19 Year Old,
Flea Bitten Grey Registered Arabian, 14.2h
For 5 years Fudgie was a pet & an extremely beautiful yard ornament for Canidis & Lauent Perron, Then, one day my husband decided to just hop up on his back, aided with a halter and reins he proceeded to ride him all over the place with no refusal or hesitation from this dear & sweet horse, he did whatever was asked of him. I knew then he would make and extremely valuable addition to my program. He is currently my 1st choice for our new beginner riders. At times I do believe he is smiling and I am not completely sure he even knows that he is a horse!!
Smart Chics Top Pick
Barn Name: Topper
14 Yer Old
Chestnut, Registered Quarter Horse
Stay Tuned, More info to come!!
5 years old Barbado Sheep
Blackjack is Mimi's bestfriend, and is the last remaining sheep of his herd that used to be here on the ranch. HE IS EXTREEMLY SHY & VERY FAST!!! Even though he was bottle feed as a baby, he wants nothing to do with most humans!! I have recently been graced by his closeness at feeding times, as he wants to be sure I don't forget to put food in his bowl! I not sure my students would believe this but I have even managed to reach out and touch him a couple of times! Who knows, maybe one day he will warm up to us more!
21 Year Old, Spotted Burro
Mimi's life has been spent here on the ranch, her primary job is to protect the herd!
Although, it hasn't always been a herd of horses. She spent most of her early years protecting a herd of sheep. Blackjack, her bestfriend, is the last, of the once, over 30 sheep she spent her days and nights looking over. She is shy but comes out of her shell when the kids get here and the treats start coming out. She has even become friends with most of my students and even their parents enjoy her silly way of hanging around just at the right times!!
Barn Name: Giuseppe
15 Year old
Chestnut Purebred Arabian 13.2h
Stay tuned more info to come!!
17 Years Old, Black & White, Grade Tabiono Paint, 15.1h
I was given Joey in in 2014 by one of my former students, Diane Goddard. He is considered my project horse and continues to improves beyond my expectations on a daily basis. I feel in his heart he truly wants to be a pleaser, so we are continuously working on building his vocabulary, So that one day he can prove himself as an additional teacher to our students.
Maggie & Page
Maggie is a 2 yea old, Silver Fawn Colored, Typical Puggle, Page is an 8 year old, Fawn colored, Non-Typical Puggle
Puggles are the mix of Pug and Beagle. They are said to be considered a designer breed! Well, there is nothing designer about this pup, she is a RANCH Puggle!! The 1st couple of years she had really bad allergies to being out at the barn, but she overcame that and now loves to spend hours outside, running around with me. She is extremely smart & knows to stay out from under the horses. This pup is the closest I have ever had to having my own child, I sometimes wait to see if she just might start talking me!! I love her so much cause she really is MY furbaby!!! I actually have several of these, the rest are just MUCH bigger than her! Info on Maggie to come...stay tuned!!!
Kara Lund Padilla-Owner/Instructor
I have always, throughout my life, had a strong passion for horses & helping people! Like most little girls I dreamed of owning my own one day! Even though I am predominantly self-taught, I do take lessons, just like my students, from time to time to stay current on my techniques. I soak up EVERYTHING when someone tells me where I can improve, I read/watch endless information about horses, I am always looking for ways to improve their diets, ground manners & movement skills , My goal is to share what I learn & what the horses teach me with my students!
28 Years Old , Bay Quarter Horse/Paint, 16h
Flash came to me in 2011 from Cordillera,
about 4 months prior to getting him, he had to be retired from doing shows as a Hunter/Jumper, He has an incurable bone spur in his hind leg. They tried everything to fix it, but found he would no longer be able to consistently do high jumps. He is the best at showing me exactly what my students don't know! All my students know, he is defiantly a mama's boy!!