Goats and horses relate together very well. In fact, goats are often used as companion animals for lonely horses. However, goats came to Bear Creek Stables not as companions, but as a means of clearing scrub bushes and trees in compliance with defensible space policy.
Jasmine and Daisy have a lot in common.
They were both successful Thoroughbred racehorses in California. They are both Kentucky-bred with stellar pedigrees. And along with 2015 Triple Crown Winner, American Pharaoh, they are direct descendants of Mr. Prospector whose progeny have dominated the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
You can fit up to seven children on a pony. Not all at the same time, of course, but if they share, each child can have their own pony once a week. It’s much better than trying to fit them all on at once.
Blue, a friendly goat at Bear Creek Stables, was willing to pull a small cart when bribed with food. So the folks there took him to the Los Gatos Christmas Parade.
Bats are welcomed neighbors anywhere, and especially at stables since a single bat can eat up to a thousand insects in just one hour! We all learned about the different types of bats, their habitats, and their conservation.
Bear Creek Stables held a child-oriented workshop on stable life and animal first aid. Dr. Kristin Wallace walked kids through basic veterinary procedures.
It’s 8:30am on a Wednesday morning, typically a pretty quiet time of the day at Bear Creek Stables. But on this midweek morning, the silence is broken by a myriad of questions “How do I put the halter on?” “Can you show us different breeds of horses?” Where are the brushes kept?”