OUR HORSES

 

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Rest in Peace, Novi

 

On August 14, 2022, we said goodbye to Novi, the "Head of the Herd".  Novi had to be laid to rest due to complications of a ruptured cornea and EPM.

 

Novi came to Harmony Farms in April 2008. He was a gift from Mari Bennett & her family. And what a gift she gave us. He quickly became the favorite of volunteers and riders alike. He was smooth, so very well trained, and loved working. Novi was also great at soccer! He loved batting a large ball around the arena with or without a rider. He and Leslie made a great team.
When Novi arrived, Pepsi was the undisputed head of the herd. Novi may have had some dreams of taking over, but it took 4 years and Pepsi getting sick for it to happen. And take over he did, with a vengeance. He kicked Pepsi and his old pal Soda out of his pasture and claimed all the mares! It was a sight to see. We never thought he had it in him!
I guess Novi knew what he was doing because he made a wonderful, fearless leader. New horses were quickly put in their place and everyone was taught, you don’t mess with his girl Dub (the Alpha Mare).
Novi contracted EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis), a neurologic disease, a few years ago. He recovered about 65%, but was not steady on his feet, so he could not carry riders. It never affected him as a leader. The other horses still respected his position and he continued to rule the roost.
A big thank you to Dr. Patrick Biegel, who lovingly cared for Novi and made himself available to us today to say good-bye.
I want to thank all the volunteers who cared and loved Novi, but especially Terri Carr, who personally helped him through the toughest times and loved him so much.
He was a pretty amazing horse! Run free Novi! Your buddies are waiting across the Rainbow Bridge.

 

Born: 1995- 2022

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registered Name: The Chocolate Menace

Arrived: 2008

 


 

Meet Double Trouble, otherwise known as DUB!

 

Boy, whoever named her got it right! She really is trouble. She is very pretty, flashy, and knows all the right moves, but she really stirs up the pasture.  She loves her job here at Harmony Farms and all the riders love her.

 

Born: July 4, 1995

Breed: Appaloosa/Quarter Horse (with a little Arab from Grandma)

Not Registered

Arrived: July 2011    


Meet Snickers!

 

Snickers came from the west coast of Florida and he seems a little shy.  The humans all say they love that he is quiet and sweet! 

 

Snickers is a nice guy.  Stays to himself, does not bother the girls (what a relief!) and knows his place in the herd already.  He was even a therapy horse for several years before coming to us. 

 

We welcome Snickers to our barn family and thank his owner Ann Brock for donating him to our program.  All the riders love him already!

 

 

Born: 2002

Breed: Paint

Registered Name: Intensified Silhouette

Arrived: March 2021

 

 


Meet Spud!

 

Oh Boy, I knew he was trouble from the day he arrived. The humans are always yelling at him for jumping on the mares! I don't know what that is all about, but I know he gets in trouble for doing it. Everyone says he is so handsome with his Palomino coat and wavy mane, yeah, yeah. Heard it all before.

 

Born: 1994

Breed: Quarter Horse – Palomino

Registered Name: Heza Doc Omino

Arrived: March 2012  


Meet Blondie!

 

She is a pretty little thing! She is part Mustang, which tells me she is probably a wild child!  Blondie came from a family in Tampa. Her owner had died and they needed to find her a good home. So of course, friends of ours who knew her, recommended Harmony Farms.   Blondie took to our program real fast, but the humans say she is a bit of a brat at times. I know she gets in trouble for not standing still in the cross ties. That is a definite no no in our barn! But everyone is glad she is a part of the herd1

 

Born: 1996

Breed: Mustang/Quarter Horse Cross

Not Registered

Arrived: 2013


Meet Devon!

 

I know I heard the Boss Mare say more than once, "We will never have an Arabian therapy horse"!  Well, guess what? now we do!  Devon is a pretty flashy guy, I guess you could say he is handsome, but I am not going to say it!  

He was a bit wimpy when he arrived, even hiding behind Shy for protection, but lately, he has become pretty brave. He refused to leave the water trough when Dub walked up!

He is pretty noisy in his stall too, always banging for attention and food! .  He acts pretty goofy lots of the time and the humans say he does not act like an Arabian, more like a Beagle if you ask me!  

Anyway, Shy seems to like him and so does the rest of the herd, so I am happy  to have him as part of the team. His riders really like riding the fancy Arabian too.  

Born: 2001

Breed: Arabian

Name: Cameo's Endevor (Devon)

Arrived:  November 2015

 

 


Meet Shy Anne!

 

This cute little mare sure is a looker!  The day she arrived, she stood up to all the boys along the fence line letting us know who was boss.  She is one tough. cookie.  And, she can move!

 

She and Dub had a run around the second day she arrived and she left Dub in the dust! She is a large pony and moves smoothly for her riders,  which is why they love her.  I can tell she is very smart and wants to check everything out all the time.  She fit in just fine with our bunch and likes to run with us when we get crazy and run all over the pasture. 

 

Born 2006

Breed: Appaloosa

Name: Shy Anne

Arrived:  January 2016


 Meet Diamond!

 

Yup, another Mare!  The boss mare told me no more Mares, but here she is, driving me crazy.  Diamond came to us from a very nice lady who wanted her to be spoiled in her retirement like all the horses at Harmony Farms.  “I” don’t think we are spoiled, we are just special!  Anyway, she came as a boarder for a few months and everyone fell in love with her. 

 

The humans love her and say she is a wonderful therapy horse, takes care of her riders, rides smoothly, all those good things.       

 

They forgot to mention she is pushy, bossy and crazy in the pasture!  She thinks she is in charge!!!!! 

 

Anyway, she is here to stay and our riders think she is just great!  She is kind of pretty too, but you didn’t hear it from me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRBB DIAMOND

Birthdate: 1/1/2002

Arrived: 1/1/2020

 


Meet Mister!

 

He just joined our herd in September and I really like this guy.  It might have something to do with his registered name, Chocklate Covered GQ. 

 

Anyway, he arrived, checked out all the girls and decided he liked Devon better.  Everyone seemed happy about that, not sure why(??). He is a big guy but they say he is a sweetie.  He loves our riders and fit right into his job as a therapy horse. And he is only 10 years old, a baby!

 

One thing he picked up on real fast is asking for treats!  He loves to eat everything!

 

We want to thank Ashley Westbrook for her donation of Mister, he is a treasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born:  1/19/2010

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Registered Name:  Chocklate Covered GQ

Arrived 7/20/2020