Meet Our Lesson Horses & Ponies
Welcome to our barn! We have a great cross section of horses and ponies to meet many different types of riders' needs. Our lesson horses range from small to large, beginner to advanced. We do have a weight limit for our horses, and are unable to accommodate riders weighing over 150 pounds in order to keep our horses sound and competition ready.
Pepper, aka Dreamcatcher
Pepper is a 12.2hh, 16 year old, dark brown and white pinto pony mare. She has tons of horse show ribbons and championships to her credit. She teaches beginner level and up lessons for the smaller riders. She has recently started competing in novice jumpers, and her small size and quick feet make her hard to beat!
Teddy, a.k.a. Bearly Famous
Teddy is a 12 year old, 14h, chestnut Welsh pony gelding. He has been very successful with us in shows in the walk/trot all the way up through the 2'3" divisions. He has a very fun and quirky personality, and lives for treats.
Copper, a.k.a. Smooth Sailing
Copper is a 19 year old, 16.1h Thoroughbred gelding, and is a retired race horse. He is very successful in walk/trot up to 2'3" hunters, and has won many championships since coming to us.
Magic, a.k.a. Hocus Pocus
Magic is a 7 year old, 14.2h, grey Welsh/Quarter Pony gelding. He is our newest pony, and is learning the ropes in the show ring. He is very sweet and mellow, and also loves his treats.
Please check back for new additions to our stable!
Pictures of all of our horses and many of our riders, past and present, from when Desert Trails first got started, until now. We add new pictures to the gallery all the time!