Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association


Arrived at WELCA: March 2004 (approx)

Birth date: 1990

Breed: Grade (mixed breed)

Gender: Gelding

Colour: Grey

Height: 15.3hh

Face Markings: N/A

Leg Markings: N/A

Works In: Walk-Trot lessons and Little Bits

History: Joker was bought by WELCA at an auction. He has an “XO” branding mark on his right hind that we haven’t been able to find much about.

Personality: Lives up to his name. He likes to pretend he’s a giraffe when you need to bridle him or do anything around his face. This is not out of fear, but simply because he thinks it’s funny to make himself tall and out of reach. It’s all done in fun and Joker is a very kind boy who carries all his riders with care.

Herd Hierarchy: Top

Riding Traits: Won’t go at all unless he has a leader or a horse in front to follow. He pretends that his feet get stuck in the sand, which he thinks is just hilarious. He is a great fit for pony rides and Little Bits.

Extra Care Needs: Has an old scar on his left leg that was treated in the past. The skin is very sensitive and needs to be wrapped and protected in the winter. He is also on probiotics to help his digestion and keep up his weight, and has seasonal allergies that affect his breathing. He requires daily care to keep him happy and healthy.

Upcoming Events

Little Bits Spring Session

11 week program starts April 1

Balanced Rider Put Into Practice

April 29 6pm - classroom

Corrective Exercises by Jenifer Parks, Equiletics

Presented by EAADA $30/session or $50/both
April 26 7-9pm Classroom
May 3 7-9pm Classroom

Breath Work Clinic with Karl Faes (16+ only)

May 4 5-9pm Classroom

Pony Poop Compost Sale 10am-2pm

May 5 & 6
May 20 & 21

Edmonton Kubota Demo Days

May 12 & 13 - show grounds

J Percy Page Career Day

May 16

Edmonton Classic Horse Show

Cancelled for 2018

AB Green Certificate Testing

May 30 and 31

Moonlight in the Meadows

Technology networking conference - show grounds
June 8

WELCA Horsemanship Year End Show

Kids, Hounds & Homecooking
June 23 & 24

Pony Up Half Day Summer Camps (ages 4-9)

July 9-13 FULL
July 23-27 FULL
August 6-10 FULL

Horse Rider Summer Camps (ages 9-14)

July 2-6 FULL
July 16-20 FULL
August 13-17 FULL

Feathered Horse Classic Show

July 20-22

Equine Massage Therapy Long Course

August 6 - September 14

Edmonton Kennel Club Regional Dog Show

August 8-12

AB North Pony Club Show

August 22 - 26

Chasing the Wind - Story of Horses

Documentary Viewing Party
September 16, 8pm - Classroom

Horse Racing Alberta

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