Introducing: Yankee, born in 2004. A pure bred Arabian, he was bred for endurance racing. After several years of competing, he got colic and needed a lifesaving operation. He was retired after that, and turned out into a field with Alegria and Simba. At the time, these were the only two horses he was able to be with, because he showed a high level of aggression toward our other horses.
Yankee came to us in 2015, on the same day as Alegria. We spent the first few months helping him to relax in all gates on the ground, before we started riding him. Yankee is super connected, has a great draw, and is our highest level horse. His liberty is excellent, alone and with up to 5 horses. He loves to be ridden bareback and bridle-less, and his favorite is Roman riding. Yankee has a great lay down, and he can sit easily. He enjoys hacking out, and galloping flat out. He is the absolute favorite among orphans in the kids’ program, and he is our safest ride.
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