Jethro (a/k/a “McLean’s Joyful Abundance”) -Jethro is a 13 year old Percheron gelding, who was originally born to the Amish. He was adopted by a person to pull a wedding carriage, but then was eventually found by Michelle McLean, who adopted him to become a “vaulting horse.” Jethro, who stands at 17’3 hands, began his vaulting training in the fall of 2019 and is a member of the United States Equestrian Federation and the American Vaulting Association. He competes at the walk, trot, and canter and his goal is to eventually carry a canter team or pas de deux in vaulting. His birthday is December 11, 2007. Even though he is a horse, he seems to think he is a dog, as he will give you a big lick if he can get close enough.
Rhapsody-(a/k/a “McLean’s Music to My Ears”)-Rhapsody is a 8 year old registered Oldenburg gelding. His birthday is May 31, 2013. He trains in classical English dressage and also has been training as a vaulting horse since 2019. He stands at 17’3 hands, and is an elite athlete who has the personality of a goof-ball. He is extremely playful, and he has a special fondness towards children. His goal is to compete at the 2023 World Vaulting Championships in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as to continue to train and compete in classic dressage, hoping one day to compete at the Grand Prix level.
Xena-(a/k/a “McLean’s Still Waters Run Deep”). Xena is an 8-year old mare, who was adopted by the McLean’s on June 27, 2020. Her history is somewhat of a mystery. She was born to the original owner who lived in St. Johns, MI where she did mostly trail rides and was loved on by her owner’s small children. Since she was adopted by the McLean family, she has been training in classical English dressage and vaulting, and she loves her job of carrying the “little kids” since she is only 15’2 hands tal. Her goals are to compete in classical dressage and to continue to develop as a vaulting horse.