Hickory

I am a quarter horse and I am the leader of the group here at the stables. It’s not an easy job but someone has to do it! I like to eat grass and grain and LOVE alfalfa! I’m in excellent shape as you can tell by my figure. I love my horse family but I really love when people are around and when they ride me. It’s the best part of my day! I hope you will come out and see me. If you’d like you could brush my coat, pet me or ride me. I love when people are on my back and I can show them what a smart horse I am. I’ve had very good trainers in my life and I can tell what my rider wants by the way they touch me. (I also know a lot of spoken human words.) What I’m best at is knowing what you want by the slightest touch. Don’t worry if you’re nervous because many people are. I, and the rest of the horses here, are very gentle. We know people love us and we want people to know we love them too!

Gem

Spirit

I am very kind and gentle and that is why they chose me to join the family here at the Center. As a Tennessee Walker , I’m all black from head to hoof with beautiful almond shaped eyes! They take really good care of me here. I LOVE it when they brush my coat and could stand there ALL day. It relaxes me, then I find myself wanting to fall asleep! I also like it when people ride me. Since I am a TW I am not only tall but I have a 4 beat gait. You should come out and ride one of the other horses then me and see if you can tell the difference?! Maybe before we ride you can brush me? And then of course after we ride you could brush me? I overheard people talking about mud baths and how it helps the skin so I like to help out by giving myself a mud bath every so often, then I get a real bath and get brushed and brushed….Wow! My coat really shines then.

Diablo

“BJL Good Impression” is my full name. Diablo is so much shorter and yet everyone seems to just call me “D”. I am one of the few boys right now! I get bossed around a lot by all of these “ladies” aka mares. They don’t give me much room to move. They can be very pushy when it’s feeding time! I actually belong to Hope, she is such a lovely girl! She could have had any horse she wanted and she picked me!! I think it was my beautiful markings and my piebald face, not to mention my many, talents. There are not a lot of horses that look like me. Legend is that a horse with my markings brings good luck to the rider! (If these “ladies” only knew what they had!) I am so spoiled by Hope and her family. They come and take care of me and love me so much! Hope and I are best friends! I have learned all kinds of new things at the Center so not only Hope and her family can ride me but others come and enjoy the therapy I provide.

Fancy

I am an Arabian. I am a laid back gal. Not much bugs me, except flies, I hate those annoying things. I am a go-to for many new students, whatever that means. I am told I have a wonderful personality for the beginner, I just am being me. I love attention. I love to be brushed and petted. I am a horse that will do most things asked. Every once in a while, I feel I don’t need to kick that silly soccer ball, but the instructor tells me it makes the kids feel really good accomplishing something like that, so I usually give in and kick the silly thing. Come by and see me some time, I love apples.

Joker

Rosie

Zach "Z"

The General

As my name suggests, I’m stoic and in charge when needed. I used to be a very fancy show horse so I know how to go go go! I have been taught to count, give hugs and most of all I make my riders look good. I enjoy being in the barn. We have lots of students that tell me I am their favorite horse. I know I am the best, Shhh don’t tell the others. I don’t want them to get jealous.

Irish

I’m a Tennessee Walking Horse. Our breed motto is “Ride one today, own one tomorrow.” Although I’m not for sale. 🙂 My first job was to be a show horse but then I gave that up for the trails and to be in the woods. Now, I love being around my students and in the barn. I see so many different things and enjoy when people bring me carrots and apples. Come see me some time, I would love to give you the smoothest ride in the barn and don’t forget the treats.

Cinch

Ellie