Son of Silver Bell and born on June 18th, 1996. Dandy likes stealing succulent leaves while trail riding or bringing the whole tribe to a halt so he can stretch out and have a long whiz. Dandy is a great Voltige mount (French for ‘vaulting’). He does Horse Boy back riding, has a few tricks and gives lots of sensory inputs to people. He loves the trail and ring riding, and takes very large and very small riders. He is a prince.
Jazzmin, born August 2010, came to the Farm the next Spring at just 10 months old. Jazzmin is our BEST trickster, just starting to learn how to drive. As you can see below, she is also our best “paint”.
Delilah was foaled about 2009 and was left behind after her owner died in Cape Breton. On hearing of this dilemma, Patty immediately offered to take in her and her male companion, Red Vermont. They were both starving and had other medical and hoof issues. Patty nursed them back to health and organized a fund raiser to transport Red Vermont back to his home state in the US so that he could be used as a breeding stud. Delilah has now joined the therapeutic riding team and is still learning the ropes. Watching her run is like watching the wind on the Prairies! To see the full story of Red Vermont, link here: Atlantic Horse & Pony
Andy is a new miniature horse who has just taken over from Buddy and is learning to pull the cart and meet kids eye to eye. He was born in 2014 and came to Hinchinbrook in October 2017. Since coming he has won over many hearts. Andy is very affectionate and will come over to check out new visitors. He, of course, loves treats. His coat is as fluffy as a kitten!
In 2019, we got Andy a Hinchinbrook Farm Ambassador jacket.
Sugarfoot was born March 30, 2019 and came to Hinchinbrook when she was only 9 months old. Patty bought her from Allen Greene’s miniature horse farm in Nictau, when she measured only 27″ tall (almost 7 hands), and will grow to about 33″ (8 ¼ hands) by age 3. In her first week she learned to wear a halter, be lightly led, and step up on a grey wooden box. She craves attention which makes her an excellent visiting therapy horse. She loves roaming around the farmhouse and getting into things left within her reach.
Shanty is a piebald (that means black and white) Newfoundland dog who was born on October 23, 2019 and came to Hinchinbrook from Ontario just before New Year’s 2 months later.
Shanty will be trained by Kelly, our current Ther-A-Guard dog so that in a few months she can take over some of the hard work that Kelly does around the Farm. Who knows, maybe someday she, too, will become a registered Therapy Dog with St John Ambulance.
Orange, loveable and ‘always there for you’ kitty
Pipsqueak was born in June 2017 and came to the farm as a kitten. We hope he doesn’t grow to be a 20 pound cat, since we would have to change his name! So far, he has learned to get onto the roof from a bush that he climbs, and he chases everything. Time will tell if he becomes a good working cat, but everyone loves to cuddle with him now.
Buddy was born in the Spring of 1996. He came to live with the Hinchinbrook Tribe in 2008 and was our first miniature horse. Buddy was often seen scoffing down a root beer popsicle at Ali’s Corner Store in Blockhouse on hot sunny days.
Buddy was retired in 2019 and moved to a new home under good care. When he was a part of the Hinchinbrook program, he loved being led, being groomed, being driven, (sometimes) a little bare back riding with smaller kids, tricks…. and TREATS!