• Phone: 604.932.7631
  • Email: sleighrides@telus.net

Our Horses

The breed of horse that we use mostly is the Percheron. Percherons are either black or gray in color and are known for their sensitive personalities, their eagerness to work and their beauty, especially their refined faces. The breed originated in France during the Medieval Age. Their size was needed to carry the nights in armour into battle.Our horses usually work in teams of two. Usually the horses that make up a team are the same size and color and they may be together their whole lives.

 

Goliath2014

Goliath

Breed: Percheron gelding
Colour: Black with small white snip on the tip of his nose
Height: 17 hands
Weight: Approximately 2000lbs.

Hi – I am the oldest horse on the ranch. I think that means I have the most experience. I am used or put to work all over. You will often see me giving ‘Private Tours” at the Nicklaus North Golf Course.  Sometimes my owner thinks I am hard to get along with – especially with the other horses – but when you’ve been around as long as I have you DO HAVE Senority.


chief

Chief

Breed: Percheron gelding
Colour: Dappled grey
Height: 18.1 hands
Weight: Approximately 1900lbs.

I’m known as a “Ladies’Man”. I am the biggest horse around here but have the mildest temperament. I enjoy being petted and pampered. I often work on my own pulling the fancy Private Sleigh Tours on Blackcomb Mountain.  We do many ‘proposals’  – the girls are ALL lovely but the guys are often nervous and fidgety – I really can’t understand why!!!


tom

Tom

Breed: Percheron/Clydesdale X gelding
Colour: Black with white feathers on feet
Height: 16  hands
Weight: Approximately 1900lbs.

Hi, my name is Tom – Jerry is my buddy. We work at the Nicklaus North Golf Course. Our owner brags that we are a very dependable team. I do not get to excited anymore. I just like to eat and sleep most of the time. If Jerry would only let me. Although, I have noticed lately that my rump is expanding. Is this what they call -“middle age” spread??


JERRY2012

Jerry

Breed: Percheron/Clydesdale X gelding
Colour: Black with white feathers on feet
Height: 16  hands
Weight: Approximately 1900lbs.

Hi folks – Jerry’s my name. I work with Tom at the Nicklaus North Golf Course. I have lots of energy, unlike my buddy Tom. We love to meet people and take them to view the beautiful Mountain Vistas around Green Lake. Come by and see us:)


MtnJake2014Jake

Breed: Percheron Gelding
Color: Black with a with blaze
Height: 16.1 hands
Weight: 1800 lbs.

Jake here – I’m Clyde’s team mate. We work very well together and I love and prefer to work with him. We sometimes help train others and you will see us with different horses on occasion. It takes me a long time to trust and adjust to new situations. Clyde is much better at this than I am. Even so, our owner believes we are a good solid team.


Clyde2014-(2)Clyde

Breed: Percheron Gelding
Color: Black with a white blaze
Height: 17 hands
Weight: 1600 lbs.

Hi there – this is my sixth year here. My partner is Jake and we get along very well.  I often rely on Jake to get me through some SCarY times.  However, I am getting use to the skiers and snowboarders. Sometimes things still startle me but I am getting better.


Jim

Jim

Breed: Percheron gelding
Colour: Black
Height: 16 hands
Weight: Approximately 1900lbs.

My name is Jim and my partner is Jerome. We work on Blackcomb Mountain. Jerome and I work well together. We are a seasoned team. Sometimes we help to train new horses – I am proud to be depended on for such an important task!!


Jerome2014Jerome

Breed: Percheron Gelding
Color: Black
Height: 16 hands
Weight: 1600lbs

Well hello – this is my sixth year here. I often work with Jim. I am often nervous as you never know what will happen on the Mountain. I do not know what my owner has in store for me this year but do come and see me on Blackcomb Mountain.


REDJake

Chuck

Breed: Belgian cross
Color: Sorrel
Height: 16.1 hands
Weight: 1500 lbs.

I’m Chuck from up north – Barkerville – and use to do stadge coach rides there.  I am a spare horse here in Whistler.   SO I can spell off another horse if need be.   I am easy to get along with –  stop by the Clubhouse and check out if I’m there.


Slim

Slim

Slim

Breed: Percheron/Clydesdale Cross

Color: Roan/Black

Height: 17.2 hands

Weight: 1800 lbs.

I think I may just be David’s favorite because he sometimes calls me his BABY!!!   I am a spare horse and can work with ALL the other horses.   You will see on Blackcomb Mountain this season.

 


Dottie

Dottie

Dottie

Breed: Percheron

Color:  Dappled Grey

Height: 16.3 hands

Weight: 1700 lbs.

My team mate is Sky.  We are the ONLY girls around.  I love to be petted.  We will work at the Nicklaus North Golf Course this coming winter.

 


Sky

Sky

Sky

Breed: Percheron/Shire

Color:  Dappled Grey

Height: 16.2 hands

Weight: 1700 lbs.

My team mate is Dottie.  She is a lot darker color than I am.  We love working together.   Plus we love lots of attention – some may say we are typical females!!  Come by Nicklaus North this winter and give us a pat.

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