We call her Penny Pocket as she is so teeny! She came to us in early 2017 as a twenty-ish year old Shetland, likely
with some mini in there. She is the sweetest mare and doesn't have any
of that typical naughty-pony in her. She takes exceptional care of our small humans on the farm and we are very lucky to have found her. Shortly after coming to the farm she was diagnosed with liver failure, PPID and a problematic lump on an ovary which is being managed the best we can. We hope to have many more years with her; she may be little but her heart is big and we are grateful for the time we have.
Brandy is the meaning of a "heart horse". She was a 2002 PMU Bashkir curly X mystery mare. She came to the farm on September 11 2002 from a rescue organization in Duncan. When she came to the farm she was terrified of people but with a little TLC she became a great riding horse. She used to show on Vancouver Island in Dressage and spent a couple years jumping. This little 14hh mare also did some cattle penning, western games, agility, and extensive trail riding. She sadly passed away December 14 2018 from being hit with a tree during a windstorm and is buried on the property. She was irreplacable and will forever be a part of this farm.
Opey was born April 12 1992 but came to us as a senior. He spent most of his life showing 4 foot jumpers competitively. Since being at the farm he competed in dressage and jumpers and trail rode all the time. He was an amazing teacher as he was rarely bothered by anything; he was very calm, and always gave 150% for his rider. In Spring 2014 he semi-retired to be our "farm sheriff" and trail leader! Unfortuantly he passed away on the last day of Summer 2014 doing what he loved - he had just left for a short trail ride and was walking down the road. He waited for his rider to dismount before collapsing and was peacefully eithanized by the vet. Opey was buried at Cottonwood Stables the same day with the help of neighborhood friends and family. We were flooded with photos and e-mails from people who knew him during his life and loved him. We will forever remember his loving sherrif spirit and miss him.