Our Horses are our business. Our horses are also our family. I have been accused several times in my life of spending more time in the barn then I do in the house. This is probably true. You can’t spend that much time with anyone, furry or not, without getting a insight into what makes that individual tick and a fondness for their welfare.
Chris and I spend many hard hours searching, selecting, upgrading and maintaining our camp and show herd. We are proud of them. We feel that they represent a diverse and multi-talented group of individuals that will (hopefully) fit the needs of most riders that cross our do or. It is with pride and gratitude (to them) that we take a moment to introduce them to you here.
Enjoy your introduction,
Chris and Amy
Cedar Lodge Horse Staff
A bit more information:
It has now been several years since I started doing the biographies on the horses. No big surprise to me, these pages are very popular with new campers, as well as returnees that want to check into the progress of horses they know. If you have taken the time to read all of them, you have been reading for a long, long time :). Just a few comments; Please keep in mind that some of these horses can be at Cedar Lodge for years. If they were born here, or bought when young, and if they work out for our program, it’s possible that their bio may start at 2-4 years old and follow them for 20-30 years. That’s a whole lot of time. In rereading some of the bios, especially on some of the show horses, I am starting to see a problem with the bios on the advanced horses. Unlike a school horse that might be bought for one type of rider and stay with that type of rider most their life, our show horses can be broke here, start their training for their first couple years, get passed on to one of my nieces for a couple of years, do camp show team for many years, get too old for showing and become just a jumping school horse, work down to walk, trot , canter classes, work down to walk, trot classes and finally be retired as a baby sitter. You may see that transition in my occasional updates on their bios. I just looked and realized that there are easily 7 bios. that fit that category. We often say, a good Cedar Lodge horse has a home for life, and many pensioners find their final resting spot buried in the back field with their friends.
Over time, I will try to keep up with our horses many updates as their training and jobs constantly change. I hope you will be tolerant and enjoy the ride.