Pony Paddock In Winter

Ironstone animals

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Ironstone’s herd of about 35 horses includes more than 20 Haflingers – a breed originating in the Austrian Alps, and used extensively in the United States by the Amish. Safe, reliable and attractive, the Haflingers have proven to be excellent school horses and have become “dream ponies” for the children at Ironstone Farm. The rest of the herd includes a variety of breeds chosen to meet the diverse requirements of our clientele.

A few of Ironstone Farm’s horses live in the barn on the 18-acre campus. The rest live in our paddock.

The horses are:


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Bergen

Archer
Archer

Clint 1
Clint

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Grumman

Guinness 1
Guinness

Gus 1 (2)
Gus

Kaiser 2
Kaiser

Ketzel 1
Ketzel

Killian 1
Killian

Tuxedo 1
Tuxedo

Lear 3
Lear

Kurt 1
Kurt

Leo 1
Leo

Ollie 1a
Ollie

Otto
Otto

Rudi-2
Rudi

Rufus 1
Rufus

Silas 2
Silas

True Gift 1
True Gift

Wilson 4
Wilson

Halstatt 1
Halstatt

Rogan 1a
Rogan

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Wenzel

OTHER HORSES
Axel
Desmond
Mo
Nicholas
Oskar
Romeo
Stuart
Friar
Newt
Our two newest horses, Unico and Columbus, arrived in the spring of 2016, gifts to Ironstone from UNICO and the Knights of Columbus Andover.


Emma
Beloved Emma will be missed
Ironstone lost a favorite horse of many riders the morning of March 11, 2014, when Emma passed away.
Emma was purchased as a yearling more than three decades ago, and had become the lone roan horse at Ironstone. Emma was the “matriarch” of the herd. She was a significant part of Ironstone Farm even before the nonprofit Challenge Unlimited was incorporated there in 1983.
“Emma was an Ironstone favorite for more than 30 years,” said Deedee O’Brien, executive director. “She taught many children to ride and carried many children through valuable therapies. Everyone loved her – she will be missed.”
Feeders knew her as a BFF (best friend forever) of Tuxedo. 


Our donkeys

Ironstone Farm is also home to three donkeys, Toby, Bradley and Spud. They serve no therapeutic purpose -- other than they seem to make people laugh.
Ironstone Farm is also home to three donkeys, Toby, Bradley and Spud. They serve no specific therapeutic purpose — other than they seem to make people laugh.