Breed: Belgian/Arabian cross Age: 13 Jasper is the original horse of Crossfire Ranch, he is both calm and playful. He is also a bit of a toddler in his antics and would likely have taken an unsuspecting rider meandering through uncharted territory wherever his feet would choose to go. Jasper is the "steady eddy" that will go wherever pointed without much questioning. He loves the trails and being outside, the arena is not his favorite; but will patiently stand and do whatever asked of him.
Breed: Miniature Horse "Mini" Age: 11 Tig’rr is a part of the rescued miniature pony duo here at the ranch. When he first came to the ranch he was malnourished and terrified of people, now he is super social and a joy to interact with. He is sensitive to movement so go slow with him. Tig'rr is the type to meet you at the gate to welcome you (or try to escape). He loves attention, but does not like to be smothered with to much affection, as he gets overwhelmed. He loves to run and play in the arena with his bestie Spirit, and will do basically anything for grass and treats.
Breed: Polish Arabian Age: 27 If you know Arabs, they're typically a little more high strung, therefore Prince does well with a person who is confident and calm. He used to be a horseback riding lesson horse a couple years ago, so he knows his stuff pretty well. Prince is a patient gentleman with the kids, loves to be groomed and loved on.
Breed: Arabian Age: 22 Brink is our high energy Arabian with a lot of personality. He loves attention, yet typical of Arabians, is ready to take flight. He has many “buttons” and knows how to sidepass (sidestep), back and almost dance with very light touch. When he’s in his “left brain” he is playful and curious. As an Arabian, he is extremely light on his feet and is beautiful in motion. Brink does well with consistent work to keep his Arab brain engaged, and does enjoy a good brush and ride by the kids.
Breed: Miniature Horse "Mini" Age:11 Spirit is a part of the rescued miniature pony duo here at the ranch. When she first came to the ranch she was very withdrawn and couldn’t lift her head up. Now, she has her spirit back, she’s very sweet and lifts her head up for treats! Spirit does great with kids and loves to be loved on! You will always find Spirit with her best friend, Tig'rr.
Breed: Peruvian Paso Age: 16 Cohete is a rescue horse, he had developed DSLD (Degenerative suspensory ligament disease) in his pasterns and was going to be discarded by his previous owners. Instead he was given a home here at the ranch. Since being apart of CFR, Cohete has really come out of his shell. He absolutely loves the kids and is quickly becoming one of the favorite amongst our guests. Because of his condition, he cannot be ridden, but he is extremely intuitive when it comes to recognizing what kids need; whether they need a horse to hug, or a spirited Cohete to learn how to turn down their energy...because he feeds off of ones energy very well.
Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 39 Junior is the grandpa of the barn. He loves to sniff people... a lot. He still always trots or canters to his stall when it’s time to come in! Junior has the patience of a saint and simply seems to love attention. Sometimes, he will decide he’s “done” and simply stop walking in spite of the many efforts of his handler.