Moose is a 20 yr old Thoroughbred gelding. He is a retired racehorse, but you would never know it. He definitely acts "retired". Moose is a laid back kind of guy who loves apples, carrots and a good roll in the dirt. He was the first horse we added to HPR, and as we added the girls, he quickly learned it was best to let them just boss him around (and they do). If you love that horse smell, and what horse lover doesn't, his neck is intoxicating. Moose is used for our trail rides and our Horse Experience, and when you need a mane to cry into.
Marigold was our second addition and is the youngest of the bunch. She is an 8 yr old Quarter Horse mare. Many people fall in love with her golden color, called Palomino, and say she looks like the Barbie horse they had growing up. She is a sassy girl who is definitely the boss of the herd, but she is very affectionate too. It has been said that she has the "softest nose in the world". Marigold is most often used as our "lead horse" and will usually be ridden by the guide.
Lemon is the newest member of the HPR family. She is a 16 yr old Percheron, which is part of the draft horse family. Don't be intimidated by her size though, she is a gentle giant. Lemon use to be used as a carriage horse, but has since found a new home and a new "career" here at HPR. She is a sweet girl with big soft eyes and droopy lips that we all love. She has been nicknamed the "Lord of the Rings Horse" by a few family members, although I doubt you will see her charging into battle any time soon. Lemon is used for our trail rides, well, until I get a sword and find a map to Middle Earth.