Meet our Horses
Our horses are carefully selected for the specific needs of our riders and the types of services we are offering. We have considered their health and soundness, gaits and manner of going, attitude, temperament and manners along with their previous training and use and finally adaptability. Once the preliminary selection or acquisition of a horse is made, the trial period begins. Working with the horse during this period allows time to determine whether he will fit into our program. The following horses have been accepted into our program and are undergoing continuous specialized training for our needs.
Rick is a 1993 Belgian gelding. Weighing in at 2,000 lbs and standing 17.2 hands, Rick is too large to work in our therapeutic riding program. However, he does pull our wagon for field trips and special events here at the farm as well as representing Midnight Farm in parades. Though big, Rick is extremely gentle and well-trained and is always happy to visit with guests here at the farm. He is truly a gentle giant!
The Seventhencounter aka 'Boo'
Owned by the DeCamp Family
Boo is a 2004 American Quarter Horse gelding. He is a friendly and playful fellow and loves to visit everyone who comes through the barn. Boo has a successful show career and boards at the Farm in between shows. He works with a few of our riders who need a horse with his unique qualities. A big, strong horse with many talents, Boo is ridden by some of our independent riders as well as some of our very tall riders who cannot ride our smaller horses.
Color Me Vanzi, aka "Vanzi"
Donated by the Haberkorn Family
Vanzi is a 1998 American Quarter Horse gelding. Before coming to Midnight Farm, Vanzi enjoyed a successful show career with AQHA. Vanzi has a narrow build and is an excellent choice for riders who have difficulty sitting a horse with a wider build. He is very friendly and energetic and loves to interact with his riders and farm visitors alike.
Four Forty Too aka “Koko”
KoKo is a 1986 American Paint Horse Mare. She is the senior citizen of our barn with a gentle spirit and kind disposition. Koko had a very long and extensive show career before coming to Midnight Farm. She is a Superior Youth Horsemanship and Superior Western Pleasure horse. This great little mare has over 1000 performance points in APHA competition. A smaller, kind “old faithful” who will happily trot around the arena with our smallest riders. Well trained in varied disciplines, she is an excellent beginner lesson horse. KoKo is very “people friendly” and loves to be groomed and petted.