Roxy is one of the quietest horses we have at Todd Hill Farm. She is a real confidence builder for timid riders. She can be on the lazy side, but that's part of her appeal! Roxy has shown low level dressage and can also jump up to 2'. She loves to go on trail rides and is completely bomb-proof.
Dezi was started Western and has recently switched to English. He is still learning how to be an “English” horse, so requires a patient rider with a sense of humour! Dezi has lots of experience in and out of the ring and loves the trails. He is learning to jump and so far seems to be very willing and quite athletic. Dezi is safe enough for beginners but talented enough to challenge our more advanced riders too. Don’t let his height fool you! He has a big barrel and will fit all sizes of riders.
Parker is Karen Gillighan's personal mount. He had a great career as a hunter/jumper in Ontario and is now starting a new career as a dressage horse! His floaty trot, lovely conformation and natural rhythm make him a head-turner wherever he goes. Parker is not currently being used in lessons.
Envy has found a forever home at Todd Hill Farm.. She came to Nova Scotia as a 5 year old from a hunter farm in Ontario, where she had come off the racetrack and been retrained for the hunter ring. The young girl who bought her showed her at local hunter / jumper shows, but then went off to school so Envy didn't have a "job" and was out in the field for a few years. Anyone who knows Envy knows that she loves people and loves to work! When we found out about her, we made an offer and showed up with the trailer. She came out of the field and walked right on. We took a leap of faith because we didn't even ride her first! Some things just feel right.
Envy took a few weeks to settle in but now she's as chill as a cucumber! She loves her job here at Todd Hill and has excelled in the hunter ring and placed very well against some stiff competition! Envy is a sweetheart in the barn, in the ring and also on the trails.
Amira is a full-bodied Sport Horse mare that has truly "been there, done that!" She has had a long and very successful show career in the hunter ring in multiple provinces. Amira loves to please and can babysit a timid youngster or adult, or just as easily step into the hunter ring and win ribbons. She never puts a foot out of place!
Friday is a great addition to our school. He loves to jump and is already making friends. Friday used to be at Todd Hill so some of our older riders might recognize him. Now that he is with us we have three sizes of grey horses!
Molly was bred in New Jersey to be a race horse but was too slow for the track! Thank goodness, because she is an awesome hunter/jumper horse. She is steady to the fences and is as honest as the day is long. Molly had an injury to her mouth several years ago, so she can be sensitive to contact. She prefers a rider with light hands. She loves attention and has impeccable manners.
Sophie is by Bon Balou out of Love Letter. She has classic conformation, stunning movement and a great attitude! She has been under saddle just 2 months now but acts and rides like a much older horse. She currently stands 15.2hh and should finish at 16hh.
Sophie is very easy to work with and a super fast learner. She is currently showing in the green hunter ring and is consistently in the high ribbons. We are very proud of her!
Barney is a solid citizen that really does it all! He was originally trained western and knows some pretty fancy reining moves! But he also goes English and loves to jump! He is a gentleman on the trails and has a laid-back, easygoing nature. He loves kids!
Capri came to Todd Hill Farm as a weanling and was trained and shown by Karen and her students until the age of 7. She was then sold to Ontario as a Junior Jumper. She was re-sold twice more and when Karen noticed a for sale ad for her she jumped at the opportunity to buy her back! 10 years later!
Capri is a lovely, floaty mover who loves to jump. She is quiet enough for even our most timid riders.
Lhassa has had a very successful show carer in the dressage and jumper ring. She knows her job, is relaxed and happy to do it and is quiet enough for our beginner students to learn on. This lovely mare came to us from Quebec, as her owners were thrilled that she would have a forever home at Todd Hill Farm.