Our Team






Foaled April 8, 1995 

Buster is the Heart of CJ's Stable. I have had him since I was 2 yrs old. Buster was actually born in the field in a Thunder Storm ( Ironically his mothers name was Thunder ). He was carried up to the barn from the field and has been the Family ever since. He gets such a thick shaggy coat in the winter and looks so sleek in the summer. Buster has a very loving personality and is used as one of our kids horses/light adults he is excited to meet you all and take many of you on your first trail ride! 


California Red


Sorrel Tennessee Walker (Mix) 

Foaled 1995

Storm was a rescued horse. He has been in our family since 2003. He is a Genuine Sweet heart. Storm is blind in his Right eye but is one of our best trail horses. When storm First came him and buster became instant best friends. Storm has a lot of energy for being a senior horse but he definitely has his own personality. Storm does get a cough once in a while which is from his heaves ( Kind of like Asthma) 



Grulla Quarter Horse

Foaled 1998

Beau is the most relaxed horse I have ever met, He is suitable for any rider, his only downfall is he is always hungry haha. When we first got Beau it was thought he was much younger ( 2006) but he always enjoyed hanging around with Buster and relaxing. Beau gets a very long shaggy coat like Buster in the winter his color changes a bit too, then once summer comes he has this gorgeous grulla color. Absolutely Stunning. Beau is also used as one of our kids horses. 



Sorrel Belgian 

Foaled 2003

Oh Henry, I am not certain I even have the words to describe this horse. He is everything wrapped into one. He is a lover. Henry is truly an oversized puppy. He will follow me around doing chores and is always looking to see what I am doing. He is the gentlest draft I think I have ever met. Henry came from Starry Skies Rescue. Henry is used as one of our beginner riding horses as well as pulls our sleighs and carriages. 




Shhhhhhh I have a Secret! Yes this is how secret got his name haha! He was a over 18 hand secret in the pen ( its hard to keep that a secret). Secret came from Starry Skies rescue in ann arbor MI . Secret does have string hault so you will see he does very exagerated movements when he changes direction. but this does not affect his ability to ride/drive. He is a younger horse. the vet beleives he is about 4.5 years old which puts him being born in 2019. He is the youngest horses at CJ's Stable as of now. Secret does wonderful on the trails he is actually one of our lead horses! He has a gorgous mane and tail that has a silver to it. Secret will occassionally pull with Miss June and does well. He may be young but does everything that is asked of him.









Sorrel Belgian 

Foaled approx 2009

Chev was rescued from a kill pen last year he was underweight and very nervous of people he would flinch and the slightest movement . He was listed as broke to ride and drive, not only due to being under weight but once he was picked up it was noticed he had a suspensory ligament injury in both back legs which means he should not be driving.

The vet has cleared Chev for light trail riding based off how Chev Feels.

Chev did put his weight on quickly which was nice. He has the biggest heart but is still building his trust with people. He loves attention. Getting brushed and hugs he is literally the sweetest horse and would do anything he is asked.

Chev's hair. Oh my goodness, to say I am obsessed is an understatement. His long mane and bangs. LOVE

Chev has moved locations and is now with our friends over at Sandy's Secret Sanctuary in FifeLake (Approx 15 minutes from us) Chev has made lots of new freinds including PepperAnn. You are all welcome to still go visit him and brush! Sandy hosts a number of events each year for everyone to come and see these sweet horses. link below for her facebook 



Reg: Once Apon a Time


Bay Thoroughbred 

Foaled May 1, 1995 in Washington

Daisy Girl is a gentle old sole but once you get on her back she is ready to go. We love to see here spirits high. When we got daisy she was extremely underweight. She has an old bowed tendon injury as well as bad arthritis. She receives joint injections and has been cleared for light trail rides which we are very excited about because daisy loves to venture out. 

Daisy Girl Passed on August 10, 2023 

She spent her last day running with her friends in the wide open field. Running and bucking like she was 5 years old (not 28). As many of you know daisy started her life in Washington and was trained as a race horse in her younger years. It took us some time but we were able to figure her lip tattoo out and know her history. When she came to us a couple years ago she was the sweetest horse anyone could ask for. Great ground manners and loved attention. She was able to give many children short rides while she was here. On those days she was SO full of life and loved every minute of it and the little ones loved to hear her story and know they were riding a race horse. Daisy became great friends with Storm, Buster and Beau. Brody was also a huge fan of daisy and like to follow her.

We all will miss Daisy girl like crazy but will always be grateful for the time we did have with her. 


RIP Sweet Girl



Passed 2021

Dolly. She had high energy and was so easy to connect with. She was nervous but if she trusted you then she would do what was asked of her. Such a sweet girl. 

Dolly passed away from leukemia which our vet said was extremely rare and the first horse he had seen with this type of cancer.  




Foaled 2003

Passed Jan 13, 2022

Dancer was a beautiful girl with the perfect personality. Loving, gentle, a little bossy to Henry, sweet, kind, with just the right amount of mare sass.

She was loved by everyone she came in contact with. Dancer had a huge heart and loved the trails (as long as she had Henry by her side) So many of you have had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful trails with Dancer. She’s been many peoples first horse ride as well as pulled many families in the sleigh/wagon through the trails.

Henry and Dancer were truly the perfect team. She of course was the boss. Although she was bonded with Henry, Wayne and her became very close, he followed her around like she was his mother. 

Dancer will always be in our hearts and forever missed.



Sorrel Belgian 


She is the sweetest sole I think I have met truly one of a kind. Her and Henry have pulled many times together. They have been a good match, well learning to be, they do have their differences. Henry thinks it's ok to bite and she doesn't put up with that haha. Penny also joins us on trail rides. Penny does anything you ask of her even if she is nervous. She is a very trusting horse and a lover. She is truly stunning. 



Minatare Donkey 


Minature Donkey


Minature Horse







While we are not a rescue. We have a number of people reach out each year asking if it is ok if they drop an item off or make a donation for the horses. Again we are not a rescue but due to the number of times these questions are asked I wanted to add this to the page. 

Each year we go through