Meet Our Horses
At the core of what we do are the wonderful, kind-hearted horses that we love. Kenda and Nicole have cared for this group of horses for years, and carefully assign riders to the horse that is appropriate for their skill level.
Buffy - "Que Sera"
Buffy has been one of our most steadfast beginner horses, for over a decade. Buffy is known for her patient teaching of the newest riders, as well as her unique look (she lost her left eye to an illness many years ago).
Sara - "Yorktown's Snow Dancer"
Sara is (arguably) one of our most beautiful lesson horses. Sara is an American Saddlebred, with a Paint color. She is almost entirely white, except for her head, a spot on her belly, and a spot on her tail. Sara is one of our most versatile lesson horses. She loves to go slow and easy with beginner/intermediate riders, but will also step up and be a nice show horse for more advanced riders.
Annie - "Seriously"
Annie is one of our advanced lesson horses. She began her life as a world-class show horse, earning National and World titles. She now teaches our advanced riders how to present a game, quality horse.
Nate - "Paddyngton's Prime Time"
Nate has been a lesson horse with us for over ten years. He is known and loved for his laid back nature. He is extremely safe for beginning riders, and will teach them the skills needed to advance to group lessons.
Buddy - "Kool's Buddy"
Buddy is a great beginner horse. He specializes in teaching new riders their basics. Intermediate and advanced riders will also enjoy riding him in group lessons to work on their equitation skills.
Kenny is one of FRA's best beginner horses. He is very patient with teaching everyone from the youngest riders to adults.
Breezy is a 9-year old American Quarter Horse. Breezy is known among our riders for her unique color, and her nice canter.
Lola - "Trifecta"
Lola has been a lesson horse with Nicole for over ten years. She began her career as a lesson horse at a young age, and showed early on that this was her "niche." Lola is a fancy show horse, with a (usually) patient attitude that allows her riders to learn how to step up.
Remi - "Remington's Match Grade"
Remi is a 10-year old American Saddlebred. Remi is known for being a great horse for riders to expand their knowledge of cantering, riding a show horse, and mastering riding in a double bridle.
Nirvana - "Matagascar"
Nirvana is FRA's only purebred Arabian horse. Nirvana is one of the kindest, gentlest horses to work around, but he likes to be a spirited show horse in lessons.
Ransom - "Affinity's Ransom"
Ransom has been in our program for 12 years. He is one of our oldest lesson horses, but he still loves his job of teaching beginner and intermediate riders how to navigate in group lessons.
Potter - "Baymount's Cisco Kid"
Potter is one of our most versatile horses! He is a Morgan horse with a beautiful color, and is a pro at giving lessons to everyone from beginners to advanced riders.
Morgana is a Welsh Pony, who stands around 12 hands (compared to 15 hands of one of our average sized horses). She is great for new riders that are timid, as well as beginning riders that are learning to ride by themselves.
Bruce - "Old Oak Rare Edition"
Bruce is a 27 year old Morgan horse, and has dedicated most of his life to being an amazing lesson horse. He is one of the best for riders to learn to canter on. Bruce is nearing retirement, and he will leave big shoes to fill in our program!
Booger - "Supernova"
Booger has lived at Fire Stables ever since he was born! He spent the first part of his life as a breeding stallion. We saw his potential as a lesson horse, and he really enjoys Academy showing.
As one of our most consistent beginner horses, Sparky helps our riders build leg strength, balance, and confidence.
Tex just joined our program in the fall of 2021, and we have never had a horse fit into our program so quickly and seamlessly! He is a wonderful horse for our group lesson riders, and we thank the Johnson/Musfelt families for sharing him with us.
George is one of our oldest and gentlest lesson horses. He has been a staple at Fire Stables for many years, and we thank his owner, Jan, for sharing him with us.
Party - "Ridgewood's Birthday Party"
Party is a National Champion horse in the Western Pleasure division, and is a super star in Academy showing. He is generously shared with us by the Carlson and Kufeldt families.