Meet Our Horses

Shai
Shai

I was born in Honora Bay in 1996 from Kyla’s first horse, Angel. I’ve lived my entire life here. I’ve been around so long, I’m a popular choice for any job, Whether it be a leisurely trail ride or working cows at high speeds. I’m also the boss or “alpha” mare in the herd. Now that I’m 24, I’m starting to slow down a bit. Kyla says it's time to retire, but I think I’ll still sneak in a few trail rides this season. Name: Shai Breed: American Quarter Horse Association Sex: Mare Birth: 1996

Southern Comfort
Southern Comfort

Most people just call me Comfy and that I am! I am a smoooooooth ride out on the trails and that’s where you’ll find me most often. I’m a little too speedy in the arena for lesson kids, so they put me right near the front of the line in almost every 1hr trail ride that goes out. I love my job as a trail horse and can’t wait to get going once my client has mounted. Name: Stoney Oak Rebecca “Southern Comfort” Breed: American Quarter Horse Association Sex: Mare Birth: 2003

Yukon
Yukon

I’m one of the newer editions to the farm, I was bought because I’m quiet and very experienced, I would make a super addition to the lesson program. Since I’m pregnant, I get a bit of time off from lessons as I get ready to have my baby, but I’m looking forward to hitting the trails or even summer camp later this summer. My baby is due June 2020, come back later for an update and pictures :D Name: Sheza Northern Star “Yukon” Breed: American Paint Horse Association Sex: Mare Birth: 2005

Peaches
Peaches

If you’re looking to meet a horse that truly has been there done that, I’m your gal! I’m one of the main horses for lessons, camp, and trail rides. I’ve also done western gaming, jumping, and I was even a part of the Canadian Vaulting Team! I might look big… WIDE LOAD COMING THROUGH… but I’m great for taller beginners. Fun fact: I’m Tucker’s mom! Name: Peaches Breed: Belgian Sex: Mare Birth: 2001

Karma
Karma

When I arrived at HBRS I was more than 300lbs overweight. I was well trained though, so I went straight into successful weightloss work and now I am an incredible trail and lesson horse. They say I’m lazy, which might be true, but I sure know my stuff and have no problems doing what’s been asked of me. I am one of the best trail horses for a nervous beginner rider because I’m lazy, nothing phases me. Name: Karma Breed: Quarter Horse Sex: Mare Birth: 2008

Pooh Bear
Pooh Bear

My full name is Winnie the Pooh, but everyone just calls me Pooh Bear. If you ask me, I am the barn favourite. Kids love to brush and braid my long, long mane, and I am a go pony to for nervous riders. Kids or adults, I always take care of my riders in camp and on the trails. Name: Winnie the Pooh Breed: Haflinger Sex: Gelding Birth: 2006

Ariel
Ariel
Dreamer
Dreamer

I am probably the laziest horse you’ll ever meet, and I am not ashamed to say it. Being so lazy makes me a super choice for trail rides and summer camps. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Nothing scares me and I’ll do just about anything my rider asks. Name: Dreamer Breed: Appaloosa Sex: Gelding Birth: 2008

Tucker
Tucker

Ever since I came to HBRS with my mom, Peaches, I’ve been a regular lesson and trail horse just like she is. I can be a little stubborn sometimes (if you’ve ridden me, you know that means I’d really rather not work hard or go in the mud) but I think I must get that from my dad. I can be trusted to carry any type of rider, anytime. See you out on the trails this summer! Name: Tucker Breed: Quarter horse/Belgian Sex: Gelding Birth: 2008

Ongi
Ongi

My name is actually Onguiaahra, but Ongi is much easier to pronounce. I am named for Niagara Falls, where Kyla and my breeder used to travel trails on horseback. My colour is extremely unique, I am an “amber cream champagne.” The champagne is what makes me shimmer in the summer and it gives me my bright green eyes. I am Kyla’s reining horse, Name: RVVR Wild Blue Ice “Ongi” Breed: American Quarter Horse Association Sex: Gelding Birth: 2012

Katana
Katana

I was bought in the spring of 2020 and was put right into training. Kyla thinks I will make a great trail and lesson horse with a few months of training. I’m super quiet and friendly, I fit into my new herd nicely and I love people. Name: “Ler Blondies Zip” Breed: American Quarter Horse Association Sex: Mare Birth: 2014

Ransome
Ransome

My name is Storm’s Ransom because I was born in the middle of the pasture during the biggest thunderstorm of the year. You’ll hear the workers at the farm call me Handsome Ransom because of the stunning contrast of my long black mane on my light brown face. In my earlier years I did eventing with Kyla, but these days I enjoy my job as a trail horse. I do all the trails quite happily. I’m a pretty solid guy out there. Name: Storm’s Ransom Breed: Quarter Horse Sex: Gelding Birth: 2005

Mhari
Mhari

I am the main guide horse at HBRS. I was born here and I know the trails so well, I could do them with no rider and my eyes closed! I also do all the overnight and all day trips up to Perch Lake, I love to take the more experienced riders. You can always spot me in the herd, especially at kick-out time, I make sure you see I’m hot stuff. I love to twirl my long blond hair as I run out to the pasture. Name: Mhari Breed: Quarter Horse Sex: Gelding Birth: 2005

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

When I arrived at the farm in the summer of 2019, I was a little on the chunky side, Kyla said I was round just like a brown “M&M” candy! That was going to be my nickname, but I think Meghan stuck. I can be a little nervous sometimes, but I promise I just want to be loved on. If you don’t see me in summer camp, I’m probably hanging out with my BFF Autumn. Name: Meghan Markle Breed: Dales Pony Sex: Mare Birth: 2010

Thumbelina
Thumbelina
Cinderella
Cinderella
Amaretto
Amaretto

I arrived at HBRS as a wild range colt in December of 2018. I had no experience with humans and was pretty wary of them. Over the next few months Kyla worked every day to gain my trust and develop what has become an incredible relationship. While I’m OK with other people and will take snuggles from just about anyone, Kyla is my favourite human. I always come running when she whistles for me (well… maybe jogging. I’m too lazy to run most of the time) and will follow her anywhere and do anything s

Makita
Makita