Our Horses

Our Horses

Meet our Horses

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Abe
Foaled: March 30, 2002
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure horse
Character: Handsome Abe. Serious about his job and wants you to know what you're doing. Patient and quiet - everything a Quarter Horse should be.
Abu
Foaled: 1992
Breed: Arabian
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Hunter/Jumper
Character: Our little unicorn! With a beautiful face, like that of the mythical unicorn, and a winning personality, Abu is quick to win the adoration of anyone he is near. Therapy, Western, English - he does it all - with a swish in his tail and a spring in his step.
Andy
Foaled: May 1, 1992
Breed: Thoroughbred
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Hunter/Jumper
Character: Black Beauty. Tall, lanky boy that cooperates with every level of therapy rider but loves serious arena and over-poll work too. He will arch his beautiful neck, tuck his head, and work all day if you wanted to.
Big Boy
Foaled: 2004
Breed: Percheron
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure
Character: Big and beautiful and all about his tummy! Big Boy is our largest horse in the herd as well as our youngest. He is learning all about the difference between his space and your space and the fact that they are not the same. Eager for treats, this guy is both huge in presence and personality.
BrightonBrighton
Foaled: January 2000
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure/Trail

Character: A gentle, good looking boy who is always looking to see what's going on at the ranch. You will find Brighton, most often, with his head over the corral gate waiting to see who is coming or going - what is going on - and if he gets to be a part of it.
Carmel
Foaled: 2000
Breed: Mustang/Thoroughbred
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure
Character: Carmel is a smart one – quick to nod “Yes” for a treat and play any arena game you are smart enough to engage him in. He wants to move and work, both mentally and physically and is an excellent Western Pleasure horse for our advanced riders. His Mustang/Thoroughbred cross breeding has produced a stout body, pretty face, and gaits that nearly float.
CinnamonCinnamon
Foaled: September 2001
Breed: Arabian
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Pleasure/Trail
Character: Sweet, petite and ready to meet you! She is a social girl with a lot of spirit but a very gentle soul. Pretty on the outside and even prettier on the inside - a true kid's horse who wants to please.
Dance
Foaled: 2003
Breed: Friesian
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Pleasure
Character: Big, beautiful – and she knows it! Dance participates in Horses for Heroes, therapy, and able-bodied riding, and has a faithful following from all three. With thoughtful eyes and a patient spirit she has become an easy choice for any lesson.
Duncan
Foaled: 1990
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure/Trail/Lesson
Character: Would curl up in your lap if he could. Duncan looks to each rider to be his best friend and could stand to be brushed, pet, or hugged all day. Duncan provides excellent schooling to riders who are beginning through those who are advanced.
Island
Foaled: 1998
Breed: Thoroughbred
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure
Character: Stout and hearty, Island is a solid horse with lots of flexibility. His days move between therapy and able-bodied lessons and you will be his favorite person in the world if you will just let him eat some grass. Island has soulful eyes that take quick measure to see if you’re on board with his plan or not
Jaacy
Foaled: April 7, 1998
Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Pleasure horse
Character: The girl has it all - she's smart, sweet, and so very pretty. From beginner rider through jumping, she knows her stuff and is happy to show you too.
Klaus
Foaled: 2001
Breed: Paint Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure/Trail
Character: If anyone is a poster child it’s Klaus. Actually, he has posed for more pictures than any horse here as part of his previous career was a model horse for a photographer. Klaus has become quite popular – not only for his looks, but for his steady gait and personality too!
Little Bit
Foaled: 2005
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Western Pleasure
Character: Little Bit is always looking for a snack! Beautiful, feminine, with super smooth gaits - she is a wonderful teacher of beginner through advanced students. She has become a huge success in our lesson program, and she especially loves the time she spends out in one of our pastures.
MoeMoe
Foaled: 1996
Breed: Polish Arabian
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Therapy/Lesson horse
Moe is a Polish Arabian and came to us from Saddles of Joy in Arizona, another therapy center.
Unfortunately Moe does not do well in the heat and his loving owners looked to find a cooler, appropriate home.
Moe has been an easy to work with addition to our herd since 2014 and we are happy to have him with us!
Remax
Foaled:1998
Breed: Appaloosa
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Dressage/ Hunters
Character: Max is all about taking naps and eating carrots. He is calm, steady, and great at his job - but he holds his riders to a high standard. He is the perfect horse for riders looking to take their skills to the next level.
RoyRoy
Foaled: June 5, 2008
Breed: Holsteiner
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Jumper
Character: A big youngster, Roy is the baby of the barn. You can find him amongst balls, cones and toys loaded in his stall to keep him busy. But you won't be able to miss him when he is flying around the big arena jumping little cavalletti and clearing them by 1-2 feet!
sashaSasha
Foaled: 2006
Breed: Belgian Draft
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Lesson horse
Sasha is a Belgian/Thoroughbred Draft and came to us from Challenge Ranch in El Cajon.
Because most of the riders at that ranch are children, Sasha was a bit too large for their everyday needs.
Not here - with our adults, Veterans, and young adults - Sasha is a welcome addition to the herd since 2014.
Smartee
Foaled: 2002
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Reining/ Western Pleasure
Character: Smartee is curious and sweet. He would spend all day snuggled up to you if he could, and he will love you forever if you give him a carrot and a scratch. His gaits are steady and smooth and he is the perfect horse for riders just starting out.
Mr. Te
Foaled: February 11, 1987
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Pleasure/Trail
Character: With a sweet soul, Mr. Te became an instant success the week he came to join us. Pleasant, willing and sturdy, Mr. Te fits into the herd as if he’s been working our routine for his whole life.
Teddy
Foaled: 1995
Breed: Arabian
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Show horse/Hunter/ Jumper
Character: Don’t let this boy’s sweet eyes and dropped head fool you – he’s out for the grass! A perfect gentleman in the stall or arena – and quite a mover and looker too. Compact, quick, and strong!