Meet the Ya-Hoo Crew
Sky, returning for her 10th 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.
Alyson, a Michigan native, started her horse and guide endeavors a little differently than most. At 21 she had never ridden a horse and came out to Ya-Hoo and fell in love. She was able to attend the guide training in the summer of 2022 and put her new found knowledge to use all winter at a racehorse rescue back home. She decided being a guide is something she would love and has come back to Ya-Hoo for her first full summer as a part time guide while still working her IT job remotely. Her desire to learn and hard work are just two reasons we are excited to have her as part of our family!
Zoe, an aspiring farrier, is returning for her 1st full summer. Zoe started riding at Ya-Hoo at just six years old and has been back every year since to ride and volunteer her time to help out. She started full time in August of 2022 when she could officially guide. She has a horse back home who she loves to trail ride with and spend her off season expanding her horsemanship on. She will be attending a farrier school in the fall of 2023 to continue working with horses year round.
Shiras is a six 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.
Tazz will be returning for his third summer at Ya-Hoo Corrals as a two year old. He is a Red Merle Australian Shepherd with more energy than necessary and a very playful personality.
RJ, a small sorrel gelding, use to only have reverse. Now he goes anywhere and loves to be in your back pocket.
Concho, a red roan mare, is a laid back easy going gal and is GREAT with kids.
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.
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.
Lucy, a grulla mare, is a new mom to a beautiful foal named Katie. Lucy is as well a smooth slow ride!
Not quite old enough to drive but wanna be behind the wheel of a Mustang? Penny (right) is a 26 year old mustang mare. She has been at Ya-Hoo most of her life and is the best kids horses you will ever find.
Jake, a dun gelding, has the largest personality of the whole bunch! He will win you over by his looks and charm.
Jazz, a black mare, is a steady gal with a slow gear that will make any trail ride enjoyable.
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.
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!
The Percheron Team
The biggest and sweetest gals on the property are Lady (left) and Classy (right). These two gentle giants love face scratches and any treats they can get ahold of. Feel free to come say hello or take a wagon ride with them.
Sedona is a 15 year old grulla paint mare. She is actively used for ICA rodeo and used primarily as a guide horse at Ya-Hoo.
Ace is a black dales pony gelding. Mostly a guides horse, he is also used for pony rides and loves the attention that comes with that.
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.