Our current 4 legged team members
Height: Around 16 hands (roughly 163 cms)
Personality: Curious, inquisitive, loves to say hello and know what is going on. Enjoys playing with the other horses in the herd and being cheeky by holding a stick in his mouth, like a dog, and harrassing others with it among other things !!! Ollie is available to clients for ground work only and is a great horse if you want to acheive the basic games as well as learn how to enhance your skills to a more advanced level. Best friends with Zara.
Bashful or Bash for short
Height: Around 15 hands (roughly 153 cms)
Personality: Sensitive, kind, loving, gentle and responsive. Can be forward moving and doesn't need much to respond to what you are asking him to do. He likes it best when riders use their body language to guide him and can take most abilites. He is the 'grandfather' of the herd and in his older years enjoys observing what is going on without getting too involved in the games played within the group when they are in the paddock together. He is now semi-retired, currently residing off-site and bought back to our Court Road base when we need an extra horse.
Born: Around 2006
Height: Around 14 hands (roughly 142 cms)
Personality: Keen to get to know his riders and enjoys being a part of what is going on. He is reasonably forward moving and can be cheeky occasionally but it is easy to get him back on task. At first his trot can feel bouncy, he was a pacer so can default to this sometimes, but does smooth out after a while and he has a beautiful 'rocking horse' canter. Best friends with Zara and Ollie. Can take all abilities.
Height: Around 13 hands (roughtly 132 cms)
Personality: Pixie can be cheeky at times and has a gentle walk but can get excited when going at the faster paces as well as when jumping. She is a comic and sometimes joins in when a rider on another equine team member is cantering around outside the arena, without anyone on her back. Great for those who would like to take a pony further in their horsemanship journey or learn the basics. Pixie Is at the bottom of the herd order and can get pushed around by the others particularly when it comes to food.
Height: Around 15 hands (roughly 153 cms)
Personality: Zara can be a little stand-offish at first (this comes from her previous experiences in life) but is a genuinely sweet, smart and kind natured girl. She can get bossy sometimes thinking that she knows best so can need firm but fair leadership to get the best out of her. She can be a little quick with her strides in trot, canter as well as jumping but is beginning to balance herself more most of the time. She is good friends with Ollie and Lucky. These 3 are affectionately know as the 3 musketeers,
Breed: Gypsy Cob/Welsh
Height: Around 13 hands (Roughtly 132cms)
Personality: Curious, inquisitive, loves to say hello and know what is going on. Max is cute with 2 blue eyes and a stocky/chunky build. He is cheeky so sometimes you need to be fair but very firm with him. He enjoys learning new things and can pick up on them quickly so a great pony to take your horsemanship to a higher level. His favourite thing in life is food so he will never be thin !! He tries to get to the top of the herd order and be the boss all the time. He really enjoys playing with Doddie who is the tallest member of the current herd and also the boss of it, this is really funny to watch with him being one of the smallest !!!
Breed: Blue Merle Border Collie (possibly with blue heeler as well)
Born: Dec 2010
Height: Medium (in the doggy world)
Personality: Quiet but determined. Now in her older years she has slowed down and is not quite so energetic as she was when younger. She still enjoys being a part of what is going on and meeting anyone that comes through our gates, she has earnt the title of chief welcomer !!!
Breed: Standardbred/Andulsian (Spanish horse)
Height: Roughly 16 hands (163 cms)
Personality: He is our BFG (Big Friendly Giant). Doddie is the current boss of the herd and lets all the other herd members know it in the paddock. He has very smooth paces and is a big comfy armchair to sit on. Like some of the others he needs firm but fair consistent leadership to get the best out of him. He is observant and notices what is going on in the distance but usually does not react to it in a big way. He is a very social horse and wants to know where everyone else is and lets us know, with his voice, when he is not involved in a road ride or outing. He can take all abilities.