Meet the Ya-Hoo Crew

Guides

Sky, returning for her ninth year as a guide, is also the managing owner of  Ya-Hoo. She started trail riding in the back country at just a year old. Growing up she participated in 4-H, rodeo, and trained horses. In her off time she can be found playing every sport under the sun. While McCall has become a second home to Sky, she says the reason she has kept coming back is for the memories and relationships created through the business. 

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Paityn, a University of Idaho Grad and middle school teacher, will be returning for her fifth year of guiding. Growing up Paityn played various sports, competed in figure skating, and spent every chance she had around horses. Her passion for learning and horses has continued with her and has helped her in becoming a valuable part of the Ya-Hoo crew. 

Shiras is a five year old Blue Merle Australian Shepherd who loves fetch and Huckleberries. Having started work for Ya-Hoo at 7 weeks old he knows all the trails like the back of his paw. 

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Tazz will be returning for his second summer at Ya-Hoo Corrals as a BIG one year old. He is a Red Merle Australian Shepherd with more energy than necessary and a very playful personality. 

The Horses 

RJ, a small sorrel gelding, use to only have reverse. Now he goes anywhere and loves to be in your back pocket. 

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Concho, a red roan mare, is a laid back easy going gal and is GREAT with kids. 

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Newt, while small in stature has an  attitude  just as big as a  Clydesdale. He is a grulla gelding and is as smart as they come. 

Chico, the gentle giant of the bunch, is a seasoned black gelding. Chico is the best black stallion impersonator we know.

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Maggie, a bay mare, has a large appetite and would love to share the local grasses with you. You might just have a best friend for life if you bring her a carrot. 

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Lucy, a grulla mare, is a smooth and slow ride. If there was a horse to stop and smell the roses it would be Lucy!

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Not quite old enough to drive but wanna be behind the wheel of a Mustang? Josie (left) and Penny (right) are two 25 year old mustang mares. They have been at Ya-Hoo for years and are two of the best kids horses you will ever find. 

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Jake, a dun gelding, has the largest personality of the whole bunch! He will win you over by his looks and charm. 

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Jazz, a black mare, is a steady gal with a slow gear that will make any trail ride enjoyable. 

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Alabama (front) and Peace (back) are a blue and strawberry roan. These two gals have the sweetest personalities and will welcome any treats you may bring!

Tiny Timmy is the biggest trail horse we have! This gentle and easy going boy is our resident teddy bear. 

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Friday, a dappled bay, is back at Ya-Hoo! His easy going personality and big heart make him a valued member of our team that we are happy to have back!

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The Belgian Team

The biggest and sweetest gals on the property are Penny (left) and Dolly (right). These two gentle giants love face scratches and their daily grain. Feel free to come say hello or take a wagon ride with them.

Guide Horses 

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Sedona, a 14 year old grulla paint mare, is a new addition to Ya-Hoo. She has spent most her life competing in rodeo events. 

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Reba (left), a seven year old mule, is as sweet and curious as they come. She was born at the corrals and loves all the attention she can get. 

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Ace is a black dales pony gelding. Mostly a guides horse he is also used for one horse sleighs in the winter. 

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Cheyenne, a grey arabian quarter horse mare, use to be a high school rodeo poles and break-away roping horse. 

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Paco, is an Overo Paint gelding who knows how to work. He was originally used as a pack horse and is now working his way into the trail riding scene. 

More horse pictures and information to be added soon!