Pharaoh was added to the Mounted Unit during Blueberry Festival, July 2009. Pharaoh was purchased from a private owner in Central Pennsylvania. In his previous career, Pharaoh was trained as a western pleasure horse and was used primarily as a trail horse. Pharaoh is a thirteen year old American Quarter Horse. Pharaoh enjoys eating copious amounts of green grass, can take a nap almost anywhere, and has a reputation of getting into things around the stable.
George came to the Mounted Unit in March 2010, replacing Hamlet, from the same horse broker who supplied Raven. George’s previous career was also as a carriage horse in Canada. George is an eleven year old Percheron/Morgan cross. George enjoys being our biggest horse, using our trailer as his personal bathroom, and chasing Pharaoh around the turnouts.
Asa came to us from the Asbury University Police Mounted Program in Wilmore, Kentucky. Asa, once weened from his mother, spent the next three years training to become a police horse. Asa’s purchase was covered by Lehigh University who lovingly named him after Asa Packer who founder Lehigh. Asa is a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross and is one of our two youngest horses at five years old. Asa enjoys racing Pharaoh to see who can fall asleep first and tries very hard to get his white socks on his rear legs to match the brown color of the rest of his body.
Grey, just like Asa, came to us from the Asbury University Police Mounted Program in Wilmore, Kentucky. Grey, once weened from his mother, spent the next three years training to become a police horse. Grey’s purchase was covered by the Moravian College Equestrian Team who named him Grey after the College’s colors of Blue and Grey. Grey is a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross and is one of our two youngest horses at five years old. Grey enjoys being our tallest horse and is often affectionately referred to as “Stilts” because of his long legs.