the lesson program as well. Montana used to be owned by Ella.
Nemo – 2003 Arab/TB? 15h chestnut gelding
Show Name: Just Keep Swimming
Nemo is a cute mover and jumper that belongs to Jennifer! He lives up at the trail barn.
Nutmeg – 2005 Draft cross 15.1h chestnut mare
Nutmeg is originally from Long Meadow Equine Rescue and she’s an absolute sweetheart with an amazing canter. She is going well in lessons and seems to enjoy jumping.
Nutmeg belongs to Chelsea.
Pepper – 2015 bay roan AQHA 14.3h mare
Pepper is a fun horse that has a great brain! She is owned by Marlowe. We’re looking forward to watching these two learn together. Pepper is also used in Intermediate and Advanced lessons.
PJ – 1998 APHA 15.1h mare
Show Name: Missed A Spot
PJ is owned by Lizz & Laurie Phillips but is being leased by the farm for lessons. She’s an excellent lesson horse for beginner and intermediate riders!
Sage – 1999 bay 14.3h Paso Fino gelding
Sage is Margaret’s trail horse. He is very calm and easy going with a super smooth gait.
Sully – 2013 brown 16.2h WB/Paint gelding
Sully is owned by Danielle. He has had quite a few setbacks in his life, but he is a fun, challenging ride with an impressive stride and jump.
Titus – 2009 dun 14.3h Paint gelding
Show Name: Titus
Titus belongs to Madi. He is a great little guy with a pretty amazing jump! He’s pretty popular since he’s so cute, but also because he’s such a good boy to ride (even for little kids!). You need to have sticky legs if he thinks the jump is scary though – his knees come up to his eyeballs!!
Tye – 2004 chestnut 16.1h QHx gelding
Show Name: Bow Tye
Tye is Kailee’s horse. He lives up at the trail barn.
Volt – 2011 bay 14.3h Cleveland bay/QH gelding
Registered Name: Frostyoak Bolt
Volt is from the Bridgewater Equestrian program. We LOVE him at our farm 🙂
Volt is half leased by Lilli.