Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hanging on for dear life! But what a fun ride!

August 2017 Newsletter

Special Feature: How to Help Horses Affected by Hurricane Harvey

If you’ve been following the news or weather channel, then you no doubt have heard some of the horror stories of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The storm has caused catastrophic and unprecedented flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, displacing thousands of people and inundating the region with up to 50 inches of rain. With the rain still coming and first responders overwhelmed, people have even resorted to social media to beg for rescue from their homes.

First responder rescues a horse in the rising flood waters of Houston

First responder rescues a horse in the rising flood waters of Houston

These storms inevitably also bring stories of people going to heroic measures to evacuate or rescue their pets. Emergency rescues and horse lovers have been opening up their own barns and offering veterinary care for horses displaced or injured by the storm. Since the rain is slated to continue through Wednesday, the rising flood waters will likely increase the number of displaced horses in need of shelter.

Fortunately, US Equestrian is providing money through the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund to help individuals, rescues, and veterinarians ensure the safety and well-being of horses injured or displaced by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to donate any amount, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to helping horses in need: https://www.usef.org/donate

Word in the Herd

The farm has been bustling with visitors this month with the solar eclipse and people wanting to enjoy the last of the summer weather and free time before school.

Bedford County Spay and Neuter Clinic

If you own dogs or cats, then you’ve probably had the discussion with your vet about spaying and neutering. Animal shelters across the country are often overloaded with perfectly sweet, adoptable pets, and spaying and neutering can help reduce the number of animals that wind up in shelters. The only problem is that a lot of people find the surgeries to be prohibitively expensive at their vet, which is why spay and neuter clinics are so beneficial for students, low-income families, and anyone on a budget.

So glad to be a part of a great cause!

So glad to be a part of a great cause!

We were honored to receive an invitation to a benefit dinner and fundraiser for the Bedford County Spay and Neuter Clinic, and the event was a great success. Thanks to the fundraiser, the clinic will be able to help more families get their pets spayed and neutered, which will improve their pets’ health, prevent certain cancers, and help more pets in shelters find loving homes!

Photoshoot with the Pigs

We don’t just have horses and mules at our farm. We also have a couple of adorable pigs! If you’ve ever owned a pig as a pet, then you know they’re incredibly smart and sociable. Some people even compare them to dogs! Say hello to Doodles and Dolly!

Our favorite pigs!

Our favorite pigs!

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

With Tennessee sitting on or near the line of totality, we had prime viewing of the solar eclipse from the farm! We even had friends all the way from Canada who watched the eclipse (with the proper eye protection of course!) and our resident farm dogs.

Hilary and friends from Canada ready for the eclipse!

Hilary and friends from Canada ready for the eclipse!

Driving the Trail Course

If you’ve ridden around the farm, you’ve probably checked out the trail course or even competed in trail classes during one of our hosted events. We usually just think of people riding horses on the trail course, but last week we had a novel experience with someone actually driving her horse along the course!

Hanging on for dear life! But what a fun ride!

Hanging on for dear life! But what a fun ride!

Bianca sure took us for an amazing ride as she drove her horse Morgan expertly through the obstacles around our trail course! Talk about bragging rights!

Arena Reports

Not much to report this month. We had a wonderful time with the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show and Central Tennessee Ropers. Come back next month for more coverage of our Parelli Clinic!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie Hutton personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality! Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Charlie Hutton personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!
Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, son of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy, enjoys his leisure time, and gets along great with other horses on trail rides. In fact, he’s so laid back that people who have never met him are often shocked to learn that he’s a stallion!

Diego, 5 year old gaited flashy TWH gelding – $2500 OBO

Diego is a flashy, sure-footed trail horse perfect for an advanced beginner!

Diego is a flashy, sure-footed trail horse perfect for an advanced beginner!

Diego is a 14.2 hand chestnut and white spotted TWH gelding, solid broke and fun trail horse for the advanced beginner rider! We have taken him trail riding numerous amounts of times. He will lead or follow and also rides out on his own just fine. His gait is as smooth as silk and will go all day long, anywhere you point he will go. He is sure-footed and will go through water, over logs, and over bridges. He is up to date on all shots, vaccinations, and Coggins and good for the farrier. The only reason for sale is we are reducing stock, so Diego is ready and eagerly looking for his next trail buddy! He does well at all the local fun shows due to his eye catching appearance and solid gait. Click this link for more photos and a video! http://www.equinenow.com/horse-ad-1059309

Upcoming Shows and Events

We’re taking a break from shows for Labor Day, but the next weekend will feature the ever-exciting Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show. We have more roping on the 23rd, and we’ll close out the month with our much-anticipated Parelli Clinic. Make sure to book your stalls, lodging, or campsite hookups as soon as possible if you’re attending from out of town!

Sept 9-10, 2017

Dog agility
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
615-491-3919
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

September 23, 2017

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

September 27 – October 1, 2017

Carol-Parelli-Logo

Parelli Clinic

John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional
Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

October 8-9, 2017

TSHA
Tennessee Stock Horse Show

October 14, 2017

Dog agility
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
615-491-3919
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com 

October 28, 2017

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

November 18, 2017

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Comment Questions: How excited are you for our Parelli clinic at the end of the month? Are you attending or competing in the Zen Dog Sports Show? How about roping? Let us know in the comments!