Doc was one of the first two Icelandic horses here at the farm. Doc was born in Iceland in 1986. He was bought because he was the perfect horse to work with children- small, strong, calm, and friendly! Doc is loved by many children and he is worth his weight in gold!
Dayton was bred in Iceland, born in 1993. His registered name is “Ogmundur
fra Ketilsstooum”. He is very good at the tolt which is a gait unique
to the Icelandic horses. Dayton has learned to pull a cart, and was very
excited to be a part of the 2008 Sudbury 4th of July Parade. Dayton is
a handsome horse and has a heart to match!
Samwise is a blue dun (black) Icelandic horse born in 1995 in Iceland.
His registered name is “Tinni”. He was imported for a 13 yr old boy who
did Icelandic pony club rallies with him. He is now named for a character
in “The Lord of the Rings” who was known for his honesty, bravery, and
loyalty….all vital characteristics for a child’s horse.
We are happy to welcome Romeo to the FFT family this year! Romeo is a
11 yr old, chestnut Quarter Horse who joined us in September and has
blown us all away with his quick learning and playfulness- he always
wants to play with the toys before the students get to! Romeo was a successful
competitive reining horse for many years with a teenage boy and has now
begun his second career as a therapy horse. He has a beautiful trot and
is great at teaching our more advanced students to post and ride independently.
He is very friendly and will often nicker if you call to him in the barn!
Thor is also an Icelandic Horse, born at the Mill Farm in New York.
He grew up in a herd of Icelandics and spent his time giving trail rides
to riders needing special care. He is now 8 years old. He is especially
cute because of his enormous forelock. Thor is patient and kind with
the students and volunteers and loves to snuggle!
Jigsaw is a tri-colored paint Welsh pony cross. She is 12.2h and was
born in 1985. She spent many years at our neighboring Coldbrook Farm
in Sudbury, and was a participating member of the local college equestrian
team. Jigsaw has had several foals and she is a great mom. Jigsaw spent
several years working with us before moving briefly to North Carolina.
We are honored and excited to have her as a donation to our program!
Chance is six years old and is a registered Quarter Horse Dun Paint with a dorsal stripe.
He has a brand on his flank which some think looks like the Arby's Restaurant
signature cowboy hat! He is just over 15 hands tall. He came from Virginia where
he was a 4-H competitor and super trail horse. Chance is great for our larger
and older riders who want to learn to trot and ride independently.
We are sad to have to say goodbye to our beloved friend Jaggy this year as she passed away this year at the age of 32! Registered as “Miss Jazzy Jag”, Jaggy was a registered Quarter Horse Palomino mare born on April 24th, 1977. Jaggy had a brilliant gold and flaxen coat and was without question the queen of Berryfield Farm. Jaggy was one of the original horses here at Friends For Tomorrow, and was used in the program for eight years of hard work and caring for hundreds of riders. Jaggy was truly an amazing horse and will always be in our hearts.
Josie is a 17yr old buckskin pony who travels several days a week from
her home to help out with FFT. Josie has taught many, many children
to ride and is very happy to slow down and enjoy her time with each
child. Josie belongs to FFT instructor Lucy, and shares her home with
a miniature donkey named Jojo.