Trader is a 21 year old Quarter Horse that stands 15.3 hh. He is the newest addition to the herd and came to RTR in Summer 2017. He responds well to attention from riders and wants to be accepted by the new herd, as he is currently the lowest horse in the pecking order. His nicknames are “Batteries not Included” and “Missin’ a Sock.”
Faran is a 15 year old Quarter Horse – Clydesdale cross that came to RTR as a rescue in 2010. He is the alpha male of the herd and extremely elegant standing at 16hh, with a dressage background and amazing skill at vaulting. His nicknames are “How do you like me now?” and “Risky Business.” Faran is extremely versatile with adults and children because he easily and quickly connects with his riders.
Chex is a 15 year old Paint Pony that stands an unassuming 13.1hh. She also came to RTR as a rescue pony in 2014 and has responded well to natural horsemanship training. She’s sweet, soft and responds well to gentle attention, but has a depth of experience from her past and is able to draw that out of others. Her nickname is “Checked Out” and she is one of the main summer camp ponies.
Whisper is a 9 year old Quarter Horse (Doc Olena breed) that stands 15.2 hh. She’s been part of the herd since 2009 and is great for kids and beginner riders due to her friendly, quiet, and more introverted horsenality. Her nicknames are “Whole lotta sass and a little bit of class” and “Diva by Blood.”
Titus is an 8 year old extremely extroverted Quarter Horse that stands 14.3 hh. Titus has been a gift to Amanda from the very start and continues to be friendly, charming, a lover of attention and green grass. He is definitely the jokester of the herd, gets bored easily and has been known to lay down during training. He is Amanda’s current barrel prospect. His nicknames are “Did you say photoshoot?” and “Prince Charming.”
Squirt is a 5 year old Quarter Horse – Wild cross that stands just 13.2 hh. His wild nature shows up in his nature which is inquisitive, curious, mischievous, and always in the know. Like Titus, Squirt enjoys being the center of attention, connecting with visitors and riders and doing ground work. His nicknames are “Half-Pint” and “Snap Dragon.”
Kitty is an honorary member of the horse family at RTR Ranch Retreat. He watches the horses during ground work, visits them in their pen and in the pasture, climbs the fence posts, and even drinks from the same water trough. His nickname is “Mousin’ Around” and “Special Guest Star.”