Meet Our Horses



ARAMIS


Aramis is a 10 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



DUNCAN


Duncan is a 16hh buckskin Quarter Horse gelding, and he's only 5 years old but SUCH a gentleman! Our student Stephanie just purchased Duncan as her first horse, and the two of them are working on their western riding and might one day try out gymkhanas and maybe working with cows! Duncan is so mellow, and loves to just hang out with everyone. In the arena or on trail he's happy to have anyone ride him, can go English or Western, and is great for all levels of riders!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Not currently

DIVA


Diva is a 16 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 might be more of a challenge and a good teacher to ride, but 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



HUNTER


Hunter is a 15 year old German Riding Pony- he actually came here some years ago from Germany! Do you speak German? Maybe you can talk with Hunter! He is one of the sweetest ponies you'll meet. He used to be a jumper and a show pony, but now he's found his home where he's even happier with his new mom and gets to be a lesson pony with Silver Stirrup. He loves hanging out with all the kids! He's a very fancy mover but a little lazy and takes a stronger rider to get to do canter work on. Otherwise Hunter is used for all level riders! 

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 : Yes



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 our only gaited lesson horse, but he also belongs to one of our instructors, Miss Juliana! She has had him as her very own horse since childhood! And "gaited" means that he doesn't just do 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 do other gaits, 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 : Not currently



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


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 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. He is used for very beginners, all the way through the levels as long as you're not too big for this little guy. But most of all he just loves being out getting love and attention!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : No


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