Meet our High Hurdles team of horses! All photos taken by Megan Stapley Photography.
Meet Chance, a lovely 22-year-old thoroughbred/Shire, generously donated to High Hurdles in 2016. Chance has a wonderful quality of gaits. Her walk and trot are very smooth, and she's very well-behaved for more experienced riders who are learning to trot independently. Her trot stays consistent to help her riders while they're learning, and though she isn't always keen on a long grooming, she's a fabulous horse to ride!
Meet Dancer, a stunning 21-year-old POA mare, who is generously being shared with our program for a little while to help our young riders learn about riding and caring for horses. She might be the tiniest in the barn, but she has the biggest personality and knows how special she is! Thank you so much to Dancer’s family for letting us spend some time with her—she is such a wonderful girl!
Meet Cody, a 21-year-old Morgan/Quarter Horse gelding who loves nothing more than ‘smiling’ for a treat! He’s a wonderful ride, with a smooth trot and soft mouth. He has a great education, and is capable of some pretty fancy maneuvers when asked by a more advanced rider, but prefers to spend time snuggling with the most novice rider. Thanks to the Rosier family for sharing Cody with our program!
Meet Max, a beautiful 27-year-old buckskin quarter horse gelding that was been kindly donated to High Hurdles in 2013 by his family, who moved back to Florida. There is nothing this handsome guy can’t do – he has shown Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, and Hunter Over Fences, and has traveled as far away as Wellington, FL to compete! He is gentle and kind, and at times a little lazy, but there isn’t a thing we don’t love about him! He loves people, and is always glad to make a new friend.
Meet Penny, a 17-year-old spotted draft cross mare who has been graciously shared with us by her family. She is a favorite of the program, having gorgeous blue eyes and an eye-catching coat. Her jog is quiet and comfortable, and for riders who have had the chance to try her bareback, they will tell you she is like sitting on a pillow!
Meet Paige, a 13-year-old sorrel Belgian mare on lease to our program. Paige is a sensitive girl who has the most beautiful mane, and she loves having it brushed and braided! Paige prefers a gentle touch, and is good at helping people learn about horse facial expressions - she'll crinkle her nose when she's not enjoying the way a person is brushing her! Paige has been a wonderful addition to our program.