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”.
Joey, the adorable Clown :
We got him at a very young age, and raised and trained him by ourselves. Although he is full of beans and always comes up with “wonderful ideas how to decorate the yard” (by emptying the baerproof garbage bins, for example), he is a very reliable and footsure under the saddle.
All the girls love him.
is not only the youngest but also the coolest and most social horse we have. He loves to be in the water (hippo), shares his hay with moose (in winter almost looks like one himself); and sometimes you can find him inspecting the garage or the shop for grain, or taking a walk on the porch. Once, he even was close to enter the living room when the door wasn’t shut properly…
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 mare of the herd. She is 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.
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 (Nickname “Little Barrel”)
came to us by coinsidence. Friends of ours had brought her into our neighbourhood for sale, but the deal did not work out; back then Maple maybe was more a princess than a horse (she thought). We helped our friends out and picked her up from there, gave her a mirror and a brainwash (“you are a HORSE”), and traded her for a pig. She still is full of never ending energy, but a fine and easy going buddy through thick and thin in any kind of terrain.
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.
Our ‘Golden Girls’ – Winny und Sara
Winny, our big Black Beauty, was a ‘Heavy Warmbood’. Her papers went back to the Old Oldenbourg Lines. She was trained for both riding styles, English/Classic and for Western.
We had her brought over from Germany, and she felt very comfortable in Canada, working 13 more years for her oats and enjoying the space and the grass, and later her retirement.
Unfortunately Winny had to leave this world for what we call “the big green meadow” on 31. January 2016. She was close to 27.
When we got Sara she was carrying a wonderful foal, Will. She had been a show horse in younger years and knows everything about Western Riding. With that we could learn a lot from her. Her sweet disposition and her being extremely surefooted made her a wonderful trail horse for any age and any level.
Athough basically retired, – On and Off – we let her “work” by carrying around little kids in our yard, and she appreciates still being needed and enjoys her little riders.