Meet our Lesson Horses

Rushmount has a variety of schooling horses to suit a wide range of riders.

Interested in part boarding? Contact Heidi for more details!

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Retail Therapy ``Madison``

Quarter Horse X | Mare

Another Rushmount show ring favourite, this mare can jump the moon! She’s a little pocket rocket and has the comfiest trot you could ever imagine. She’s a trustworthy delight to work with and the perfect mount for a rider looking to start adding height to their jumping repertoire.

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Bob

Miniature Horse | Gelding

A Rushmount OG, Bob has found his forever home with Heidi and Mike. These days he mostly saves his energy for entertaining camp kids (he makes a really great paint canvas) but can still go over a jump or two should the mood strike him. True to his breed, he is also a true Houdini when it comes to fencing.

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Overachiever ``Skye``

Thoroughbred | Mare

Skye is a relatively new addition, having been added to the herd in 2021. She has proven to be a wonderful addition to the school and we cannot wait to see where she takes riders in the show ring.

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Neo ``Neon Blue``

Gelding

Neo will stun you with his flashy appearance and charming personality. He’s reliable and sweet; what more could you ask for with a pony?!

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Silver Rush ``Kovi``

Connemara | Mare

Kovi is another seasoned competitor and rocks it every time. She is brave and sensitive, proving to be a good match for riders wanting to show their game face. Great for beginners and intermediate riders alike, Kovi will teach you how to fine-tune your riding and keep your cool under pressure. She has successfully carried Hayden to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 2018 as well as 2019.

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Over the Top ``Eddie``

Westphalien x Hanoverian | Gelding

Another Rushmount OG, Eddie was one of the first to join Heidi and Mike. Like Monty, a show jumper in his former life. After an injury in 2014 that left him unable to jump to his full potential he has been kept at the lower levels and showing his riders how to truly ride a horse. If you’re looking for a horse to remind you how to ride properly, you’re looking for Eddie! He’s got all the buttons, you just need to learn how to press them.

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Gaia

Warmblood X | Mare

This young lady has really come in to her own. She came to Rushmount as a foal and has grown so much since she has become part of the family. She has experienced her share of the show ring in her few years and shows a great amount of maturity for her age. She provided Hayden with the opportunity to learn how to do a line class in CSHA shows and also went to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. During that time she taught discipline, overcoming fears, and confidence.

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Stella Ella Olla ``Stella``

Mare

This little gal came to Rushmount in 2018 and has proven to be a favourite. An absolute doll and great for a confident young rider. She can jump it, you just need to bring her to it! An ideal mount for the young rider looking for a little more challenge. In 2019 Stella showed Trillium 0.75m jumpers as well as short stirrup with the same rider. She even made it to Trillium Championships at Caledon Equestrian Park and placed 10th out of 48 Medal ponies!

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Knickers in a Knot ``Knickers``

Welsh | Gelding

Meet Knickers in a Knot, aka Knickers. A barn favourite and a show pro. He’s been in the ring about a million times and it shows. He can teach any kid the ropes and is just about as saintly as they come. A great partner for new riders, Knickers will bring a smile to your face and teach you a thing or two about horsemanship. In 2017 He was a star in the Trillium small pony and Short Stirrup classes winning an over fences class at Championships.

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Morgan ``Controlled Chaos``

Gelding

Having joined us in 2020 Morgan has been an excellent addition to the Rushmount herd. He is careful over jumps and a joy on the trail.

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Levi ``Canadian Tuxedo``

Gelding

Levi joined us around the same time Morgan did and we are just so happy to have him! He’s a stunner in the show ring and given his eagerness to learn he continues to amaze us.

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Sydney ``On The Edge of Great``

Mare

Sydney comes from a former dressage home and every so often she’ll let it show! Her kind demeanor wins everyone over and she is our go-to for many of our adult beginners as a result.

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Ari ``Absolutely Ridiculous Investment``

Mare

This is Ari, our favourite chestnut mare! Don’t let her colour fool you; she’s as sweet as they come and an absolute joy to work with. She showed us how keen she is to learn and work when Heidi saddled her up for her TV debut skiijoring!

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Bennie ``Keep Four on the Floor``

Thoroughbred | Gelding

Bennie has also been with us since 2020. He is bold and sweet, with the typical thoroughbred desire to impress!