It’s been a while since we visited our favorite Disneyland horses at Circle D Ranch, the 5.5-acre ranch where Disneyland Resort horses live and train. What’s new? It actually looks more like who’s new.
Circle D has five new horses! We are pleased to introduce you to the new members of the four-legged cast.
This is Dublin: it’s a four-year-old Belgian and a Percheron cruiser. Isn’t he handsome? Members of the Circle D cast say he is also very affectionate. Dublin reaches Circle D from Ontario, California.
This is Champ and his half-brother Chip. These beautiful Clydesdales are five years old and come from Montana. It’s amazing how similar their brands are! Here’s a suggestion to distinguish them: Chip has some black feathers between the white of the right front leg.
This is Lily. He came to Circle D from Ohio and is five years old. Around the ranch, she is known as the mare who likes to be in the crosshairs. It could be a perfect casting for Main Street, USA, don’t you agree?
Complete the new group with Pumpkin. She is the creature, with a year and a half. It is a black Percheron, with a very sweet nature and very long ears! He is from Tehachapi, California.
Although these horses are of different breeds, they all enjoy a common thread, which is their thoughtful and calm personality. According to Erin Simon, manager of Circle D Circle, Disneyland horses are chosen for their intelligence and willingness to learn. These horses also love being with people!
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The training process from arrival at Circle D to debut on Main Street, USA, lasts from six months to a year, depending on the particular horse. Training begins with exercises designed to build trust and respect between the horse and the human being, continues with skill work for strength and coordination, as well as learning vocal commands. No fixed timeline is set for a horse to arrive at Disneyland Park, as each horse will meet the goals at its natural pace. The result is horses that really enjoy their job. Or, as has been said, “The happiest horses on earth.”