Our horses, your buddies while you’re here
Danny, our “Heavy Boy”
We had searched for a horse like him for over 3 years.We had a heavy horse in mind, quiet, surefooted, good minded. He is supposed to mostly carry tall and strongly built people. So our Maple will be a bit more unburdened from this summer on.
Danny is an amiable gentle giant, who – on the other hand – cuts sweet rascal Will down to size if necessary.
Amber in Wonderland
She obviously did not know anything but her previous stable/corral. When we got her she reminded us to
“Alice in Wonderland”: everything was new to her and she just could not stop gazing at anything. We have been told that she had given birth to a few foals, but she never had a real name. Everybody just called her “Mama”. When we saw her for the first time, and got aware of her bright ambercoloured eyes, the decision was made. Her name from now on would be AMBER. She accustomed well and quick with our herd.
Last summer we found out, that she meanwhile is our fastest horse. Her nickname therefore is “Little Rocket”.
Willy is an Appaloosa gelding who was born on the ranch in 2004 and therefore knows his way around. If you are not careful, he also likes to stand in the living room or on the porch. Willy’s favorite pastime is sleeping, so don’t be surprised if he starts snoring while cleaning.
He is a very social and cool horse and he loves the water (hippo), shares his hay with the moose (looks almost like one himself in winter).
After a long lasting hoof problem she is not ridable anymore, but she is a wonderful buddy for an insured or sick horse which has temporaritly to stay inside the main gate/yard.
is the leading horse of the herd, she is an Appaloosa mare and very smart and very well trained in both styles, English and Western. She loves to learn and is always open for picking up something new. Friendly to kids and inexperienced riders.
came to us together with (Sara and) Joey. They are the same age. From afar they’ve been always looking pretty equal which sometimes still gives us a hard time to tell them apart from each other.
Smart is very smooth and it’s a joy to ride her.
Laddie (not Lassie and not Lady)
is the group leader’s horse out on the trails. And she does an excellent and safe job. She even keeps other horses in the group from passing her, if it’s not plan of the ride.When we got her she was almost impossible to catch, and very shy. Now, she has found her place, and became a bomb proof trail horse.
Maple or also affectionately called “Little Barrel” is one of our two heavier horses. She is a lovely Clydesdale-Paso-Peruano mare that looks tough on the outside. It got its name from the color of its fur, because in the sun it gleaming like maple syrup.
She still is full of never ending energy, but a fine and easy going buddy through thick and thin in any kind of terrain. She is Barbara’s favorite.
We found Bonita, so her full name, End of February 2019. She had been a rescued PMUmare. She recovered nicely and has- within a short time- built strong muscles. She is a real “Goer” and fully recovered. Out under the saddle she does not like it too much being slowed down or stopped. Meanwhile she has become a leading horse an the Trail.
We were looking for a further horse and found Banjo on an ad-platform, also in February 2019. He was a bit older than we thought he is’ according to his nervous disposition, means he hadn’t been exposed much to the world outside of his corral. Meanwhile he is a nice and calm and cool guy under the saddle, not fearing any snake shaped little twigs or outlets of big water tubes anymore.
Nacho, the Mini-Mule (X of a pony and a donkey), and
Chili Pepper our well trained pony, had been adopted in
2015 from an animal rescue station.