|Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:55 AM||comments (2)|
We are so excited to have a new baby on the farm! Due to economic conditions and a baby we lost 2 years ago, it has been 4 long years since we've had a precious little one born on our farm. Saphira was born on a warm June evening and we've been in love with her since the first moment she arrived!
Here are some pictures of her since that first special day. In the first one she is about 6 weeks old, the other is her newborn picture...this is one sweet filly!
|Posted on January 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
I am very excited to announce that we are hosting an in-hand training clinic with Felicia Britt March 16-18. She has an amazing way with horses and an exceptional talent to communicate with both the horse and it's owner - I have had the good fortune to meet Felicia and learn from her training methods and can say first hand that it has been some of the best training I have received.
Let me just be very honest with you. I have ridden and handled horses since I was 15 years old. I have worked in several horse barns, handled lots of horses and ridden just as many - BUT I do not have a lot of self-confidence. While I have never had a huge issue with trained horses, the tables were definitely turned on me when I began to breed and have foals. Baby horses do not come into the world knowing their boundaries with humans. Even Gypsy Baby Horses, who are incredibly sweet and gentle (most of the time) still do not understand that they have to listen and respect a human. When you don't have a lot of self-confidence, it is very quickly picked up on and taken advantage of, especially as that baby gets bigger and bigger....
Felicia spent two days with me at my farm last winter and I learned so much in those two days. I learned about setting boundaries, being consistent with my handling, and how to lead a horse that is stubborn and wants to lag behind, as well as lead a horse who is impatient and wants to plow ahead. Yep, I have two complete opposite babies, both sweet and smart, but they needed to know their boundaries and I needed to learn how to set them. Thank You, Felicia! I am a different person around my horses now, and they respond differently too - now I just have to get comfortable in the show ring! - SO I am VERY excited to have Felicia back again. This time I want to invite YOU to come too!
Take time to read her website, www.feliciabritthorsemanshlp.com, to get a good overview of her horse training philosophy. This is strickly an in-hand clinic - no riding involved. Felicia will be going over the basics as well as addressing how to halter show, compete in in-hand obstacle courses and showmanship classes. SO, if you are wanting to do a little showing this will be a crash course in those areas, too! Even if YOU are an experience handler, this is a great opportunity to get your young or inexperience horse out in another arena and get some good training.
Please let me know if you have any questions, see Felicia's website to register.
|Posted on December 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
Thought I'd share a couple of pictures of the "girls" being used on our property. We enjoy riding and driving both our mares. We are blessed to have premission to ride on property all around us, mostly small farms like our own. It is a true joy to be able to go out on a beautiful afternoon and go for a ride or drive.:)
The first picture is Gypsy Wind being driven through our pines and then the second picture is of my oldest son out for a ride on Silver.
|Posted on October 19, 2011 at 9:05 AM||comments (2)|
Well, I had a successful trip to Perry, GA and the Feathered Horse Classic last week. I took Gypsy Wind and entered 4 classes. We placed in 3 of the 4 classes and I was very proud of how Wind behaved. She is such a good girl!
Showing definitely puts me way outside of my comfort zone, but I am so glad I went. I am really enjoying meeting new people, especially the other Gypsy Horse farms in the Southeast. I hope to continue showing next year - I am planning on getting Ella started this Winter/Spring and taking her to the Spring Feathered Horse Classic in Shelbyville, TN in April.
Oh, for those of you interested in showing your Gypsy's, I am a Regional Director for the Gypsy Show Horse Association - I am not going to be able to make it to their National Show in Nov., but I am really looking forward to the GSHA shows next year - hopefully they will have another clinic before a show like they did last year in Ashville, NC - that was great and SO helpful!!
Here are a couple of pictures from the Perry show.
|Posted on September 27, 2011 at 12:20 AM||comments (3)|
Well, I am excited to be working on a new website for Glen Grace Farm. There are lots of pretty pictures to come. Check back soon!