Barn Name: Jay
Jay is the first horse that Elizabeth and Josh owned together at Richmond Hill.
Jay is spirited and energetic, has a good temper, and is well trained, making him a good choice for the older and more experienced riders that come to Richmond Hill. Jay is also a favorite when it comes to teaching students how to lunge a horse, as he is responsive and easy to work with.
Barn Name: Ginger
The second horse to be welcomed into Richmond Hill. Josh was the one who picked her out, but Elizabeth was the one to name her. A fan of the book Black Beauty, Elizabeth immediately suggested that they name the sometimes temperamental chestnut mare "Ginger".
Ginger was previously a rescue horse, and this is reflected in her (now very infrequent) bouts of skittishness and occasional inclination to snap if she feels crowded. Otherwise, she’s generally very amiable and a joy to ride. She is only available to be ridden by Josh, Elizabeth, or the most experienced riders – while under Josh’s supervision.
Still Waiting for Godot
Barn Name: Godot (Dot)
This laid back gelding was the third horse to be acquired by Richmond Hill, specifically chosen for his relaxed temperament to be used as a horse for beginners and kids. His name was suggested by Sondra (an unashamed theater nerd) after her first ride on the sluggish Godot, her way of poking fun at his lazy tendencies. Josh thought it was hilarious.
Godot (affectionately referred to as “Dot” by the younger kids) is Richmond Hill’s go-to teaching horse for the young and/or inexperienced rider. Patient and calm (if a bit slow and lazy), the kids love Godot, and he seems to get on well with the kids.
Barn Name: Zano
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