Ceili is a 15 hand very pretty and talented Thoroughbred mare. Her name reflects her most striking talent: a beautiful trot which will make you feel like a very active dance.
Gretchen is a 14 hand Arabian mare. She is our cute little Tinkerbell. She is the best canter teacher for small riders and loves to have fun with children.
Happy-go-lucky Missy really enjoys life and enjoys playtime with her rider. Just watch out that your idea of playtime matches hers.
Katie is our princess. She knows she is pretty and and can do great things. She is looking for her special rider who will work with her to develop her skills so that together they can shine in competitions or just simply in the arena and be that special team that would be appropriate for a princess.
Of course, Petra is our girly girl! Look at her, and you can tell immediately that she wants to be groomed and begs you to make her mane look really pretty.
Tic-Tac is a 15.3 hand paint gelding probably with Appaloosa background. He is as sweet and cuddly as Luke and Roy but a little more laid back. Tic-Tac is a talented and well-trained dressage horse but also enjoys some jumps. His smooth canter is to die for.
A tune is playing in Tic-Tac's head at all times - a song about the trees and the flowers and the moon and the sun. He is a happy horse and loves working and playing with children. He enjoys making them feel safe on his back and teaching them all about horses.
Petra is a 16 hand Thoroughbred mare. She is very dependable and takes great care of her rider.
Billy is a 15.2 hand Half-Arab gelding. He is a big baby with a puppy dog personality who wants to please. He is happy doing anything for as long as he hears some encouraging words.
Luke is a 16 hand Quarterhorse Appendix gelding. He is such a sweetheart. Despite his forwardness his riders feel very safe and taken care of. Everybody loves Luke's sweet personality.
Missy is our smallest horse and surely our fastest if you let her. A Morgan at heart, she is fast as a bullet but safe and dependable.
Why we love them
Billy is a very happy horse who likes to go out on trails. He feels most fulfilled when he can be a guide horse who shows people the beauty of this world - like the little birds in the trees.
Roy is a 16.2 hand Thoroughbred gelding with a very youthful disposition. He is the mellowest Thoroughbred you can imagine. He enjoys working with riders of all levels and disciplines.
Epona is the efficient task master CEO. She wants to be challenged - no matter if it is high-level dressage, jumping or eventing - anything that would keep her mind busy. She would really like to go to shows so that she can be seen in her full beauty. When questioned about her bossy ground manners, she merely shrugged and let us know that she was looking for the kind of rider who would appreciate her assertiveness.
Katie is a 15.2 hands Arabian cross mare. She is a beautiful mover who enjoys working and likes to be challenged.
Sierra is a 14.1 hand 10 year old mustang mare. She is a well trained horse and has taught more adult and children how to post the trot than any other horse at Anamchara Stables. Her canter is like a beautiful little wave. Sometimes she can be a bit sassy though.
Daisy loves to teach. She knows that she can be a little bit of a tough teacher at times when she only transitions in her gates if her student asks correctly. But to her that is part of the learning process.
Sierra is currently our "college freshman". She likes to hang out with the girls (Katie, Missy, and Daisy) and party. Serious studies are not really part of her life at the moment but rather gossiping about her teacher (Anke). We know that we all go through stages in our life, and that our beautiful, talented Sierra needs this phase to discover her true skills.
Epona is a 17.1 hand Hanoverian/ Thoroughbred mare. She is huge. She can have bossy ground manners, but once under saddle she is just wonderful. She really enjoys her work and her riders enjoy her powerful movements combined with her calm demeanor.
Roy is a professional. He knows what his job is and takes his work very seriously. He knows that he is good at it - no matter if it is dressage or jumping. As a professional he doesn't like to be micro-managed. He wants to be respected and work together with his rider as a team of professionals.
We are so happy that Luke finally feels comfortable with his role as our healer horse. While all horses are healers, Luke knows that his strength lies in working with those riders who need his healing energy the most. His job can be overwhelming at times and so Luke is grateful for his pasture mate Tic-Tac who reminds him daily that life isn't all serious and that it is good to be a horse.
Gretchen is the little girl who, shy at first, will bubble over once she warms up. She gets very attached to her little rider friends and worries when she hasn't seen them for a while.
Ceili is the shy girl who blushes when we tell her how pretty she is, no matter how often she hears this complement. "Who? Me?" She showed us a pretty flower - of course in the color pink. Ceili would really love to have a special someone in her life, somebody who comes to the barn just to see her and give her the love and attention she longs for.
Daisy is a 14.2 hands Quarterhorse/Welsh pony. She likes to go. Her canter is wonderful.