Mister loves being out on the trail and is just as happy walking along leisurely as moving out in a more energetic pace. He'll take care of you if you feel a little rusty or timid and won't do anything you didn't ask for. At the same time he is very responsive to your aids and is happy to get going when you are ready for it. Mister previously competed in Trail Trial and is the pro over logs, bridges and through streams. This is a very well-trained and sensible horse with wonderful movement.
This girl is the deluxe trail horse, with super-smooth gaits and is so responsive to your aids. She loves to go and is at the same time very level headed even in new surroundings. An experienced rider will appreciate her solid western training and bright and willing nature. More light-bodied than your average quarter horse she moves with such grace and pizazz. Kaley is the perfect combination of obedient and forward and is trustworthy for a returning rider as well as being lots of fun for advanced riders.
She is small and mighty and moves like a ballerina. Bella is oh-so smooth and always willing to move out when asked, and if you don't she will ask you. We enjoy her brave nature, balanced gaits and high level of training. Flying lead changes on the trail anybody? This horse is perfect for riders with soft hands who appreciate a sensitive, charming and spirited animal.
She might be little but when you ride this horse you feel like you are flying. Teeny has lots of power in a small package and she never gets tired and always wants to go. She is very personable, always nickering from the field to make sure we don't forget that she would prefer to come out and run a bit. She has a double career as a competitive endurance horse. Teeny is suitable for petite riders who enjoy an energetic horse and who are in excellent riding shape.
JJ is very forward and athletic. He was an endurance horse and was in training for 100 mile rides so has the stamina to go far and fast. At the same time he readily complies with the speed the rider chooses even if it is slower than he would prefer. He does have some Arabian moments so requires a confident rider with a firm seat. His gaits are superb and you feel like you are riding on a cloud.
This horse was born wild in Wyoming and was later trained by inmates at a prison in Utah. There he was named George the Love Bug and he certainly lives up to his name, always ready for some smooching. Even though he is young, George has come a long way in his training and is a great ride on the trail. He is a big, fancy mover so requires a rider with a balanced, centered seat. He still has some silly moments. We find him very endearing the way he always wants to connect with his rider.
Morgan gelding, born 1998, 15.1 hands
Many of you know good, old Jacob since he is the horse that has been with BARR the longest. He is no longer the athletic horse he once was and is enjoying his retirement bossing around the herd in the pasture, and an occasional bareback ride around the ranch. Jacob started out as a buggy horse for an Amish family in Iowa and has also done dressage, western pleasure, been a trail patrol horse, and an awesome trail horse for BARR.
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