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Programs Introduction

Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy

Educational Courses at MTR

Lease or Sell Your Horse to MTR

Our Horses

Herd Hall of Fame

 

Our Herd

Beauty
 

Breed: Mini

Color: Black

D.O.B: 2003

Height: 38 inches

Weight: 400 lbs

Sex: Mare

History: Beauty's registered name is Mini Brooks Farms Black Beauty. She is both AMHR and WCMHR registered. Her sire is Ohio's Private Eye and her dam is Hunter Hills Just Jesica. She was shown as a yearling at the AMHR nationals and place in the top three! Since she was two years old she has been trained to drive and been showing in that event winning numerous awards: New York State Saddle Horse Association Champion in Halter, Driving, and Obstacle in 2010; LARGE County Fair Champion of the Fonda Fair in 2012 and 2013; 2013 Overall Champion in Halter, Driving and Performance Horse of the Year!!! Beauty joined the MTR team in January 2014. Our littler riders enjoy a sense of comfort with the smaller stature of our new beauty!

Bobby Too (aka "Bob")

Breed: Haflinger
D.O.B: 1993
Sex: Gelding
Height: 13.1hh
Weight: 900 lbs
Color: Gold Chestnut with flaxen mane and tail
History: Dressage, driving and children's riding lessons

Bob is kindly leased to MTR by Pat Rudolph and joing our team on July 4, 2012. Before coming to MTR, Bob has been trained in dressage and driving. He has also given children’s riding lessons and was leased by a few young riders. Bob has been an amazing addition to MTR with his steady attitude and gait. He has quickly become a favorite among riders and instructors alike!

Chrissy

Breed: Quarter horse
D.O.B: 2001
Sex: Mare
Height: 15.1hh
Weight: 950 lbs
Color: Dun/Buckskin
History: Former western pleasure horse

Chrissy, leased to MTR by Mr. & Mrs. Hogendorp, joined our team in 2008. Chrissy was successfully trained and ridden western-style with a little English and jumping in her past. She is a loveable mare who is extremely easy to handle. She is consistent and reliable. With her patient attitude she has been a huge part of our Hippotherapy program. Petite in size but with huge stamina and strength, Chrissy loves to work and enjoys every minute of her role.

Davos

Davos

Breed: Warmblood
D.O.B: 1990
Sex: Gelding
Height: 15.3hh
Weight: 1,130 lbs
Color: Liver Chestnut
History: Former Dressage, Hunter and Equitation show horse

Davos joined our team in June 2013. He is polite, sensitive, and responsive and a great addition to our team.

Eli
 

Breed: Paint Cross

Color: Paint (Skewbald)

D.O.B: 1996

Height: 16.1hh

Weight: 1250 lbs

Sex: Gelding

History: Former Pony clubber, husband horse and much-loved family friend.
 

Eli is kindly leased to us by Tracy Vorhees and Mike Skreptack. He joined our team in the winter of 2009, making a smooth transition to therapeutic riding horse. He has been a huge asset to our programs, with his great personality and incredibly pleasant gaits. He is a popular horse for our soldiers and a wonderful teacher in our recreational program.

 

Emma
 

Breed: Norwegian Fjord

Color: Dun

D.O.B: 2011

Height: 14.2hh

Weight: 850 lbs

Sex: Mare


Emma joined our team in 2016.

Fritz
 

Breed: Haflinger

Color: Blonde Chestnut

D.O.B: 2006

Height: 14.1hh

Weight: 890 lbs

Sex: Gelding

History: Former foxhunter, trails, dressage and driving.
 

Fritz’s registered name is Snickelfritz. MTR purchased him in October 2014 from Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the herd at MTR, he was trained in first level dressage and jumped 2’6” courses. He is an “all-around” pony, with experience in trail riding, foxhunting, and even driving! Fritz is a friendly pony with lots of personality.

 

G.H.
 

Breed: Trakehner

Color: Chestnut

D.O.B: 2003

Height: 15.3 hh

Weight: 1110 lbs

Sex: Gelding

History: Former dressage horse.
 

GH is kindly leased to us. He joined our team in the spring of 2015. He has been a gentle asset to our programs, with his smart and curious personality and incredible sense of humpr. He is currently supporting our therapeutic riding program.

Onyx

Breed: Percheron-Quarter Horse Cross
Color: Bay
D.O.B: January 1, 1999
Height: 16.2hh
Weight: 1300 lbs
Sex: Gelding

Onyx joined our team at the end of 2016. He is truly the farm's gentle giant!

Toril
 

Breed: Norwegian Fjord

Color: Dun

D.O.B: 2003

Height: 13.2hh

Weight: 900 lbs

Sex: Gelding

History: English show pony for 15 years who taught many children how to ride and earned many, many championships along the way

Toril spent his years prior to MTR with a young girl in VA who trained him in everything from dressage, cross country, natural horsemanship, jumpers, and games.  They spent several years together adventuring across VA and winning many blue ribbons.  When Toril’s owner came to the difficult decision that she wanted a young project horse, she allowed MTR to take Toril on a trial to see if he would be a good fit for our program.  The MTR family fell in love with this big guy and he quickly became a favorite among many of our riders.  We are looking forward to Toril having a long, wonderful career here at the farm.

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