Meet the Horses and Ponies of the Louisville Equestrian Center Lesson Program!
Angel: I am a 21 yr. old Saddlebred. I am a little nervous when people work with me, especially when they walk me through small doorways but I am still lots of fun to take to shows. I am smooth to ride and am very good at showmanship so I’m a great pick for 4-H.
Armani: I am a 12 yr. old Morgan. I am loads of fun to ride for more advanced students.
Barclay: I am a 13 yr. old Arabian. I’m really sweet and carrots are my favorite treat.
Bobby Ray: I am a 16 yr. old Saddlebred. I am one of the 5-gaited horses a LEC. I am easy to slow gait and riders usually do this first on me. However, I can also be very playful so my riders always have to pay attention!
Casper: I am a 20 yr. old Saddlebred and I am the only white horse at LEC and because of this, I am a favorite during camp when the kids get to finger paint horses. I have been painted lots of different colors throughout the years.
Firecracker: I am a 19 yr. old Saddlebred. I am a very tall liver chestnut and some of the kids say I look like a “big brown moose.”
Hi Tide: I am a 27 yr. old Morgan. I have been teaching lessons for a very long time and am very trustworthy. Even though I might seem old, I can still be silly sometimes and I definitely keep up with the younger ponies.
Mickey: I am the only quarter horse in the lesson program and one of only a few palominos at the Louisville Equestrian Center. I might not hold my head as high as some of the others but I am lots of fun to ride! I used to be a jumper before I came here and tried Saddle Seat.
Minnie: I am a 14 yr. old Welsh Pony and I used to be a jumper before I came to LEC. I have a talent for making impossible escapes from the barn so I can sneak out and eat grass! And I am oh so hungry!
Mouse: I am a miniature Sicilian Donkey. I don’t teach lessons at LEC but the kids love to come and visit me in the field where I live with Spot and Minnie. I like to talk and you will probably hear me braying during lessons especially if Spot and Minnie are inside.
Mr. Ed: I’m a chestnut Pony of the Americas. I am very happy teaching Saddle Seat at LEC. I love little kids and I am extremely gentle but the best part is that they usually bring me peppermints to eat after a lesson!
Raleigh: I am a 14 yr. old Saddlebred. I am the first horse that the kids get to canter because I’m a really good listener and I am really smooth to ride!
Sport: I am a Saddlebred at LEC and I am lots of fun to ride.
Spot: I am a 12 yr. old Shetland pony. I live with Mouse and Minnie. My girlfriend Minnie and I make a very cute pair and we like to give lessons together so we can talk to each other while we teach.
Troubador: I am a 12 yr. old Saddlebred. I’m a pinto and have big brown splotches all over me so I stand out from the other horses. I love giving lessons but I am very particular and will only canter on one lead!
Webster: I am 6 yr. old Morgan. I didn’t really know how to teach lessons before I came to LEC so I learn just as much as the kids do when they ride me! The kids call me Webby and even though I am one of the smaller ponies here, I am one of the most popular to visit.
Willow: I am a 12 yr. old Haflinger pony. Before I came to LEC I was a foxhunter. I am very round and have tons of blonde dreadlocks and the kids like to call me “Willow the Pillow.” It takes the kids hours to shampoo and detangle my hair for a horse show but when they do I look like a million bucks!