Of course, the first thing everyone wants to see, when they arrive
at the barn, is the horses!
First, we make sure we have the right
paperwork filled out, and then we go over basic safety
At this time, we have two horses entrusted to our care:
Sugar and Doc.
We are working on adding a
Amir are shown here only as a tribute to
the great horses they were.
Amir was our "31 years young" trooper;
he was our lesson horse for many, many years, and
beloved by visitors to ride, pet, brush, and
feed treats. I'm leaving his info here for now, in
his memory. Grab the saddle with his name on
it, at left, or click on his picture, to learn more about him. He
purebred, registered Arabian gelding...
our "founding horse".
Sugar is our youngest, born in 2001, and the only "girl" in our
remuda at this time. She was born in South
Dakota, and is a rare amber cream champagne colored
American Quarter Horse mare. Her rare coloring
makes her look like a caramel sundae or a toasted
marshmallow (though in this
picture she's a dirty ball of winter fuzz!) In
recent years she has graduated to being our main lesson horse.
Doc is more complicated. He's capable of
great speed and athletic feats, and is sensitive and intelligent,
stiff and lame.
We usually keep heavier (adult) riders off, especially
for anything but easy trail riding.
But he's great for lighter-weight riders in the round
pen, where he's calm and dependable.
He's a 1997 American
Quarter Horse gelding that looks almost white, but is
actually a palomino.
Oh, and he's also a TRICK HORSE!
Ask to see his tricks when you visit.
He's in his
full winter fuzzies, here.
We'd also like to pay tribute to the memory of Billies
Bay Spirit, our much missed, beloved, deceased American Quarter Horse gelding,
who was born on the 4th of July, 1976 -- America's
bicentennial, and lived to be almost 31. A famous horseman
recently said that a trustworthy, dead broke
horse like Bill was, is one in five million.
Click his photo to see more of him.
If you are interested in visiting the farm, you can
be ready in advance by printing and filling out a release form!
For students under 18, both parents or legal guardians must sign.
If bringing friends, they or their parents or legal guardians (if
minors) must have one also.
Here is a copy I made for my use of Ohio's equine
liability law: OHIO