Meet Our Horses



ARAMIS


Aramis is an 11 year old Gypsy Vanner gelding - he's a pony at 14hh, but has more than enough love to go around! He LOVES to cuddle, is very laid back, and has a big crush on Nancy! Aramis is getting into shape after being lazy around the pasture for a couple months before joining Silver Stirrup, but he's doing a great job! He's a little bouncy, as many cart-horse breeds are(yep, Aramis does know how to drive a cart, too!), but he's still lots of fun to ride for all levels! He also loves being groomed, which is a good thing with all the maintenance that hair requires!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Yes



CHEX


Chex is a 19 year old bay Quarter Horse gelding who is a new member to our program, but is settling in great! He was neglected for several years before coming to us and didn't have a consistent rider, regular attention, or much love for much too long, so we're trying to make up for that! The good news is that Chex is not scared of anyone and LOVES all this new attention, and has had a lot of experience in some cool things when he was younger, including work with cows and was a super fast gykmhana horse! Don't worry though, Chex loves going slow and is becoming a great teacher for every level rider!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE: Not Currently

CHLOE



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Chloe is our beautiful, biggest cuddle bug of a Paint Mare! She's only 6, but has an old soul! She is actually Miss Meghan's personal horse! She is easy going but needs a quiet rider with a soft hand and good seat to get the best out of her. Once you get the hang of her, she's a dream to ride! We all joke that she was bred to be a reining horse, but born to be a western pleasure horse! By this, we mean that she loves to go along low and slow. Her best quality though might be those cuddles!

DIVA


Diva is a 17 year old Arabian mare.  Diva was a show horse in her day and is as pretty as they come and a beautiful mover. She is normally reserved for our more advanced riders, because she likes to go go go! In more advanced hands, she will go along in all her gaits nice and easy, but can be a little intimidating with her energy for those that are used to our lazier horses! Diva is VERY sweet, and loves being groomed and hanging out with everyone! She's also fun to ride out on trail, and loves ground work and teaching our students how to lunge. 

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Not currently



JACKSON




Jackson is a favorite for our youngest and newest riders. He is always in a good mood and has the nicest slow jog to introduce new riders to the trot! Jackson is a bay Quarter Horse gelding. He is very patient, but is VERY ticklish and hates being cleaned! He would be happier just staying dirty! As soon as you're on, Jackson is a great listener and so comfy.. in fact he's also the best horse to learn to ride bareback for the first time on! Sometimes he can just be a bit lazy. Jackson is an all around guy and a great representation of what our SSRA lesson horses are about.

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Not Currently



LILLY



Lilly is retired Thoroughbred mare. She has been a racehorse, a jumper, and a camp horse for an English barn before she found us at Silver Stirrup! Lilly is one of our tallest lesson horses standing at 16.1 hands high! But with all that height, most days Lilly likes to take it easy like a western pony! She is patient with new riders, kids and adults, but can be a challenging teacher in advanced lessons as well, once we start asking for more energy! Lilly is now a great, full time family and lesson horse. You'll recognize Lilly right away with her pretty face and tongue that she likes to stick out!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Yes



NANCY



Nancy is a beautiful, 18 year old, bay Fell Pony mare, and she sure is adorable! She is built like a mini draft horse and is strong and stout, but short enough for our smaller riders to ground-mount on! She is used from Introductory lessons all the way up to Level 4 lessons- Nancy is a star lesson pony! She can occasionally be a challenge to get at just the right rhythm, and a little stubborn.. as all ponies are! But for many of our students who have figured her out, Nancy is their absolute favorite lesson pony of all, and she doesn't have one mean bone in her body! We love having sweet little Nancy on our team!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Not currently


OSCAR


Oscar is a palomino Missouri Foxtrotter gelding, who is special because not only is he a gaited lesson horse, but he also belongs to one of our old instructors, Miss Juliana! She has had him as her very own horse since childhood! And "gaited" means that he doesn't just perform the normal gaits, or movements, of walk, trot, and canter, like most horses do, but he can also perform ambling gaits that are much smoother than the trot, that these horses are known for and make great trail horses since they are so comfortable to ride for long distances! The funny thing about Oscar though, is that he loves to trot instead! He can also foxtrot, but he's happy trotting along and fitting in with the other horses! Oscar is very playful and loves attention, so while he's one of the safest horses you'll ever ride, you have to be ready for a lot of personality when you take Oscar out! 


AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : YES



ROMEO



Romeo is always in a good mood and loves everyone. He is a 17 year old, tall Chestnut Appendix Quarter Horse gelding. He's great with brand new beginners, but is very particular about his rider when doing more advanced work. He'll let anyone ride him, but he'll tell you how much he likes you by how easy he is when you do everything right! He's great on trail and was even used for jumping in the past! He likes kids and adults,  and attention from one and all!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : YES

SEBASTIAN


Sebastian is another one of our special gaited lesson horses, though he prefers his special gaits, unlike Oscar, and does not trot at all! Sebastian is a completely solid black Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. He's known around the barn for being especially handsome and charming, with his shiny black coat, "come pet me" looks, and outgoing personality.  He's tons of fun to ride with his very different gaits, and is easy-going and steady as they come. Sebastian is loved and fawned over by all of his Silver Stirrup family, but most of all by his owner Cody who is a graduate of Silver Stirrup! You'll see Cody and Sebastian around the barn any given evening just hanging out!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE: NO

SHORTY


Shorty was our smallest lesson horses, standing at about 13.1 hands high! Not only is he shorter, but he's very petite since he's half Arabian and half Welsh Pony! Shorty is now retired from being used as a regular lesson pony, however we sometimes still use him in camps teaching students how to lead horses, since he is so patient and sweet! We try to keep him involved and getting attention as much as we can still! Shorty used to be a fancy, flashy show pony and could even drive carriages in competitions! Now he's the sweetest guy and loves little kids and camps the best. 

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : No

SIERRA


Sierra is our newest member to the family, welcomed in by her new owners, two of Silver Stirrup's current students! Sierra is a lot like Diva, with plenty of energy to go around, but still has a calm mind and the sweetest soul! She is very easy to handle on the ground with excellent manners, and once you figure out her buttons in the saddle, also an easy ride and a great teacher! She is a 14 year old chestnut mare, half Arabian and half Tennessee Walking Horse(like Sebastian!)- a very interesting mix! Sierra is still settling into her new home, so we have yet to really get to know her and all that she offers, but we know already that she's a very special new part of our family!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE: Not Currently

SPIRIT

Spirit is a 21 year old dun Quarter Horse gelding. Spirit has lots of personality and is really enjoying being a lesson pony rather than a show horse, which he once was many years ago, but didn't do well- Spirit gets stage fright! He did learn a lot however that he still gets to share with us! Spirit used to be a top quality Reining horse, which is a specific style of Western. Because of this, when you figure out just the right cues for Spirit, he is a super fun ride that will respond perfectly to everything you ask! Because he's a lazy guy though who likes to test his rider, he spends much of lesson being slow and trying to get away with goofing around until he knows you're serious! Spirit is often used for Level 3 and up riders because of this, but he likes spending time with everyone!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE: YES


STEWIE



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Stewie is our big handsome Paint gelding, who's madly in love with our Chloe- we usually can't have them on the same lesson or they won't pay attention! When Chloe isn't there to distract him, he's a Silver Stirrup favorite. He's lovey, cuddley, and so much fun to ride with the nicest floaty canter! Stewie is used for all level riders. Come meet him and you'll definitely fall in love!




TIZZY



Tizzy is another one of our senior citizen lesson horses, but we have to remind her of it most of the time! Tizzy is suited best for lighter exercise, so sticks to our Level 1 and 2 lessons, of course she'd be happy to do anything we asked of her! She's a beautiful chestnut Quarter Horse mare who has done it all in her day, including gymkhana and barrel racing competitions! But she has been a teacher for many years now and LOVES her kids. She's patient and sweet, and when she's not working in lessons, we make sure she gets love and attention every single day, because she's worked hard and deserves it!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : No



LEASES
If you see a horse available for lease, please contact Silver Stirrup to discuss details and options. If we think you're a good potential match, we will put you in contact with the owner.
It is not necessary to be a student, but it is very important to us here at Silver Stirrup, as well as to each horse's owner, that anyone interested in a lease is experienced and well-versed in what it means to lease a horse. Even if it is your first lease, it's important to have a understanding of what is involved in leasing, both financially and physically. 

Reach us at 
949-354-3603
or
silverstirrupridingacademy@gmail.com