Meet Our Ponies
Our ponies are the lifeline for so many of our students. Currently we have a team of nine teaching, reflecting and empowering our students in a way only they can.
Tango was born in 2011 and our resident clown! He was donated to us in 2020 a Welsh Mountain x Arab. He has a very engaging personality, loves attention. His active brain means we are constantly thinking up new ideas to challenge him. He loves jumping and is a favourite of many of our students.
Maxi was born in 2014 and is the smallest of our equine team. He loves attention, is not phased by anything and will do any activity you point him at. He is good at escaping his paddock and loves going for a run or jumping.
He is a one-in-a-million pony!
Geronimo was born in 2003 approximately. He was donated to us in 2019 and wasn't in the best condition. After lots of tender love and care he is now a happy, cruisy fellow who loves to be part of our activities.
Lacey was born in 2006 and arrived at the farm in March 2022. She is a minature pony and was kindly gifted to us. Lacey is a very fast learner. She loves her equine friends and always gives a quiet neigh to them when they walk by. She has a very young, gentle spirit which makes her a popular choice among students.
Blue was born in 2019 and arrived beginning of 2023.
He is a Timor x and one of our smaller ponies. He didn't have the best start to his life and this, combined with the fact he is so young, means he doesn't have a lot of life experience. Currently he is in training with Rosie and Heidi who are unlocking his potential and hopefully turning him into a dream pony for the farm!
Cinnamon was born in 2005 and arrived at the farm May 2023. She is a Kaimanawa, but we are unsure when she was mustered. She is owned by staff member Heidi and is on lease to us as a riding pony. Heidi describes her personality as "sweet and spicy", hence her name! She is a little cheeky but loves attention and adventures.
To grow our services we need more ponies, it takes a special pony to do this work, and it's important we have enough to rotate so they have breaks to keep them fresh. Finding them is difficult, so if you know of a potential good fit to our team, please get in touch.
Also like all ponies, they cost lots of money, to keep them healthy and well. Costs include, feed, covers, farrier, vets, dentists, tack.
If you would like to donate to our charity and have funds dedicated to our ponies, we can make that happen. Simple use the link below and the donation will go into the pony budget. Thankyou