Though most of the horses at Blitzen Morgans know some basic tricks, the horses listed here frequent our clinics and performances as demonstration horses and have quite the repertoire! Please note that if you are interested in purchasing a foal or horses from us, we are happy to train both you and your new partner a variety of tricks!
Riley - AKA Smiley Riley
Riley has quite the personality and he sure isn't afraid to show it off. He is our most trained trick horse and still enjoys showing off his skill set, but due to his age he only makes appearances at clinics held on our farm now. The first trick he learned, and his favourite trick to date is defiantly the smile and he sure has a big one!!!
Smile, Hug, Wave, Spanish Walk, Pick Up Objects, Say Yes, Say No, Get Your Rope, Pedestal stand, Pedestal Wave, Pedestal Bow, Sit down, Cursty, Two Legged Bow, One Knee Bow, Dance, Rear, Play Ball, Mounted Wave, and Park Out
Liberty - Follow me, Back with me, Lateral movement towards and away, turn on the haunches towards and away, turn on the forehand towards and away.
Smoke came to us with a lot of trust issues. He was frightened of people and had little confidence. To help Smoke build a bond with people and understand that training could be a fun and positive experience, we decided to focus on trick training Smoke before working much on any sort of riding. Inadvertently, Smoke became an excellent trick horse and took to learning each of the tricks very quickly!
With Riley in retirement, Smoke has stepped up to be our main clinic and performance demonstration horse. Smoke has been in training with us for just over a year now and so far has mastered many tricks.
Pedestal, Hug, Smile, Nose to Target, Wave, Starting to Spanish walk, Pedestal, Pedestal Wave, Pedestal Bow, Two Legged Bow, One Knee Bow, Park, Curtsy, Say Yes, Say No, Pick Up Object, Play Ball, Go to Target, Working on Sitting Down.
Liberty: Back with Me, Side Pass Away, Turn on the haunches away, Turn on the forehand away and towards, Walk with me, Trot with me
Raine is our youngest performer, she start learning tricks at just 5 months old and did her first performance at 6 months of age. Raine was born on our farm here and it is hoped that one day she will fill the big shoes of Riley as being our primary trick horse performer and also a dressage mount for Caylyn. Raine has already been out to several performances and demonstrations already and is just coming 2. She has mastered many difficult tricks already and can't wait to see how she continues to develop!
Hug, Smile, Wave, Lay Down, Flop Over, Sit Up, Two Legged Bow, One Knee Bow, Kneel (sometimes!), Say Yes, Say No, Learning to Sit Down, Nose to Target, Pedestal, Pedestal Wave, Park Out, Curtsy, Stand on Target, Go to Target, Look Away, High Pedestal Work, Learning to Rear.
Liberty: Walk with me, Back with me, Side pass away, Turn on the forehand away, Pull Turns (Hind quarters and front), Trot with Me, Reverse Sides, Turn a Circle