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February 2017 Newsletter

We’ve had an exceptionally warm February compared to last year, so we’ve had a great month enjoying the beautiful weather and hosting events. Our clinics and shows kick into high gear in March, so make sure to check out our updated event calendar at the end of this post! 

Special Feature: Who is John Lyons?

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We are thrilled to host John Lyons on March 8th for an evening focused on natural horsemanship. If you’ve already signed up to attend, then we can’t wait for you to join us! If you’ve never attended a John Lyons clinic before, here is what you need to know:

1) He specializes in natural horsemanship.

Like many of our other clinicians, John Lyons specializes in natural horsemanship, which focuses on developing a rapport with your horse and gentle techniques based on the behavior of free-roaming horses.

2) He incorporates psychology into his training.

John bases his training techniques on the principles of operant conditioning, where the rider uses clear, consistent, and gentle cues to reinforce positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. He also encourages his students to focus on setting specific, manageable goals over time rather than immediate, dramatic results.

3) He is outspoken about his faith and family. 

John is a devout Christian and talks about his faith in his presentations and clinics. He is also happily married to his wife Jody, and they have seven children and twelve grandchildren. Horsemanship clearly runs in the family, as two of their children also train horses.

4) His methods have already worked for us! 

Just listen to this testimonial from Marie’s days back in England!

“Whilst I was still in England, after numerous jumping accidents, it was the John Lyons method I turned to in my attempt to master a different approach to horsemanship. I learned and studied his books and DVD s and worked at retraining myself and my hard-headed English Cob! I was the laughing stock of the English barn, with my old Western saddle and the audio tape stuck in my ear! But I persevered, and that young cob and I had a completely different relationship and I never fell off him again!”

5) He offers a wide variety of equine training services, clinics, and even special events!

John Lyons offers a wide range of training services, from consultations to multiday clinics. He offers private training sessions, evening demonstrations, and will even travel to his clients. He also offers his ranch, dubbed the Dream Ranch, to rent for weddings and special events. You can check out his website for complete details at https://www.johnlyons.com/

Word in the Herd

First time on a horse

We absolutely love watching new, young riders make their first steps on horseback. Head to our Facebook page or check this link to watch this heartwarming video of one of our recent farm visitors making her first ride on her horse Swift.

Arena Reports

Central Tennessee Ropers!

This month we hosted the first in a monthly series of Central Tennessee Ropers’ competitions, and we had a great turnout! Riders brought their best stock and roping horses to compete for prize buckles, and if this month is any indication, we fully expect this monthly event to keep growing!

Check out the turnout from our first roping competition!

Check out the turnout from our first roping competition!

Check out the full details from this first event. At only $30 per rider, the event was easily affordable for any budget.

You can enter for only $30 per rider!

You can enter for only $30 per rider!

Make sure to check out our event calendar at the end of this post to mark the dates for all of our roping events! We hope to see you there!

Great photo of roping in action!

Great photo of roping in action!

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

March 8, 2017

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An Evening with John Lyons

An Evening demo from 7pm – 10pm

Spend time with John for just $45.
Reserve your seat and pay online at: JohnLyons.com

I’m so honored that John Lyons is finally coming here! Whilst I was still in England, after numerous jumping accidents, it was the John Lyons method I turned to in my attempt to master a different approach to horsemanship. I learned and studied his books and DVD s and worked at retraining myself and my hard-headed English Cob! I was the laughing stock of the English barn, with my old Western saddle and the audio tape stuck in my ear! But I persevered, and that young cob and I had a completely different relationship and I never fell off him again!

Make sure to book now! You won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from learn from America’s most trusted horseman!

March 11-12, 2017

Dog agility

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

March 25, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

March 31, 2017

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Patrick King GARROCHA Demo & Exercises

7pm – 8pm

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

 

April 1-2, 2017

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Patrick King Lucky 6 Advanced Horsemanship Classes

All Breeds, All Styles – It All Applies!

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Auditors welcome! Bring a lawn chair! Check out Patrick King’s biography and information at https://pkhorsemanship.com/patrick-king/

April 22-23, 2017

POA

POA Show
Tennessee Pony of the Americas Club Show

Contact: Sherri Holingbaugh
Phone: (615) 644-3728

April 29, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

May 6-7, 2017

Dog agility

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

May 27, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

June – Day to be announced

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Monthly Roping Series 

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

June 3, 2017

HeartOfDixie
Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show
2 Judge Breed Show
Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary
Phone: (256) 527-2617

June 10-11, 2017

TSHA
Tennessee Stock Horse Show

July 2-4, 2017

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Music City Donkey Show 

June 22-25, 2017

Palm

Lynn Palm Clinic (Two clinics from June 22-23 and June 24-25)

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Auditors welcome for $25, plus $5 for parking. Bring a lawn chair! Her clinic sold out in ONE DAY! 

July 22, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers 

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

 

July 29-30, 2017

NWCHAI

National Working Cow Horse Association Invitational

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – SPECTATORS WELCOME

Contact: Tracy

Phone: 615-543-0199

 

August 5-6, 2017

HeartOfDixie

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

2 Judge Breed Show

Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary

Phone: 256-527-2617

 

August 26, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

 

Sept 9-10, 2017

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

September 23, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

 

Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2017

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Parelli Clinic

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

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

 

Oct 8-9, 2017

TSHA
Tennessee Stock Horse Show

Oct 14, 2017

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

October 28, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

 

November 18, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

As you can see, we’ve added even more events from last month, including the Patrick King GARROCHA Demonstration and the National Working Cow Horse Association Invitational! Make sure to book your stalls and lodging early for any clinics you wish to attend! If you want to host an event with us, contact us ASAP so we can reserve your dates! Join us next month for more special events and photos from the farm!

Comment Questions: Are you attending our John Lyons clinic next month? Which shows or clinics are you most excited to attend? Make sure to follow our Facebook page and website to get the latest updates!