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We have about 30 horses here at Provo Ponies. The majority come from Grand Turk but we also have a few from South Caicos, Dominican Republic and some that were born in the USA.

Most of our horses are rescued in some way, most likely people get horses without understanding fully how expensive it is to keep a horse healthy here so we try to help them when we can and give them a healthier life. We are not blessed with big fields here so all the hay and grain need to be imported. 

We do all the trimming of their hoofs since there is no farrier on island. We also have no horse veterinarian here in Turks & Caicos which can make things interesting from time to time.

MEET OUR HORSES

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TURTLE

A Belgian Draft, born in 2003. He's a massive 18h of pure love. He was abandoned by his owner in Grand Turk and left to fend for himself for 2 years. He was about 500 pounds underweight when we finally convinced the owner to sell in Sept/2010. He has had trouble with his hooves due to the neglect he suffered but is back to normal now and he absolutely loves to go to the ocean and to the beach. He used to be a carriage horse, but he's turned out to be a complete gentleman under saddle, a little frisky if the mood strikes him, but always very good-natured.

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CLYDE

A Clydesdale Thoroughbred cross. Born in 2000, Clyde has been at Provo Ponies since Dec. 2012. He is a bit spooky and is very strong so we keep him as a guide horse. But he is as sweet as can be and has a  heart of gold

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THOR

A  Shire or Percheron cross (we think). Or teddybear mix...He (along with Max, Clyde, Turtle and Ike) was abandoned by a carriage company on Grand Turk after the hurricanes of 2008. We bought him and his friends in December, 2011. He is a HUGE teddy bear, and is very good natured. He loves the ocean and actually groans with delight when he wades into deeper water. He is a very level headed horse, though not very independent. He's great for beginners and especially riders that want to regain their confidence on horseback.

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MAX

A Quarter horse/ Arab/Belgian (we think). He came to us at the same time as Thor and Clyde. Born in 2006. He started out quite fearful and untrusting. After working with him and building trust, he's turned into quite the level headed dude. Very calm, easy going and passive. He can be a little on the lazy side, but loves taking his riders out for swims in the deepest water he can find. A run on the beach is always fun on Max for an advanced rider, but he's better suited for those who are happier at a quieter pace....that is more his speed.

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IKE

A Morgan Percheron cross. He's about 15 hh and was born in 2000. We've had him since Sept. 2010. He was abandoned by his owner on Grand Turk and left to fend for himself. We finally convinced the owner to sell, and he's been a happy camper ever since. He has a saintly disposition. Ike happily plods gently along for the beginner riders he gets, but LOVES kicking up his heels and giddy-upping down the beach for the advanced riders. He is a very hard working boy, but he loves his job. He also enjoy every second in the water.

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LEVI

A Standardbred from the U.S. He was originally brought to Grand Turk to pull HUGE carriages . Well, the heavy work did him in and we purchased him along with 3 of his friends in 2007. He was a pretty 'hot' horse when we first got him but has since settled down and is a great ride for beginner/novice level riders and advanced riders who don't feel the need to run too much.  Levi never quite lost his competitive edge from his years as a sulky racer and he still insists on being near the front of the group. If there's an opening on the outside lane...he'll take it to win the race!!

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PILGRIM

Pilgrim is a star. He's a Standardbred, 15.2 hands, born in 1994. He's a very level headed dude who used to be a sulky racer and carriage horse like Levi. Now he is as happy as can be taking people to the beach and wading in the water. Our guess is he earned a fair penny on the track in his day. But since his arrival at Provo Ponies in 2007 he has learned to relax, and embrace island life and is a great ride for someone who wants to sit back and relax.

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PATCHES

A 13.1 hand Grand Turk Pony rescued as a 2 year old out of the Grand Turk Horse Pound in 2005 by his first Mommy, Carole. Carole gave him to Provo Ponies in October, 2012. He was quick to learn and adjust to his new gig. He LOVES the water and the beach and is one of our hardest working ponies now. He's even turned into a great pony for our students to learn to ride on. He's just an all around great little steed, perfect for for beginners to advanced level riders.

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JAMMIN

A Grand Turk Pony born in 2012. Provo Ponies bought him in 2014 after his owner decided he was a bit rambunctious to keep in his back yard. After some training this little man has become quite the trail pony. He's small, under 13 hands, so ideal for small adults and children. Jammin's favorite thing to do is swim. Most rides, especially on the calmer days he heads out into the deeper water to swim alongside the draft horses while they wade in the water. Lately, Jammin has become great at looking after kids on the ride......as long as they can kep him out of the bushes. This pony loves to snack!!

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JAMMIN

A Grand Turk Pony born in 2012. Provo Ponies bought him in 2014 after his owner decided he was a bit rambunctious to keep in his back yard. After some training this little man has become quite the trail pony. He's small, under 13 hands, so ideal for small adults and children. Jammin's favorite thing to do is swim. Most rides, especially on the calmer days he heads out into the deeper water to swim alongside the draft horses while they wade in the water. Lately, Jammin has become great at looking after kids on the ride......as long as they can kep him out of the bushes. This pony loves to snack!!

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SAMSON

He came to Provo Ponies in May 2015. He's 15 hands high, mixed breed from the Dominican Republic born in 2003. Samson is like the energizer bunny. He is an incredibly athletic horse who loves to move. He loves swimming and moans and groans with pleasure the whole time he's in the ocean. He is a great ride for an intermediate rider and is always up for a run on the beach. The trick is keeping him calm and making sure he embraces the 'Island Time' mentality that the rest of our ponies have mastered.

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MANGO

A wonderful mare, born in 2001. We had her mother as well, Ruby. She inherited her mothers height and stands at about 14.1 hands. Mango is a vibrant energetic pony who has taken her mothers place as alpha female when Ruby passed away. Mango is a very confident mare who is happier out if in front. She doesn't spook easily, loves to run when given the chance and really enjoys the water. She likes her personal space as most mares do and she likes to act tough around the 'BIG BOYS'. She's fearless and very calm; a great ride for adults and older kids from beginner to advanced level.

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SQUEAK

Originally from South Caicos. She is 13.2hh, born in 2006. She's a perky, sassy little mare full of character!!! Some days she wants to be up front with the lead horse....other days she's happy chillin' at the back. She's a fun ride for intermediate to advanced riders. She has a very comfy trot and her canter is lovely. Her legs move a mile a minute, but she doesn't seem to go anywhere which makes her look very fancy! Every now and then though....she'll kick it into high gear and look like a miniature Triple Crown contender racing the final leg at the Belmont Stakes!!

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SPIRIT

A handsome dark bay with no white markings. He is a Grand Turk Pony born around 2000. He is only 13.2 hands, but is built like a tank. He likes to take it easy on his way to the beach and see how much nibbling his rider will let him get away with. Some days he loves to run down the beach as fast as he can, other days he just wants to wade in the water. He is a great ride for beginner to advanced level adults. A little hard headed....but any real horseperson knows that the best horses always are.

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LIL' JOE

A force of nature!!! He is a lesson horse and an occasional guide. He is from South Caicos and was sadly separated from his mother at a very young age and never learned 'manners' from a herd as he grew up alone. We got him as a 5 year old. He'd ever been ridden and had only just been gelded. He's a lot of fun to ride if you know him and know what to watch out for (trucks, plastic bags, kites, invisible horse eating monsters, etc) He's only about 12.2 hands high, which is unfortunate because with his athleticism he probably could have been an Olympic jumper!!!!

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SUNSHINE

A Grand Turk pony, born in 1998 who stands at 12.3hh. She is sweet and gentle, and is a great little pony for kids. She's a showy little mare, and likes to take kids for slow trots down the beach and splash in the sea. She came to Provo Ponies in Dec. 2009, and has made herself right at home.

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APACHE

A Grand Turk pony, he stands at 13.1 hh. He's built like a freight train but is a very careful mover. He's a little pokey, but bombproof for beginners, and a solid ride for intermediate to advanced children and adults who aren't used to 'push button ponies'. He is Sunshine's son and was born on Provo in 2002. Apache has a bit of a Napoleon complex and likes to pick on the big horses.

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DIAMOND

The class clown. He's full of character. He's from Grand Turk, 13.2 hh, born in 1998. He's great for children, but they need to try to keep him form the bushes and put him to work.....otherwise he's likely to daydream and nibble on every tree in sight. He has a lovely canter and is a very good listener if his rider is asking him properly.

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ROSALIE

She was born in the DR in 2005 and came to Provo Ponies in May 2015 wild, unbroke, and most likely mistreated. Camille has been working with her building trust and rehabilitating her. She is now broke to ride but only by a lucky few.....she is the smoothest ride you'll ever know. Rosalie is part Andalusion and is gaited which makes for a very comfy ride. For now she is mostly a guide horse and Camille's personal mount but is making her way towards being a guest horse and a lesson horse.

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GINGKO

A mixed breed from the Dominican Republic, about 14.2 hands. He came to Provo Ponies in May 2015. He was very skeptical at first.....not very trusting of his new human companions, but he warmed up quickly and is on his way to becoming a fantastic trail horse. He is a nice forward ride, but doesn't like to be out in front leading. He loves to run down the beach and take his rider out swimming. He's still a little unsure of himself so needs a calm rider who can give him some gentle but consistent guidance and reassurance.

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GITANA

An absolute hoot! She is Paso Fino from the DR. Born in 2009, she's 14 hands high and is a lovely little mover. She only arrived at Provo Ponies in May 2015. She easily stresses herself out over noisy trucks, so she is mostly a guide horse. She goes for intermediate to advanced riders only until she's more self assured. She is one of the friendliest pony's you'll ever meet though and practically jumps into your lap if you let her. She loves a run on the beach and nibbling on seaweed. 

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CHINO

A mixed breed from the Dominican Republic. He came to Provo Ponies in 2015. Born in 2005, Provo Ponies purchased Chino out of a back alley in the DR skinny, scared and full of saddle sores. He has been quick to rehabilitate and enjoys his new job taking people for rides on the beach. He loves the water and some days stomps his hooves in delight upon entering the ocean. He likes to be up front with his buddies Clyde and Levi. Chino is a great ride for adults and children alike. 

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BRUGAL

A little fire cracker from South Caicos, she belonged to another stable on island that had to close down after hurricane Irma. Brugal was born 2010, she stands just about 12.1 hands tall but her ego is a lot bigger and has no issues telling the big boys how it is at any given time. She is a lovely ride and adores the water, she is also quite a jumper for the lesson program. Has plenty personality and will give intermediate to advanced riders a great time in the water and on the beach.

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ENZO

Enzo is Brugal's son, we got him at the same time we got Brugal from the other stable on island. Enzo is a lot bigger than his mommy and most likely has Paso Fino in him. He was born 2014 on Provo, he is quite a character and is still in training, he rides fine with us but is far away from being a guest horse, he will have to put his big boys pants on first.

Every day is a new day for Enzo but we love him dearly anyways.

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GINGKO

A mixed breed from the Dominican Republic, about 14.2 hands. He came to Provo Ponies in May 2015. He was very skeptical at first.....not very trusting of his new human companions, but he warmed up quickly and is on his way to becoming a fantastic trail horse. He is a nice forward ride, but doesn't like to be out in front leading. He loves to run down the beach and take his rider out swimming. He's still a little unsure of himself so needs a calm rider who can give him some gentle but consistent guidance and reassurance.

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ANGEL

A Quarter horse from the USA, we've had her since 2017, she also belonged to another stable on island that had to shut down. She is such an island girl, always taking her time enjoying the scenery, grabbing snacks where ever available and LOVES to sit in the ocean like a dog. On calm days if you keep her in the shallows she will cool you off for sure. She's a great horse for beginners to advanced riders. Great personality and sweet as can be.

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FRECKLES

A Quarter horse from the States, she belonged to an old cowboy before we got her, unfortunately her owner passed away. She was trained a reiner as a young horse and still has some of those moves in her if you search for it a bit. She was born around 2000, such a pretty mare but with a bit of chestnut mare attitude in her (all horse people will know exactly what that means...) However she's a great ride and loves the ocean, she prefers riders that have her on a loose rein and is not in a hurry.

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SHILOH

This little guy is a Grand Turk pony that belonged to a local taxi driver whom had a hard time keeping him so he sold Shiloh to us. He was born late 2016 and started his training only in 2020 due his size. Now he is the circus monkey of the stable. He insists on learning everything on the ground with no equipment, completely in liberty. He's an extremely quick learner and loves to show off and please you. Great in the saddle, he will be an awesome lesson pony and beach ride when he grows up.

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DAKOTA

This young mare is Shilo's half sister, she was born late 2017, she has plenty of personality, she's playful and smart, learns with the speed of light. Classic mare sassiness in her but in a cute way.

We've had her since 2018 and she made herself at home right away. We are so happy she's part of our herd.

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KHALEESE

Our donkey. She came to us when she was only 6 days old. Her mom had abandoned her when she was born because she didn't get up on her feet quick enough. She arrived at Provo Ponies 2015 in July and she needed to be bottle fed and lived right outside of Camille's (the owner) bedroom for the first months totally thinking she was a dog. Khaleese is as spoiled as they come of course, she truly is adorable and can and will get away with anything. She loves to be rolled over on the ground and cuddle in your lap, however she also likes to grab things and sometimes that can be a little bit less pleasant...

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SEUSS

A Grand Turk pony with lots of attitude and self-esteem. We've had him for a long time now and he used to be a great beach ride pony but one day he decided he was going to jump a big gate and hurt a ligament so no more beach for him. He now does flat work as a lesson pony with the little kids and he's great.

He has lots of personality and loves to sneak a cookie whenever he has a chance.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday - Friday 8:30-12:30 and 2:30-6:30​

Saturday: Reserved for local children lesson program

(Private rides on Saturdays by special request only)

Sunday: Closed

CONTACT US

Call: +1 (649) 241 6350

Email: provoponiestci@gmail.com

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