Say hello to Black Dog Farm's lesson horses!
All of our horses have gone through years of training to become lesson horses.
"3 Carrot Garnet" aka Garnet
Garnet is a 15hh chestnut Quarter Horse mare. She does everything from beginner lessons to advanced lessons focusing in speed events.
"A Cricket's Chirp" aka Cricket
Cricket is a 14hh chestnut Mustang/Quarter Horse mare. She specializes in beginner and intermediate jumping lessons.
"Drawn to God" aka ZiZi
ZiZi is a 13.3hh buckskin tobiano Quarter Pony mare. She specializes in advanced jumping lessons and western speed events.
"City of Lights" aka Paris
Paris is a 15.1hh isabella palomino registered Tennessee Walking Horse mare. She specializes in leadine lessons and intermediate lessons.
"Remember The Name" aka Remi
Remi is a 13hh bay tobiano Hackney Sport Pony mare. She is currently in training to be a kid pony for lessons.
"Oliver Sudden" aka Olive
Olive is a 13.3hh dun Quarter Pony mare. She is completely unstarted, so she is in basic training currently.
ZiZi has been with Black Dog Farm's lesson program longer than any of the other horses. Throughout all of the years, ZiZi has remained a pony full of spunk. You would never guess that she is over seventeen years old. Even with her energy, ZiZi loves to tote around the littlest of riders with great care. Her smooth trot is a barn favorite!
Cricket was born as a surprise on May 20th, 2012. A few short years later in 2016, Cricket came to Black Dog Farm for training, but she ended up becoming a permanent member of the family.
Cricket now has the reputation at the farm for being the lesson pony with the biggest attitude! Even with her attitude, Cricket is a kid's favorite for jumping and cantering. Her easy jump and smooth canter are easy to fall in love with.
Garnet is Black Dog Farm's senior lesson horse at nearly 19 years young. She is one of the favorites among the riding students. Before Garnet came to our farm, she did competitive barrel racing, dressage, jumping, reining, and many other events. Now she does beginner riding lessons during the week and barrel races on the weekends. She enjoys peppermints and apples after a lesson!
Paris is a fully registered Tennessee Walking Horse, born on May 15th, 2003. Paris has a very impressive pedigree, with many World Grand Champions and sons/daughters of World Grand Champions. She is currently in training to become a low-level jumping horse.
Much like Cricket, Remington was born as a surprise July 6th, 2011. Remi came to Black Dog Farm as practically an untouched, wild pony in the spring of 2019. She has come a really long way, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Remi loves to be brushed and loved on by all of the students at the barn.
Olive is Black Dog Farm's newest addition and is still learning about handling and riding. She is a coming four year old, born on April 1st in 2016. Her long-term goal with Black Dog Farm is to become a well-mannered lesson pony, but for now she enjoys being brushed and worked on the ground.