I am a "mature" country girl working a home business. I was breeding and training Trakehners for the last 12 years. Now retired from the business I enjoy Labella and Prinz as my riding buddies as much as I can.
Sorry it has taken me sooo long to reply. I am sure we have met either at a presentation or through someone. I now live in Castleton, ON. I am currently riding my 3 1/3 yr old Friesian Mare and hope to do Dressage with her. Do you show?
Hi Heike! I'm a city girl who would give anything to move back to the country. I drive 34 - 40 mins so I can ride. I always relish the quiet and the fresh air when I'm at the barn... the fresh air is outside of the barn, however! :)
What type of work do you do from your home? That's another ideal situation... good for you! I'm looking forward to building friendships and learning more about the wonderful world of horses! Deb
Sounds like you have made similar decisions to the ones we made : leave the city, work from home, enjoy rural life, enjoy dogs and horses. How lucky we are!If you are ever in our area, about an hour east of Toronto, please contact us for a visit.
Have a great weekend!
All of Brian and my children ride and compete as well as Brian's grandchildren..... Check out our new website ( check often as I as just building it on the go) www.turkey-run-ranch.webs.com
If you are near Uxbridge Horse Expo next Sat. May 15, 2010 we are putting on a Working Ranch Horse Demo at 1:00 p.m .... Be sure to stop by and say hi.... We'll be at the roping demo booth as well until noon and then for the afternoon after the demo..... Hope to meet up with you somewhere is our travels... or call and come on by the Ranch... We are having an Megadome Open House on Sun. July 25 as well as hosting The Ontario Reined Cowhorse Show the Same Day. It
all begins at 10:00 am and goes until 4:00 pm Bye for now.. Jo-Anne
When I was looking for a place to take riding lessons I called several places & was led by a trainer that couldn't help me to a couple that did horse training & lessons. She'd seen the fella and liked how he did things with horses. I ended up with that couple at their training barn for 3+years. I was like a sponge trying to make up for lost time & spent as many hours there as I could which meant many long days. They were great about letting me just be around & watch & ride with them. The fella got allot of horses that no one else would take for training but he also did western & dressage training for showing. I loved how fair he was with horses & he could ride anything. They were not into breeding except we had four stallions & sometimes they did the actual breeding at our stable. Andalusian and QH stallions. No pregnant mares or birthing at our barn. It was my second home & I loved it there. Eventually after three years I knew I had to move on & stop traveling 70 miles round trip most every day to a place 7 miles round-trip away from my home. Nice 15 horse facility. I'm starting my 3rd spring/summer at my new place & really miss the atmosphere of the old place.
I had my first experience with an abused horse at the training barn. He was a very large Tennessee Walker that was sent there as a last resort. He & I got very close & I learned allot about myself with him. He learned he could trust from me. My experiences with him are a very long emotional story that I won't go into but he's very much a part of me even though he is gone now. He changed me.
I suspect you & I have the same weather today. Cold wet windy day. It's only 45 F here & feels like 35 degrees. I didn't see Cash yesterday so I'm anxious to spend some quality time with him today even if we don't ride. I do many different things with Cash but my biggest challenge is riding with confidence. My riding goal is to trail ride & that's not in Cash's background. We are learning together~ slowly.