MEET OUR HORSES
MEET OUR HORSES
Diesel is a big boy with a big heart. He's 11 and a Gypsy Drum, which is a cross between a Gypsy Cob and a Shire draft horse. He's our "steady Eddie" gelding and loves everyone and everything!
Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo? At Wildstar Farm, of course! Romeo is the newest addition to the Horse SenseAbility herd. He is a Fell pony, which is the same type of pony that Queen Elizabeth rides.
Calli is a stunning dark bay Thoroughbred who raced for 3 years on the Eastern seaboard. She’s 20 years old and 16 hands tall. Calli is the princess of Wildstar. She relishes being pampered in every way—grooming, muzzle trimming, glitter pedicures, massages, braiding—you name it, she loves it!
At 28, Cecil aka Chubby Checker is an older gentleman. Our barn manager Sarah has ridden Cecil since her teenage years. Cecil is very eager to please. He joins us with many years of experience as a therapeutic partner.
Dazzle is our dazzling 14-year old, 16 hand American Warmblood mare. She’s had a career in show jumping before joining the herd at Wildstar Farm. Dazzle is sweet as can be and just wants to be "in your pocket."
Morning Glory is our "glorious" Gypsy Cob mare who has a heart of gold. Glory is 20 years old and the mother of Pippin (see below). Glory is the perfect mount for anyone aged 2 to 102! Glory’s bountiful hair is only surpassed by her son's. And don’t let Glory’s small size (14.1 hands) fool you—she’s a mighty girl who’s bodacious from behind!
Hailey is a Fjord, a type of pony that originally came from Norway, with a classic two-color mane and subtly striped legs. Hailey is 8 years old and LOVES people.
Hugo is a purebred UK Shetland Pony and is on long-term loan to Horse SenseAbility from Personal Ponies specifically for visiting people who might benefit from animal-assisted therapy. Although Hugo is small—he's only 32" at the shoulder—he has a huge personality and lots of love and comfort to give. Polly and Hugo are a registered therapy team with Pet Partners and visit schools and organizations in the local area.
At 25+, Patrick is the patriarch of the herd. Standing 16.1 hands, Patrick has a graceful, large stride suitable for both beginners and advanced riders. In addition to being an all-round good guy, Patrick’s schedule includes hunting regularly with the Norfolk Hunt Club.
Pippin, aka Wildstar Eclipse, is the home-grown baby of the farm. Born on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) in 2014, Pippin is now in training under saddle. It’s hard to keep Pippin away because all he wants to do is snuggle. At 5, Pippin is still too young for mounted work in our programs but perfect for horsemanship on the ground. Like his mother Glory, Pippin is a Gypsy Cob.
At 11 years old and only 13.1 hands, Ruby is the perfect mount for our smallest riders. Like Glory and Pippin, Ruby is a Gypsy Cob with a super sweet temperament.
Take Me Away (aka Tommy) is a 16-hand, 10-year-old Appendix Quarter Horse gelding with a background in dressage, hunter paces and versatility. Forever a goofball, Tommy loves to make you smile when he sticks out his tongue!