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Our Horses

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Boogie

15.0 hh
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Boogie came all the way up to Northern Michigan from Alabama from my sister and brother-in-laws'. They used him for trail riding and he was also the little kids' favorite to groom and ride. His color is a beautiful cremello and he’s a gaited Tennessee Walking Horse. He has the prettiest caramel eyes like Dallas, too. He hangs out with Walker in the pasture - they love to run and play together! Since he’s been in Michigan, he’s seen all of the RCHA trails, rode in the river, and even swam in a nearby lake!

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Molly

14.1 hh
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Molly is a senior mare who has seen it all. She is a spotted draft horse and was Amish-trained to ride and pull wagons or buggies. She has some joint and arthritis issues so I only use her for kids or lighter adults. She’s been on the farm for most of her life and is enjoying retirement riding trails. She’s the only mare in my herd, so all of my geldings love her and she basically runs the place!

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Walker

14.3
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Yes, we now have two horses named Walker! This Walker is a black beauty and another sweet senior gelding who has fit right into our herd. With his previous owners, he rode many miles of trails, so there's not much he hasn't seen. He is fun to ride for both beginner and advanced riders alike.

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Chance

14.2 hh
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Chance is a sweet senior gelding who came from our RCHA Riding Instructor Molly's farm. He is a trail horse deluxe - he's travelled all over Michigan to trail rides and horse shows, so he's always up for a ride and he's not startled by anything. Prior to Molly owning him, he was actually on Mackinac Island! He's now enjoying retirement at RCHA and taking both kids and adults alike on the trail.

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Splash

15.2 hh
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Splash is a senior gelding who is a transplant from Tennessee! He was primarily used for English riding and jumping in his younger years when he was living in TN. Now, he is enjoying retirement at RCHA by safely taking guests on rides through our trails. He’s so sweet and gentle, so my younger cousins love to brush and love on him. We think Splash might have gotten his name from his love of splashing in the water - if you’re ever on a River Ride with us then you might be able to see this!

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Zee

15.0 hh
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Zee is an energetic gelding who was previously used in a rodeo family. Now we get to enjoy him on the trail and in the round pen for lessons! He is a sorrel quarter horse and is always up for an adventure. He's a bit of a ladies' man too, so you'll probably see him hanging out with my mares in the pasture.

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Dexter

14.1 hh
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Dexter joined our herd in September 2021 and is another transplant from Alabama! He is short - about the same height as Molly - and will be a great kids' and beginner horse once he settles in. All of the horses like him, but he especially likes Molly. He is still getting used to the sights and sounds of the farm, but he's already been used in lessons and on the trail by some intermediate riders.

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Walker

15.3 hh
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Walker keeps all of us (including the other older horses) on our toes! He’s the youngest horse in the herd and he came from an Amish farm downstate, so when I first got him I had to get him comfortable with being ridden next to running cars, tractors, or semis. Walker has an inquisitive personality and is always wanting to learn new tricks. So far, I’ve taught him to “pick it up” on command, to lift up his feet for cleaning or trims by just tapping his leg, and to come running to me whenever he hears his name called. He loves attention and always wants to play. Make sure to still say hi to him and give him a good scratch when you come to the farm - he loves his chest and under his neck scratched.