Tilly, is a registered, purebred, Haflinger, who led a previous life as a trail horse and broodmare. When her owners decided to sell their remaining Haflingers, they generously donated Tilly to Equi-Ed.
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.