Equine Companions

Abby (Ride the Tide)
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Breed: Thoroughbred

Age: 22

Gender: Mare

Height: 16 hh

Color: Dark Bay

Fun Facts: Though Abby has never been a racehorse, her grandfather is the famous Secretariat. Abby loves the attention and pampering the Meadows of Mendon Stables has to offer. She is a very beautiful and friendly horse who absolutely loves to be groomed. She loves cantering and racing the other horses in the lower pasture. She is a favorite among our English riders at the stables. Also, Abby is cousins with another horse at our stables named Ford! 

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Breed:  American Miniature Paint Horse

Age: 10-month-old foal

Gender:  Mare

Height:  7 hh

Color:  Dark Bay Paint

Fun Facts:

Bali was born as a surprise on Mothers Day 2020.  The caretaker discovered Bali early one morning and at first sight, we thought another animal had entered the stables during the night.  Upon close examination, Bali was born a couple of hours earlier in a stall.  She was born weighing 20 lbs. and she was 2.0 hh.  Bali's Sire is Buzz Light Year and her dam is Belle.  Belle was pregnant for almost close to a year and hid it well.  All of the ponies are so plump!  She is very sweet and loves the stables.  Her playmates are Buzz and Cody.  Bali is growing up and loving her best life.  She is a blessing!  At the end of our lesson days, we let Bali run in the arena and play.

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Breed: Arabian Pony

Age: 30

Gender: Mare

Height: 12.2 hh

Color: Black

Fun Facts: She is so much fun to be around. She is great both English and Western. She loves to be around other horses, and is more of a follower than a leader. She is a great jumper for our beginners! Her favorite thing to do is eat treats after riding and gallop in the lower with other horses. Because of her experience, Becca teaches even our most advanced riders. We have seen thousands of students graduate from Becca and move on to riding our more advanced horses.  

Belle
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Breed: American Miniature Paint Horse

Age: 19

Gender: Mare

Height: 10 hh

Color: Paint Mix

Fun Facts: 

               She is an amazing ride and a great jumper too! She loves jumping the hay bails with intermediate riders. Her beautiful color of a bay pinto makes her a favorite at the stables. Cody is her baby filly described below. Her shortness makes her a perfect ride for younger kids! She loves to trot and canter around with the bigger horses. She has little legs but that doesn't stop her from keeping up. 

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Breed: Paint Quarter Horse

Age: 17

Gender: Gelding

Height: 15 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: 

               Named after the white marking on his face, Blaze is very handsome and loves attention. His sorrel chestnut coat glows while he grazes in the pasture with his friend's Jazz and Maggie. He has loving puppy eyes that make everyone feel warm and welcome. He loves to be brushed by all the kids in the aisle way. He is very strong and has a high level of endurance. He is a favorite horse to choose from on our trail rides, click here for more information!

Brooke (Brooks Lass)
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Breed: Thoroughbred 

Age: 13

Gender: Mare

Height: 17 hh

Color: Dark Bay

Fun Facts: She has two white hind pasterns that distinguishes her from her best friend Apple. Brooke is our tenth adoption from Canter Ohio Horse Adoption. Brooke is personable and content. Brooke loves the attention she receives from the students grooming her. Her conformation makes her the perfect athlete. She is one of our fastest horses here at the Meadows of Mendon Stables. Students love to barrel race with her in our lower pasture. 

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Breed: American Miniature Horse

Age: 4

Gender: Gelding

Height: 7.1 hh

Color: Paint Mix

Fun Facts: He is the smallest horse at our stables and will be the stables pet. We will not be riding Buzz but we will enjoy grooming him, bathing him, and taking him on walks. Our pee wee riders love to groom Buzz after their 45 minute lesson, click here for more information! If you're looking for Buzz in the stables, listen for his loud whinny. He has a sweet nature and playful personality. Buzz's stallmate and best friend is Cookies. 

Candystripe  
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Breed: Percheron Paint Saddlebred Mix

Age: 17

Gender: Mare

Height: 16.1 hh

Color: Paint Mix

Fun Facts: She was born and raised in Bergen, NY. Like many of our horses, Candy enjoys trail rides and jumping. Candy enjoys the challenging cross-country course.  Candy is very sweet and gentle and does well as a therapeutic riding horse. One of Candy's best traits is her willingness to give you an amazing ride. It is no surprise Candy has the smoothest trot at our stables. Her attitude and grace make her the perfect horse.  

Cody
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Breed: American Miniature Horse

Age: 4

Gender: Mare

Height: 10.1 hh

Color: Paint Mix

Fun Facts: She is an adventurous and independent filly. She is very docile and easy to get along with. She loves to canter around the other lesson horses and cause mischief around the arena. Just recently, she went into the lost-in-found and misplaced the items around the indoor riding arena. Her training at the stables has been astounding. She loves being ridden with her very own little purple saddle. She holds herself with great pride when being ridden and loves all the attention. She loves the hustle and bustle of the surrounding stables environment. This filly is thriving!  

Cookies
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Breed: Icelandic Pony

Age: 17

Gender: Mare

Height: 10.1 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: Cookies loves children and loves the activity on a farm. Cookies enjoys being ridden English and western. She loves cantering on our straight away (a 300 foot dirt path that goes up and down the hills of the Meadows of Mendon Stables). She is good with small children and people that are in wheelchairs. She is a popular choice when our pee wee riders choose what pony they want to ride, click here for more information! Cookies enjoys caring for Buzz and watching over him.

Fax (Facsimile)
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Breed: Thoroughbred

Age: 15

Gender: Gelding

Height: 15.3 hh

Color: Black

Fun Facts: 

Fax has one white sock on his front leg. He is athletic, intelligent and energetic. His sire, Cutlass Fax, was Ohio Horse of the Year. Fax is eager to please and loves riding outdoors on the cross-country course. His sweet personality has made him a favorite to many riders here at the stables.

Ford
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Breed: Thoroughbred

Age: 16

Gender: Gelding

Height: 16.3 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: He is one of the tallest horses at the stables. He is confident, ready, willing and able to do anything you ask of him. He loves jumping on our cross-country course and being the center of attention. He cradles our riders, making him a favorite at our stables. He is well-balanced and helps teach our riders how to sit a good seat. His patience is beyond belief. There is a sense of pride for every step he takes. Also, Ford is cousins with another horse at our stables named Abby! 

Ginger
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Breed: Paint Palomino Standardbred

Age: 8

Gender: Mare

Height: 16 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: Ginger was born on July 10, 2013 at the Meadows of Mendon. Her sire is Poland and her dam is Meggin's Miracle. Ginger is a paint palomino standardbred that currently stands 16 hh. She is a very enjoyable horse with her sound hooves. She has perfect conformation making her a favorite among all of our riders. With being trained and raised at the stables, she is perfect for any rider. She has a little spunk in her step; giving all levels of riders a great time. Poland and Meggin's Miracle are proud of their daughter. It's beautiful to watch the three of them being ridden together. 

Honey
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Breed: Halflinger

Age: 15

Gender: Mare

Height: 14 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: 

               Named after how sweet she is, Honey is a stables favorite. She loves to smile for the camera by showing everyone the inside of her lip. She likes to have her thick puffy mane brushed out. She prefers to be turned out in the first pasture with Larry the Lobster. She is well-mannered and has a smooth trot. Apples are her favorite treat after being worked out. 

Jazz
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Breed: Chincoteague

Age: 14

Gender: Mare

Height: 13.2 hh

Color: Black

Fun Facts: 

               Jazz is originally from an island off of Virginia called Chincoteague Island. That said, her breed is Chincoteague and because of her height, she is a pony. Her black coat makes her stand out from the other horses and ponies at the stables. She loves going out to pasture with her friends, Blaze and Maggie. She is a horse that knows your level of riding and will be easygoing if need be or can be more experienced for the intermediate rider. 

Larry the Lobster
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Breed: Peruvian Paso Part-Blood (Peruvian/Quarter Horse)

Age: 22

Gender: Gelding

Height: 15 hh

Color: Blood Bay

Fun Facts:  Larry aka "Larry the Lobster" got his name because of his rich red coat in the sunlight. He was born in California and moved to New York at an early age. He was donated to our stables from a loving family located in the southern tier of New York. Larry has a Spanish gate which stands out from the other horses and ponies as he trots in the arena. He has the perfect withers which makes him extremely versatile. He gives the perfect ride, whether you prefer English or western. He is currently in love with a mare named Brooke at the stables who you can read about above. The two of them are inseparable and their personalities are quite similar.  

Lord (Call the Lord)
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Breed: Thoroughbred 

Age: 20

Gender: Gelding

Height: 15.1 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: 

Lord is a big, beautiful, and intelligent retired racehorse that the farm has taken in. This thoroughbred enjoys running and playing in the pastures with all his horse friends. This extraordinary horse will adapt to any rider. He senses the timidness of a new rider and will make sure they have a nice, calm, and enjoyable ride. He'll also challenge the experienced rider and help them learn new techniques. He can be ridden either western or English and is even used in our CP program for disabled children because of his docile character (click here for more information). His favorite pace to run with riders on his back is the first pasture. 

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Breed: American Morgan

Age: 19

Gender: Mare

Height: 16 hh

Color: Liver Chestnut

Fun Facts: 

She is one of the fastest horses at the stables. Even when walking, she passes by all the other horses. She is great both western and english. She is the perfect ride for an intermediate through advanced rider. She confidently holds her head high while you ride her. She loves getting her hooves picked by beginners. You will most likely find Maggie near Jazz and Blaze because they are the best of friends. 

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Breed:  Standardbred

Age:  19

Gender:  Mare

Height:  15hh

Color:  Dark Bay

Fun Facts:

Mindy was donated by Larry the Lobsters family.  What a wonderful donation.  Thank you.  She loves the activity of the stables and paces in her stall until we ride her.  She is gorgeous, sweet, gentle, and kind to everyone.  Many years ago, she was a trotter pacer, and the United States Trotting Association recorded her with 11 starts in 2004 and 2005.  She loves to trot!

Mindy loves walking the property, jumping, and she ran through the snow all winter up and down the hills.  Ford and Poland are her buddies.  She has completely adjusted to her new home.  Thank you Mr. and Mrs. L!

Poland
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Breed: Paint Palomino

Age: 11

Gender: Gelding

Height: 15 hh

Color: Paint Palomino 

Fun Facts: 

Poland is the sire of Ginger. Seven years ago, Poland came from a private barn in Attica, NY. He was trained by our students. Riders love riding him for barrel racing, racing, and pleasure riding. He loves cantering around the outdoor riding arena and in the lower pasture. His versatility makes him the perfect ride. He can accommodate any of our riders here at the Meadows of Mendon Stables. 

Pooh Bear (Double Spring/ D)
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Breed: Thoroughbred-Quarter Horse

Age: 22

Gender: Gelding

Height: 15.1 hh

Color: Chestnut

Fun Facts: 

Pooh had an early racing career, and as an result of an hemorrhage that was pulmonary induced in the second race, he was retired from racing. He went on to have a brief hunter jumper career, and he enjoyed his time competing. He has a gorgeous chestnut coat, and is loved by many riders here. He loves people and loves his job!

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Breed: Palomino Saddlebred

Age: 17

Gender: Mare

Height: 15 hh

Color: Palomino 

Fun Facts: 

Trigger is such a lady! She is a favorite among advanced riders. She's a naturally fast-paced horse and is always ready to run. She's awesome and good at everything she does! She enjoys the challenge jumping on our courses.