That Ol'blackmagic - "Magic"
Magic is a 15.1 hh Thoroughbred gelding. He is sweet, personable, mellow and sensible. He has been shown dressage successfully at Training Level and has debuted at First Level with scores in the mid-60s. He has been shown over fences at 2', schooled to 2'6". In his first season of showing, he won two year-end Reserve Championships in dressage and a Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) High Point award for Combined Training. He has also participated in hunter paces and is super quiet on the trail. He has even dabbled a little in Western, winning a TIP award his first time out! Magic is an all-around great guy but he prefers relaxed riders with quiet hands of just about any skill level.
Magic is a huge fan of napping and carrots.
Magic is half-leased by Tanya and our darling working student, Lily.
Picasso - "Pica"
Picasso is a 15.1 hh Lippizan/Friesian cross entrusted to us by a dear friend for use in our program. He has a giant, cheeky personality and an incredible amount of training. He has lovely gaits that are easy to ride. He has been shown Second Level and is a wonderful trail horse.
Pica will do anything for cookies - bow, count, pick up your hat - anything!
Picasso is leased by his biggest fan, Kathryn, and used for lessons by Charlene. He is available for a once-weekly student with the possibility of practice rides on a semi-regular basis.
Mr. Norman - "Norman"
Norman is 16.2 hh Thoroughbred gelding. He's quirky and precocious and we wouldn't want him any other way! After leaving the race track he had a year to adjust to his new life and is now in regular work. We are allowing him all the time he needs to progress as he's still growing (stop that!) and managing his ridiculously long legs will not happen quickly.
Norman enjoys being the center of attention, but on his terms. Bucket time is his favorite time.
Norman is Emily's personal horse and is currently growing into his legs in a pasture in Pescadero.
Fiona E. Pona - "Fiona"
Fiona is a senior 13.1 hh American Paint Pony mare. Fiona has the best ground manners, unlimited patience and is ideal for helping kids learn how to groom independently. While she's doing well as a leadline lesson pony she's really a fun ride for a smaller adult. She has a large build and easily carries a rider up to 5'4". She has comfortable, big horse gaits and is fun and forward. This pony can JUMP! Fiona is the best trail buddy you'll ever find. She's happy to go out all day on her own, with a group, and has ponied much larger horses for miles. She is incredibly surefooted and covers a lot of ground.
Fiona is sweet but very business-like. She would be happy to trail ride every day and has requested retirement from arena work.
Fiona is currently in retirement, keeping Norman company. Should the right rider come along she is perfectly capable of returning to the working world!