Age: Foaled January 1988
Color: Dark bay
Rowdy had 13 starts but never came into the money. He has the famous Bull Lea, Nasrullah and Count Fleet in his lineage. After his racing career ended he worked as a pony horse for over 20 years and we received him from Tampa Bay Downs. A pony horse is the one who leads the racehorse to the gate. Usually they are Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. He still enjoys running in the pastures in his retirement (he’s not convinced of his age)! He’s taken a special liking to our old mare, Sienna.
Age: Foaled February 1998
Astoria came to Equestrian Inc in 2005. He was in a very small dirt pen not being fed. Our founder, Glenda Smith rescued him and nourished him back to health and used him in our lesson program with kids. Finding out much later, we learned that he is the great grandson to the magnificent Secretariat (Dehere – Astoria (ARG) by, Logical). He spends his days swimming and playing with his best friend Lucky, our Appaloosa.
Age: (foaled May 2000)
Victoria has been with us since 2001. She is a very independent, beautiful mare that loves her time with the geldings. She is a sanctuary horse and will remain with Equestrian Inc indefinitely.
Whitney came to Equestrian Inc along with several others from North Florida. Whitney and the other horses were on a farm where they were not properly taken care of. Other horses were euthanized as a result. We learned that she was a broodmare for most of her life, so now she spends her days grazing in the pasture. She has typical “challenging” Thoroughbred feet which require additional supplements and frequent trims from the farrier. She would make a lovely companion horse for someone special!
Age: Foaled March 2008
Tally came to Equestrian Inc in 2011 from TROT. He sustained a bowed tendon while in training and never made it to the races. It wasn’t career ending, so he is our spokes-horse and goes to shows to expand our name. He is a giant teddy-bear who loves attention. He also has typical thoroughbred feet and wears shoes to keep in proper condition. He is a sanctuary horse at Equestrian Inc. indefinitely.
Age: 9 (foaled 2007)
Sire: Tale of the Cat
Dam: Mer de Glace, by Unbridled
Had 39 starts, earned $265,735.
Stanley has a beautiful disposition. He’s calm and likes people. Stanley can get a bit spunky so his personality is fun. He now goes out with the whole herd and loves every minute, especially with Whitney!
Age: Foaled March 1995
Sienna is our wise woman of the barn. Sienna was adopted by a family who unfortunately went through a divorce and had to return her. She spends her days inside under her fans as she does not sweat, and her nights in the pasture swimming and grazing. She is a sanctuary horse and will remain at Equestrian Inc indefinitely. Sienna is available for sponsorship.
Age: Foaled February 1995
Lucky is our spotted sweet heart. He’s been with us since 2008 after being rescued by Charles Rooney from a neglectful situation. Lucky was one of the kind spirited horses who gave children lots of enjoyment riding him. Now in his senior years he rolls around in the dirt often until you can’t see his spots! We’re happy to see he still has spunk. He’s an easy going boy in his retirement. He is available for sponsorship.