Our Horses at Ranchlands Equestrian Centre


Born: 2007

Part arab/ and something else

Height: 14 hands

Dark Brown Gelding with Star

Reggie is quite a popular fellow, forward and responsive, but he is his own person, and between classes, will take his ride to the fence to unsaddle him ( he hopes)


Born- about 1996

Height: 13 hands

Black  Gelding with Faint Star

Ink is forward going, happy to do anything that is asked…. except jumping. He does not like bending his legs too much. Ink has  just retired, but still lives here, as has much to offer in the Equine Assisted Learning- Recently retired to a lovely paddock with his mates


Breed: Quarter Horse

Age: 2010

Height: 13.3 hands

Brown Gelding

Marley can be quite mischievous and playful, Barney is his best mate, and follows him everywhere.  A nice calm horse to ride.


Breed -Part  Quarter horse 

Born- about 1998

Height: 15 hands

Dark Bay Gelding with Faint Star

Very affectionate and obliging most of the time. Can be ridden from beginners to advanced


Breed: Australian pony mare

Height 12.3 hands

Can be so sweet, and then a bit naughty, once you get her going, really smooth trot and canter, need to be assertive, otherwise will take advantage, so a good horse for improving your skills


Breed: Appaloosa

Leopard Gelding


Leo can always be seen at Ranchlands with Maggie by his side, he is absolutely in love with her and doesn’t go anywhere without her. He is very reactive to his rider and can be wonderful with complete beginners, but on the other hand, will go flat-out back to the other horses with capable riders. Very challenging


Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16 hands

Brown Gelding with interrupted stripe


Storm is the Alpha Male of the herd, so in the arena likes his space. He is best with the reasonably experienced riders and has a very bouncy trot! He is a lovely ride, if you have the skills and he is happy to oblige. 15 years of service and just retired with his girlfriend Lizzie and mate Ink


Age: 1992

Height 14 hands

Black Mare


Most riders at Ranchlands begin their journey with Lizzie, she is quietest horse you will ever meet (she’s not nicknamed ‘Lazy Lizzie’ for nothing.)

Lizzie is the Alpha Mare in the herd, which means she’s the Boss! This also means she must remain the calmest horse, to keep the herd at ease at all times, this also shows when riding her. She expels as little as possible but is a great confidence booster.

Lizzie has also shown to have a special affinity with people with Autism and is a great asset to Riding with the Disabled. Lizzie is truly the back bone of Ranchlands, we couldn’t do it without her. (just retired) 


Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 14 hands

Born 1991

Palomino Mare wth Star and Snip

Maggie is very obedient and obliging, caters for all levels of riders, and is also a wonderful contributor in Riding for Disabled. She can be found hanging out with Leo as she has been the ‘Girlfriend’ title.


Age: 1992

Height 14 hands

Chestnut Mare with Faint Star


Rosie can be ridden by all levels of riders, she is forward going and is a pleasant ride. Although, she is not keen being saddled, especially the girth part, nothing a few carrots wont fix!


Breed: Thoroughbred

Born  2009

Height: 16.2 hands

Brown Mare with Blaze

Moose is an off the track Thoroughbred, as she was too big and heavy to race. You can find Moose by the side of Lizzie, as she learns the ropes to become Alpha Mare. If you observe long enough, you can see her bossing the herd but still respects Lizzie. Moose is very popular with riders as she has a beautiful, smooth stride, but don’t let her size intimidate you, we have had some of our smaller riders show her how it’s done in the arena.


Breed Thorobred

Born 2001

Height 15 hands

Chestnut Mare with Blaze and off white foot

Cricket has a lovely nature, Always tries to please her rider, as long as they stay quiet and still on er back.

She is the only mother her, and has had 5 foals.She was a brood mare on the station and the occassional stock horse for beginners  


Breed: Stock Horse

Born 2009

Height: 14.1hands

Gypsy’s whole life, is all about food, she is obsessed, and will drag you across the ground to a dry leaf.   But she really does try to please when riding her, if she understands what you are telling her.


Breed: T/bred cross

Born 2009

Height: 16 hands

The sweetest horse, very affectionate, and playful, the clown of the place, favourite pastime is eating manure, everyone who rides him, falls in love with him