Have you ever driven past the barn and seen a loose horse? That’s Salsa!
He is our resident free-roaming horse. Salsa is a 25 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. In his glory days, Salsa was an accomplished Cutting horse. Today, his only job is to occasionally help with therapy and keep everyone in line.
Elvis is a 28 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. He has been our go-to guy ever since he became a part of the Dusty Boots family. Previously an all-around show horse, Elvis now does therapy and mostly beginner lessons. He is also a staple at our YEDA practices.
Quinn is a 13 year old Quarter Horse Mare. She came to us at the end of 2022 and is a finished reining horse. Quinn has quickly become a favorite around the barn and is known for her speedy, short legs. We are very thankful to have such a talented mare in our barn.
Sugar is a 24 year old Quarter Horse Mare. This little horse has brought many new riders a lot of joy. Due to her short stature, she is much less intimidating for some of our more hesitant riders and she is definitely one of the most well behaved horses on our property. Sugar’s main job is doing therapy and beginner lessons.
Slick is a 21 year old Quarter Horse Gelding owned by YEDA who we take care of and use in our program. Previously a Black Hawk College East Campus Equine program horse, Slick has been a wonderful horse to have around for our students to learn on. He is best known to be a little bit ornery, so most of the time he only does more advanced lessons and YEDA.
Janice is a 10 year old BLM Mustang Mare owned by our Barn Manager, Carley. She was an Extreme Mustang Makeover horse in 2012 who made the top 10 in the youth division. Today, she is used for YEDA practices and a wide variety of lessons. Janice is best known for her love of treats and food!
Sissy is a 27 year old Appendix Mare. An appendix is a cross between a Quarter Horse and a Thoroughbred. Sissy is known for being a smooth ride and she has lots of get up and go! She is used for YEDA practices and many different levels of lessons.
Ginger is our oldest horse, at 32 years old! She is a pleasure horse who is now mainly retired apart from the occasional lead line lesson, therapy or YEDA Practice. Many Dusty Boots, LTD riders started out riding Ginger and she holds a soft spot in many of our hearts.
Diesel is a 13 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. Before coming to Dusty Boots, Diesel was a racehorse! Although, he wasn’t very good at it, as his favorite speed is slow. Diesel is a great horse for our students to learn to use their leg strength to keep them seated as he can be a pretty bouncy ride. Diesel is used for lessons and YEDA.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg is a 20 Quarter Horse mare who is leased to us. Nutmeg’s main job at our barn is to do therapy. She is very smooth and calm with our riders and we love that she is so understanding and caring for our students and therapy clients.
Hixton is a 19 Quarter Horse Gelding who we use for lessons and YEDA practices. He can be stubborn, but this provides our riders with the opportunity to work through it and improve their skills. He used to be a youth barrel horse, but he is not a very big fan of going fast.
Shadow is a 19 Quarter Horse Mare. She is used for lessons and YEDA practices. Shadow’s owner takes lessons aboard her weekly and lets us use shadow for others to learn on. We love having this mare in our barn and she is wonderful for our students to learn on.
Tinker is a 6 year old Quarter Horse Mare. She was purchased at the end of 2021 and spent a little bit of time learning to be a good citizen with Dane Creps and then Mark Smith before she came home to Dusty Boots. This mare has everyone at the barn very excited and we cannot wait to see the improvement from our riders being able to ride her.
Ike is a 14 Quarter Horse Gelding. Before Ike came to live at Dusty Boots, he was a Black Hawk College East Campus Equine Program horse. We are so happy to have him in our barn and our students love him! Ike can be quite ornery, however, our students have loved the challenge of learning to get along with him and improve their skills. Ike is used for YEDA, Lessons and our Open Show Team.
Chips is a 13 year old Quarter Horse gelding. We purchased him near the end of 2022 and he has been spending most of his time doing advanced rider lessons and learning to be a good citizen with Mrs. Stacey. We are very excited to have a horse of this caliber for our students to ride and show.
Grinder is a 22 Quarter Horse Gelding. He has been leased to us to use for lessons as well as open shows. Grinder used to be an accomplished reiner, but he developed navicular in his front feet. So, he has been leased to us and mainly does walk-trot lessons and has one rider who is working on her ranch riding. We are so thankful to have Grinder for our students to learn aboard.
Allie is a 23 year old Quarter Horse Mare. She has been leased to us to use for our students to compete in open shows and have the experience of riding a finished all-around show horse. Allie has only recently joined our group, in the beginning of 2023, but, she is quickly becoming a favorite to all, students and workers alike.
Jake is a 21 year old Quarter Horse Gelding that we purchased from the University of Findlay sale in spring of 2021. Jake is a hunter bred gelding that loves to do jumping and the all around events! He mainly does lessons and YEDA Practices.
Gretel is a 13 year old Quarter Horse Mare. We purchased her from the University of Findlay sale in the spring of 2022. Gretel has been a wonderful horse for our students to learn on and has proved herself to be very versatile. Her versatility proves itself at YEDA shows, where she is used for both the highest level riders and lowest level riders and she does very well for everyone.