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Meet Our Ponies

Greetings! 
Most of Our Animals are considered "Rescues"  or have been purchased based on them not thriving where they currently were living.  Some of our "large" ponies or "small horses" will have a brand on their necks from The Bureau of Land Management  (BLM) as they were once real life- wild horses who had to be rounded up in their herds because the land on which they roamed freely on, were no longer providing enough Nourishment or water to support them. So now they live out their days with us, where they get a new purpose in life and can be spoiled rotten :)

We have intentions in one day having a 501c ourselves, in which our old, medically challenged, and special needs cases can be protected and provided for until the end of their days. Also a huge bonus is that volunteers can help take care of them, and that we could apply for grants for them as well. 

 

Life is just one big learning curve and we are here to learn! 

Casper

2000

Gelding (Male horse w/No testicles)

Arabian x

Weight Capacity of 80IBs

Large Pony that we enjoy making into a Unicorn
Casper enjoys being spoiled by a little girl, walking fast, Long Trail rides and doing fun things with little people. 

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Cheyenne

2009 
Mare

Pinto Large Mini x 

Weight Capacity of 40IBs
She is a sassy little girl. fully of spunk and attitude (but what little girl isnt?) She enjoys hanging out with her little girl on her feed lease and giving pony rides in her free time. 

Weight Capacity of 80IBs
 

Diamond

2005 
Mare
Black Shetland x 

Weight Capacity of 60IBs
Diamond is a personal Favorite of The owners and can be described as onery, mischeivious, hardheaded and a hard worker. Diamond Loves giving pony rides and going out on trail rides  
 

FRED

MULE (Half horse x Half Donley)

2018

John (male w/no testicles)

Weight limit is 150IBs

Fred is a rescue we adopted him from Milly's Place Horse Rescue in Valley Center, CA where he was rescued from a livestock auction where someone had dumped him.  


 

GRACIE-MAY

2015 

Jenny (Female)
Standard Donkey with Dapples

Weight limit 80IBs

Gracie-May was a rescue we took in from someone who could no longer care for her. In 2022 she had a beautifyl Brown John (boy) Donkey that we named Eeyore (he was rehomed in Spring of 2023) Gracie-May loves doing Easter, Cinco De Mayo, and Nativity Jobs to show off her beautiful markings. 

GREG


2020 
JACK 
Gray Donkey
Greg so far has Two Babies (Eeyore And Rooster/Tinsel) and loves to be the center of attention. Greg was also a Livestock Auction Save in 2021. 

Havoc 


2019

Gelding

Miniature Horse
Havoc... what can i say, he's nothing but Havoc. 

We dont use Havoc for Pony rides, but do use him in petting zoos for petting and grooming

HOLLY

2020

Jenny (Female donkey)
Miniature x Donkey 
Holly was rescued from a livestock auction in 2021 and was bred to Greg for a 2022 foal. (In which Rooster/Tinsel was born) Holly has been an incredible asset to Snows and continues to flourish :) 

Honey

2003
Mare 
Shetland QH x 

Weight Capacity of 75-80IBs max

Honey is a hard working little pony from the Hart Ranch where she was bought in 2017 to join Snows Pony Rides, Honey enjoys going out on trail rides and providing pony rides for the littles.

ICING

2019 

John (male Donkey w/no testicles)

Weight Capacity of 80IBs

Icing is a BLM Burro. (He came from the wild) as a yearling, Rhiannon had entered him into the local TIP Challenge in 2019 when she was diagnosed with CHF and discovered she was pregnant. Those dreams of competing had quickly dwindled however, Icing has grown to be a tall, lovely young John and loves to do all the Donkey events. 

Jazzy

2000

Mare 

Welsh Cobb 

Weight Capacity of 80IBs 

Jazzy enjoys giving pony rides to young'ns as long as there is no Helicopters in the air trying to land near by. or embrellas or balloons as those seem to make her feel a little insecure. Jazzy also loves giving lessons in the arena, or going to a local show, and of course hitting the trails. 

Johnny

1997 

Gelding 

Pintaloosa 
Weight Capacity of 40IBs

Johnny is cute as a button ! but boy oh boy is he full of personality!  He loves to kick up his heels when he is home roaming around the pasture or if he's out on a feed lease, he bosses around the big horses! 

leave it to him -he's in charge!

Juniper

1991 
Mare 
Miniature Horse 

Weight Capacity of 40Ibs

Juniper is a double foundered miniature horse who was rescued at a livestock auction in 2021 and eventually brought to Snows where she will forever live out her days. Juniper does well in a pasture setting where she has to be constantly moving around to increase circulation to her hooves. She also has a collapsed Trachea and requires special feed and easy work0outs. She is small, but boy is she mighty!

Kenzi

2020 
Mare
Miniature x

Weight Capacity of 40IBs

Kenzi Came to us October of 2022 with Cheyenne from Northern California as advertised as being "kid broke" but arrived skin and bones and full of Fiest. Kenzi has gone on several jobs since her arrival and continues to thrive as a young mini should.

 

LULU

2000
Jenny

Draft MULE
weight capacity of 150IBs 
Lulu is a gentle giant and will do almost anything you ask of her. I would say everything (but she is part donkey after all). Lulu enjoys going for trail rides or being used for lessons and has only done one job with us and was absolutely amazing. I hope the world loves her as much as I (Rhiannon) do.

Mishka

2003 

Mare
Paint x w/Welsh cobb

Weight Capacity of only 50IBs

Mishka has been around awhile now, and was used frequently at a young age for Trail riding and carrying heavy loads. Due to this, she Tore all the suspensory ligaments in both front legs and now Requires special shoes and light exercise to keep her feeling her best. She is THE Sweetest Pony we have with a lot of spunk in her :)  Mishka currently is on a feed lease with The Bates and Ness family at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, CA where she gets loved on by a special Granddaughter.  

PADDINGTON

2004 
John
Baudet Du Poitou Donkey (Standard Size)

Weight Capacity of 80IBs

Paddington is THE Ranch Favorite when it comes to Long Ears. Paddington loves providing rides for littles as well as going our on trail rides and on Jobs. Paddington Frequently attends Church and Helps Give Jesus a lift down the Resurrection trail yearly. 

Pal

1993 

Gelding

black& White Tobiano Pinto Miniature horse
weight Capacity of 40IBs

 

Pal is a Saint. He has spent the majority of his life time with Snows Pony Rides and has helped raised plenty of children over the years. If you're ever wanting a "little pony" who is the best baby sitter... Pal is your guy. 

Pistachio

2012
Gelding

Registered Quarter Horse
weight Capacity of 150IBs

 

whether its going for a trail ride, Chasing Cans, or Providing Pony rides, Pistachio is our "go to" Small horse.  Pistachio is Rhiannon (The owner's) son's  (Emmett)'s Horse who lends him quite often for Pony Rides.  If you're ever in the need for a larger pony to take the riders. He's your guy!

Pixie

2017

Mare

Branded BLM Mustang Mare

weight Capacity of 150IBs

"Faith Trust and Pixie Dust" (Pixie) is Our Unicorn IN TRAINING!  Pixie is just learning all the "Horse" Things. As she was born and raised in the WILD. Pixie has only been out of the wild for the past Two years (2022&2023). She has come a very long way and is still learning how to be a good citizen. If you're ever in need of a "small Horse" she's your gal!

Pumpkin

2000

Mare

Chestnut Shetland x 

weight Capacity of 60IBs

Pumpkin is a BEEN THERE - DONE THAT pony. If you ever need a sturdy pony, she's your girl. Pumpkin used to be a fun lesson pony, who did fun speed events with youth of all sizes and ages as well as pull a cart! (How neat!) Pumpkin Now provides pony rides for Snows Pony Rides and is one of Rhiannon's Son's (Emmett)'s favorite ponies. (He claims her) is takes care of her all on his own! 

Rein

2015

Mare

Pinto Shetland x miniature horse 

weight Capacity of 60IBs

Rein is all Brains as well as Beauty. She is another Been there done that type of pony that we can always count on.  A lot of people love using her for their Western themed parties. (I mean who wouldn't).

Rust-Eze

2016

Gelding

Pinto Shetland x miniature horse 

weight Capacity of 60IBs

"With a little Rust-eze-and an insane amount lof luck- you too, can look like me. ka-chow" -Lightening McQueen (Cars)
Well, of course we Call him Rust! 
he is a little RUSTY... and little "New" to everything here at Snows Pony Rides, and we lease him out to young youth in our community who would like a Pony to call their own as a "Project" Rust-eze needs a lot of work is still just begining to understand what all this life has to offer him, but we are sure with a little elbow grease, he will be just as good as his look-alike and partner in crime, Rein.

Sage

2004

Mare

Blue Roan Shetland x

weight Capacity of 50IBs

Sage came to us from another Pony Company who noted that Sage does not like to be on a Wheel/Carousel or to load in a horse trailer with other ponies. We took what the company had to say and did our best to keep in mind, and gave Sage plenty of time to rest and we started over. We worked with Sage as if she was a brand new pony just starting out, and went through the basics and have been using her regularly ever since. We have noticed that Sage is opinionated over who rides her, and who she is with (pony wise) but as long as we have an open line of communication, Sage is pretty clear on her likes and dislikes and we do our best to accommodate her. She really is a special little pony and we look forward to all the years we have with her. 

Sassy

2006

Mare

Bay Welsh Cobb

weight Capacity of 80IBs

One of the best, easiest, most loving Ponies we have. Sassy has a couple of quirks but who doesn't? She is truly an amazing asset ot Snows Pony Rides.

Shadow

2012

Mare

Shetland x

weight Capacity of 60IBs

Shadow, Truly a Love Bug. she always seems uncertain, but once she gets going, shes a great little pony to have around and use for pony rides. We enjoy her, and hope you do too!

Shakira

2014

Mare

Morgan x

weight Capacity of 150IBs

Shakira is one of our latest "Rescues" as she was bought from a livestock auction and was never properly handled. She is currently in training to learn how to be a good citizen and provide rides for littles.

SPRINKLES

2016

Jenny

Standard BLM Burro

weight Capacity of 80IBs

"SPRINKLES" aka "The Killer Donkey" Sprinkles is another rescue that came to us from an uncertain fate. She was Once a born and raised wild Donkey, and then was rounded up, trained and adopted out. we are uncertain of what the circumstances were but the prior home she came from had adopted her to be a "livestock Guardian" for a herd of sheep, and from the stories we've been told, in a matter of one week - Sprinkles killed an entire flock of sheep and severely injured the farmers two dogs. 

so, Sprinkles came to us. 
Sprinkles is now, used frequently with our small farm animals (w/no problems?) and is ridden frequently by Emmett (owners 13yr old son) She too is another one of his favorites.  
whatever happened to Sprinkles before her time with Snows, we are uncertain of but we are incredibly thankful she is here with us now!

Suzi

2012

Mare

Shetland x

weight Capacity of 60IBs

OH SUZI! what would this world be like without her in it? well a little dim, is what i'd like to think! She is full of sass and has a job to do, so be sure to stay out of her way. she enjoys working very much. Suzi has a confirmation default that is very common in ponies, where she has a very loose ligament that sometimes makes it difficult for her to move her stifle (back knee) so sometimes you may see her stomp her leg down while walking, which doesn't mean she is in pain, but rather she just doesn't have full control of her joint. so she stomps it down from time to time. 
we know how awkward that can be to watch, so truthfully we dont use Suzi on jobs that often because of how it may appear to those who arent very knowledgeable. (sad, i know) All Suzi wants to do is work! and be with her friends- just ask her!

TINSEL / ROOSTER

2022

JACK

White Miniature donkey x Standard

(Not a riding Donkey)

Holly x Greg 

Whats's in a name? well it matters greatly on the owner's family member who you ask!  Rhiannon Calls him "Tinsel" because well, Holly is his mama and we always need Donkeys for Christmas. But if you ask anyone else in the Huppert family, his name is ROOSTER (from Top Gun Mavrick movie) Insert my eye roll. 

Tinsel/Rooster is learning to be a good citizen and how to be used for petting zoos and jobs. it's a rough life when you're a babyb to be asked to stand for hours on end and not play.
 

Tulip

2021

Mare

Black Welsh x

Weight Capacity of 80IBs

Tulip is a baby who was bought from a livestock auction in 2022 by another pony company on the belief that she was old enough to be ridden (a small child was riding her) only to be unloaded at home and realized she was just a yearling (baby).  And with that news, Instead of investing time and energy into a baby, we decided to take on the task!  (we couldn't be happier). 

 

Valor

2017

Mare

Dapple Gray BLM Mustang
Weight Capacity of 150IBs

Valor was trained by a friend of ours and due to Valors small stature (she came from the same herd as Pixie) we decided why not take on Pixies relative? We can always use another "Large Pony" please welcome Valor to our herd.

Whiskey

2019
Gelding
Chestnut Welsh Cobb
Weight Capacity of 80IBs

Whiskey, once a stallion now new Gelding is In training to be a good Pony and providing pony rides to all who want them.

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