Assure is a 23 year old pony mare.  She is half paint
and half Connemara, a pony breed originating in
Ireland. Connemaras are known for their athleticism,
versatility and good disposition.  These attributes
describe assure very well as she is not only a great
trail pony but is also mother to Nikomis & Dayden
(both seen below) grandmother to Cowboy all still
here at the barn.
Chakyria is a 9 year old spotted saddle horse with a
great disposition born here at Riverside.  Riders love
her for her brilliant color and laid back trail manners.
 Her striking white mane is often a favorite of camp
kids when it come to braiding and Chakyria certainly
loves the attention. Chakyria is also the first foal
sired by Geronimo (see below).
Mcgees Class Act born in 1996 is a registered half
Arabian half Quarter horse gelding.  This beautiful
bay has a star, strip, snip and has the distinctive
head shape and high tail carriage of the Arabian
while the Quarter horse in him keeps him alert and
ready to go.  He takes amazing pictures and is
always a camp favorite.  The American Quarter
Horse is the most popular breed in the United States
today  while Arabian is one of the oldest horse
breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses that
resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years.
Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around
the world by both war and trade, used to improve
other breeds by adding speed, refinement,
endurance, and strong bone. Today, Arabian
bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed
of riding horse.
D & D's Patent Pending is a beautiful spotted saddle
horse boarded here at Riverside stables born in
1996.  As a bay toniano, his color composition makes
him a stunning addition to the stable.  Geronimo was
our barn stallion for several years and sired Chakyria
(seen above) along with Nakomis, and Dayden (both
seen below) whom are also still here at the barn
giving us 3 generations of great horses!  In history
Geronimo was a prominent Native American leader
and medicine man of the Chiricahua Apache who
fought against Mexico and the United States and their
expansion into Apache tribal lands for several
decades during the Apache Wars living from June 16,
1829 to February 17, 1909.  Like this ancient leader
Geronimo often seems to be watching over the other
horses here at the stable.
Millie is a 10 year old half paint half appaloosa mare
with a stunning bald face.  One of three bald face
horse here at the barn Millie, like the others, has one
blue eye and one brown eye.  Having a bald face
means a horse has a very wide blaze, extending to or
past the eyes.  It is the unique spotting pattern that
most people associate with the Appaloosa horse.
These spotted markings are not the same as the
"dapples" sometimes seen in grays and some other
horse colors. Appaloosa markings overlay the base
coat color, and have several pattern variations.  
Millie's mother "Dolly" also calls Riverside Stable home.
Sally is a 13 year old American Quarter Horse mare
also boarded here at the stable. The American
Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed
registry in the world, with over 4 million American
Quarter Horses registered. Quarter Horses come in
nearly all colors. The most common color is sorrel, a
brownish red, part of the color group called chestnut
by most other breed registries. Sally is this traditional
sorrel color with a white star,strip,and snip.  This mare
is very energetic and always ready to go.
Mr. Dry Jess our birthday pony born in 1993! He is a
gelding, American Quarter Horse however, Shorty is a
Palomino Quarter Horse, Palomino is a coat color in
horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and
tail.  Due to their unusual color, palominos stand out
in a show ring, and are much sought after as parade
horses. They were particularly popular in movies and
television during the 1940s and 1950s. One of the
most famous palomino horses was Trigger, known as
"the smartest horse in movies," the faithful mount of
the Hollywood Cowboy star Roy Rogers. Another
famous palomino was Mr. Ed (real name Bamboo
Harvester) who starred on his own TV show in the
1960s.
Flying Van is a registered American
Paint Horse born in 1994. He is a
gelding sorrel / overo.  Like Sally, Van is
also sorrel color and like Millie Van also
has a bald face, and like the others Van
has one blue eye and one brown eye.  
The American Paint Horse is a breed of
horse that combines both the
conformational characteristics of a
western stock horse with a pinto spotting
pattern of white and dark coat colors.
Bio coming soon!
Ruka was adopted after our daughter Lenzy was
chosen to be a trainer in  the 2009 Mustang
Makeover!  The goal: to pick up a Wild Mustang,
train it in 100 days, take it to Madison, Wisconsin for
the big show.She did great, now Ruka has a
permanent home here and we now have a piece of
the American Heritage, a Wild Mustang.  A Mustang
is a free-roaming horse of the North American west
that first descended from horses brought to the
Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often
referred to as wild horses, but there is debate over
terminology. Because they are descended from
once-domesticated horses, they can be classified as
feral horses.
Dixie is an American Paint Horse mare with a unique
color combination.  Dixie is still a youngster and is
currently being trained, and is doing very well.  She
will be an excellent trail horse.  She has a very calm
disposition, loves being groomed and having time
spent on her!  Did you know that in addition to making
a horse feel love & cared for grooming can also be
responsible for improved health of the skin and coat,
it decreases the chance of various health problems
such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems,
as well as cleans the horse, so chafing does not
occur under areas of tack
Idan's Hamlet is a registered chestnut Morgan gelding
with a white stripe and snip, born in 1996.  The Morgan
is one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the
United States.  The Morgan horse is compact and
refined in build, with strong limbs, an expressive face,
large eyes, well-defined withers, laid back shoulders
and a well arched neck and a clean cut head. There is
officially one Breed Standard for Morgan type
regardless of the discipline or bloodline of the
individual horse.  Hambone was a gift to the stables by
his beloved owner, Nettie Bates, in her honor he has
gone on to bless the lives of hundreds who ride here at
the stables every year.  While giving up here baby was
an extremely hard decision Hambone has been an
amazing additional to our heard.
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American High Imp, mother to Millie, is a registered
mare named after "Impressive" a brilliant breeding
stallion! Dolly, a registered Appaloosa, is a palomino
and is also the mother to Nile (seen below), who is
one of our heard born here at the barn.  Amazingly
Dolly birthed a healthy foal in 2003 after getting the
west West Nile virus during her 1st trimester whom we
accordingly named "Nile"!
Feathers & Lace, is a 20 year old, registered Dun
mare.  She was a NBHA World Qualifier in the 2006.  
The National Barrel Horse Association, headquartered
in Augusta, Georgia, is the largest barrel racing
organization in the world.  In 1992, the NBHA
revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering
the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill
levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel
racing competition. NBHA has over 23,000 members
of all ages across the United States and affiliates in
twelve countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,
France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Spain,
Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Apache, this Bay Tobiano Paint with a bald face  is
11 years old and boarded at Riverside.  Tobiano is
a dominant gene. Therefore, one parent must be a
tobiano for the pattern to occur, and the coat
pattern will occur with a single Tobiano gene
present. Furthermore, when a horse is homozygous*
for Tobiano coloring, all of that horse's offspring will
be spotted, with only a few exceptions: If either
parent passes the dominant gray gene to the foal,
then its spots will be visible while it is young, but will
gradually become lighter until finally, as the gray
gene acts upon all coat colors, the entire horse's
coat fades.
* homozygous: having at least one gene pair that contains
identical genes
Cowboy, also born here at Riverside out of Dayden
& Wakans Dance (a stallion here at the barn for
several years). Cowboy is a 3 year old buckskin
Paint with a blaze and is just drop dead gorgeous.  
As a grandson to Geronimo Cowboy is the 3rd
generation born here at the barn!  Buckskin is a hair
coat color of horses; referring to a color that
resembles certain shades of tanned deerskin.  Each
Paint Horse has a particular combination of white
and another color of the equine spectrum. Most
common are horses with white spots combined with
black, bay, brown, and chestnut or sorrel. Less
common are horses with spot colors influenced by  
palomino, buckskin, cremello, perlino, pearl or
"Barlink factor", and  various shades of roan, or
various shades of dun, including grullo.
Lilly is a four year old bay Appaloosa mare born at
Riverside out of Nile (seen below).The Appaloosa is
a horse breed best known for its colorful
leopard-spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range
of body types within the breed, stemming from the
influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its
history. Each horse's color pattern is genetically the
result of various spotting patterns overlaid on top of
one of several recognized base coat colors. Artwork
depicting prehistoric horses with leopard spotting
exists in prehistoric cave paintings in Europe. Images
of domesticated horses with leopard spotting
patterns appeared in artwork from Ancient Greece
through the Early modern period; the Nez Perce
people of what today is the United States Pacific
Northwest developed the original American breed.
Appaloosas were once referred to by settlers as the
"Palouse horse", possibly after the Palouse River,
which ran through the heart of Nez Perce country.
Gradually, the name evolved into "Appaloosa".
Bullet~This beautiful 13 year old Sorrel Quarter
horse is boarded here at the stable.  Sorrel is an
alternative word for one of the most common equine
coat colors in horses. While the term is usually used
to refer to a copper-red shade of chestnut, in some
places it is used generically in place of "chestnut" to
refer to any reddish horse with a same-color or lighter
mane and tail, ranging from reddish-gold to a deep
burgundy or chocolate shade. The term probably
comes from the color of the flower spike of the sorrel
herb.  More often than not, the practical difference is
usually not in color, but in usage: horses ridden in the
Western tradition are more often referred to as sorrel
and horses ridden in the English tradition are
chestnut. Many organizations simply avoid the whole
fuss and choose one of the two terms to denote all
reddish or brown colorations that are not bay.
Tank is a 13 year old Chesnut gelding also boarded
at Riverside.  Chestnut is a hair coat color of horses
consisting of a reddish-to-brown coat with a mane and
tail the same or lighter in color than the coat.
Genetically and visually, chestnut is characterized by
the absolute absence of true black hairs. It is one of
the most common horse coat colors, seen in almost
every breed of horse.
Chestnut is a very common coat color but the wide
range of shades can cause confusion. The lightest
chestnuts may be mistaken for palominos, while the
darkest shades can be so dark as to resemble a black
coat. Chestnuts have dark brown eyes, black skin,
and a coat that is entirely devoid of true black hairs.
Misty is our 26 year old Tobiano Palomino
registered Paint mare and has been at the barn for
years. Tobiano is a spotted color pattern commonly
seen in Pinto horses, produced by a dominant gene.
The tobiano gene produces white-haired,
pink-skinned patches on a base coat color. The
coloration is present from birth and does not change
throughout the horse's lifetime, unless the horse
also carries the gray gene.
Coco, cute as can be Coco is a PMU foal. She is a 4
year old that our daughter Lenzy trained, boarded
here at the barn.  She is 1/2 Percheron and 1/2
Quarter horse. Percherons are well-muscled, and
known for their intelligence and willingness to work.
Although their exact origins are unknown, the
ancestors of the breed were present in the valley by
the 1600s. They were originally bred for use as a
war horse. Over time, they began to be used for
pulling stage coaches, and later for agriculture and
hauling heavy goods. In the late 18th and early 19th
centuries.  Accordingly she is the lead horse on the
Trail rides
Doc T Loyd, is an 11 year old registered bay Quarter
Horse boarded at the barn.  Bay is a hair coat color
of horses, characterized by a reddish brown body
color with a black mane, tail, ear edges, and lower
legs. Bay is one of the most common coat colors in
many horse breeds.
The black areas of a bay horse's hair coat are called
"black points", and without them, a horse cannot be a
bay. Black points may sometimes be covered by
white markings, however such markings do not alter a
horse's classification as "bay".
Bo Duke Bi BoMarc, is a 22 year old registered
Arabian and is also a gelding.  The Arabian is a
versatile breed. Arabians dominate the discipline of
endurance riding, and compete today in many other
fields of equestrian activity. They are one of the top
ten most popular horse breeds in the world. Arabian
horses are now found worldwide, including the
United States and Canada, the United Kingdom,
Australia, continental Europe, South America
(especially Brazil), and its land of origin, the Middle
East.
Azul Ojo Diosa (her name means blue eye
goddess), is a 13 yr old, rare cremello colored,
registered Paso Fino mare.  She has cream coloring
throughout, even her mane and tail, with pink skin,
blue eyes, and no markings. Paso Fino horses always
have 3 feet on the ground at all times, giving them a
no-bounce gait. Diosa has the smooth Paso Fino gait,
loves to trail ride, loves to be around people, and her
pink skin sunburns very easily.
Dayanara de Colores, a 14 year old, registered
Paso Fino mare. Her father, Misterio de Besilu, is a
world and national champion, and her mother, La
Valentina El Batey, is also a national champion.  The
Paso Fino breed is considered to have the smoothest
riding gait, and they perform that gait from their very
first steps.  Dayanara has competed in the  Midwest
Classic Paso Fino shows and won 18 ribbons in 2009
& 2010.
American Bright Nile is a double registered
gelding Appaloosa and Buckskin out of Dolly(seen
above) and is 3rd generation here at the barn.  
Uniquely named this 2003 baby survived his mother,
American High Imp, getting the West Nile virus in the
1st trimester of her pregnancy!  He also sired Lilly
(seen above).Today, the Appaloosa is one of the
most popular breeds in the United States; it was
named the official state horse of Idaho in 1975. It is
best known as a stock horse used in a number of
western riding disciplines, but is also a versatile
breed with representatives seen in many other types
of equestrian activity. Appaloosas have been used
in many movies; an Appaloosa is the mascot for the
Florida State Seminoles.
Shamons Dance, is a registered Tobiano Overo
Paint.  Born here at Riverside out of CJ's Ms.
Redneck(seen below) and Wakans Dance this young
gelding is doing very well and coming along to soon
be an awesome trail horse.  He was named after
Native American Indians because of his medicine
cap*, only  a chief, a brave, or a medicine man could
have a horse with the medicine cap.

*A "Medicine Hat" horse is not a horse of a particular
breed, but of a particular color. This is an unusual
pinto pattern where the base of the horse is white,
but the ears and around the entire top of the head is
brown, black or roan. The horse looks like he has a
tight cap on. Legend has it that Native American
tribes, especially Plains tribes, called the spot a
"Medicine Hat" or "war bonnet".
Cash is a 15 year old registered dark bay Morgan  
gelding boarded at Riverside.  All Morgans trace back
to a single foundation sire, a stallion named Figure,
who was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts in
1789. He was at one time owned by a man named
Justin Morgan. The horse later came to be identified
by the name of this particular owner, and "the Justin
Morgan horse" also gave its name to the breed. The
breed's trotting ability made it a favorite for harness
racing in the 1840s. Morgans were also used in the
Civil War as cavalry mounts, including Stonewall
Jackson's "Little Sorrel". In the post-civil war era,
Morgans were also used in the Pony Express and as
mounts for the cavalry in the western United States.
Dukes Little Bit Moon is a Palomino Overo and was
born at the barn in 2007 out of Wakans Dance, a
cremello tobiano, and Ms. Sugar Step a registered
Quarter Horse. A Palamino is a horse that is pale
cream to gold in color and has a flaxen or white mane
and tail.  Overo refers to several genetically
unrelated pinto coloration patterns of white-over-dark
body markings in horses, and is a term used by the
American Paint Horse Association to classify a set of
pinto patterns that are not Tobiano. Overo is a
Spanish word, originally meaning “like an egg.
Sara's Midnight, while appearing black this
energetic breeding stock Paint is actually brown as
can be seen around her muzzle & flanks.  Solid
colored offspring of two registered Paint parents,
called "Solid Paint-Breds" or "Breeding Stock Paints,"
are also eligible for registration, with certain
restrictions. They are able to participate in some
recognized Paint breed shows, and there are
alternative programs offered, and many incentive
programs within the registry are available to Solid
Paint-bred horses.
CJ Ms Redneck Woman, a breeding stock Paint
born in 2004 is a wonderful sorrel with star, strip, and
snip and also happens to be a full sister to
Spice(seen below).  Developed from a base of
spotted horses with Quarter Horse and
Thoroughbred bloodlines, the American Paint Horse
Association (APHA) breed registry is now one of the
fastest-growing in North America. The registry allows
some non-spotted animals to be registered as "Solid
Paint Bred ," and considers the American Paint
Horse to be a horse breed with distinct
characteristics, not merely a color breed.
CJ Sugared Spice we often call the "ultimate trail
horse"! Spice is very stalky and makes for a very
relaxing ride.  This registered Paint was born here at
the barn out of Kristy's CJ and Ms. Sugar Step.  
Spice is a bay breeding stock paint with a star.  Trail
riding sometimes called horse or pony trekking is
riding outdoors on natural trails and roads as
opposed to riding in an enclosed area such as a
riding arena.  There are competitive events
available, which test the horse and rider's ability to
navigate obstacles commonly found on the trail,
such as opening and closing gates, crossing
streams, etc. The level of difficulty of a competitive
ride will vary by trail or terrain, and riders are well
advised to know the general difficulty of a trail before
starting the ride. In recreational trail riding, speed
and form are not the goals, but rather having fun
and enjoying time spent with one's horse in nature.
Dayden is a 6 year old mare born at Riverside and is
a Tobiano.  Sired* by Geronimo (seen below) Dayden
is a 3rd generation Riverside horse.  Tobiano traits
generally include the following:
-White legs from the hocks and knees down
-White crossing the back between the withers and the dock of
the tail
-White is arranged in a vertical pattern
-Facial markings are similar to those of a traditionally
solid-colored horse. i.e. star, snip, strip, or blaze. Extreme
white facial markings suggest the presence of additional
color pattern genes beyond Tobiano
-White patches which are usually rounded or oval in shape,
rather than jagged
-Dark color extending down the neck, giving the appearance of
a shield

*Sired: A sire is a horse's male parent. A grandsire would be
the horse's male grandparent.
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Bio coming soon.
Tate Kohmni, is a white, 13 year old, Spanish
Colonial Mustang. The Spanish Mustang is a
horse breed of historical importance. They
descend from horses introduced from Spain
during the early conquest of the Americas. They
are a type that today is mostly or wholly now
extinct in Spain. They are classified within the
larger grouping of the Colonial Spanish horse.
Today they are primarily domesticated horses but
are sometimes confused with the feral American
Mustang, animals descended from both Spanish
horses and other feral horses escaped from
various sources that currently run wild in
protected Herd Management Areas (HMAs) of the
western United States, currently managed by the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Cody was a
wonderful addition here at Riverside Stable but
has now moved on to other pastures.
Gold Bar Hollywood is a registered American
Quarter Horse, whose name says it all.  Born in
1994, this mare is a spectacular grey horse
with remarkable blaze & blue eyes.
Interestingly, most gray horses have black skin
and dark eyes; unlike many depigmentation
genes, gray does not affect skin or eye color.
Their adult hair coat is white, dappled, or white
intermingled with hairs of other colors. Gray
horses may be born any base color, depending
on other color genes present. White hairs
begin to appear at or shortly after birth and
become progressively lighter as the horse
ages. Graying can occur at different rates very
quickly on one horse and very slowly on
another.  We enjoyed having Hollywood as part
of our herd but she has now moved to a new
home.
Jet is a black Tennessee walker with a star and
is 15 years old. In conformation, the Tennessee
Walker is a tall horse with a long neck and
sloping shoulder. The head is traditionally large
but refined in bone, with small well-placed ears.
The horse has a fairly short back, short strong
coupling, and an elongated stride. In the show
arena, Walking horses are known for their gliding
running walk and are usually shown with long
manes and tails. Jet was a stunning addition to
Riverside but is no longer boarded here.

Picture of Jet not available, horse pictured is a similar horse.
Top Cats Painted Lady is an eight year old
Tennessee Walker mare who was boarded
here at Riverside and was arguably one of the
most eye catching at the stable.  The
Tennessee Walker is a gentle and comfortable
riding horse. The breed was originally bred in
the Southern United States to carry the owners
of plantations around their lands. Their
unique four-beat "running walk" is especially
comfortable to ride, making the breed a
well-suited trail companion. The breed is rarely
seen in any of the sport horse disciplines;
however, they are good for trail riding because
of their smooth gaits, stamina and easy temper
When the American Quarter Horse Association emerged in 1940 to preserve
horses of the "stock" type, it excluded those with pinto coat patterns and "crop
out" horses, those born with white body spots or white above the knees and
hocks. Undeterred, fans of colorful stock horses formed a variety of
organizations to preserve and promote Paint horses. In 1965 some of these
groups merged to form the American Paint Horse Association
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