Brownie, Miss. B, or Brownie-kins as she is affectionately called by the students, is a 2010 Percheron Thoroughbred Quarterhorse Cross mare who stands around a magnificent 16 hands plus. She is the tallest and biggest horse at Urban Stable, but don't let her size deceive you as she is the sweetest, kindest girl you will ever meet. Brownie has a great sense of humour and loves to be groomed. She has proved to be an amazing addition to our team of hooved teachers here at Urban Stable.
Brownie teaches us that things are not always as they seem from the outside. We might assume that with her great big body and presence Brownie would have the confidence to go with it, but she does best when her student steps into the leadership role with confidence and assertive energy to get her big feet a-movin'! Sometimes we all need a little help to get where we are going.
The power of love is always working its magic between Brownie and her students here at Urban Stable. She was born for this💜
Ms. Piffles, "Piff" or "Ms. P" is a 2009, Pony of the Americas mare. Ms. Piffles is a great partner. She is quietly confident and dependable, but she does insist you are serious about a task before she will participate with you. Once she knows you are serious she will complete the task merrily at her own speed -"slow and steady wins the race". Ms. P's resume includes trail rides, lessons and even the sport of mounted shooting, but Urban Stable is more her speed. When you see her in the pasture she will come to you for cuddles, so please give her a hug when you see her - she loves attention.
Caspian, AKA Prince Caspian-His Royal Highness, is a 2007 Percheron Cross Gelding. Caspian has helped many kids over the years in 4H, on trail rides and riding in parades. Now Caspian will bring his calm energy to help the Urban Stable students find their inner 'prince' or 'princess'! Caspian is a gentle giant, loves horsey-hugs and his favourite gait is the halt!!
May is a 2012 Tennessee Walker Cross mare. May is new to therapeutic riding but she is a quick learner and loves to try new things. She is a super sweet girl, loving, gentle and kind with a great sense of humor. May, being a Tennessee Walker Cross, knows how to make a sprint finish when playing games, without even breaking into a run. The ride on May is really smooth, she makes it look so effortless, you won't know she used her turbocharge. May will definitely steal your heart!
Rufus is a handsome 2002 Appaloosa Dun gelding. He is cheeky and fun to ride. But don't be fooled by his cheeky spirit he is quiet, dependable and takes care of nervous riders. Rufus was awarded the 2018 Manitoba Horse Council Award for Non-Competitive Horse of the Year. We are very proud of Rufus as he is so deserving of this award. He has made an enormous, positive impact in so many lives over his years working with youth. Rufus is the most generous, patient and forgiving creature we know. Way to go Rufus!
China is a 2001 Tennessee Walker mare who is loving and caring towards her rider. She loves spending time with you and will be the first to meet you in the pasture. China enjoys being close by your side, to hear about your weekend and see if she can steal a cuddle or a few scratches from you at the same time. China doesn't believe in dawdling, she loves to be on the go, being a Tennesee Walker the ride is smooth and rhythmical - like riding a wave. China tries really hard for her rider and wants to please you. She enjoys playing games and can get quite competitive at times, so hold onto your saddle! China will steal your heart.