Misty: Misty is a 12 year old palamino Tennessee walking horse. Her registered name with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder's and Exhibiters Association (TWHBEA) is "Gold and Pearls". She has excellent bloodlines that make her a beautiful horse, but it's her personality that makes her the namesake of our facilities. Bought as a 3 year old by Nicole Kroshus, Misty has always been very calm. Her favorite thing is to have people love on her. These traits make her our star lesson horse. Misty has had all ages of riders on her and has never been spooky or tried to throw her rider. Misty prefers to take it slow, which makes her great for inexperienced or relatively green riders. Misty is the first of our two "unicorn" team, and has been used in parties dressed as a unicorn.
Rain: Registered with the TWHBEA and URHOEA (United Racking Horse Owners and Exhibitors Association) as "Decorator's Delight," Rain is a beautiful 22 year old tobiano TWH. The Kroshus family has had Rain in the show ring since they purchased her when she was 14. Her showy gait and unique markings make her truly one of a kind.
Moose: Moose is a lovable 8 year old chestnut TWH. Registered with the TWHBEA as "Bullet's Colt 45," He is a chestnut gelding with an elegant "Roman nose." Nicole has been training her prized gelding since his birth, and he's become a gentle, easy going, and eager to please young horse. The two successsfully competed in horse shows and enjoy trail riding in the mountains. Nicole usually rides Moose alongside her pupils during lessons to help demonstrate different techniques.
Koda: Koda is a 5 year old strawberry roan TWH. Registered with TWHBEA and URHOEA as "An Ice Surprise." From day one he was affectionate and easy to work with and train. He is the definition of a gentle giant-- at 16.1 hands high he is a big boy but is great with small chidren. His name acutally means "friend" in Dakota Souix. He has been shown since he was a yearling, started on trail riding, and has been used for parties and photoshoots. He is the second of our two "unicorn" team. His long forelock drapes beautifully around the horn, truly creating a natural feel to the look. Nicole sometimes rides Koda with her lessons and uses him as a fill-in lesson horse if Misty is injured.