OUR PAST HORSES
Llamrei is an incredible mare we purchased from the kill pen in 2016. She has proven herself time and again, jumping, camping, swimming, and giving lessons. She has jumped 3' with a rider and 4' free. She's great with kids and other horses and joined our lesson program for a short time before going to her forever home in 2021.
Poppy was the cutest little 12hh pony mare! She came to the program very sociable and trained for lead line riding. We spent a bit of time getting her ready for independent riding and she was a quick learner. She adores children and was always the first to greet you. She wasn't getting enough attention and ride time because of her size so she moved down to Oregon to join a lesson program as well as be the trainer's daughters' first horse.
Bree was born April 10, 2018 to Snowdrift. He was weaned end of September, 2018. He has learned to lead, tie, pick up his feet to have them trimmed, be touched everywhere, and loves his grain. He started working with a bridle and saddle to get used to the feeling as well as plenty of groundwork. He went to his new home in 2020 with a bright future ahead of him.
Snowdrift came to us in March, 2018, as a pregnant mare from one of the Yakima wild horse herds. She is a very calm, trusting mare. She has done some work following and turning on the haunches. She has found a place that is willing to give her the time and patience so that she can be a part of someone's family.
Hilda Mae came to us in January 2018 as a halter broke 5 year old. Her sire was Shagya Arabian/Hungarian Warmblood and her dam was Thoroughbred/Trakehner. Hilda Mae is the most willing, fast learning horse I have ever had the privilege of working with. She will make for a great dressage and/or jumping ride, with very smooth gaits and great personality.
Odette came to us in September 2017 as a barely halter broke 4 year old. She had an interesting personality, having a nervous, excitable disposition that was difficult for us to work with. She definitely taught us a lot while she was under our care. We got her under saddle in walk, trot, and canter and took for for half a dozen trail rides. They were her favorite and she would have happily stayed up there all day. In February 2018, she found her new home where she will be loved and cared for, and show off her true potential.
Ultra came to us in December 2016 as a 6 year old ottb in foal. She was owned by Rainbow Meadow Farm and it was our job to get her back under saddle once her foals was weaned. We started riding her in July 2017, and sold her in January 2018. She was an amazing mare with a lot of get up and go, but who also had the ability to stay contained. Now she has the awesome life of trails and camping with other horses.
Cadoc came to us as a 3 y/o Lipizzaner/Welsh Cob gelding in July, 2017. He was said to be aggressive and difficult to train because he would rear and strike or break through fences. However, we soon found that it was just his way of saying "You're pushing me too fast and I don't like it." He was a very sweet, flashy gelding who found his forever home in December, 2017.
Sonata came to us as a 12 y/o Quarterpony in September 2017. I worked with her for a few months and fell in love with her can-do, no-nonsense attitude. She was definitely a character and will bring her family great joy. She went to her forever home in December 2017 as a Christmas present for an unsuspecting little girl.
Feathers is a sweet, gentle Clydesdale mare whom we got from a kill buyer in the end of May 2017. She is very easy going, and was taken through an event derby in the trot a pole class, winning her division with no trouble and in a halter.She was sold in August 2017, to a young woman who works with people and horses in therapy. It will be an awesome place for her to live out the rest of her days.
Harley was sent to us from his breeder in June 2017. He was a clean slated 6 year old Hungarian Warmblood gelding who had not been out of the pasture in years. When we sold him in July 2017, he was being ridden in walk, trot, and canter on the cross country course.Now, he lives in a fancy barn with a woman who absolutely adores him, and a bunch of amazing friends.
Lark came to us in September 2016 from a kill pen in Eastern WA. He was the sickest horse we've ever brought home as well. He was underweight (but not drastically), had a respiratory infection, and strangles. After 2 weeks of twice a day penicillin shots he could have ended up cranky and unfriendly but instead Lark was one of the sweetest horses I've ever met. By the time he found his forever home he was an accomplished trail horse, a fun jumper, and a girl's best friend.
Lilly was one of the first horses we were asked to work in Novebmer, 2016. She was a 13 year old Halflinger mare with an adorable, sweet personality. She could get a little hot headed under saddle, but with some refresher work she did amazingly. She was sold in February, 2017 to and awesome woman who couldn't wait to take her home.
Solo came to us in April of 2016 from a kill pen in Western WA. All we were told was that he was 10 years old and that he had been ridden but it had been several years. He was in fairly good shape when he came home but he was underweight. After some minor vet care and training in addition to a lot of time under saddle and love, he turned out to be a great trail horse (both in groups and alone) and had some budding potential for jumping. He now lives with his forever family in Oregon.
Max came to us in May, 2015, and was the horse to start the rescue hobby. His owner was giving him away because he was too old to ride him, and Emily got wind of him from her neighbor. Max was an 8 year old Quarter Horse Gelding who had been ridden, but needed some love and gentle handling to get him back on track. After only three months, this gorgeous guy found a home where he would be loved and appreciated the way he deserved.
Sunlight Dancing (Lacey) came to us in 2008 as an 18 year old, Thoroughbred mare. She had been used as a brood mare for most of her life, and was ready to retire. She was a fantastic riding mare who taught us a lot while we had her, until she passed in May 2014.
Khartoume was a very special horse to our family. He was owned by our mom until he was 3, when she ended up selling him. Later, two of us took riding lessons on him. He disappeared for a few years, and we'd almost forgotten about him when we saw him in a field while driving by one day. One thing led to another, and we ended up buying him back after 20 years. He was the steady horse who took us through all of our early experiences in shows, 4-H, and out on the trails or in the arena. He passed away in 2009.
Uno was the best birthday present that a 13 year old girl could've ever asked for. Natasha got him in 1997 and he was with our family until the day he passed in 2009. He was an amazing all-around horse who would go out on a solo trail ride, gallop around in open fields, teach little kids to ride, and just generally do anything asked of him. Horses were always something that Natasha loved but Uno is the reason why they've become such a big part of her life to this day.