Jordan + Peyote

by | Jan 2018 | Story

Breed Unknown

Age 17

Sex Gelding

Color Brown & White Paint

Height 15.3hh

I have been riding for five years now and I have been to multiple lesson barns. The latest one I went to had a horse named Peyote. He was being used by my trainer, but his actual owner also owned the barn. Peyote was used by many lesson students and we all loved him.

I was a working student at the time, so I was around the barn pretty much every day. I spent countless hours with Peyote from lessons, to sweeping the barn aisle, and learning the art of natural horsemanship with him. I rode him for two years until his owner decided to move to South Carolina. I was devastated, heartbroken. I had asked to adopt him and, but he could not part with his horse. The day came when Peyote had to leave, and it was the hardest day of my life. I walked away from his paddock thinking I would never see him again. Peyote was gone for three months.

One day out of the blue his owner called and said he had injured his shoulder and he could not care for Peyote any longer. Of course, I could not pass up the opportunity to get Peyote back. That brings us to where we are today. I spend every day with this wonderful horse I get to call mine. We ride western discipline along with continuing and thriving in natural horsemanship. Peyote is gentle, kind and loyal. The bond I have with him is forever and I would not trade him for the world.


  1. Tracey Denesewich

    Such a beautiful story Jordan and I am so glad he is home and that he is yours 💕

  2. Antique

    I used to work at the barn with Peyote. I’m so happy he has a home with someone that loves him so much! I know he was widely loved by his students and owner and I’m glad he’s still getting all the love. Good luck to you!

  3. Sue Peevers

    Awe, that’s such a touching story. My daughter also learned on Peyote, and Versace (her trainer, Lauren’s horse). Hopefully soon, she’ll be able to continue her riding lessons.

  4. maryann van loan

    Hi Jordan,
    I use to take lessons on Peyote too. You are right ,he is the best.I am so glad he ended back in NYS with you- sounds like he has a great home.
    Love our article.Wishing you both many happy years together.


    • Jordan

      Aww I’m so happy you read the story. If you want, you can come visit sometime. I’ll get in touch with you through Facebook


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