Let me introduce you to the "Boys"

Over the years horses have come and gone. I've been fortunate to have had some really great horses but it was the challenging horses that taught me the most. The variety of personalities among our herd help students discover what type of horse is best suited for them.

Magic - "Entwhistle Resistol"

Magic originally belonged to a wrangler at Sundance Guest Ranch, where we went on vacation. After having the opportunity to ride Magic, a deal was struck and we brought him home. Initially, he was hard to catch and had a couple of other minor quirks. Once we worked through those issues, what can I say – Magic is perfect. He is the horse that helps folks build confidence when they are scared. If there were ever a reason to clone a horse, Magic would be it – he is awesome in every way.

Dexter - "Cudas Dandy Fritz"

Dexter had a troubled start and had become very skeptical of people. For some reason I was compelled to go meet him in the frigid month of January 2011. I found Dexter to be friendly and curious but definitely wary and could not be caught. Instinctively, I sat on the ground in his pasture and once I became small, Dexter was able to come over and meet me. It only took a couple more visits to get him haltered and once I got him home, we never looked back. Dexter has exceeded all my expectations and is now my primary riding horse.He even lays down on command to let me get on.

Jack - "Outback Jack"

Jack is the first horse I ever purchased, back in 1996, and is now the old ``boy`` of our herd. He is always the first horse to greet you at the gate. Jack has been my guinea pig for much of my learning over the years. From carriage driving to barefoot trimming – Jack was always the one who stood patiently for hours while I learned and practiced whatever I was learning at the time. He is that good ole boy that instills confidence in beginners.

Skeeter - "Turnabout Skeeter"

When we went to check out Skeeter for a friend of ours, I fell in love with his colour and his lovely rocking chair ride. The next day was my birthday so Skeeter was delivered August 8, 2005. Skeeter`s unique personality offers to challenge your commitment to being the leader. He is not a naturally confident horse but his manners are impeccable and in the mountains, you couldn`t ask for a better horse. At 16.1hh, he has learned to stretch out to make it easier for me to get on.