Dartmouth Equestrian Farm Welcomes Koga the Camel
A new resident just arrived at an equestrian farm in Dartmouth. Hold your horses because Archangel Equestrian is now home to Koga the camel.
It’s starting to look like camels are the animal of 2021. First, a Westport bride wanted a llama (a relative of camels) as her wedding guest, and now Archangel Equestrian is excited to expand its family with its first camel. Melissa Sylvia, owner of Archangel Equestrian, has wanted to own a llama for a long time now, and after a late-night Google search brought her to a breeder in Indiana, she fell in love with Koga and messaged them the next day.
“We all have ridiculous dreams sometimes, and just have to follow them,” Sylvia said.
Koga of Camelot (Koga for short) arrived at the farm early Saturday morning and Sylvia said he fits right in.
“The horses so far are watching from afar,” Sylvia said. “My mare and her baby, Zen, live next to him. Zen and Koga will hopefully become ‘weaning’ buddies” as they learn to live without mom’s milk, she said.
Name a cuter duo than a baby horse and a baby camel. I’ll wait.
Sylvia’s equestrian business offers fun activities like mounted archery and mounted sparring with swords, and she hopes to get Koga involved as an educational conversation starter.
“Camels have a reputation for being dangerous, but if they’re raised correctly, they grow up to be fine," Sylvia said. She hopes that Koga will help students learn about camels and how camels and horses were used in warfare.
Petting Koga, then shooting a bow and arrow off the back of a horse sounds like my kind of afternoon.
Want to meet Koga? Click here for more info.