After 23 years in the industry, we are retiring.

We have a core group of horses who are either already actively working at the stable, or close to it. They have all been chosen for their good minds and ease of handling. Some were born and raised here at the farm. If you are interested, shoot Penny an email to arrange a viewing. Some of these horses could easily step into a club show lineup. We will be rehoming some now, and others after Labor Day weekend when we close the barn doors for the last time.

This is not a fire sale. The quality of the home will be our first priority.

HORSES FOR SALE

Maynooth,Ontario...

We are located an hour north of Peterborough, two hours east of Orillia, three hours from Ottawa and Toronto, and just outside the east gates of Algonquin Park – a wilderness paradise.

HORSES FOR SALE

In these videos, you will see many riders.  Some are campers. Some are public trail riders. Two or three are youths who helped us around the farm as we got older. If they are wearing a vest when riding the green horses, it’s because I didn’t want to get skinned alive by a mother for hurting their kids. If these girls are on a greenie, it’s because I felt they were safe to ride, and in most cases, had already been sent out to be backed. We don’t take unnecessary chances with our young riders.

The reason these younger horses aren’t better trained is because when Covid hit and killed the camps, we no longer had youths coming and going to help us out. Neither Matt nor myself are young and spry – to ride the greenies would be dumb at this stage of our lives. Each of these horses was quiet enough when backed to enter the program, but after Covid, we made the decision to downsize. In 2021 we made the decision to end our camps which ran for 20 years. It’s sad, but that’s the way life works. You get older and you have to make adjustments. Our loss is your gain.

These horses have been with me for their entire lives. We will not be plunking them into homes willy nilly (especially with the older ones) Our older horses still work three days a week and we feel that they will make a senior citizen or nervous rider very happy. They won’t be sold to schools, sorry. It’s not that I don’t think your school is lovely or that you don’t care for your horses – it’s because my guys have done their time and they deserve to retire sound into a lovely home. Any soundness issues will be disclosed when we chat, but most of these horses are still sound and have many years ahead of them.

The younger horses are fine to go to any home, no problem. They are ready to work and should be working. It burns me up that we didn’t get a chance to see them in the program because every single one of them would have made it there, no doubt about it.

DOB – 2016
Height – 14.3 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – well started
Temperament – Quiet/almost there

$4000 (PLUS HST)

Scout came to us as a baby and was raised here. She backed very easily at three, and then sat for a summer. My niece returned to help us during Covid and spent a lot of time riding her. She walked, trotted, and cantered with ease, then went on a trail ride. No buck, rear, or bolt, Scout is an easy-going girl. Very pretty, she has a lovely trot and a slow canter. I have video of her at trot, but somehow lost the canter footage. 

We backed her again in the fall of 2023, and she walked off like she hadn’t forgotten a thing. No doubt in my mind, this one will be quiet enough for youths. I had her slated to go into the herd for trail riding this year, but without young riders to help us, it was tough. So here she sits, ready to go. 

DOB – 2018
Height – 15 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – yes
Temperament – Quiet/green

$4000 (PLUS HST)

Bullet is a nice mover, quiet minded, and was backed easily for my fifteen-year-old niece. He was walk, trotting, and cantering without a fuss when she stayed over during Covid. We hopped on for a quick lead around the arena last fall and he was fine. I would say with thirty days, he’d be good to go. He’s given me no reason to believe he wouldn’t break out the rest of the way without fussing. This is a nice horse and has the stride for English, but would make an awesome western horse as well. No vices and easy to handle, and his sire is a lovely grulla paint that has an amazing disposition and rides exceedingly quiet. We liked Bullet so much that we bought his brother, Theo.fift

DOB – 2008
Height – 14.3 hh 
Registery – AQHA
Started – beginner friendly
Temperament – Quiet

$2500 (PLUS HST)

Emma is a third generation filly born here at the farm. I owned her grandmother, and raised her mother here. We used shipped semen from California, and Emma’s sire Silver Gun (by Playgun) needs no introduction.

Emma neck reins, moves off the leg, and is safe for taking kids on trail rides during our summer program. Very solid, and takes tall riders easily because she’s stout. (The young lad in the trail riding video was six foot tall) Emma is sound without shoes at the moment. She does our trail rides three days a week with beginners aboard. With her pedigree, she’d also make a nice addition to anyone’s broodmare band. 

DOB – 2000
Height – 15.1 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – beginner friendly
Temperament – Quiet

$2500 (PLUS HST)

Sunny has been with us since she was a yearling. She’s done twenty years of kids camp, jumping courses and winning ribbons in the club shows around here in Western Pleasure. She’s a phenomenal horse, and in great condition for her years. No lameness issues, she’s still got the right stuff to haul kids around all summer. I would highly recommend her for someone wanting a nice quiet horse that still has many years left.

DOB – 2007
Height – 15 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – beginner friendly
Temperament – Quiet

$2500 (PLUS HST)

Heidi was born here, was raised with the warmbloods, and then broke and sent to camp. Her sire Magic Show was a well-known sire, but unfortunately, combined with Heidi’s dam, we ended up with splash white. (which looks great, but means no papers) So, Heidi is an unregistered show quality APHC filly. She has taken countless kids through the horse shows here, and hauls them down the trail every day. Matt has her very well trained to rain and leg cues. She’s great for ponying kids, and still does the odd lesson. After so many years of walking down the trails in lead,  I would recommend she go to a trail riding home. A great filly with a good mind.

DOB – 2017
Height – 15 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – yes
Temperament – Quiet/green

$2500 (PLUS HST)

Winter came to us as a filly and got put on the back burner while we were busy at camp. We sent her out where she was broke, then she came home and my niece rode her around for me. She did great, no buck, no rear, and she was quiet at walk and trot when we finished with her. Since then, there’s been no one to ride her. I think with a restart, she’d do just fine under saddle. Papered APHC, and breeding sound as well. You’ll definitely get color from this one.

DOB – 2001
Height – 15 hh 
Registery – AQHA
Started – FINISHED REINER
Temperament – Quiet

$2000 (PLUS HST)

Clancy is still sound and although he’s rusty, Matt pulled him out and jumped on and he remembered everything. We’ve simply not had the time to do anything other than work for the last ten years, so he still has very low mileage. Perfect for someone wanting to dabble in reining or take some lessons on their own horse. Off all winter, this was Clancy’s first ride. Quiet!

DOB – 2012
Height – 15.3 hh 
Registery – APHC
Started – BROKE
Temperament – Quiet

$2000

*BROODMARE SOUND ONLY*

Bunny had a pasture accident three years ago and is no longer sound on her back right hind. With some investigation, it might be fixable, however we are selling her as broodmare sound only. This mare is broke to death and has been shown in western pleasure and dressage. A granddaughter of Zippo Pine bar. (Her dam was thirty when she had Bunny) A big mare, she’s sure to throw some exceptional babies.

DOB – 2006
Height – 15 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – Beginner friendly
Temperament – bombproof

$5500 (PLUS HST)

Blue is the best draft cross I’ve ever owned. Well trained and could easily be shown in dressage, she’s got a smooth canter and jumps a course without issues even now. She’s a fantastic trail horse, an easy keeper, and has been one of the backbones of our stables since we bought her as a three-year-old. This is the best draft cross I’ve ever ridden, and has been bred to some warmbloods in the past with great success. We are looking for a private home, or possibly a dressage home for a senior rider who wants an uncomplicated mount.

DOB – 2013
Height – 15 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – well started
Temperament – Quiet/green

$3500 (PLUS HST)

Bubba is broke walk, trot, canter, and has led for some of our trail rides. He’s also been to camp. He came along when we were slowing down, so has been under-utilized. He sits here, begging for a rider. He’s a great horse and very solid, so can take a bigger rider. With more training, I’m sure he’d make a fine beginner horse. Because he’s still green in the steering department, he can use some more schooling before calling him fully broke, but he’s had a ton of sporadic mileage over the years we’ve had him. Not registered.

DOB – 2020
Height – 14.2 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – no
Temperament – Quiet

$2000 (PLUS HST)

Theo is a well bred, buckskin roan AQHA stallion with a fantastic mind. We always meant to get him broke but never got around to it. I bought him because his brother Bullet was an absolute superstar to break and proved to have a great mind. Theo is even quieter, and you’d never know he was a stallion. He’s got a good pedigree, and I’m guessing will make someone a fine, quiet riding horse if he was gelded. Pasture bred without issue. Image is of Theo as a baby, as a placeholder until I can get more photos. He is well bred enough to keep a stallion if you are into ranch/cutting lines.

DOB – 2020
Height – 14.3 hh 
Registery – APHA
Started – no
Temperament – Quiet

$2000 (PLUS HST)

We bought Willow at the same time as Theo, and the two of them have been hay burners ever since. She’s lovely-minded and out of a fantastic grulla stallion. She has been exposed to Theo. Will make a fine riding horse when broke. She appears to be a roan (her mother was a bay roan) but it would need to be verified genetically. Image is of Willow as a baby, as a placeholder until I can get more photos. Very quiet filly, ready to start.

DOB – 2000
Height – 15.3 hh 
Registery – DRAFT CROSS
Started – Finished
Temperament – Bomb Proof

$2000 (PLUS HST)

Blue is special to me, but selling Maggie will break my heart. She’s been mine since the day she came here and I always take her if I want a nice, uncomplicated ride. She walks and trots without issue but her canter is stiff without her glucosamine supplement. Otherwise, she rides barefoot and is sound.

She’s been to every camp since we started, she’s penned cattle, jumped, trail ridden, don’t cross-country, shown in dressage and jumping, and done a parade. She was even my pack horse for three years. You just can’t put a price on her experience.

I am looking for a senior citizen who wants to be able to go for a ride without having to worry about a fall, who loves to see the trails or work in the ring a little bit, and who will love Maggie as much as I do.

ENGLISH TACK

We have everything from Wintec schooling saddles (all in perfect condition) up to Bates jumping and dressage saddles. All are in excellent condition. We have a large range of bridles from schooling quality up to show worthy. Be sure and watch for upcoming pictures as I begin the process of cataloging everything. There will be at least twenty english saddles up for grabs.

You are welcome to stop in and see what we have.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

OTHER NOTEABLE ITEMS

HOTWALKER (READY TO GO, DISMANTLED)
$1000

2000 EXISS 3-HORSE SLANT TRAILER WITH 
WEEKENDER LIVING QUARTERS
(FRIDGE, STOVE, BUNK, SINK, STEREO, MID TACK)

$16,000

WESTERN TACK

We have at least fifteen western saddles, all are good makes (no junk here) and are sound in the tree. We have some saddles that could be shown in, as well as plenty of good trail and club show quality saddles. Billy Cook, Crates, McCaughey, Billy Royal, etc. All of our bridles are good quality harness leather (most are Weaver reins) and we do have some show bridles as well. Stay tuned as I catalogue everything, which could take a while.

You are welcome to stop in and see what we have.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Current photos of our gang July 2020

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