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Crystal Haze

Crystal is the first horse, she started it all. Her owner and Meridzo founder, 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.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Red Dunn

Age

29

Gender

Mare

Height

15.0 HH

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Jada Lakota

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.

Breed

American Paint x Appaloosa

Color

Paint

Age

22

Gender

Mare

Height

14.0 HH

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Luke

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.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Sorrel

Age

17

Gender

Gelding

Height

14.3 HH

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Secret

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.)

Breed

Quarter Horse x Morgan

Color

Dark Bay

Age

12

Gender

Mare

Height

14.2 HH

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Lakota

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.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Bay

Age

16

Gender

Mare

Height

14.3 HH

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Duncan

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)

Breed

Morgan

Color

Chestnut

Age

25

Gender

Gelding

Height

15.0 HH

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Taz

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.)

Breed

Morgan

Color

Black

Age

25

Gender

Gelding

Height

15.0 HH

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Misty

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.)

Breed

Quarter Horse x Tennessee Walker

Color

Chestnut

Age

24

Gender

Mare

Height

14.3 HH

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Trapper

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 herd for the past 5 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.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Buckskin

Age

17

Gender

Gelding

Height

14.1 HH

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Midnight

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!

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Black

Age

21

Gender

Gelding

Height

14.3 HH

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Diamond

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.)

Breed

American Paint

Color

Sorrel

Age

20

Gender

Mare

Height

14.3 HH

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Jasper

This boy has a personality. He does not like being by himself. He is very much a social horse who needs buddies. He is also a highly trained 2D barrel horse. Jasper is also new to our program. He can be used on trails and in the arena for activities too.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Palamino

Age

14

Gender

Gelding

Height

15.3 HH

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Rage

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.)

Breed

American Paint

Color

Bay Tobiano

Age

19

Gender

Gelding

Height

15.2 HH

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Chigger

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.)

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Dark Bay

Age

16

Gender

Gelding

Height

15.0 HH

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Big Al

This cranky old guy is such a good horse. He is well loved by our interns and has turned into a wonderful rodeo horse. When you ask him to work, you may see his crankiness but he does what is asked of him. He loves to be with friends, he's definitely not a loner. He enjoys any snack he can get and loves being brushed down.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Buckskin

Age

24

Gender

Gelding

Height

15.2 HH

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Marley

Marley is a horse with pep. She will out walk all the handlers and horses on the property. She is owned by a staff member who has been working with her to get her up to speed. She is a fantastic trail horse, great for lessons, loved by interns, and has met all expectations! She can be ridden both western and English, however she is being trained for barrel racing at this time. She loves Apple biscuit treats and salt blocks!

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Red Roan with Cream

Age

16

Gender

Mare

Height

14.3 HH

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May

This sweet kind mare is one of our newer additions to the farm. She is great for beginners who just want to walk around and have a laid back ride. She's a great fit for trail rides, arena rides, and our riding lessons. She likes to see herself as the boss in the pasture, and a neat thing about May is her winter coat makes her look wavy.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Chestnut

Age

21

Gender

Mare

Height

Not Available 

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Nakiska

Nakiska is new to the herd. She is sweet and loving, but also has a spunky side to her. Due to her laid back personality we are able to use her in the arena and on trails. She does what is asked of her and tries her best at everything she does.

Breed

Thoroughbred

Color

Bay

Age

16

Gender

Mare

Height

Not Available 

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Bubbles

There aren’t many places Bubbles hasn’t seen. He has rodeoed extensively in both team roping and barrels in places as far as Arizona, to Texas, and back to Tennessee. Bubbles most favorite thing is to rub his face on his lead rope after every single ride. He also loves to make sure his forelock is as messy and wild as possible no matter how hard we try to tame it. Bubbles knows his job and loves to please his people. He got his name from the from constant foaming at the mouth when he gets excited. (Written by: Abby & Lauren Shultz)

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Bay

Age

18

Gender

Gelding

Height

15 HH

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Cabo

Cabo has such a kind face. His overall size can be intimidating but his face just softens his entire look. Cabo is a new addition to our herd. He is highly trained in barrel racing and falls into a solid 2D category. He can also trail ride and cruise around the arena for fun.

Breed

Quarter Horse

Color

Buckskin

Age

12

Gender

Gelding

Height

16 HH