Horses have been an integral part of human history since ancient times—respected, revered, and worshipped. Their strength and majestic beauty evoke feelings of deep admiration, reverence, and awe. Certainly, the sheer size of a horse has something to do with creating such strong emotions, but there is something else. Their graceful movements, gently nudges, and soulful eyes that seem to be able to look into your very soul, are a very powerful combination. In fact, experts say horses can read human facial expressions, and remember that person’s emotional state the next time they visit. Their natural sensing abilities create strong human bonds that are rewarding for both horses and humans.
At The Grove, seeing horses within the community is familiar but nonetheless magnificent. The 30-acre horse paddock is a member favorite hangout. Get to know these remarkable animals!
Ricky was a Jumper and Hunter horse that competed nationally in the United States. He was imported from Germany at a young age and was successful in multiple disciplines. He was retired due to old age and loves attention and carrots!
Kaizar was a Grand Prix Jumper that was imported from the Czech Republic as an 8-year-old to compete in the United States. He has competed in over 10 different states and jumped up to 5 feet tall! Kaizer is now 11 years old and was retired due to an injury. He has now rehabbed from
the injury and in no pain whatsoever but cannot compete any longer. Kaizer enjoys his time being loved by anyone that will pet him and give him some apples!
Spotta was a Grand Prix Jumper and Equitation horse imported from Germany at the age of 8 to compete in the United States. Spotta is now 22 years old and he competed in the top 5 National Equitation Finals for 6 years straight with multiple different riders! He is happily retired due to old age and loves carrots!
Dagger was a Jumper and Equitation horse imported from Germany at the age of 7 to compete in the United States. Dagger competed in all 5 National Equitation Finals for 3 years in a row with 3 different riders! He is happily retired at the age of 16 due to an injury that was treated and rehabbed before retirement. Dagger enjoys Smoochie’s treats from the The Jaeckle Centre shop and lots of love.