Meet the “GO” Ponies

THE SUPER STARS OF GREAT OAK EQUINE ASSISTED PROGRAMS

The “GO” Ponies make the magic happen at Great Oak. We are forever grateful for the owners who allow us to use and love their wonderful animals. Each horse has something unique to offer to our riders and every rider has their favorite. Keep scrolling to learn more about each individual who makes our program great.

QP
ORIGINAL “GO” PONY & 2021 PATH HORSE OF THE YEAR

Quarter Pounder – “QP”

  • I can be a bit sassy when in the stall but I would rather eat hay than be in the crossties!
  • I love anything food or treat-related.
  • I come from a Competitive Carriage Driving Background!
  • I love working with all of my little riders!
  • I won Horse of the Year for PATH Intl. in 2021! I am an all-around GREAT pony!

Woody
“GO” SCHOOLMASTER

Woody

  • I love apples over any other treat but I will take anything if you have it.
  • I retired from the Dressage and Show-Jumping World!
  • I love my job as a schoolmaster at Great Oak!
Woody

EVERYONE’S FAVORITE

Monday

  • My favorite treats would have to be peppermints!
  • I came from a Trail Riding background!
  • I love all my students but especially the little ones.
  • I have a very goofy personality but everyone at Great Oak seems to love it!

2019 PATH HORSE OF THE YEAR

Buddy

  • I, unfortunately, do not like apples as treats.
  • I do love a good peppermint or carrot!
  • I came from a Show Jumping background.
  • I love to work on the bond between myself and my riders both in the saddle and on the ground.
  • I won Horse of the Year for PATH Intl. in 2019! You could say that I am a SUPERSTAR!

GENTLE GIANT

Arnie

  • I came from many different backgrounds, most recently Eventing and Dressage.
  • I trained with an amazing Eventer named Philip Dutton in my past life.
  • My favorite type of treat would be peppermints or carrots!
  • Don’t let my size intimidate you! I am a gentle giant.
  • I am excited for my new journey as a “GO” Pony!

NEW GUY

Nick

  • I am a snuggle bug!
  • I am a huge fan of carrots but I will eat just about anything. I tried a strawberry once. Just once.
  • I am originally from Texas but one “GO”-Getter found me and started my career as a “GO” Pony!
  • I love all of my riders and can’t wait to learn more!

THE SHY GUY

Yogi

  • I am pretty shy compared to the rest of the herd.
  • I love to hear you talk about your day!
  • I love a good cookie or apple to eat as a treat.
  • Sometimes if you ask politely I can smile for you!
  • I came from a Show Jumping background.
  • I work well with the shy and quiet students here at Great Oak!

SHAKE & BAKE

Ricky Bobby

  • I, unfortunately, do not like apples. I will typically spit them out.
  • I love to smile if you have a peppermint.
  • I come from a Polo background! I am excited for my new journey at a “GO” Pony.
  • “I do like to shake and bake. I am always first, never last.”-Talladega Nights Movie

SMALL BUT MIGHTY

Jack

  • I can be a little sassy but that is just my pony personality.
  • I love a good cookie or just about anything treat-wise.
  • I sometimes get mistaken for my counterpart Yogi. An easy way to identify me would be my birthmark on my left side.