Moose was the first horse we had at Hidden Palms Ranch and the one who started it all. He was a Thoroughbred, a retired racehorse, but as laid back and gentle as they come. He was the kind of horse anyone could hop on and ride regardless of their experience. Moose was a favorite at camps and for our kids horse experience. He died peacefully at the age of 23 on July 27, 2019. We will always have a special place in our hearts for Moose!
Marigold was our second addition and is the youngest of the bunch. She is an 10 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" but is available for clients to ride as well.
Jet is an 12 year old thoroughbred gelding. Jet is full of personality and just a big goof ball. He started his career as a race horse, racing under the name Apple Head. After that he became a jumper with much success. We are happy he found his way here to Hidden Palms. He loves the ladies, and is often flirting with the mares. He’s tall and leggy and loves to run and play in the pasture.
Toby is a 12 yr old Quarter Horse mix gelding who came to us after our sweet Lemon passed away. You may have participated in our contest to help choose his name! He is just a big ol’ teddy bear (and yes, that name was suggested several times, lol). Toby has a lot of trail experience, and has a history of ranch work. When he came to HPR, he was immediately accepted by the rest of the herd. Even Marigold likes him, and that’s saying a lot! He is very affectionate and loves to be around people. Everyone agrees, once you meet him you can’t help but fall in love!
Gunner is an 11 year old Quarter Horse gelding. He is a big beefy boy with a beautiful chestnut colored coat. Although Gunner has a tough name, he is as sweet as can be. He tends to be the low man on the totem pole. He used to be a part of the Mounted Police volunteer posse, which makes him a great trail horse. He looks like a jock, but he’s actually pretty lazy. He is perfectly happy hanging at the back of the group taking in the scenery.
Color Me Beautiful (Beauty)
Beauty is a 17 year old National Show Horse which is a cross between an Arabian and a Saddlebred. She has dainty features and a beautiful dished face which makes her look younger than she is. Beauty is a sweet natured girl with a perky personality! She came to HPR with Vanity and they are best friends. She has also caught the eye of Jet, who thinks she’s pretty cute.
Vanity is a 11 year old Appendix (Thoroughbred/Quarter horse cross). She came to HPR with her best friend Beauty. She is a a sweet girl who enjoys going on the trail. She prefers to be in the front, but she’s a bit of a scaredy cat! She loves to run and play in the pasture with Beauty and Jet, and looks a lot like Moose!
( In Memory )
Lemon was our sweet Percheron Mare. She unexpectedly passed away on January 10th 2018, almost one year to the date after we got her. Lemon use to be a carriage horse, but had since found a new home and a new "career" here at HPR. She was a sweet girl with big soft eyes and droopy lips that we all loved. She had been nicknamed the "Lord of the Rings Horse" by a few family members, but was as gentle as they come. A true gentle giant. She touched the lives of all who met her, and will be greatly missed.