Meet the Horses, Ponies and Small Animals of Touchstone Farm

Touchstone Farm is home to many farm animals, big and small.  We have feathered friends, soft furry friends, and woolly buddies. Touchstone has animals for YOU to pet, admire, ride, and bond with!

Angus

Draft X gelding

Angus is a big boy and is very personable! He’s excellent for our Horse power lessons, driving lessons, and the Veteran program. He also makes appearances in our Pony Farm summer camp program and driving lessons! He is used for beginner to intermediate riders and drivers.

Annie

Morgan mare

Annie has been at the farm and a part of the lesson program for over fifteen years. She has always been a mare of many talents and involved in all of our programs (even driving!) but as she is older now, her primary job is with our Peanuts on Ponies and riding lessons for beginners. She is very sweet and calm which allows children to gain a lot of confidence.

Blue

Welsh pony X gelding

Blue has been at the farm for over 15 years. He is used primarily in Pony Farm and our Peanuts on Ponies lessons. However, he also drives and has been used in our veteran program! He is used for beginner to advanced riders and drivers. He was born in 1999, and used to be a dapple grey! Now he is basically completely grey (white)! His name, of course, comes from his beautiful blue eyes.

Bonnie

Quarter Horse Cross mare

Bonnie was born in 2003 and has been at the farm for over ten years. She is an absolute favorite in our lesson program and Pony Farm Summer Camp. She is used for intermediate to advanced riders. You can always find her close by to her favorite friend, Gretta!

Braveheart

Quarter Horse X Gelding

Braveheart is one of the three Premarin Boys on the farm! Along with Hootie and Cassidy, he was bred only so the hormones from his mothers urine whilst pregnant could be used in a women’s menopause medication. Once premarin foals are born, they are deemed essentially useless 🙁 . Not to us though! Much like his name suggests, Braveheart is very daring and loves to jump, trail, and play gymkhana! He has been on the farm for a few years now and is used for Touchstone Farm lessons, Pony Farm, and Mother-Daughter weekends. He always makes campers laugh because his tongue is almost always sticking right out of his mouth – he has no front teeth!

Buster

Welsh Cob Gelding

Buster has been with the farm for several years and has become the go-to guy for intermediate riding lessons year-round and for camp.  Previously, Buster has been a part of driving lessons.  Although he loves a good bath in the summer, his favorite thing in the entire world is to be groomed and scratched!  This lovable guy can’t wait to see you soon!

Cassidy

Quarter Horse X gelding

Cassidy is one of the 3 Premarins (see Braveheart for a definition of Premarin!). He is a very pretty boy, as well as athletic and talented. He is used in Touchstone lessons, as well as Pony Farm Summer Camp for advanced riders. He is a great jumper and has helped many students progress in the ring!

Dallas

Welsh/TB X gelding

Dallas is one of our oldest residents – born in 1992 – but boy does he still have spunk!! He is a medium sized pony and is used for intermediate lessons year-round and in camp. He is known by many campers and alumni, as he has been at Touchstone for many years. He is a fancy mover and likes to jump over small cross-rails from time to time…. his favorite treat is applesauce!

Gracie

Welsh Pony X Mare

Gracie, also known as Woodlands Amazing Grace is a very fancy gal! She was bred and raised to be a cute little show pony with her brother Dallas. After being down south, the two came here, up to Touchstone. Gracie is perfect for intermediate riders; she likes to walk, trot, canter, and even do some small jumps. She loves spending her time with Kiddo and her brother!

Gretta

Welsh pony mare

Gretta, short for “Winfall’s Egretta”, is a Touchstone Farm classic!! It seems like everyone knows and loves Gretta and probably rode her in their first year at camp! She is used for Touchstone riding lessons, Peanuts on Ponies, Driving lessons and Pony Farm. She is used for beginner to intermediate riders and drivers.…  She is the cutest, smallest little pony… essentially a teddy bear in a pony’s body!

Gretsky

Quarter horse gelding

Gretsky has been at the farm for over 10 years. He is used primarily for Touchstone lessons, Horse Power lessons, and the veteran program. He is used for beginner to intermediate riders. This handsome boy is laid-back and takes great care of his Horse Power riders, and our mothers at Mother-Daughter weekends! He also loves to swim with our Pony Farm campers!

Hootie

Quarter Horse X gelding

Hootie here is one of our 3 Premarins (see Braveheart for a definition on Premarin). He is a sweet soul who is a little bit confused when it comes to being asked to do more than walk/trot riding :). He is a star for our beginner riders, veterans, parents, and Horse Power program! He is cool, calm, and collected, and as patient as they come!

Jabez

Arabian gelding

Jabez is such a fun guy, used in advanced lessons for Touchstone & Pony Farm. He loves to jump and will jump anything you point him at. He’s forward but smooth, and can teach a rider a lot while working on their position! When he’s not in a lesson, he’s out in the field with his best friends Hootie, Braveheart, and Cassidy!

Jackson

Quarter Horse X gelding

Jackson joined Touchstone Farm through our executive director, Kris, along with Prince in 2019. He is currently being worked with to become a core member of our Horse Power program and our Veterans program. We are excited to see how he progresses and the lives he will positively impact!

Kiddo

Welsh Pony gelding

Kiddo is a favorite for everyone, a friendly gelding that loves to jump, canter, and play, he will surely find a place in everyone’s heart. As an intermediate to advanced pony, he is perfect for students learning to jump higher and do more complicated commands. Besides being in lessons, he loves to play with his friends Prince, Jax, and Gracie!

Maggie

Welsh pony mare

Maggie is the other half of the “old married couple” with Tucker 🙂 She is used for Touchstone lessons, Peanuts on Ponies, and Pony Farm summer camp. She is used for beginner to intermediate riders.  Maggie was a camper’s horse long, long ago, and got to stay at “Pony Camp” forever… lucky girl!

Marengo

Welsh Cob pony gelding

Marengo has a lot of personality and can definitely have attitude, but we love him!! He is used for intermediate to advanced riders in Touchstone lessons and Pony Farm Summer Camp. Campers that ride Marengo no doubt fall in love with him, and he teaches them a lot too!

Merlin

Mule gelding

Merlin is our resident mule – his ears are as long as his heart is big and we just love this guy so much! He is sweet and there’s something very therapeutic about just spending time with him, grooming him, and loving on him. He is also broke to ride and loves trail riding! Make sure to find Merlin at the farm and check out those impressively long ears! 🙂

Mickey

Welsh X pony gelding

Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind… hey Mickey! 🙂 Mickey Mouse here was born in 2004 and is as cute as they come. He’s been an excellent addition to Touchstone Farm in our lesson program and summer camp. He is used for intermediate to advanced riders, is pretty push-button and loves to trek around the ring and pop over a course!

Midnight

Percheron/Appaloosa mare

Midnight is popularly known as our “Secret Appaloosa” on the farm, because of her dark coat and lack of spots.  She is typically used for beginner to intermediate riders throughout the summer, but has become a staple in Horse Power and our Veterans program during the off season.  This big girl loves attention so don’t be shy!  She would love to meet you, and the treats in your pockets!

Mike

Halflinger gelding

Mike has been at the farm for many years. He is Mr. Personality and loves to give kisses!! He only has one-eye (due to an infeciton), but that doesn’t stop him! He is used primarily for driving lessons, Horse Power lessons, and our veterans program. He is used for beginner to advanced drivers. He’s a sweet guy who loves to please!

Missy B

Welsh X pony mare

Miss Behavin’ (known as Missy B around here!) is exactly that – always behaving!! She is as sweet as can be and is used in Touchstone Farm lessons and Pony Farm Summer Camp. She was a more intermediate ride, but as time has gone on, she is now perfectly suited for beginner (walk/trot) riders. She’s a great medium size and takes amazing care of her riders!

Peaches

Shetland pony mare

The cutest little pony you ever did see… Peaches has been at the farm for over 15 years. She is used primarily for Peanuts on Ponies. In the past, she was a part of Pony Farm and driving lessons! Peaches has always been a farm favorite …even adults cannot resist her adorable face and personality.

Prince

Grade gelding

Prince was leased in for the summers until our executive director, Kris, decided to buy him and free-lease him to the farm year-round in 2019. Excellent choice as he’s a fun guy who’s come a long way with the consistent work. He is used in TSF lessons and Pony Farm for intermediate riders who are cantering and working on small courses!

Reggie

Oldenburg gelding

Reggie is a handsome boy, with a lot to give. He is used for intermediate-advanced riders who have a good seat and are looking to strengthen their skills. He will easily pop around a course of small jumps, but can get strong at the canter and needs a rider who isn’t afraid to take control. He aims to please and is a fun ride!

Simon

Welsh X gelding

Simon is naughty… but in the best way possible… he makes everyone laugh!! He has the most personality of any horse on the farm and is goofy! He is our escape artist – getting out of multiple fields, stalls, and ties. However, when being ridden, he’s a great boy!! He is used for intermediate to advanced rides and loves to run around and jump.

Tucker

Welsh pony gelding

Tucker has been at the farm for over 15 years. He is used for beginners in Touchstone lessons, Peanuts on Ponies, and Pony Farm. Him and Maggie are an old married couple and enjoy spending their time sun-bathing without a care in the world.

Will

Appendix QH gelding

Will is our Mr. Reliable when it comes to a calm, slow-moving ride!! He is the ideal partner for our Horse Power lesson students, our parents at Mother-Daughter weekends, and our guests at Veteran’s weekends. He is used occasionally during summer camp as well, but he’s a pretty tall boy, so some riders can look very small up there! 😉 His favorite thing to do is trail ride!

Duncan

Miniature Donkey

Duncan is a favorite because, how could he not be!? He’s miniature in size in everything except his ears… he loves to greet visitors at the fence with a small braying and accept any and all treats from them. He is excellent for going on walks with or for some good ol’ cuddling.

Punch

Miniature Horse

Punch is a Touchstone Farm classic – he’s been around for what feels like centuries! 😉 He is an old guy though- born in 1995, but hasn’t lost any personality! He is trained to drive, but hasn’t done that in awhile. He spends his time now munching away in the Small Animal field and going on walks with campers, parents, and veterans. He loves to lay down in a cool creek in the hot summer!

Frodo

Miniature Horse

Frodo joined the farm in 2019 and has been a very welcomed addition! He is shy at first and doesn’t like too much chaos, but he is sweet and will run around with campers as they lead him over teeny, tiny crossrails! He also enjoys going for walks during camp or in our veterans program.

Our Sheep, Megan and Morgan

Our Goats – Kiwi & Bill…

…and Bates & Moseley! 

Our Cluckstone Farm Chickens!

In Loving Memory

Bow (Oct 2018), Dillon (Oct 2018), Garth (Oct 2018), Charlie (Jan 2019), Chunk (Jan 2019), Josh (Jan 2020), Roxy (May 2020), Gingersnap (Nov 2020)