Yes, I know, this seems a lot like “My Collection” or “Random Horse of the Day” but this page is really more detailed, imaginative descriptions of the horses at Cedar Wood Stables (CWS). Hope you enjoy!
Monty is a super sweet Morgan stallion who loves treats and cuddles! His specialty is endurance, but he’s happy doing anything! Monty is best buds with Firefly, a Morab, so don’t be surprised if you see the pair in a endurance competition anytime soon!
Winter, a Sugarbush Drafter is happiest grazing in the paddock with his friends. When not in the paddock, you can find him doing novice cross-country. Always up for a scratch behind the ears- and not wanting to skip a chance for a mint, he’ll always nudge your pockets!
Wapiti, the golden boy of CWS excels in three day eventing. Don’t get him wrong, he’s the loveliest horse at the stables! Everyone from the youngest, least experienced rider to a Grand Prix showjumper can ride him, and he’s equally happy hacking or clearing fences!
Tokyo is the best dressage horse at CWS, but she’s also brilliant at cross-country and showjumping! She’s rather feisty and head strong, so she’s only for advanced riders. She’s polite on the ground, so sometimes the younger riders get lessons on conformation, as she has all the right muscling and bone structure.
Zenyatta, or “Zen” as she’s affectionately known, is a off-the-track thoroughbred mare, still in her prime. We bought her off the owner, as she has really bad vices and is terrible on the ground. We hoped that maybe she would settle down after a few months, but there has been no progress. Unfortunately, we can’t use her for lessons, even advanced ones, because she’s incredibly fast and doesn’t hesitate to buck. She’s still a wonderful mare, but strictly for the stable owner, Mrs Sheppard.
Milton is a retired Grand Prix show jumper, who was well-known on the international circuit. Now he’s enjoying his retirement, giving a few private lessons to adults who need their confidence back, and dozing in his stall with his cat friend, Gwyn. Milton is super friendly and always loves an apple. He is getting on a bit, so private lesson will stop soon and he will go on gentle rides with the staff.
Reckless is Taylor’s pony. Tay is a well known rider at the stables, always willing, and this rubbed off on her pony. Reckless and Tay are most often seen blazing across the fields, with Reckless tacked up in nothing but a halter and lead.
Quebec is a Paso Fino, and one of the sweetest horses at the stable. We bought him for Taylor, so she can have a older, quieter horse to refine her riding with. He’s such a sweetheart, and really gentle, so we’ll definitely use him for lessons!
Hickstead is a Grand Prix jumper who’s owner got injured and wanted someone he knew to own Hickstead. Luckily for CWS, Mrs Sheppard is one of his oldest friends and he wanted her to own his stallion. Hickstead is 17.2 hh, and very strong and powerful. He’s meant to be used for advanced lessons, but no riders really liked him so he’s for the staff only.
Magic is one of our new miniature horses. Sh is very feisty and energetic, and is less tolerant than her friend Happy, who is being driven in the back of the picture. Magic is very friendly with the other horses, especially Happy and Monty, who is also in the picture wearing the turquoise rug. She needs to be lunged a lot, and is great at jumping small jumps.
Suraja is one of CWS’s most flashiest horses. With his distinctly curved ears and golden coat, you just can’t help but look at him! Suraja is gorgeous and he knows it, too! In India, Marwari horses with four white socks and a blaze are supposed to be lucky, and we’ve certainly been lucky to find this beautiful boy!
Chex is one of our best western horses, and is almost as flashy as Suraja! He has a bold, headstrong personality and Jake, our farrier , loves him to bits. Chex is really strong and is also a stallion, so only Jake and the staff are allowed to ride him.