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Meet the Newest Disneyland Resort Horses

Donna Fisk

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

As promised, here are some details on our newest equine cast members at the Disneyland Resort.

Meet the Newest Disneyland Resort Horses

This is Bob. He’s a Belgian Draft Horse, four years old and 16.3 hands tall. He came from Montana where he pulled carriages with his teammate, Tom. Bob likes to be in charge and considers himself the leader among the new horses.

Meet the Newest Disneyland Resort Horses

This is Chad. He’s a Percheron Draft Horse, five years old and 17.1 hands tall. He also came from Montana where he did light carriage and cart work for a family. Chad is somewhat shy, but he loves to be scratched by the human cast members.

Meet the Newest Disneyland Resort Horses

This is Val. She’s a Percheron Draft Horse, four years old and 17.0 hands tall. Originally
from a farm in Ohio, she moved to San Diego to work as a trail riding horse. Now she will become part of the Disneyland Resort special events team, pulling Cinderella’s Crystal Coach. (Look at her long, flowing tail!)

Meet the Newest Disneyland Resort Horses

This is Chief. He’s a Percheron Draft Horse, five years old and 17.1 hands tall. He’s a half-brother to Chad, and in fact they were a team together in their Montana home. He also bears a strong resemblance to fellow Percheron Val, even though they are not related. When they stand next to each other, one of the few things that set them apart is Val’s long tail.

Meet the Newest Disneyland Resort Horses

This is Tom. He’s a Belgian Draft horse, four years old and 16.3 hands tall. He came from Montana with his teammate, Bob. Tom is like a giant teddy bear, and if he had a say in things, he would spend the entire day getting hugged, loved and groomed.

Comments

  • Our family loves horses and will be visiting Disneyland Dec 19-22. Will any of the horses be at Disneyland then? If yes, where should I look for them at? Thanks for sharing about these beautiful strong horses.

  • Val was bred and raised at Silver Dollar Percherons in North Jackson Ohio so excited for her future there! Can’t wait to come visit her she was a wonderful to mare!!!!!

  • What happens to the drafts you retire? Do you ever adopt them out? I’m in Madera CA, four hours north of Disneyland and would love to add a Disney draft to my herd one day. Just for light riding and companionship. If you rehome them after they are retired from their duties, I’m interested.

  • I love reading this stuff about Disney’s animals! More details, please!! 🙂

  • What beautiful horses. Thank you for sharing.

  • Gorgeous! Are they available to visit at their new facility?

    • The Disneyland Resort horses are stabled at a private facility that is not open to the public.

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