Instructors – Our Horses

Sinpae (Little Fox)

He was part of our original group of three rescued and brought to our farm. His Uncle Buff (Buffalo Hunter) and father Buck (Buckaroo) were the others. Buff and Buck passed away, but were my original teachers and they will forever be remembered by me. Sinpae is the greenest of our horses in terms of training, but also the smallest in stature. One would say he is the lowest in rank in the herd, but he is also the oldest.

Dude

We adopted Dude from a program in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dude is roughly 22 years young. He spent most of his time as a pleasure riding horse at a Christian Camp in the Alleghany Mountains. Dude is kind of a been there, done that horse. Don’t let his laid-back style fool you, the Dude abides on his own terms.

Oreo

Oreo is our sole mare. She is the queen and diva of the herd. She too came from Pennsylvania with Dude. She is our largest horse in terms of stature and is about 20 years old. Oreo often needs time to warm up to strangers and requests. Her three boyfriends protect her very well and she loves their attention.

Thunder (Chocolate Thunder)

Thunder is our youngest horse around 15 years of age. He’s the alpha male of the herd. He came to us via Beach City, Ohio. Thunder would be enjoying a successful career on the show circuit but unfortunately, he has a bone chip in his front knee. He is the ideal trail riding horse and has many great years ahead of him. He’s always thinking and you would be surprised the many locks, latches, and doors he can open on his own.