"Genesis" means "origin" and it's crazy that when Bekah got him, he was a 2 1/2 year old sale prospect...and he's still with us today. He's an 16 year old, black Azteca (Andalusian/QH cross), a LBI who is finally starting to discover some exhubrance!! He is the perfect teacher...he holds people accountable and there's just something about him! He's not a complicated horse, but he is particular, he has helped Bekah develop patience, understanding, self-less-ness, and a sense of humor when it comes to "training" horses! He has definitely helps you to see things from a different perspective. He's quite a character and loves attention! He's a great "all around" horse, not really a superstar in anything, but irreplacable non-the-less!
Samuel means "God hears" and his name is fitting because when he and Bekah are out on the trail covering 50 miles, it gives her lots of time to pray! It's so peaceful, and the three of them in communication is a beautiful thing! "Sammy" is a 12 year old chestnut Arabian gelding. He is a LBE with a huge play drive, and a super sweet face. He is an extremely fast learner and loves to learn new things. He is Bekahs Endurance horse and LOVES to be out going places! He is always entertaining, and gives great feedback...he reveals things about me, that I sometimes would rather ignore!! He was very competitve on the AERC Endurance Circuit in 2008. His endurance career was put on hold while Bekah focused on advancing her Parellli Journey and persuing Instructor goals. Sammy is currently being developed in all 4 savvies and playing in Level 3/4. We look forward to returning to Endurance in the future!!
"Toccoa" is a huge gift. The name "Toccoa" is from Cherokee origin and means beautiful. Seraiah is a bible name that means Soldier of God. He is our "Beautiful Soldier of God" and we're so excited to see what our future brings! He is a 12 year old Oldenburg gelding, standing about 16 hh. He was pushed too hard by dressage trainers in the past, as he has tons of potential. He decided he wouldn't take being disrespected anymore and started bucking everyone off. That's how he came to us, and Bekah fell in love. They had so much fun together, he's such a "superstar" we just had to prove to him that he could find the right answer, and not everything had to be hard. We are so excited to see where things go. We are rebuilding his foundation and hope to compete in Dressage and possibly some jumping in the future...Naturally of course!!
"Kal-el" is a 7 year old black Swedish Warmblood gelding. He is a LBE and is always the first one to meet you at the gate. He loves attention and investigating anything and everything he can. He loves to explore everything with his mouth, pick things up, torment his pasture mates (yes, they consider him a bit of a pest!), and follow anything remotely "scary," interesting or out of the ordinary. Bekah looks forward to developing him to Level 4 in all 4 savvies and would love to compete him Naturally in Dressage and Eventing in the future...he one of her up and coming "Super-horses!" His name mean's "Superman's secret" = Kal-el was Superman's (comic book superhero) name from his planet, and Razë means "my secret." Before Kal-el was born, Bekah was calling him her next "superhorse" so the name just fit! Stay tuned to see much more of him in the future!!
Hercules "Herky" is a 9 year old leopard appaloosa gelding. He stands 14 hh, and is very "cowy." His mom was rescued by one of our boarders, she was in horrible shape, but still managed to be pregnant. When she was seized they didn't think she would make it, but she's a fighter, and so is her son. He was born premature, and had no sucking reflex, so we had the vet out several times and slept with him in the barn the first week of his life. He won our heart from the beginning. He should've been named "scooter" because when he plays he just scoots across the ground, he has the lightest upward transitions and loves to play. He's a LBI/LBE and has been a joy to train. He is progressing nicely into level 3 and even though we don't have the time to play with him as consistantly as we would like, we always seem to pick up where we left off! Bekah would love to do some team penning, sorting, cow/ranch work with him some day. He's going to be too small to rope off of, but maybe we can practice roping something small...like our pony! :)
Her name means loving, friendly...the loved one and she definitely lives up to her name!! She's a super friendly girl. "Mena" as we affectionatly call her is a 9 year old appendix QH mare. She is leggy and flashy, a chestnut sobino paint. She is 15.3 hh and is very athletic with a lot of potential. She is a RBI/LBI and is progressing nicely undersaddle. She is currently playing in L3, but we look forward to progressing through level 4 and playing with different specialties to see where she excells. As a baby she loved to frolic, buck and would jump the jumps in the arena on her own. She definitely has tallent as a jumper, but will have some ranch work experience too if Mark has anything to say about it! We look forward to her continued development!
"Corby" is a striking blue-eyed, black and white paint gelding. He is 9 years old, stands 14.3 hands and is a low-spirited RBE. He has a very gentle nature and is a great one for building confidence with timid humans. He is from reining blood lines and Mark would love to do some Stock-Horse competitions with him in the future. He is very athletic with a lot of try and potential to excell in a variety of disciplines.
"Azi" is Mark's dream horse, if only he owned her as a baby! He met her while teaching in NJ, he was offered the opportunity to play with her, and she wasn't really working out as a therapy horse in the program where she was. He was a little reluctant at first, but once he gave her a chance she stole his heart! He was glowing after playing with and riding her. She is an extremely sensitive and skeptical horse. It takes a lot for her to trust humans, but she tries extremely hard. She is an 18 year old, 14 hh QH mare who is an RBI/RBE. She's a bit like a hummingbird, and has been so much fun for Mark to be progressive with. It's been inspiring to watch their relationship develop.
"Travvy" is a super-special boy
"Pony" as he is affectionately called at Dark Horse, is a 40" Shetland/mini cross paint pony. He is a LBE and is quite a character. He is extremely entertaining and is kindof our "mascot." He loves to jump, and make up his own games if his human isn't interesting enough! He may be little, but that doesn't mean he's easy! He is currently playing Level 3 online. He has been doing lots of ground driving, and will hopefully pull a cart someday.
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