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Norton "Mighty Big Zipper" 

 Howdy, I'm Norton. I'm a good looking Appaloosa gelding - still pretty energetic, even as an older chap. I was donated to the Program by Judy Leister, so I could help people learn to ride horses. I was trained at the University of Findlay and have been shown on the Appaloosa Show Circuit in western pleasure and competitive trail classes. This job is pretty interesting, and I appreciate not having to keep up with a hectic show schedule. The friends here are nice, and there is plenty of room to roam. I think this will do just fine. Come see me! And bring a carrot... They're good for my eyes, ya know!

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Little Chap Tula "Tula"

What a change of pace! Hi, I'm Tula. I am a registered Appendix mare. I was born on April 12, 2005. I was purchased from Chris Kline and his family for the Program in the summer of 2016. Before that, I worked very hard as a competition roping horse. The staff says I am smart, kind, willing, and have a big "whoa"! I am enjoying the friends and all the love we get from groomers and riders! Come see me in the barn! 

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Frosty Pine High Voltage "Winston"

 I came to ETP in 2013 as a donation. My parents, Laura and Wayne Byerly, wanted me to have a great home where people would give me a job and love on me. Boy, did they pick well! I am currently working in youth classes and some adult classes. When not working, I enjoy watching class from my barn stall or sunbathing with my turnout buddies. 

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 Callaghan

 I have been working at the Program since being purchased in 2010. The staff have really come to understand me and what I need. I love to play with people and horses and sometimes I get distracted. They call me the "Veteran horse" because I am biggest and able to carry tall, unbalanced riders. Other than that, food and play time are my favorite past times. You can easily find my stall; it is the one decorated with a flag. They said I need more cookies!

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  Bjorn

 I am the "handsome" one of the herd. Every one loves my striped mane. I can be timid at times, but they have done so much here to make me feel comfortable. I am big enough to carry adults and smooth enough to ride for all. I have been at the farm since 2012. I was purchased for the Program by Jackson and Harper Rockey and I’m enjoying my time with my pasture buddies.

 

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  Chase

 I am a spirited, forward pony. They tell me I could be a cute hunter-jumper. I carry many of the small, young riders at the farm. I can be a handful sometimes, but I never mean harm. I love napping in the sun outside my stall. I was purchased for the Program by the Fassett Girls: Julie, Jill, Peggy and Betsi. Every day has been an adventure.

 

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 Starquos Teddy Bear "George"

 I'm George! Nice to meet you! Did you bring me cookies? I love being part of the entertainment at the farm. I was bought for the Program, and I work very hard to be the best horse I can be. I love to run outside and play with the boys in my group. We have so much fun. I carry adults, teens, and young riders. They trust me with the riders, and each give me kisses. I love meeting people!

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 Oakfield Emma "Emma"

 My owner, Kelly Searson, offered me as a loan to the Program in 2011. I was a brood mare with some training, but I can no longer have babies. Kelly loves me so much that she wanted me to have a new job. Here, I get to babysit my riders and take care of the people that love me. I enjoy working with every one. They call me the "herd mom" because I keep an eye over the whole herd. I love to snuggle and be close to people at the farm.

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 The Great Grassby "Grassby"

 I used to be a circus pony before being donated to the Program by Dick Kohlreiser. Although, I do not work in classes anymore, I am the perfect size for timid groomers to learn about horses. The staff likes to dress me up for Ride-a-thon and let me sell 50/50 tickets for the day.  I am the perfect PR pony. I enjoy being outside with the other ponies.

 

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 Dunnit Like a Colonel "Scotty"

 I have been working at ETP for many years. I was donated by Abby and Kent Morgan when I was still a youthful reining horse, and boy did I have buttons! They said I was fancy! I have not done much reining for a long time, but I still remember a thing or two. I can be sensitive at times, but I love my riders. My favorite times are outside with my friends or going for a trail ride.

 

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 Mister RA "Mister"

 I am head pony. I was purchased for the Program by Cowan Realtors and I have been working here for many years. When I first started I could be pretty ornery but I turned out to be one of the best therapy ponies ever! I love feeding time and turn out time when I am not in class.  I work mostly with youth riders and have served many hours in Hippotherapy. If you need a smooth-walking pony, I am your man! Or... pony?

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Jessie

Well, hello! My name is Jessie! Want to be my friend? This place is very interesting! The Program purchased me from my previous owner in summer of 2014. I was born in 2008 and am a pony at 14.2 hands. Although, I am considered a pony, I spend my time outside with taller friends. I have found Emma to be very calming, as I am still a little young. She is such a good friend to have. I hope you come see me soon! I love meeting new people!

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Nikki

 I came to the Program July 2014. The staff knew I would work immediately. I am getting older, but they understand how to get me warmed up and ready for class. I enjoy the slower work I get to do here, but I also have some fun trotting with the younger riders. I have enjoyed all the people I have been able to meet here. I am glad my owner, Jane Jones, was able to get me into this Program and keep an old lady moving!

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Lola


Hello there. My name is Lola. I am an American Paint pony on loan to ETP by my owner, Allison Stoner. We spent many years together - cantering, jumping, and being fancy. The instructors here say I am kind of a "formal" pony, always behaving as a lady should. I enjoy spending time with the riders here. Everyone is very sweet to me, and I have been able to spend time making friends with the other ponies as well. Let's go for a jog!

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Moon

Hi all. My name is Moon. I’m a 16h grey Morgan cross. I’m on loan from my owner, Rachael Geissinger, because she wanted me to have a good job that was a little slower paced. I came to the farm in the spring of 2017. I love to walk close to my leaders and I love the treats people give me. This job is quite different from my old one (jumping, pleasure work and trails with my mom) but I enjoy working with my new riders and I think I’m learning pretty quickly. Come stop by my stall and, um, bring a carrot or two if you please!
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