OUR HORSES

Our horses are quality happy horses,  very professional, who look after their riders and connect instantly with their energy.   They have all spent their entire riding lives within this area and are used to the challenging terrain and steep hills. During the month of August they climb the equivalent of Everest over the whole month!  Once at the top of the Beacons they love to watch the views to check for other 'herds' and 'predators'!  They expect their riders to be able to do a rising trot and confident canter, and to ride assertively but gently in tune with the horse.

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Juta - 15hh Appaloosa - dob 2000 -  our main lead horse, Parelli trained, with great paces and an amazing dancing horse!  Although she is one of the smallest horses on the yard her personality and maturity make her very much the boss amongst the Big Boys!   more...

Juta Self Selection
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Tom- 16.1hh Clydesdale - dob 2011 - is a very kind and supportive ride with majestic paces, and a canter to DIE for!!  He works hard, and in spite of his larger build keeps up well with the more 'sporty' type horses in the yard.  He is a great weight carrier, and rises to the challenge of confident riders.  Tom has turned a corner in his maturity and is now willing to ride near the front, and maintain a superior position over the younger crew!      more...

Archie - 17.1hh Irish Sports Horse - dob 2003 - a generous, willing and sometimes mischievous play boy, and a teacher for the younger herd! Another team player we can always rely upon to carry novice to highly experienced riders.  Everyone loves Archie because of his generous personality.    more...

Archie & Cathy
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Papoose - 16.1hh Irish Sports Horse x Welsh Cob - dob 2005 - with a WC stubborn characterful personality!  With a  confident rider he is the perfect gentleman!  If he fitted into a pocket he would have found many a good home!   more...

Rio - PRE Andalusian 15.2hh - dob 2013 - a gentle, cooperative little horse, very much in his early years of learning, but responding well and quietly to his training.  He is already leading rides from behind,  but not yet ready to take the lead in front!    more...

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Theo - 14.3hh Cob - dob 2010 - Theo is one of our newest members to our riding team, and is one of the most reliable!  He is going well and loving his rides out over the hills.  Theo is a pony suitable for any rider!  A real Gem.    more...

Danny - Section C Welsh Cob x Arab? - dob 2008 - Danny has settled well into our quiet and gentle ways after a troublesome beginning, and is now responding lightly to a kind and competent rider.   Danny will soon be the heart-throb of our regular riders!   more...

Exmoor Ponies meet our Horses on North H
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Flo (Florence) - 14.2hh Dartmoor Cob - dob 2016 - Flo is our wonderful young mare, so sweet natured and sweet to ride, bitless or bitted, and learning the woodland tracks and trails fast.  She is an ideal small adult pony or not so confident teenagers' pony.  Our little Gem!  more...

Albi - 15.2hh Dartmoor Cob x Appaloosa - dob 2015 - Albi arrived the same day as Rio and they have been soul mates ever since, sharing the same bed, food, stable and field.  Albi has finally gone through his rebellious 'teenager' phase, and is settling well into the wonderful role of excellent riding horse/lead horse currently for competent/confident riders.  He will be one of the more sought after horses in the yard!  more....

Albi - Appaloosa x Dartmoor Pony
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('Prince') Igor - 16.2hh Lusitano - dob 2013 - Igor joined our herd in January 2020, just prior to 'Lockdown', and has had a bumpy journey!  However, he has now finally settled well into the herd dynamics, and is a wonderful riding horse for experienced riders - a real star of the show (although we do call him our 'Princess'!) - he is a bit 'special!'  more....

Blueblue - 12hh? gypsy (roadside) pony rescue - dob 2019? - Bluebluearrived out of the Blue with two Blue eyes as a young rescue pony (approx 1yr-18mths) in January 2020 due to be shot the next day!  Since then the whole world has fallen in love with Blue - with all the handling and experiences in his short life he is now chilled, relaxed, friendly, kind, gentle......but loves eating grass!!  His future will be amazing!  In this picture Blue is meeting his new 'mother' - Flo (lying down) - she is teaching him lots including how to be a pony and how to be respectful!  more....

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You will also meet a number of other horses when you visit our yard.  Pebbles, 14yr Thoroughbred, on semi-retirement available for Gentle Horse and Rider Workshops, Dandy our 26 yr old Irish Draught x thoroughbred, who takes out short rides through the woods to Selworthy Church, or around the lanes of Luccombe, Horner and Porlock.