Moose is a 22 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 9 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.
Joe is a 21 year old registered Paint gelding. Joe is full of personality and will give kisses when you ask. As long as he’s in the mood! He loves all kinds of snacks and treats, he isn’t picky. He’s even mistaken a cell phone for a carrot once! Joe came to us from a family who loved him very much, and they still follow along on his journey now. He is a wonderful trail horse and is sometimes used for our horse experience as well.
Toby is a 12 yr old Quarter Horse 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! 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 is a little timid when he first gets to know you, but before you know it he’ll be eating right out of your hand. Literally!
( 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.