We could not do it without our wonderful horses...
Our Horses.....are specially selected for temperament, size and gait. They are trained
to respond calmly and safely to the varied challenges of their riders/drivers.
Cody is 32 years old but acts like 15! He is used in our ground program but will carry our very small riders in a class. He was donated to us by Morgan & Denise Stolz Fladeboe many years ago. He has been the Rock in our program, everyone that meets him wants to ride him first.
Archie is an 20 year old Haflinger. He was donated to me by Janet Garrett in 2015 and is our class clown! If you are leading him and stop by a cone he either tries to eat it or plow it over. When playing a game he wants to help the riders or try to eat the game pieces (you never know which)! Archie is the horse that does everything, Riding, driving and the ground program. He certainly is a character but he takes all the heavy work without complaining -just make sure he gets his food afterwards! He had to step up to the plate and fill the workload of 2 horses when we lost Sarge (draft-cross) a few years back. With all his goofy ideas and little quirks we are very grateful for Archie.
Blitz is mainly used in our ground program and occasionally in our riding program. In 2008, when he came to us he could also drive. He is 29 years young but sadly￼ his arthritis kicks up more times than we like. Thanks to Dr. Matt Davis and Dr. Sarah Eaton for donating medications and now Blitz is back to running and playing with the herd. Also, a very dedicated volunteer found someone to pay for his upkeep for an entire year ~ and that's quite a bit of food for this big guy!
Berkley is a 21 year old Standardbred who came to us in 2006. He has had quite the life! In his younger years he was a racehorse then ended up with an Amish family and finally found his forever home with us through Courtney and Diane who donated him to our driving program. Berkley has been with us ever since and is loved by all!!