If you love the Disneyland horses, then you’re in for a wonderful treat.
Disney’s Circle D Ranch has revealed the surprise addition of five new horses!
The Disneyland horses are a beloved staple of Main Street, U.S.A., and returned to the Disneyland Resort back in April 2021 when the Resort reopened after the year-long COVID-19 pandemic closure.
Circle D Ranch, the 5.5-acre ranch where the Disneyland Resort horses live and train, now has five more horses to steal your heart.
Let’s meet them!
First we have Dublin – he’s a handsome four-year-old Belgian and Percheron cross. According to the Disney Parks Blog, Circle D Cast Members say he’s quite affectionate, too. Dublin comes to Circle D from Ontario, California.
Champ and Chip
This is Champ and his half-brother Chip. These beautiful Clydesdales are five years old and come from Montana. They are stunning horses! Here’s a hint to tell them apart: Chip has some black feathers among the white on his right front leg.
Lily came to Circle D from Ohio and is five years old. Around the ranch, she’s apparently known as the mare who likes to be in the spotlight.
Pumpkin is the baby of these new Disneyland horses, at one-and-a-half years old. She is a black Percheron from Tehachapi, California.
According to Circle D Ranch Manager, Erin Simon:
“Disneyland horses are chosen for their intelligence and willingness to learn. These horses also love being with people!”
Disney Parks on TikTok released an amazing sneak peek of the new horses, and how they feel becoming the newest Disney Cast Members!
The new horses will have to wait anywhere from six months to a year before they debut on Main Street, U.S.A pulling the horse-drawn carriage, depending on their training. Training involves exercises designed to build trust and respect between horse and human, continues with skill work for strength and coordination, as well as learning vocal commands.
We hope they enjoy being “The Happiest Horses on Earth.”
More on Circle D Ranch
Watch the Circle D video below for a look at the Disney horse facility’s grand opening and dedication, Manager Roy Hungerford shares information about the state-of-the-art space. Even Mickey Mouse himself makes an appearance!