Pine Trails has a variety of well trained horses of every level in our lesson program.  As most will tell you, every horse teaches you something different. Our horses have been professionally trained to be safe, friendly and fun for our students to ride.  Many of the horses in our lesson program are also rescues, or they were foaled and trained by Michelle here at Pine Trails Ranch.  We have one of the largest groups of lesson horses around so every rider can find a mount to advance and learn with.

LESSON HORSES

​​​​​​​​​​​Abby
A wonderful Appaloosa mare whose owner was unable to care for her.  She does both English and western.  Abby passed away at nearly 30 years old.  We will miss her.




Annie
​Annie is a lovely Arabian/quarter horse mare who was given to Pine Trails for our lesson program.  She is very calm and well mannered, and many of our beginners enjoy this sweet horse.   She has a nice trot and is perfect for kids learning to ride.



Bailey
A sturdy Quarter horse gelding who is very comfortable and mellow to ride.  Bailey does dressage basics, small jumps, and western.  He was donated to our program when his owner moved to another country and could not take him with her.




Beauty
A beautiful Morgan mare Michelle bought as a green broke teenager.  Beauty was not fully trained as a youngster, and Michelle wanted to fix that.  She now does western and Hunt seat and is safe for both kids and adult riders.  Beauty has even won at several shows with the kids!

Bella
Bella is a Hanoverian mare who was imported when she was younger.  She was never well trained, and was in danger at a feedlot facility when Michelle and Matt were contacted about her.  She was carefully conditioned and trained and is now a wonderful lesson horse and now has had 2 foals by our stallion Flirt.  Bella is super dependable and has a forever home here at Pine Trails Ranch.



Blue
Blue is a cute little Welsh Arabian cross pony.
Our beginners enjoy learning how to trot and post on him.  He has a nice canter too and likes small jumps.



Brittany- 
Brittany is a gorgeous, sporty mare that is ridden by our advanced riders.
She has a beautiful, smooth jump and is well trained in dressage through second level.



​Dazzle

Dazzle is the perfect horse for advanced beginners and low intermediate riders who want to improve their seat and learn how to jump.
She came to Pine Trails Ranch as a rescue when she was injured at the race track.



Farrah
A pure Morgan mare with wonderful bloodlines who needed a home.  Since she was older, no one was giving her a chance.  Her experience gives our students a great learning opportunity.  And we think she looks amazing for 32!



Fleur
One of our stallions daughters we are just so attached to.  She was his smallest warmblood baby, which was great for our students.  Fleur gave us her first foal in early 2018.  His name is Ami.



Ford
Ford is our resident big, friendly giant.  He is a very mellow guy, who is enjoyed by our advanced beginner and intermediate riders.
Ford has a smooth canter and is super calm with our beginners.



Gino

Gino is a talented thoroughbred gelding who is ridden by our more advanced students. His confirmation is impeccable-and he does very well at the shows.  *See Gino on our sales page.


Habie
A Pure Morgan gelding who came to us when his owner’s health made his care difficult for her to maintain.  He loves to do both English and western and is great with the kids and adults at Pine Trails.



Hercules

Hercules is a fun Anglo Arabian gelding who is enjoyed by our advanced beginner and intermediate riders. He loves to canter and jump and the kids love his sweet disposition.




​Junior Mint

Junior is a quick and spunky little Welsh pony that our advancing students love to ride. He may be small, but he has a big jump and he shines in the show ring.  He has qualified for pony finals several times.



​Kiro- passed away at 31+ years
Kiro is the perfect beginner to intermediate horse.  He is an Arabian gelding who has taught many beginners how to post and start cantering.  At 31 years of age, he is amazing and we love him dearly. 
Despite being the son of a national champion Spanish Arabian stallion, Kiro came to Pine Trails as a rescue when he was just 7 years old.


​Kona - 
A Morgan gelding who was not happy in his previous home.  Kona loves dressage and has trained up very nicely for second level.  He is only 14.2 hands and a very nice dressage pony with terrific suspention.  He is looking for his ideal partner.


Kramer-

Kramer is a Paint gelding who was trained a number of years ago by Michelle for his owner.  He is an amazing and fun horse!  His owner decided she was not providing him with enough fun the last couple of years, and now Kramer is here to have fun with our students!  He is great for dressage basics and even some small jumps.  And you have to see his pretty blue eyes!

Levi

A terrific Arabian gelding who has become a favorite with many of our riders.  He is fun to ride and always happy to give it a try.


Manly
Manly is a quarter pony gelding who was in need of a home.  He is missing his right eye, and people were hesitant to give him a chance.  We brought him to Pine Trails and he has become a great pony for the kids.


Merlin
Merlin is a Highlander Pony (a draft pony), given to Pine Trails in 2009.
He has a sweet temperament and is enjoyed by our beginner students. He has nice, smooth gaits and looks like a big stuffed animal.  What a perfect pony for kids to love!


​PD (Power Dancer)
​PD is a Thoroughbred mare who was rescued off the race track.  She was successful at the track, but her owners knew she would break down.
She is a great horse for advanced beginner and intermediate hunter riders.  She has a wonderful, smooth canter and loves to jump.


​Pepper-

Our maybe Morgan mare who was ransomed out of the Kaufman kill pens in Texas.  (She did not look like this!)  We do not encourage anyone to do that!  But we were contacted about this mare and decided to rescue her from being sent to slaughter.  We spent several months retraining her and getting her back to health and now she is a lovely horse for students to learn a correct half halt.  She has a big beautiful road trot!  For those who think it will be cheap to get a rescue- it was 2k$ just to get her out of the kill pens and 3k$ in training and vet bills before she could work.  But she is worth it!


Prima
  Prima is a super fun warmblood mare we rescued in early summer 2017.  She has scars that may have been from an accident.  She had a dressage foundation from what we believe was her initial training.  Tina has been great to train, and our students are enjoying her steady temperment and big movement. 



Sassy
Sassy is an American Mustang mare who joined the PTR lesson program in 2018.  With her smooth trot, she is very fun for a lot of our students.  And she can jump!



Savannah
A 14.1 hand Morgan horse, and a big girl in a little body.  Savannah had belonged to a family that lost interest in her and she needed care and attention.  Now she is in great shape and doesn't look her over 20 age.



Sophie  Sophie had a heart attack at over 30 years of age.  She passed in her sleep and we miss her so much.
Sophie is a sweet little Arabian mare who was plucked out of the killer buyers reach at an auction by Auction horse rescue. She then came to Pine Trails Ranch and has become a well loved member of the lesson program.


Sox
​​Sox is a fun Morgan/Quarter Horse gelding who is enjoyed by our beginner through intermediate riders.  He has a nice, smooth trot for our beginner students, a rocking horse canter for our advanced beginners, and an awesome jump for our intermediate students.    Sox passed away in late summer of 2021 due to colic.  He was a long time member of our family who was born here 24 years ago and we miss him.


Stormy-

Our pinto mustang mix was donated by an assistant's family.  She is great with the little riders, but their kids were grown and she didn't have anyone to love!  Now she has lots of little kids who love to learn to trot and canter and life it good.


Tiny - 
A super fun son of our Morgan stallion Flirt and our Tb mare Emma.  He is smooth to ride and loves to go out for a ride.  If you can get him to the jump, he will jump it.  lol.

Tommy
A morgan gelding who came to us to have an active retirement with children and ladies to love on him.  He is smooth and comfortable and does a great job of teaching people how to sit their first canter.


Vixen  She passed away the fall of 2020.  She has left us too soon and left a big hole.
Vixen is a nice Morgan/Quarter Horse mare who is ridden by our advanced beginner students. She has an amazingly smooth gait and is a great horse to learn how to canter on.



Ulysess

A fun Percheron / Arabian cross who does both western and classical dressage.  He is great for our taller riders and anyone who wants to try jousting.  lol









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