Meet Our Lesson Horses

ll our lesson horses

Our horses and ponies are available for riding and driving lessons.  Suitable for beginner thru advanced.


Carpe Diem’s Ad Astra aka ‘COSMO’


winning the ride & drive class

Registered Hackney Horse  b. 1999

This horse does it all : driving, riding, trail, Cowboy trail,

Cosmo received his ‘CH’ designation (champion) from the Am. Hackney Horse Soc. In 2012

Some of his achievements include:  

American Hackney Horse Assoc.(AHHS) Open Competition Program

2004      English Pleasure Champion- year end

2005      English Pleasure Champion, Combined driving training level Reserve Champion

2008      English Pleasure Reserve Ch., Carriage Driving-  year end single Champion

2010      Winner- Jud Wright Perpetual Trophy-Pleasure Days

2011      Champion- driving horse- ETI National Convention

2012      Winner – Peg White Memorial Trophy- Obstacle driving LA Co. Fair

                  Carriage Driving- single Champion- year end  Am. Hackney Horse Society (AHHS)

2018 Reserve Champion- Intermediate Level- Single- Arena Driving Trial

Carpe Diem’s Mocha & Muffin

pair 1

These ponies are our ‘bread winners’.  They provide riding & driving lessons- single, pair, tandem.

Thru the years, they have earned MULTIPLE championships and reserve championships everywhere they show- too many to list!!.  Both ponies have provided many students with years of pleasure.

2013 Pair Champion Pleasure Days driving show

Carpe Diem’s Tristan

Hackney Horse/ Hanoverian cross

bred at Cal State Univ. Fresno’s Hackney Horse program

Tristan is a marvelously versatile equine.  He’s a thinking horse and loves the challenge of  trail obstacles.  He’s my big puppy pony.

Ram Tap X-country water jump
Ram Tap X-country water jump


tristan step down 1

cowboy trail challenge


15 yr old TB/ POA 14 HH

rides and drives

Photos coming soon







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