Nico’s Story

Nico and his brother Jake did not have an easy start to their lives. They were severely neglected for four years: living in a muddy pen and fending for themselves, with no food and only the water running off the roof of the barn to drink!

Thankfully a neighbor noticed these ponies running loose and contacted Sleigh Run Farm in NJ, who immediately took them to get the veterinary treatment they desperately required.

After their recovery, both ponies quickly bloomed under saddle, willingly doing ring work and taking small jumps in stride. Nick led a group of seasoned horses on his first trail ride, through mud and streams, with hikers & bikers passing by, as if he had done it every day of his life.

In Michelle’s words, “Both horses, so eager for attention, soaked up all the love & learning, never looking back.” When ready for their forever homes, Nick came to Frog Hollow Farm where he has become a special partner in the riding program.