Dakota - aka, Impressun My Bunny, came to our program in November of 2010. She is a 21 year old Paint horse who has a dual side to her. On her left side she is a beautiful bay, but when she turns around, her secret side comes out as a beautiful paint. She's about 15.2 hands and has a very very - did I say very - smooth trot that is lots of fun to ride. Dakota is big enough to carry our older riders.
Freckles, who is registered as Verse a te Gal, is a 28 year old Paint mare. You see, she was really shy and hiding when God was painting all the paint horses born that day. Because of that, she missed being "painted" but must have been close by as she got speckles of paint all over her, which gave her name - Freckles. Freckles came to us in 2009 when the little girl who owned her decided to do Rodeo Queening and not Western Pleasure showing. We are very lucky because Freckles has a nice trot and a quiet canter. Her broad back is strong to carry our older riders and give nice support to those needing it. The kids just love "dotting" the freckles on her butt as they ride facing backwards.
Gracie is the youngest member or our special herd. She came to us in February 2022 when a past volunteer and good friend suddenly "graduated" to Horseman's Heaven. Gracie is a beautiful black and white paint mare who is only about 10 years old. She is a smidge over 15 hands and is currently in training. We look forward to having her take her place in our riding arena.
Liber-T is a 29 year old Dutch Warmblood who belonged to Chris and Craig Hudson since before she was born. Liber-T is Chris' "Levels Horse" and they are playing in Level 4 in the Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship Program. Liber-T is very sensitive and responds to her rider's signals with very little aids. The challenge with her is - she likes it done "right". Liber-T just loves our very smallest riders and takes great care in keeping them safe. Liber-T's gaits are very smooth and easy to ride. She has really helped move our riders into a higher level of attention, understanding and coordination.