Lexi (On The Royal Watch)
Lexi is a 6 year old American Saddlebred who has competed in a variety of divisions from the pleasure horse division all the way to the five gaited division. She's been all over the country at everything from the smallest local show to the World's Championship and National Championship shows.
Since last year, Lexi has continued to compete successfully and teach many riding lessons as her side job. She has taught all levels of riders from the first timers to the most experienced riders and is always willing to perform at a level perfectly suited for the rider. Lexi is also a sweetheart on the ground and loves the extra attention from riders.
Designed to Charm (Kiwi)
Kiwi is a 9 year old American Saddlebred who teaches a lot of lessons for us. She can teach beginners through advanced riders and is one of our academy show horses for lesson riders. She is incredibly responsive to her riders, ready to step right off into a trot or stop the second you ask her. She always has plenty of energy and has her ears up all the time. She is also very sweet and calm in her stall. She lives next to her best friend, Charm, and can often be heard neighing for him to come back while he is teaching lessons.
WC A Silver Charm (Charm)
Charm is a 16 year old American Saddlebred who is new to the lesson horse life. He spent the last 13 years of his years as an incredibly competitive performance show horse in a variety of divisions. He has won many times at the World’s Championship Horse Show and is well known throughout the industry. We are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to retire this great show horse from the performance division and begin his career as an academy show horse for lesson riders. Charm’s ears are famous for appearing to touch when he puts them forward (which is all the time), although when you’re riding him you can see they actually cross over! Charm is a big sweetheart in the stall and actually loves to give kisses whenever he has a chance.
GoDot is another American Saddlebred in our program who is 11 years old. He has been teaching lessons for us for longer than all the others. He teaches beginner through advanced riders, and best of all he is our best horse for the double saddle. He is a great listener and has a fantastic canter, allowing kids as young as 5 to canter a horse in the double saddle. He is also one of our most photogetic horses with how beautiful he is and how much he loves to put is ears forward
Stella is another of our academy show horses and a 7 year old American Saddlebred. She is always ready to go on and get to work and looks good doing it! She is an intermediate to advanced lesson horse who can teach a rider a whole lot. She has a beautiful, thick, long mane that is so long we have to keep it braided up or your hands will get tangled up in it while riding! She is a very big horse, the second tallest in the barn, which makes her great for our taller riders.
Arrival is a Thoroughbred who was rescued by her owner, Carol, and trained as an eventer. Carol still rides and jumps her but has been kind enough to also let us use her in the lesson program. She is great at teaching new riders to walk and trot around our big ring all by themselves. She is always very consistent and safe and is loved by many for her ability to make them feel so safe while learning to ride.
Cash is a very sweet and mannerly horse of an unknown breed and believed to be 9 years old. We are just celebrating his 1 year anniversary with us and boy has he come a long way! He was purchased at an auction based on seeing about 30 seconds of him being ridden, and had a lot to learn when he got home. He is a quick learner though and now teaches more lessons than any of the other horses. He is great for those just learning to trot because he has a very smooth and consistent trot, making it easy for a rider to feel secure while learning. For this reason he primarily teaches beginners and is great for challenges such as riding with no hands.
Chief is a miniature horse and Cash’s best friend. We believe him to be about 4 years old and he was bought at the same auction as Cash. After a trailer ride home together they quickly became great friends, Chief can often be heard calling out for his friend while Cash is teaching lessons. Chief can be ridden by small children and can be driven by anyone. He has made one show ring appearance at the State Fair Horse Show in academy driving and did a super job! We also learned during camp this summer that you can lead him over jumps and he does a great job jumping right over!
Tito is another miniature horse on the farm owned by our assistant manager and trainer, Casey. Tito has been ridden some and even driven once but is best at jumping and being painted by kids at camps. Both he and Chief are also often used in obstacle races during camp weeks. Tito gets lots of love and attention from both Casey and the kids at the barn.