A long time ago, a unicorn was born and somehow that unicorn made its way to Juckas Stables. Standing at only thirteen hands, he was the perfect horse for our campers, for lessons, and for pony rides. We call him Coffee. Well, at least we like to think of his backstory this way! Even though many campers and kids call Coffee a unicorn, you may be surprised to find out that he is actually a horse and one of our most kid-friendly too. Coffee is a standard bred but being a twin was too small to win any races. He retired with his mother, Cream, here at Juckas Stables. His small round stature makes him the perfect kids horse. His goal is to make every child’s first horseback riding experience the best. He is the perfect horse to learn how to ride on. He hopes to see some more future cowboys and cowgirls soon!
Nicknamed the “mom of our barn” by one of our wranglers, Cream is the calmest and gentlest horse we have. At an extremely young age Cream was a Harness Racing horse because of her fast speed and strength. She won her first race really young, but by 4 years old Cream was pregnant with twins. She retired with one of her babies named Coffee here at Juckas Stables and today the pair remain inseparable. Cream’s calm demeanor makes her the perfect horse for both beginners and experienced riders alike. She is also the perfect horse for a pony ride and loves children. Cream always cares for every customer she has on her back, listens to her rider well, and is a family friendly horse. Cream hopes to see you soon.
Chico is 5 years old (2021) and one of our newest horses. He is a gorgeous four-year-old chestnut paint gelding. He is one of our smaller horses at only 14.2 hands. He loves going out on trails and is shaping up to be an amazing trail horse. Chico has a great personality and is sure to become a favorite here at the barn.
Red is our oldest member at 27 years old (as of 2021) and longest resident here at Juckas Stables. He stands at a perfect 16.1 hands and is a beautiful chestnut-colored appendix breed. He loves going out on the trails with all kinds of customers. From our youngest customers to our oldest, he takes care of all of his riders. During the summer, he can be seen participating in summer horsemanship camp and is a favorite among our campers.
A true vaquero! (Cowboy) Rip was sent to us from the wild, wild West. He’s kind, smart, and loves to work. He enjoys his life on the trails at Juckas Stables, he plays an important role as one of our bigger rides meaning he is built for the adult rider. A smart mover, responsive to his rider and a soft personality, making a good companion on the trail. He’s a beautiful color with a sorrel strip. When Rip isn’t on the job you might see him taking a snooze or hanging out with his best pal, Xavier. He is strong and requires a strong, confident rider.
At 18 hands ROMEO is a gentle giant, He was purchased in 2007 at 4 years old from the Amish Country. He carries our larger customers by day and protects his herd at night. In summertime, he stands patiently for the campers to do art work on him one day and giving him a bath the next.
He welcomes the new horses and gets along with everyone. Besides being handsome Romeo is a smooth ride and the perfect gentleman. Being tall and super calm he’s also who we use when it’s time to clip the trails.
Dubbed “Smooth Sailing Slim” by one customer, Slim is a big boy with the smoothest ride in the barn. Slim’s laid back personality makes him a perfect mount for a beginner but provides an equally pleasing ride for the more experienced equestrian.
His substantial build, large ears and light muzzle lend him a “mule-like appearance” which only enhances his charm. Slim is a sweet, solid guy who has been serving Juckas Stables clients for close to 20 years. An invaluable member of the herd, he is sure to become your favorite after just one ride.
Named after the candy bar, and rightfully so, Snickers is a very sweet boy! This 16 hand Dutch Warmblood is in his 20s and loves the trails! When he was younger, Snickers won championship ribbons and could jump six foot fences! Snickers carries our taller customers, but he loves taking kids on rides too. During the summer, he is also has a camp favorite.
As the alpha mare of our spectacular herd, Spirit welcomes you to Juckas Stables where she has lived for about 10 years now. She was born and raised locally and inherited her name because she resembles the Buckskin horse in the famous children’s movie “Spirit”. Spirit is most known for her service as a stunt double in a movie when she was younger and although that was many years ago, today we value Spirit as a star at our barn. She truly is one of our most lively horses who loves to run, eat apples, and soaks up attention from all our valued customers. Even though she may be the oldest mare at Juckas Stables, she is full of energy to make your ride special. She is the perfect match for a customer who has a little more experience under their belt. Spirit can’t wait to meet you soon and she wishes you happy trail rides.
Xavier is Rip’s best friend, they are like frick and frack. However, Xavier plays an important role in the Juckas family. His mellow personality tones down the drama amongst the herd. He is an easy going ride, has a pep in his step which makes for an adventurous partner on the trail. He is strong, has a good brain and makes for a fun ride for any level rider.
At five months old Yuma was purchased from a rescue by his owner. The name Yuma was given to him because in Native American it means Chief’s Son. Yuma is a quarter horse standing at 15.3 hands tall. Yuma learned many different skills in his young days including his favorite activity known as cattle sorting!! In his later years Yuma has enjoyed being a trail horse here at Juckas Stables. His favorite job is leading trails. When work is done Yuma can be found playing with his three closest friends, Red, Diesal and Coffee, or investigating any work being done around the farm. He likes to act like he is a big tough guy but underneath it all he’s a curious love bug and the class clown. was purchased from a rescue by his owner. The name Yuma was given to him because in Native American it means Chief’s Son. Yuma is a quarter horse standing at 15.3 hands tall. Yuma learned many different skills in his young days including his favorite activity known as cattle sorting!! In his later years Yuma has enjoyed being a trail horse here at Juckas Stables. His favorite job is leading trails. When work is done Yuma can be found playing with his three closest friends, Red, Diesal and Coffee, or investigating any work being done around the farm. He likes to act like he is a big tough guy but underneath it all he’s a curious love bug and the class clown.