Meet Our Horses
Hello! My name is Cheyenne, a 16-year-old Belgian/Quarter horse cross and the lead mare of my all girl herd. I am extremely friendly, love to see visitors and will be the first one to greet newcomers at the ranch. I am the bravest horse here (just ask me), a bit curious and quite dramatic when meeting new equine friends. I work hard at learning new things and love when my human friends praise me with lots of sweet words and petting. I am a full figured filly so my natural padding makes me a very comfortable ride! After working hard with the riders I really enjoy a nice bath and will lick your hands in hopes of a special treat.
Please meet Star, she arrived in 2009 and was my first friend at the ranch. Star is a 20-year-old thoroughbred, and she really thinks she is something special with her shiny copper coat and long legs. Star is a bit of a princess with her extensive resume. In her younger years she was a racehorse, hunter/jumper competitor, and a lesson horse for many years. If you ask me, she’s got it pretty easy here at the ranch, and often pretends to be sore so she doesn’t have to work. Although Star is my best friend, she does tell on me when I sneak out to visit the neighborhood…. we will have to work on that! Star especially enjoys the kids painting her and the reward of alfalfa cubes and a warm bath!
This is Niblet, the cutest 12 year-old paint pony you will ever meet. I especially like her because she looks just like the foal I had before moving to the ranch. Although Niblet is the smallest of us four girls, she can really move! When Niblet first came to the ranch she was really afraid of everything and the human’s decided to send her to Horse College, to help her be brave. Well her professor, Dan Crist, did a great job and now Niblet is a perfect angel for the little riders. While she is our “go-to” pony for the smaller riders she has lots of spirit with an experienced rider as well. She is very smart and works hard at learning her jobs at the ranch. Niblet loves to be dirty and after a good grooming it’s straight to the dirt for a good roll!
Now let’s meet Lolipop a.k.a. “the blonde bombshell”! Lolipop, a 12 year old Halflinger was generously donated by a family in Ormond Beach in November 2012. Their wish was for her to have a loving home and a great job with kids. What a perfect place for her to be! Lolipop began strutting her stuff immediately at the ranch and little Niblet quickly put her in her place. Although she can be a bit pushy, she is quickly learning where she stands in the chain of command with the horses…..at the bottom! I’m happy that Lolipop has a job at the ranch, because when she’s bored she gets into lots of trouble with the other horses. Personally, I think the human’s should send her to Horse College to teach her some manners! Lolipop is not afraid of anything and is very affectionate to her human friends. She loves getting a bath and especially having the hose sprayed on her face!