Each of Equi-Ed's horses are specially selected and tested extensively before entering the program. Take a look below to learn more about our super-star horses and learn about their breeds.
Tooey, a mustang, is a gentle giant and joker all rolled into one. His personality warms hearts and brings a smile to all who meet him. Now retired after 14 years of lessons at Equi-Ed, Tooey enjoys his days hanging out with his horse friends, getting extra treats and special grooming sessions!
The Mustang is a free-roaming feral horse of the North American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. In 1971, the United States Congress recognized Mustangs as "living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people."
Charlotte is a Welsh/Shetland pony. She's small in size and big in heart.
Welsh ponies originated in Wales are known for their good temperament, hardiness, and free-moving gaits. Shetland ponies are hardy and strong, in part because the breed developed in the harsh conditions of the Shetland Isles. In appearance, Shetlands have small heads, a short, muscular neck, a compact, stocky body and short, strong legs.
Karma is a gentle Quarter Horse/ Mustang mare. She is very social, both with people, and her horse pals.
Quarter Horses are the most popular horse breed in the United States. Their name is derived from their ability to outrun other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile. Quarter Horses typically have a strong, well-muscled body, featuring a broad chest and powerful, rounded hindquarters.
Mike is a happy and handsome Haflinger. A horse of many talents, Mike rides and drives, and has been in parades, shows, and even an endurance event.
Haflinger horses are relatively small, are always chestnut in color, have distinctive gaits described as energetic but smooth, and are well-muscled yet elegant. The breed traces its ancestry to the Middle Ages, and there are several theories for the breed's origin. Haflingers were developed for use in mountainous terrain, and are known for their hardiness.
Garland and Peggy
Garland and Peggy are a delightful duo in pint sized packaging. Students love to groom and lead them. Since joining Equi-Ed, both Peggy and Garland have been trained to ground drive and pull a cart. Both are Miniature Horse/Shetland mixes.
Miniature horses may be small, but they are not considered a pony. Miniature horses have all the characteristics of full size horses, they are just smaller. Miniature horses are very smart and some have even been trained as assistance animals for people with disabilities.
Vinur is the latest horse to join the Equi-Ed team and is very happy in his new role! Vinur is a registered Icelandic horse. He is a calm and unflappable guy who is happy to just hang out or be in a lesson. He especially likes going out on the trail and moving out in his special gait called the "tolt". https://www.horsesoficeland.is/the-icelandic-horse/gaits
The horses of Iceland are the original Viking horses and one of the purest horse breeds in the world. The breed has been isolated on the rugged island in the North-Atlantic since the settlement, or over 1000 years ago.The Icelandic horse is an extremely versatile breed. These strong, intelligent and smooth horses are successful in endurance racing and very well suitable for therapeutic riding.