These are our lesson horses.
While we humans may be the ones to tell you how to ride, these horses are the ones who will truly teach you. Listen to them closely with both your ears and your heart and they will show you the wonderful adventure that awaits you while horseback.
Shay is a Tennessee Walking Horse and has an incredibly smooth running walk. He is a great lesson horse and the comedian of the herd because he makes us laugh at his funny antics. He jumps into the bale feeder and he's in love with a donkey.
This tiny girl is a Mintature Horse and as cute as a button! She is the best lesson horse for our youngest students. Because she is so small, she stands at eyeball level with small children and is just too cute to be scary. She loves the attention too!
This handsome golden palomino is an American Saddlebred. He loves people and getting attention from them, which is why he really enjoys camps - all those kids to pet him! Besides camps, Beau teaches our advanced students to ride.
Daisy is half Shetland Pony and half Minature Horse. She has taught many children to ride and been to a lot of birthday parties! She may be small, but don't tell her that because she thinks she's the biggest horse in the herd.
This little guy is older than some of our riding instructors and knows a lot more too!. He's perfect for kids that are too big for the littlest members of the herd, yet too small for big horses. We believe Frosty is part POA (Pony of America) due to his freckles.
Bear is named Bear for a reason. He is a BIG boy. He is a Quarter Horse who spent the first 10 years of his life as a working cowpony on a ranch in Wyoming. He is now living an easier life as a lesson horse for Pinewood Stable and trusty trail buddy for Beth. He's always looking for a sun-warmed sand hill to roll in!
Reina is a Quarter Horse with spots and some of her spots look like cat tracks! She is a favorite for lessons because she is not big, yet can really move out if asked. Hopefully, she will be going to the Nicollet County fair this summer with Natalie!
This little gal is a camp favorite. Dixie is a Paint Horse and is patient and kind and lovely to look at! And she looks sooooo good in bling! We are so happy that Dixie will be leased for the 2020 summer to Lilly! Rock those rhinestones girls!
NOTE: We occasionally lease our lesson horses to our students on a partial, on-site lease arrangement if it's a good student/horse match. If interested, please speak to stable management.
JT aka "Jay"
JT is an appendix Quarter Horse, which means one of his parents was a thoroughbred. We believe it because, in his youth, Jay was a FAST barrel horse. Now, he just likes to get to the hay bale fast. Many a student has heard Linda say that, "if Jay had arms, he would hug you!"
King is a Quarter Horse and the backbone of our lesson program. He's a "been-there, done-that" guy who has taught students from 3 years old to 75, to ride. And he's a gorgeous buckskin to boot! They just don't come any calmer or patient than King!
Someone never got the message that Tiggers have stripes, not spots like this boy. Especially a backwards english-saddle-shaped spot! Tigger is a Paint Horse and a retired barrel racer who now enjoys nothing more than teaching littles ones to ride and going for leisurely trail walks with Kelly.