The biggest horse at the farm, Abby was born in 2001 and has been at RTT since November 2019. She has lots of previous training in carriage driving, trail riding, and dressage. Abby is a confident and comfortable driving horse and looks so fancy when in harness. She is a sensitive and responsive riding horse that can help more advanced riders practice their skills.
Also known as “Miss B”, Beloved was born in 2002 and is a unique color of liver chestnut. She may have a quick gait, but she is calm and steady and sweet as can be. She is a pro at teaching beginner and advanced riders alike and has had a lot of previous training in dressage. Beloved loves to be groomed!
Miniature Horse Mare
Cookie was born in 2004. At just 8 hands, she is the smallest horse at RTT but may have one of the biggest jobs. In addition to official ‘greeter’, Cookie spends her time doing ground lessons with individuals and school groups, teaching grooming, leading, and other horsemanship skills. She is also an accomplished carriage driving horse and plays an important role in our driving program. Cookie loves to take naps with her best friend, Onyx, the other mini on the farm.
Quarter Horse Gelding
Lucky was born in 2006 and has been at RTT for about a year and a half. Lucky’s previous training was mostly on the trails, and it shows by how much he loves taking his riders out on our trails. Lucky is a natural at his new job as a therapy horse, with a very sensitive nature and a keen sense for who is on his back. He can be steady and predictable or provide just the right challenge for those that are up for it. Whether nuzzling a participant during a ground lesson or playing mounted games, Lucky is a great addition to the RTT herd.
Miniature Horse Gelding
Onyx was born in 2007, and his main role at RTT is ‘official greeter’ and companion for Cookie, the other mini. Onyx is a little apprehensive and is slowly being introduced to RTT’s programs. He has been doing great work with the volunteer schoolers and his confidence is growing each day.
Sammy was born in 1999 and has been at RTT since last summer. Sammy has a previous career as a dressage horse, and has been in lessons with riders from the least to the most experienced. He is great at teaching riders how to trot and canter, and is also very talented when it comes to more advanced moves such as lateral movements. Sammy is tall, handsome, and sometimes goofy, and we are so happy to have him on the farm as a free lease.
Andy was born in 1999. Although he is a ‘pony’ in height, with his steady and strong build he is able to carry riders of all sizes. Andy is a kind, patient guy with a big sense of humor. Andy is currently rehabbing from an injury, so he has a small single turn out and goes for daily walks with the RTT staff.
Clydesdale/New Foundland Pony Cross Gelding
Buddy was born in 1993 and is a founding member of RTT’s driving program. He has a previous career as a competitive driving horse and has taught many students, volunteers, and instructors the basics. Buddy is also a star in our hippotherapy program as he is calm and accepting of toys, noise, and lots of people around him.
Welsh Cob/Haflinger Cross Gelding
Born in 2012, Flynn is the youngest in the RTT herd and is also the newest addition! Flynn has a lot to learn about the world of therapeutic riding and driving, and he has come a long way since his arrival last November. He has proven to be a quiet and responsive driving pony, and enjoys teaching riders how to walk, trot, and canter. He also loves all the games that we play and going out on the trails.
Luke was born in 1994 and has been a member of the RTT herd for over 14 years! Luke is an expert therapeutic riding horse; steady and calm for those needing a lot of support, and responsive yet challenging for emerging independent riders. Despite his maturity in years, Luke is playful, has quite the sense of humor, and has a great attitude in his work.
Orion was born in 1991 and has been at RTT longer than any other horse on the property. Over his years as a therapy horse, Orion has gained much confidence and is quite the teacher. He is aware of who is on his back and challenges them appropriately. He is known for his steady gait, calm energy, and patience. He is particularly animated on the long lines, and loves his pasture mates, Lucky and Luke
Morgan Cross Mare
The oldest horse in the RTT herd, Babe is a bay mare born way back in the 1980’s yet still has a spunky personality and big movement. Over the years, Babe has given many kids and adults their first ride and helped countless others become independent riders. Babe’s best friend is the other bay mare, Mattie, and her favorite treat is applesauce!
Pinto Pony Gelding
Champ was born in 2002 and has been at RTT for 5 years as a "free lease." He has a wonderful background in both driving and riding. His small stature is overshadowed by his huge personality! He loves to play games and make kids laugh with his bouncy trot and mischievous behavior.
Lilly was born in 1993, and might just be the friendliest pony on the farm. She always greets people with a nicker, and loves any and all attention. Lilly is a dependable lesson pony, being easy to steer and stop, and has a lovely, smooth trot. She enjoys playing games and venturing out onto the trails.
Welsh Cob Mare
Born in 1991, Mattie still has lots of energy and is known for her animated walk and trot. Mattie is kind and sweet, and loves being groomed and teaching new riders the basics. She has been at the farm for many years, but is still not a big fan of some of the toys used in therapeutic lessons as she is sensitive to noise. In her life before RTT, Mattie was a successful broodmare having had seven babies!
Warmblood Cross Mare
Paxton was born in 1998, and has been at the farm since the summer of 2017. Paxton has extensive previous training as a dressage and eventing horse, and even competed in the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Paxton loves teaching riders new skills, and is friendly, curious and affectionate. Paxton particularly appreciates being rewarded with treats by her riders!