"Hooves" That Have Moved On
As former staff with hooves, the horses below are some of the retired horses that have worked with the Little Bits program.
We are thankful for their service and dedication and cherish each one for their service. All photos provided by Marielle L.
Bliss is a flea bitten grey that was born in 1997 and arrived in 2004 to Whitemud. Bliss has the strength, will and drive to out last most other horses and was loved by volunteers and riders alike. Bliss has gone to live at his owners farm where he will be enjoying a more leisure life.
Elvis is a paint that carries a lot of pride when is ridden. Used as an independent mount in our program Elvis was much sought after by many riders. His distinctive heart shape on his face and body markings always made finding him in a field a lot easier. Elvis and his buddy Dee have both returned back to their owner to be retired into a more leisure lifestyle.
Higgins stands at 15.2 hh and is an impressive liver chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding who was born in 1988 and spent many years as a hunter/jumper. His upright head carriage makes him look very regal. Late in 2014, Higgins suffered a suspensory injury and is now retired and living on a private farm enjoying retirement as he deserves.
Rosie has decided to retire at home with her owners where she can enjoy pasture life. Rose, an American Quarter Horse, was born in 1990 and joined Little Bits in 2016 where she slowly won her way into the hearts of many that worked with her. She is a steady mare who loves to work but at 29 deserves a break!
Spud is a spunky Arab gelding who spent his first years on the endurance circuit. In his later years, he was a star member of the Little Bits string. Not your stereo-typical Arab with his calm, patient and quiet demeanor. He is retired due to a neurological condition and now living back with his owner.
Kisses (aka: Chocolate Chip Kisses) is a registered Quarter Horse mare born in 2002 and arrived in the fall of 2018. Kisses was donated by her family from Athabasca who knew Kisses would a perfect fit with Little Bits and she was. Her sweet nature made her a fast favorite with both her riders and the volunteers that work with her but due to some health issues that are beyond our control, Kisses has gone back to her owners to retire and just be a horse.