Today we’re happy to introduce Mickey News followers to the newest Disneyland Resort horses. From left to right in the photo above, please meet Bob, Chad, Val, Chief and Tom!

As I recently learned, adding new horses is a normal part of the operation. Equine cast members retire, just like human cast members, so new horses are brought in to keep the team at the proper number. And while five new horses may seem like a lot, turns out the Disneyland Resort has been a little …well … “short-hoofed” lately, so these additions make perfect sense.