Thursday, July 13, 2017
2017 Horse Camp
My newsletters are certainly few and far between, but it's just because I stay so busy here on the farm.
|Stonecrest in the Snow - 2011
Happy Spring Everyone! It was a long, cold, miserable
winter (see photo), but spring is finally here. The horses’ hair is flying as
they begin shedding their heavy, winter coats. All sessions of grooming seem to leave
the groomer with as much hair on them as is left on the horse! Of course, the birds
are making good use of that soft hair to line their nests. We recently welcomed our annual visitors, all the way from Argentina – the barn swallows!
Newsletter #1: This is the first Stonecrest Farm Newsletter. I
hope to send one out at least every quarter. So many new things are happening that
a newsletter just seems necessary.
Riding Lessons: Due to popular demand, I am now offering basic riding lessons for beginners.
We will concentrate on learning balance, establishing a firm, independent
seat, and developing light hands. I’m working on my schedule now, so call to
reserve your spot. Cost: $40 per lesson, or save at $150 per
month for 4, individual, hourly lessons - usually at one-per-week.
“Hello Horse!” This pre-riding, lesson program is still the foundation of my teaching.
All potential riders must first learn to handle horses safely on the ground before riding lessons begin.
By learning how a horse thinks and communicates, students have a real advantage as they progress. Cost:
$25 per 45-minute lesson.
New Horses: Please
welcome Lucky Duck and Cammie! Lucky Duck is an adorable, Quarter
Horse mare that joined us in Feb. She is trained both
English and Western and is a solid citizen for ground work. Cammie is a big, gorgeous, Paint mare who is retired from
a successful dressage and jumping career. Cammie has that mellow, been-there-done-that attitude.
Both mares are gentle, affectionate and fond of children
and nervous adults ;)
U.S. Equine Rescue League Fundraiser: Saturday,
April 9, 2011, found approximately 60 Girl Scouts here at Stonecrest Farm earning their Horsemanship
Badge. All the participation fees were donated to the USERL to help rescue and
abused, starved and neglected horses in central and western NC. The Scouts learned about the breeds of horses,
tack, care and feeding, grooming, the language of horses, and much more. Emma
Pony joined Lucky Duck and Cammie in providing each Scout the opportunity to groom a horse.
|The Girl Scouts begin to arrive.