Jada is a family friendly horse, she is short but stocky. Her kind demeanor makes her a favorite for riding lessons, therapeutic lessons, horse camps, trail rides, and just being loved on in the barn. She has one blue eye and one brown eye. Her favorite treat is apples. You can ride both Western and English on Jada. She loves to barrel race, pole bend, team rope, and jump. Jada loves to get up and go when asked or she will be just as lazy and chill. Jada is owned by one of our Staff who graciously shares her with our Stables activities and camps.
Luke is a go getter! He loves to have a job and he loves to please! His energy makes him a go to when one wants a horse to get up and go when asked. Luke has become a great barrel racer. He enjoys being able to do what he loves. He is great on trail rides and loves to be brushed down. His sweet personality makes you want to just love on him any chance you get. His favorite treats are carrots and apples.
Crystal is the first horse, she started it all. Her owner and Meridzo CEO, Lonnie Riley, started by giving kids rides on the side of the road. Now after earning her keep, Crystal is enjoying the rest of her days being loved on by all that visits our farm. She has lost the majority of her teeth so her meals consist of grains and grasses that she can get in her system with minimum chewing. Her favorite treats are soft pears and sugar cubes. She has been used for riding lessons, trail rides, parades, pony rides, horse camps, and so much more.
Lakota was born at the Stables. She is great for trail rides, roping, lessons, pony rides, and our higher leveled horse camps. She loves to eat. One of her little quirts is she loves to snack while on trail rides, it’s an endless buffet! She can be slow to go so she requires some encouragement but once she is warmed up she is a great horse.
Duncan is a fun-loving goofball. He loves apples and peppermints. He loves to jump, and can ride both Western and English. He is a well-trained trail horse. Duncan is always ready to go. His walk, trot, and lope are comfortable and smooth. He loves attention. (Bio written by: Jessica Sturgill, The Stables Internship Alumi)
Secret is her name, getting into trouble is her game. She is one of the younger horses at the stables. She was once used as a therapy horse and it shows in the way she handles new riders. She is goofy and nosy and is willing to try just about anything once. Her willingness to learn and eagerness to ask "why?" makes her an interesting ride. It is easy to find yourself caught up in braiding her long mane and pampering her like the princess she believes she is. (Bio Written By: Lindsey Hensley – Intern at The Stables.)
Misty is a spunky mare that loves preforming rodeo events. She will run as fast as she can whether it’s the first rider or the tenth rider. She is chestnut colored with socks on both of her back legs and one on her left front leg. She has a long forelock and will be very unhappy if you don’t brush it out and pull it out from under her brow band. She is also a very reliable trail horse and is used for horse camps and riding lessons. (Bio written by: Caleb Broersma – Intern at The Stables.)
Chigger is trained to rope steer and is used in our Wrangler camps. He is a dependable horse on a trail ride, enjoying snacks along the way. Sometimes he needs a good amount of encouragement to go, however if he wants to, he can pick the pace. He likes to steal hay from the hay bales sitting outside his stall. ( Bio written by: Reuben Long – Intern at The Stables.)
Midnight is our only pitch black horse on the farm. No matter what season it is, his coat stays completely black. He is a loving, kind tempered horse. He is a great ride on trails and in the arena. He is great for riding lessons, pony rides, and horse camps too. He really likes carrots and oat treats. Midnight has a thin hoof soul which means he is more prone to get abscesses. This means he requires special shoes and care that way we can keep him in great condition to be used!
Taz lives up to his name once he gets going. He loves speed but not as much as being fancy. Taz is the type of horse to teach the rider patience and control. He absolutely loves trails more than the arena, he has really good footing, allowing him to be trusted for more inclines and tougher trails. ( Bio written by: Amber Bailey – Intern at The Stables.)
Diamond loves to run and she loves carrots almost as much! She is very good at holding a steady walk and trot. She is dependable and easy going on trail rides and is used in some of the more advanced horse camps. She has a fun, almost mischievous at times, personality. ( Bio written by: Helen Long – Inter at The Stables.)
Lightning is named after a marking on his left shoulder that looks like a lightning bolt. He is the oldest horse on our facility! Don’t let Lightning’s name scare you, he is a very dependable, steady, and easy going horse. He is one of the most well-known and well-loved horses out here. He helps with camps, trail rides, therapeutic riding lessons, riding lessons, pony rides, and arena activities. He does it all! ( Bio written by: Hannah Long – Intern at The Stables.)
Being tall and long, with heavy muscle and eye catching colors, Rage is one you cannot soon forget. Don't worry, we aren't sure how he got that name. Despite his namesake Rage is a very laid back, easy going guy. Originating from Florida, he'd prefer long walks on a beach to living the rodeo life. All the same, with the right encouragement Rage can get up and go when asked. He enjoys running the pole pattern and is willing to do almost anything he's asked. His favorite treat is anything edible and his favorite speed is "no thanks, I think I'll walk.” (Bio Written By: Lindsey Hensley – Intern at The Stables.)
The definition of a gentle giant, Gunsmoke is one of our largest horses on the farm. Despite dealing with asthma and allergies during the warmer, dustier months, he is kindhearted, gentle, and willing to please. This horse will carry you safely through any trail or teach you the meaning 'tea sipping smooth' if you'd like the experience of riding a beautifully gaited horse. He can be over zealous with treats but he is just as happy to have a simple handful of hay. (Bio Written By: Lindsey Hensley – Intern at The Stables.)
Pokey has been with us for a few years now. She has a very calm demeanor and is level headed. She lives up to her name mostly except for the occasional spunkiness. We have been able to use her for lessons, camps, trails, pony rides, and teaching opportunities as well. She is prone to hoof abscesses which she is currently recovering from. She is such a sweet horse and she loves apple flavored treats and lots of attention.
Trapper is a horse that the Director’s family is partial to! They are also the ones who gave him his name. He has been a part of The Stables heard for the past 2 years. He is a dandy to say the least! He is a roping horse that works the heel side of team roping. He is a great lead horse for the trails and does what is asked of him. He is a little much to be used for a riding lesson for a beginner. He is purt-near 17 hands but we call him 14.1! For a small horse he has a lot of grit! Beautiful in color a buckskin to be specific. It is not uncommon to see him tied off to a post with 2-3 of the Directors kids climbing all over him.