Liz and I thought long and hard about what to call our stables, but settled on Happy Horse. It's simple and sums up what we're about.
Our mission is both to offering riding and animal welfare education. We will do this through mounted and unmounted horsemanship, horse management, equine psychology, and fun horse related activities.
Just as we believe in getting horses out of the barn, we believe in getting riders out of the ring. We have a very large round pen, a paddock and are adding trail park elements. We have already started construction on a small network of on property trails so riders and horses are better educated to various situations.
Riding/ Lessons will be available late spring of 2019
Meet Our Horses
Height: 17 hands (172 cm we think.))
He is the third member of our equine family. He retired from racing in March 218. He raced three times, but won zero. Our feed man sent us his picture and told us he was big, but we intially turned him down because we were heating water with a wood fire for the horses to drink. A few weeks later the weather warmed up and we asked about him. The company who owned him, wanted to run him one more time (his third race) so we almost didn't get him. But lucky for us, he was a complete failure on the track.
His favorite things include watching us with a puzzled expression, dropping his dingle-berry every time you pet or rub him, and people.
Thunder (Thunder Girl)
Height: 16.1 hands (172 cm we think.)
She was the second horse to join family. She was retired from racing in early December of 2017. She raced twice. In both races trotted from start to finish. She's turning four in March 2018.
Her favorite things include napping, drinking water, baths and face scratches.
Height: 15.3 hands (156 cm)
He is the first member of our equine family. He raced 12 times, 9 of which he won. But when they tried to move him up a class, he failed. He's a coward at heart-- not spooky. we started with 50 foot trail rides and were now up to 60 foot trail rides. When he's with you he's way more brave.
His favorite pastimes include ear scratches, napping and rolling.