OUR HORSES

Please sponsor our horses! Funding one horse for one year will support its basic needs while allowing the lesson income to provide for tack, therapeutic equipment, instructors, and facility maintenance and upgrades.

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.

Andy – Ambassador*

Foaled: May 1, 1992
Breed: Thoroughbred
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Hunter/Jumper
Character: Black Beauty. Tall, lanky boy that prefers volunteers who are quiet and confident. He loves to get out for a good roll in the grass or sand and is also the most vocal of our herd when a new horse comes his way.

*Ambassador– An honored position for an Ivey Ranch horse that has served in our equestrian program but now, due to physical changes, is no longer obligated to carry riders.

Ariel

Foaled: September 1998
Breed: Arabian
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Lesson Horse
Character: You’ll just want to kiss this girl! Ariel is as pretty as she is sweet, and is up for any activity – she is ready and waiting at her gate whenever she sees someone approach. She is slow and steady with our most timid riders and volunteers, but will hop into a faster gait with a swing of her tail as soon as she is asked.

Co-sponsored by Irene Diggs

Armani

Foaled: 2007
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job:
Character: Bio coming soon!

Beau

Foaled: October 1999
Breed: Quarter Horse
Sex: Gelding
Previous Job: Mounted Patrol Horse
Character: Sweet, sensitive, and thoughtful, Beau has a huge work ethic and always aims to please his rider or leader. His previous time as a mounted patrol horse serves him well at Ivey as not much surprises him, but he is ready to spring into action at the word of his rider.

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.

Brighton

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.

Sponsored by Rosella Childers

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.

Cinnamon

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.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Color

Foaled: 2002
Sex: Gelding
Breed: Appaloosa
Previous Job: All-around show horse
Character: All-around extraordinaire, Color has an extensive show record behind him and competed on a national level.  From English to western, jumping to barrel racing, dressage to saddle seat (and even a little cart driving, too), Color has done it all.  He knows his job well and loves his job.  After many years of hard work, a change of pace and a quieter lifestyle as a lesson horse are welcome changes for Color.  He is especially loving all the carrots, back scratches, and snuggles he is getting since joining the Ivey team.

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 in all three. With thoughtful eyes and a patient spirit, she has become an easy choice for any lesson.

Harlow

Foaled: 2007
Breed: Paint
Sex: Mare
Previous Job:
Character: Bio coming soon!

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 as a model horse for a photographer. Klaus has become quite popular – not only for his looks but for his steady gait and personality too!

Co-sponsored by Rich Savage

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.

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.

Roy

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 among 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!

Sasha

Foaled: 2006
Breed: Belgian/Thoroughbred Draft
Sex: Mare
Previous Job: Lesson horse
Character: Sasha 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.

Sponsored by Heather Bourland

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.

Co-Sponsored by Rich Zawacki

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!

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