Our School Horses
At Palladia Farm, we have the best school horses and ponies to be found in a lesson program anywhere. They’re sound, fit, well-trained, and–most importantly–they are safe. Each of them can teach you or your young student the most important fundamentals of riding to create an enduring foundation for success, while keeping the process fun and engaging.
REBEL is one of the sweetest, kindest horses in the barn. He’s a “been there, done that” type with a gentle disposition and more than his fair share of patience. He’s an Arab/Percheron cross, so even though he’s not that tall, he’s a strong and big bodied guy. Rebel is super comfortable with smooth gaits at the walk, trot and canter. He’s a super safe jumper with a great brain who can help both kids and adults learn the ropes of our sport. Rebel’s favorite things are apple-flavored treats, and neck scratches. Rebel has been at Palladia since 2015.
LALA is a medium liver chestnut pony. Our smallest kids love her because it’s really easy to make her go, and it’s really easy to make her stop. If you’re little and you’ve never ridden a horse before, you’re probably going to ride Lala. She’s also great at jumping, and has earned good ribbons as part of Team Palladia at horse shows. She is one of our best jumping ponies and competes in the short stirrup and the children’s ponies. Her favorite thing is when her voluminous mane is turned into a “unicorn horn” for her lessons. Lala has been at Palladia since 2014.
MONET is a large gray pony. She has an amazing canter and she’s great at jumping. Since her gaits are so correct, she can teach more advanced concepts to out young riders, such as contact with the mouth, a leg to hand connection, and bending. She is also successful at horse shows, often winning the hack. These days she competes in the short stirrup hunters, but when she was younger she had a great record in the large ponies and large children’s ponies from her younger years. Monet’s favorite things are face rubs and apple-flavored treats.