LESSON HORSES - BEST SELECTION IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY!
Meet the lesson horses of Fox Crossing! Each of our horses and ponies has been hand selected for use in our lesson program. Our qualified instructors will match you with a horse that best fits your needs keeping in mind that each horse has its own personality. Many of our lesson horses are also available for lease.
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Hi! My name is SHAMUS. I am a 15.1 hand, 15 year old, flea bitten grey, Connemara, Gelding. Everyone agrees I am a wonderful guy with a sweet personality. I love giving lessons to children and adults of all ages. I also really enjoy teaching Dressage lessons! Did you know that is my old forte? I have shown thru second level and love to teach riders to bend, sit trot and learn the fundamentals of dressage with my long time partner, Liz Braverman!
Hello my name is Duncan. I am a very handsome, 18 year old, 17 H Dutch Warmblood Gelding. I am a REALLY great teacher - I guess that is why they call me a schoolmaster! I am very easygoing and have been told I am more like a big puppydog than a horse! I have a bouncy trot to teach you suspension, a smooth canter and I get my lead changes automatically whether you ask or not. I am an old pro at horse shows, been there..done that, and can't wait to give you the confidence to continue on and teach you all I know!
My show name is Meant To Be, but my barn name is GODIVA because of my rich chocolate coat. I am a 13 year old, 14 h beautiful liver chestnut pony mare.
I am a registered Quarter Horse, but I do not look like one. I can walk/trot/canter and jump up to 2’3”. I love to do lead line and teach all of the beginners how to ride. I am very patient and will go really slow if you prefer me to so come meet me soon!
Hi! My name is MIMOSA. I am 16 years old and 15 hands. I am an Appendix Quarter Horse Mare. I might be new to the program at Fox Crossing but certainly quick to be everyone’s favorite! They love my Black color and my smooth canter. I try not to brag but I have been to all the horse shows, have auto lead changes and can take you anywhere from short stirrup to jumping around a 2’6” course with my eyes closed!
Come and meet me!
My name is Mischief Maker aka TRISCUIT. I am a 7 yr. old, 14.2H Double Registered Paint/Quarter Horse Gelding. I am an adorable chestnut pony with four white socks. I am so happy to be at Fox Crossing now and I am ready to teach you how to ride! Triscuit is great with walk/trot/canter and loves to jump. He is a terrific teacher and gets his leads with his eyes closed! He has tons of personality and loves kids. He is extremely gentle and suitable to teach all levels of riders.
My name is Caramel Amore aka CANNOLI. I am a flashy 14.2H, 14 year old paint mare. I am the perfect packer in the show ring and have lots of scope to take you as far as you want to go! I am a barn favorite, have auto changes and love teaching kids to jump and do courses. I have great manners and a sweet personality too! I am half leased by my buddy Lila Nelson.
Hi my name is Rock Candy aka ROCKY.
I am a 12’1” ¼ Hand Welsh Cross, 15 Year old, Grey pony gelding. I have done it all from short stirrup to pony hunters. My jump is great, I am a nice mover,
I have auto changes. And I am an amazing first show pony that will take care of you in the show ring. MOM APPROVED!!!
My name is Harley Davidson aka HARLEY. I am a 16 hand, 14 year old, Bay, Thoroughbred Gelding. I have been told I am as sweet as they come and really try to please. I am very smooth to ride and have a terrific canter. I love my job teaching kids and adults to walk, trot, canter and learn to ride and I am always excited about meeting new people. I even get my lead changes! My easygoing personality and good looks will make you fall in love the minute you meet me!
My name is TROY. I am a 18 hand, 18 yr old, Fleabitten Grey, Warmblood , gelding. I have done it all from lessons to the show circuit. I have lots of show experience in both the hunter jumper world and the dressage ring. I am the perfect horse to take you anywhere you want to go and love to pack my rider around the ring. Don't worry about me I may be big but I am one of the sweetest guys at Fox Crossing!
My name is DONNY. I am a 16 hand, 13 yr old, Bay, Thoroughbred Gelding. I am very handsome and have been told I am really comfortable to ride! I have a great trot, smooth canter and I am finally getting my lead changes. I get very excited when I jump and the older girls love taking me over 3 ft. courses! I cannot wait to show my stuff off in the show ring this year with my buddy Bella Susi.
Muffin I am a 14H, Mare Apaloosa pony. I can help you do it all! I can teach you how to walk, trot, canter and I love helping kids learn during camp. Let me stand on cross ties all day and groom me ....I know you will give me treats!
Hi, my name is ATTICUS. I am a stunning 16.2H, 13 year old Swedish Warmblood Gelding. I have a very sweet personality and I love to teach riders of all ages how to walk/trot/canter and jump.
I have been told I am very easy to get along with and one of the sweetest guys at the barn. I am partial leased by my girlfriend, Kelly Mathena.
My name is SHADOW. I am a 14 yr. old, 14.3H Large Grey Pony Gelding. I am an amazing teacher with the patience of a saint. I am so happy to be at Fox Crossing now! Shadow is great with walk/trot/canter and loves to jump. He is a terrific teacher and gets his leads with his eyes closed! He has tons of personality and loves kids. He is extremely gentle and suitable to teach all levels of riders. Does well in lessons and the show ring.
Hi my name is Little Joe aka LJ. I am a 13.2 Hand Paint, 16 Year old, pony gelding. I have done it all from teach lead line and walk trotters to short stirrup and pre-children's. My jump is great and easy to learn on. I am an amazing guy to take in the show ring or just hack around the farm.
Kid tested.... MOM APPROVED!!! I am partial leased by one
of my favorites - Ani Gharabegian.
My name is Wayland. I am a 16.2 H, 17 year old, very handsome Warmblood Gelding. I have done everything from Equitation to Jumpers and even some eventing! I am very patient with my riders and can teach beginners all the way up to the advanced rider that wants to jump with me. I have auto lead changes and you might have guessed I am an old pro at horse shows. Hope to meet you soon!