The Horses that are part of our program have been hand-selected based on their training, disposition and their willingness to teach riders of all ages. These horses are the foundation to our success and are perhaps our most valuable asset.
Dartanian recently passed away and will always be loved. Thank you Dart for giving children the most amazing education that any horse has to offer.
Pepper was purchased by Wildwood Farm in September of 2017 from a private farm in Snohomish who used her as a husband’s trail horse as well as breeding mare. Pepper is a registered Paint mare that was born in 1999 in Elk, Washington. Pepper was bred to a Friesian stallion and had a stunning daughter that is competing in the dressage ring quite successfully. Pepper stands 15.3 hands tall and is our most elegant teacher who is as wise as she is beautiful. She teaches intermediate riders on their dressage and flat work and loves taking guests out on recreational trail rides.
Aurora was rescued from a senior citizen who could no longer take care of her in June of 2016. Quite thin with respiratory issues we never though Aurora would make it more than a few days. She pulled through beautifully and to everyone’s surprise has turned into a safe and thoughtful school horse. Aurora is an Arabian mare that was born in 1999 and was used for recreational riding and trail until her owner became ill in 2013. It has taken time for Aurora to learn to trust her human care takers again, but our patience was well rewarded as she is now a solid teacher for both beginners and intermediate riders in both English and Western disciplines, as well as the recreational trail rider.
Charley was adopted by Wildwood Farm in the spring of 2017 from his owner in Renton. Charley is an American Bashir Curly and stands 14.2 hands and was born in Montana in 2000; he was purchased by a father and daughter who lived in Kent and trained Charley to be an excellent children’s horse. He was purchased by Rio’s owners in 2009 for their son who was just learning to ride, and Charley proved he is an amazing and patient teacher. Charley is a favorite for riders of all levels because he knows how to read the rider and help them learn what they need to know. He is quite versatile and is used for English, Western and jumping lessons as well as recreational trail rides.
Dusty came to Wildwood Farm in the spring of 2020, a gift from an elderly gentleman who had fallen ill and wanted to be sure his horse was taken care of. Dusty is a champagne Tennessee Walking Horse and offers the smoothest gaits you will ever ride, a fabulous and gentle trail horse who is rock solid and safe for beginners, and a joy to ride for more advanced students. Dusty was always a steady, confident horse on the trails and carried his new owner thousands of miles before he was sent to a farm in Tenino for semi-retirement. We are grateful Dusty found his way to Wildwood Farm, he is a fabulous addition to our school horse/recreational riding program.
Although these little fellas are too small for riding, they up the cuteness-factor at the farm with their antics and happy demeanor. The love to be groomed and are used for children’s birthday parties for comical relief! We adopted Giant & Dancer in 2003 from a rescue home in Redmond. Giant is the boss, stands 33 inches high, is chestnut and was born in 1986. Dancer is 2nd in command, stands 40 inches high, is cream colored and was born in 1988.
We adopted Max & Sterling in 2015. Max is the only registered American Miniature Horse of the bunch and his real name is FGM Elljah Blue. He is chocolate colored with blonde mane and tail, stands 33 inches high, has a hap-hazard blaze and was born in 2000. Sterling is also chocolate colored but does not have any face markings, stands 32 inches high and was born in 2004.
Two Nigerian Pygmy Goats we acquired a few years ago are sure to make the kids laugh