Hay Bale

Stats: 2003 Haflinger Cross gelding, owned by GMTRC, gift of Ray and Lisa Shirk

Special talent: Dash and dine. A naturally full physique causes his caretakers to keep him on a diet, so he’s always in a rush to gobble hay and feed.

Program strengths: Bailey’s wide back, round belly, and active front to back movement provide a stable base for core strength development in his riders.

Personable pony: End of ride nickers and guzzling volunteer water bottles show his engaging personality. Bailey seems to have a lot to say, especially for the first person to enter the barn each day. His high-pitched whinny announces to the herd that their caretaker friends have arrived.