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 does a few lessons each week and you'll see him in our camps, but he is in training with Miss Liza to be a competitive Dressage horse now, so getting to ride him is extra special these days! 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


BUZZ

Buzz is a 20 year old, 15.2 hand fleabitten grey quater horse gelding, owned and loved dearly by one of our graduate students. He definitely has a fan club since being with us- he's a comfy ride, has a super steady and lovely canter, is laid back, easy going, and great for ALL levels of riders and never has any attitude! He may have been a roper back in his younger days, but he is a slower dude now. We LOVE our Buzz!

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 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! He even still takes students to compete from time to time and still wins them ribbons! Don't worry though, Chex loves going slow and is a great teacher for every level rider!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE: Not Currently

DIVA

Diva is a 19 year old Arabian mare. Diva was a show horse in her day and is as pretty as they come and a beautiful mover. She can be a little intimidating with her energy for those that are used to our lazier horses, but can be used in all levels as long as her rider is confident and balanced. 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

DJ

DJ is a gorgeous chestnut Arabian gelding. He's mellow and sweet and LOVES doing camps with all the attention of LOTS of kids! On lessons, he's challenging because he is BOUNCY! He is a little lazy as well, but when he starts moving he's not slow, so he's a great teacher in making you ask correctly and pay attention! We only get to use DJ for lessons one or two days a week since his owner likes to spend a lot of time with him, so if you get to ride this boy, you are lucky!


Available for Lease: NO

DUTCHESS

Dutchess is a mix-breed pinto pony mare of about 13.3 hands. She has a strong personality and a lot to say, but if you get on her good side she is an easy, sweet girl! She's still settling in with her new family- mom, daughter and sons all students of ours! But is being used in lessons here and there and will eventually be a full time lesson pony for all styles including jumping! This pony used to even do some cross-country jumping and we can't wait to see all the cool things she'll do with us!


Available for Lease: Yes

GRESHAM

Gresham is a 16 year old bay Arabian gelding and joined our team as one of our student's first horses! He's a full time lesson horse when she's not there riding him, and a GIANT goofball. He's got the longest, floppiest tongue that he'll lick and play with when he's relaxed(and honestly I still can't stop laughing at it!). He's also a little bouncy and can help build a good seat. He will do English, Western, and even jump! He's a very smart and sensitive horse so he's still settling into his new routine since joining us and can be wiggly and a bit playful, needing a confident student to handle him when he's first out, but he always means well and just needs some time to find his footing with us!


Available for Lease: Yes

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

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 own graduate students(and Junior Instructor In Training!) miss Reagan! 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! 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


Poptart

Poptart is our newest addition to the family, owned and loved by his mom, Maddie, who is away at school and generous enough to let him join our lesson program! He's the smallest of our lesson ponies and way too cute to handle! His age and breed are both unknown, though he is likely in his thirties- you'd never guess by his attitude though! Just like Tizzy, he's got plenty of spunk! Poptart doesn't get scared or nervous about much, but sometimes he's got lots of energy and needs a confident rider or handler. Therefor he does great in our early lessons where a teacher is helping with handling him during the ride, or with our level 3 and up riders who can be a good guide for him. He's only about 13.1 hands though, so only the smaller students can ride this little dude!


Available for Lease: Not Currently

Romeo

Romeo is always in a good mood and loves everyone. He is a 20year 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! Unfortunately Romeo is still in recovery at this time from an injury in late 2020, but we hope to see him back in lessons this year!

AVAILABLE FOR LEASE : Not Currently

SEBASTIAN

Sebastian is owned and loved by one of our very own Silver Stirrup Graduates, Cody, who spends his time mostly trail riding Sebastian and calls him his "half-ton puppy!" He really is too- he loves to lick people just like a dog! He's the most friendly horse we've ever met and will want to say hi to anyone he passes! Sebastian sometimes gets sore from old injuries so he doesn't work with us as often, but LOVES beginner lessons and camps, and meeting new people. He's also great to learn from because Sebastian is a Tennessee Walking Horse which means he's gaited- he doesn't trot like most horses do, he has a special movement instead that makes him extra smooth to ride! We hope you get to meet this big, black, handsome man when you come to visit us!

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: Not Currently


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 : Yes

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