Foxy is a beautiful petite Palamino Arab cross. Foxy is a popular girl around the farm, she has been there & done that & enjoys teaching the little ones how to do it! Foxy enjoys teaching children about dressage & how to canter. She also likes to keep her riders safe while out on the trail.
Rose is a drop dead gorgeous black and white paint mare. She came from West Virginia where we were told she lived with mountain lions. Not long after she arrived she started to lose weight. We decided to take her to the vet…and SURPRISE…she was pregnant! A week later a beautiful black filly was born. We named her Oops a Daisy. Rosie is so perfect that we decided to find her a date & thus Rosie has had another filly named Painted Lilly. This one was not a surprise…
Ruger is considered by some to be the hippie of the barn with his long flowing mane but others view him as a Fabio look-a-like. He is a gentle giant who loves to give kisses for treats. Despite his size he is an amazing jumper and has carried several young riders to victory at Jrs. and Adult Teams. His favorite thing to do is take naps in the field with his buddies.
Rebekka is a 13 year old Dutch mare straight from Holland. She is by far the queen diva of Second Nature Farm. She has had a very successful career in the dressage arena but later decided she was done with dressage and thought standing on her hind legs was far more fun.
ZJ is black and white and fluffy all over. He loves to help you muck the stalls and doesn’t mind if a little bedding gets thrown on him. ZJ loves to roast on his bed on top of the water heater. When not sleeping ZJ protects the barn by fighting off all the dogs with his paws. He loves to climb up the latter like a fireman up to the hay loft. It is even funnier the way he gets back down!
A lovable tank of a dog, Hank has the important job of being the chief meeter/greeter of the barn. His ferocious bark is offset by his wildly wagging tail. Miss Anecia’s constant companion, Hank often helps with barn chores. His favorite pastime is helping Miss Anecia bring in. Miss Anecia’s shouts of ‘appreciation’ can often be heard over Hank’s ‘encouraging’ barks.
Oops a Daisy or just Daisy is just 3 years old & very sensible for her age. As her name suggests Daisy was a surprise baby. We had some explaining to do on this one. Daisy may be the quietest 3 year old ever. Kids love to ride her bareback or on the trial. She was also a favorite for the Wine and Ride (we believe she preferences the Red wine). Just like her Mother Rose, Daisy is kind hearted and hugely motivated by food. She has been a wonderful addition to SNF.
Soldier is 27 years old and our resident nibbler… a true favorite of our littlest riders. His black as night coat & thin white blaze make him one of our most handsome men in the barn. ‘Soljie’ can do it all: drive, jump, dressage, event & show at Devon! He’ll take the most timid rider & make them into a cantering confident pro! All of Soldier’s students know the ‘Soldier song’ which is pretty the instructors’ mantra when teaching on him. It goes something like this: “‘Soljie’ terrrot! TERrrot! Terrrot Soljie! SOLDIER TROT! TROT!” Usually it ends with some uninteligible muttering… Soljie has been known to be lured into a very fast trot by luring him with a dog. Just ask Chief!
Cinnamon Bun aka Cinny is 31 inches.. Tall and wide… this one has a little pudge on her girlish figure. She has an attitude 10 times her size. Cinny went all the way to states this year in 4-h grooming and showmanship. The trip consisted of a snowstorm with tretrus roads, sleeping in a tent and almost freezing to death, and marching in a humiliating parade all for…a really small and slightly ugly participation ribbon. She does redeem herself when it come to trail class where is rarely nothing but blues for her.
Macy is a chestnut Quarter horse mare with a beautiful flaxen mane and tail. She is the envy of the barn and uses more hair care products than anyone else. She is a red head and knows it. Macy and her owner Melanie have qualified for the BLM dressage finals for the past three years and always have come home with ribbons! This year, Macy carried Melanie to Reserve Champion with their awesome MFS.
Spanky aka Superstar, is originally from Denmark. He may be small in stature (15.1) but huge in movement, he can bounce you clear to another state when trotting him. The little prince thinks the show ring was created just for him. He grows 6 inches each time he enters a class. He has had several careers… he did the jumper circuit but was routine teased about his size, also the hunters but now he is debuting as a dressage wanna be. He prides himself on his annoying actions in his stall. It got so bad we had to reinforce this naughty behavior by moving him to the largest nicest stall in the barn.
Pop Tart is a miniature horse and lives in the same stall as Cinnamon. When Cinnamon leaves Poppy behind in the stall Pop Tart has been known to jump out and go after her! Sometimes she will even jump out just for fun! Pop Tart is much younger than Cinnamon and annoys her sometimes. She is also blind in one eye, but gets along just fine with her mini buddy’s help.
Captain is a true teenager at heart. He has very little focus but tons of talent. He is friends with everyone in the barn, 2 legged or 4 legged. Captain was born at SNF & left briefly, but now he has a place in Anecia’s heart and will not be going anywhere anytime soon! Captain enjoys stretching and almost lying down on the cross-ties. Funny thing is his mom Gabby and sister DD do the exact same thing!
aka ‘SASSY’ – Sassy is full of the same energy as her mom, Rebekka and looks just like her! Sassy was a big winner at her Oldenberg inspection and has not stopped since. Sassy has just been started under saddle & is quite the shining star on the dressage show circuit. Sassy and her owner Melanie are looking forward to competing in the dressage finals this year!
Chief is Kathy’s constant companion. He is perpetually happy & frequently seen loving on various people, especially children. When not spreading love his can be seen doing zoomies around the ring or lounging in some odd spot. When not at SNF spreading love, Chief volunteers for Paws for People and spreads love and friendship to humans in need.
aka Noble or “Nobie” A quiet gentle soul Nobie has participated in Quadrille exhibitions at Devon & the Jersey Horse Park. He enjoys dressage & gave Kathy the coveted BLM Champion status with their MFS in 2013. Recently Noble has made his presence known in the Hunter ring, proving that this dressage horse CAN be a hunt seat champion. Noble’s most favorite thing though is relaxing while surveying the world from his shed, or stall.
aka Princess ‘Bria’ is the newest member to Kathy’s fur family. Bria is a 3/4 Andalusian mare. Big and beautiful Bria is enjoying her new partnership with Kathy. Always the diva, Bria enjoys having attention & treats showered upon her. Also quite the flirt, Bria also enjoys the attention of the various handsome geldings at the barn
-This young man grew up on the track but did not seem to like the quick paced life style. He prefers to be showered with attention from all the students, both young and old, at SNF. This guys sure has been a wonderful surprise. We were not sure when we brought him home what to expect but he has been nothing but a brilliant, even tempered, fun loving guy.
“CHAD” – Is one of the largest boys on our farm. He also has a houdini act. If you do not double lock his door you will find him out visiting all his friends in the morning. Chad has done a bit of everything, he has competed in jumpers is a PSG school master & enjoys dabbing in the hunter world too!
This year Chad carried his rider Kim to the BLM dressage finals & came home a CHAMPION!!!! He pretty much cleaned up BLMS! We are very luck to have him on the farm.
Prior is a 17.1h Black Beauty. Loving life as a dressage “pony,” his favorite activity after a workout is to lick your hand! He and Bria are madly in love and are planning to debut a Pas de Deux later this year.
My name is Zoe. I am a Catahoula Leopard dog. I love to chase squirrels and play with my best friends Chevy and Cheif! One of my favorite things to do is greet all the kids at their lessons with a wagging tail and kisses!
Petey is quite possibly the cutest puppy EVER! A Jack Russell Terrier, he is the newest canine addition to SNF. Petey spends his days supervising his person Angel while he works at SNF. Petey also enjoys playing with all the SNF pups & along with Angel helps keep the barn running smoothly.