The horses at Ride To Fly are chosen specifically for their gentle natures and great temperament. Currently, we have four amazing horses to work with our clients. See their bios below.
We care for our horses
Our horses are very well cared for by our Veterinarian, Dr. Ruth V. Sobeck. Our farrier is Nigel Starkey. Karyn Mills volunteers her time and services as equissage therapist. Dr. Larry Kelly is our equine dentist. Senior horses, as with people, need extra care to keep them healthy and Ride To Fly has an extraordinary team doing just that.
Our horses are fed Alfalfa and Timothy pellets, O&M as a base for supplements and medications [when needed]. Our caregivers make sure each horse has plenty of fresh, clean water every day. [Horses drink 10 to 15 gallons per day – more on hot days]. Our good friends at Lomita Feed keep us well supplied with all our nutritional needs.
Ride To Fly has caregiver/exercise riders up at the barn every day to give supplements, any medications/medical treatment necessary, groom, exercise on and off property, and generally look after the well being of our four horses. We have a stablehand that feeds and cleans up after them twice a day [he is our only paid position, all the rest of us are volunteers].
Prince Charming (aka Charming or PC) was foaled in 1996 and is a Welsh/Arab bay gelding pony. Standing at 14.2 hands, he is just the right size for our beginning riders and our smaller, more experienced clients, who like him too. Prior to coming to Ride To Fly, he was owned by one of our volunteers who showed him for six years. His discipline is English, and she also jumped him in competition. He is a “furry bear” in the winter, and a sleek looker in the summer. This little boy is a great asset to the Ride To Fly Program and has been at the Ride To Fly barn since July 2013.