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What's more fun than costumes with horses and mules? Not much!

October 2017 Newsletter

Special Feature: Newsletter Going on Holiday Hiatus

Hey everyone! We just want to let you know that our newsletter will be going on a brief hiatus due to the rapidly approaching holiday season and the end of our 2017 event season. Not to worry, though! We’re still operating with business as usual, and this is a great time of year to come out to the farm for trail rides or to rent rooms and stalls at our bed/board.

Enjoy fall and winter trail rides this season while we're not as busy hosting events!

Enjoy fall and winter trail rides this season while we’re not as busy hosting events!

Keep watching our Facebook pages for the latest news, and we’ll resume our monthly newsletters in 2018!

Word in the Herd

October opened up with some amazingly clear weather and perfect blue skies, which provided a lovely backdrop for this photo.

Nothing beats an autumn morning of grazing with this kind of weather!

Nothing beats an autumn morning of grazing with this kind of weather!

We also got a jump on Halloween early in the month with some fun costumes.

What's more fun than costumes with horses and mules? Not much!

What’s more fun than costumes with horses and mules? Not much!

We caught up with our good friend Christine, who we’ve known for 44 years! Lifelong friends come along once in a blue moon, and we’re so grateful for that friendship!

Cheers to lifelong friends!

Cheers to lifelong friends!

Arena Reports

Tour Bus

We had a tour bus visit the farm recently, and it was a blast! Anytime tour buses visit, you know it’s going to be a good time. Our guests enjoyed getting a chance to stretch their legs and see all the horses and mules across our sprawling acreage.

Photo op with the tour bus!

Photo op with the tour bus!

And then it was onto the indoor arena for shows and exhibitions!

We packed the stands with the tour bus folks!

We packed the stands with the tour bus folks!

We had costumed riders, halter classes, and trail classes, and overall the day was a great success.

Thanks to everyone who participated and competed!

Thanks to everyone who participated and competed!

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’ve had a great time hosting the Central Tennessee Ropers this year! We have one more event to close out the season, so make sure to come out and compete or spectate!

November 18, 2017

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Comment Questions: Which events have you attended this year at Clearview? Which one was your favorite? Let’s hear your stories and see your photos in the comments! We will catch everyone again with our monthly newsletters in January! Until then, stay in touch!

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!

 

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July 2017 Newsletter

Special Feature: Beat the heat with these easy tips!

With temperatures regularly soaring into the 80s and 90s, July has been a scorcher of a month! If being outside in the heat of the day drains you of energy, then you’ve probably wondered how it affects your horse. Fortunately, horses are well adapted to hot weather when they’re not working, and a few common-sense tips and tricks can help both of you enjoy your summer rides.

Sarah and Duchess are certainly enjoying the summer weather!

Sarah and Duchess are certainly enjoying the summer weather!

1. Provide plenty of fresh water and shade.

Access to clean, fresh water is the single most important measure you can take to help your horse cope with the summer heat, whether he stays outside or in a stall. Horses may drink up to 20 gallons of water on particularly hot days, though this amount varies depending on his work load. Make sure to offer a salt block or electrolyte supplement as well to prevent any electrolyte imbalances with your vet’s guidance. If you keep multiple horses in the same field, offer more than one source of drinking water to prevent any bickering, and shade trees or sheds are always a bonus to give them some protection from direct afternoon sunlight.

2. Dodge the hottest parts of the day.

Farm chores need doing, rain or shine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to sweat it out during the hottest parts of the day. If your schedule allows, try to do the outside chores in the morning or evening and the inside chores, like mucking or cleaning, within the shelter of the barn during the hot afternoons. Consider an earlier wakeup or a later evening (and maybe an afternoon nap!) to give yourself more time to get everything done in relative comfort.

The same concept applies to riding. Make it easier on yourself and your horse by riding in the early morning or evening instead of the middle of the afternoon. Or take a particularly nice weekend and go on a road trip to a lovely wooded, shady trail. Heat stress and exhaustion can quickly catch up to you or your horse if you’re riding under direct sunlight and not staying hydrated.

3. Take time to cool down after each ride.

How many times have you heard someone preach about the importance of stretching and cooling down after a workout? The same concept applies to your horse. Don’t rush the cooldown routine, even if it means cutting back on the amount of time you spend in the saddle riding or training. Take off your horse’s tack, and alternate short walks with cool water sprayed from a horse. These measures are especially critical if you suspect that your horse is experiencing heat stress. And don’t forget about your own health too! Know the symptoms of heat exhaustion, and don’t hesitate to get yourself and your horse back inside if you begin to feel dizzy, experience excessive sweating, or even stop sweating altogether.

4. Don’t forget about the insects!

Summer heat brings about summer insects, which probably leaves you reaching for the bug spray on a regular basis. If your horse stays in the pasture, use bug screens as appropriate to protect their eyes. A little horse-friendly fly spray will go a long way towards spending less time swatting insects and more time enjoying your ride.

5. When in doubt, consult your veterinarian.

Our advice should in no way replace professional medical advice from a vet. Your vet can advise you on health-related risks from heat exposure and how best to use electrolyte supplements or dietary changes to prevent dehydration. If you suspect heat-related illness in your horse, contact your vet ASAP for proper treatment.

Word in the Herd

Happy Birthday, Don!

Nothing beats a birthday dinner with good friends!

Nothing beats a birthday dinner with good friends!

Guess who celebrated a birthday! That’s right, we’re thrilled to wish Don Charest a happy birthday! We love having such an amazing trainer on the farm. Here’s to many more birthdays!

When Your Dog is the Size of a Pony

You could probably throw a saddle on Ollie as well for a small child!

You could probably throw a saddle on Ollie as well for a small child!

Our friend Phyllis came to visit and ride, and she brought her dog Ollie, a 10-month old Anatolian shepherd. This Turkish breed was developed as a shepherd’s companion, livestock guardian, and protector. Ollie is a gorgeous gentle giant, and he made a wonderful farm guest!

More Awesome Farm Guests!

We loved having Jamie Gardner and her horses stay with us. Here’s a picture of her on Big River Bling.

What a stunning horse! Bling indeed!

What a stunning horse! Bling indeed!

Arena Reports

Mini Donkey Show

We look forward to the mini donkey show every year around Independence Day, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Our show barn and indoor arena were jam-packed with mini donkeys and handlers of all ages, from young children to people who have been working the show circuit for years.

How handsome are these young gentlemen with their donkeys?!

How handsome are these young gentlemen with their donkeys?!

 The spectators had a prime view of the action.

Best seats in the house!

Best seats in the house!

Thanks to everyone who made the show such a great success!

This mini donkey won big in the show ring!

This mini donkey won big in the show ring!

National Working Cow Horse Association Invitational

We closed out the month with an amazing turnout for the National Working Cow Horse Association Invitational. Our show barn was packed with world-class stock horses, our arenas were the showcases for spectators, and we even had food vendors so that people could stay all day without leaving to grab dinner.

Horses and riders continually circulated between their trailers, the show barn, and the arena.

Horses and riders continually circulated between their trailers, the show barn, and the arena.

Check out the number of riders in the waiting area alone!

We had a blast hosting so many expert horse and rider teams!

We had a blast hosting so many expert horse and rider teams!

Spectators had a prime view of the action.

 

Our indoor arena was more than large enough to accommodate the action.

Our indoor arena was more than large enough to accommodate the classes.

The classes were exciting to watch, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to our competitors, vendors, and everyone who made the show a success!

Every good working cow show needs, of course, the cattle!

Every good working cow show needs, of course, the cattle!

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 kicking off August with a Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show, followed by more roping fun as we head into back-to-school season and fall. Make sure to book your stalls and lodging!

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

Roping picture

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

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
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: Are you coming to our Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show this month? How about some roping? Make sure to share your photos on our Facebook page, and stay tuned for future event updates!

Love the group photo!

June Newsletter

We have had an incredible month of clinics and shows, and we’ve got full coverage of the much-anticipated Lynn Palm clinic later in this newsletter. But we’re just getting started with the exciting events for the rest of the summer. Keep reading for photo highlights from the farm and our complete 2017 event schedule.

Special Feature: The Most Important Lesson You Can Teach Your Horse

We like to share training tidbits whenever possible, but we recently stumbled across some internet wisdom from trainer Dale Rudin that was too good not to share:

“As a trainer, I think the most important thing I can teach a horse is fearlessness. There are two reasons for this.

One: horses are driven by fear. It is their number one motivator because of the way their brains perceive the world. Remember they are prey animals. Being fearful is a highly effective way to stay alive.

Two: When a horse is afraid he can NOT learn and what will be imprinted in her brain is a negative association with whatever is happening or whatever you are doing that is causing her to be afraid. On the other hand, a fearless horse knows it is safe to express her feelings, explore her world, and trust her human companion. Even if she does become confused, uncertain, or insecure, she continues to think and tries to work through the problem without become highly stressed or reactive.

Fearless horses are safer to be around, happier, and more comfortable in their own skin and within their surroundings. Teaching a horse to be fearless takes time, compassion, and skill. It isn’t easy. It doesn’t just happen. However, it is TOTALLY worth it.”

Horses are social herd animals, so training techniques should take those instincts into account.

Horses are social herd animals, so training techniques should take those instincts into account.

Dale’s philosophy here takes a horse’s natural behaviors and herd instincts into account. As herd and prey animals, they are often skeptical of new things until they learn that those things will not harm them. Positive reinforcement works well to help them associate new stimuli with rewarding experiences. Keep those ideas in mind as you work with your own horses!

To learn more about Dale Rudin’s training philosophies and practices, check out http://www.un-naturalhorsemanship.com/.

Word in the Herd

Horse Massage Clinic

What horse wouldn't love a clinic dedicated to massage therapy?!

What horse wouldn’t love a clinic dedicated to massage therapy?!

Petra Rodin recently joined us at Clearview to host a Masterson therapy massage clinic. The Masterson method takes a unique approach to massage where you learn to use your horse’s responses to touch to find areas of tension and release them to improve their well-being and performance. In other words, the horse participates in the massage along with the owner.

Now that is the face of utter happiness!

Now that is the face of utter happiness!

Needless to say, the lucky horses who got to participate in the clinic enjoyed a lovely day of pampering! Petra, thank you for sharing your techniques and wisdom!

The Best Way to Spend a Birthday

Okay, time for a show of hands. How many of you dreamed of getting a pony for your birthday or at least wanted a horse-themed birthday party when you were a child?

Don happily jumped into the birthday festivities.

Don happily jumped into the birthday festivities.

That many, huh? Well, we can certainly understand why! Horses make birthdays even more amazing, especially to a child. This lovely young lady got the birthday of her dreams by spending it at Clearview with her horse.

What's better than a birthday pie? Not much!

What’s better than a birthday pie? Not much!

Her parents write, “Happy 11th Birthday to my sweet Sarah! She leaves a little sparkle everywhere she goes and some barn dirt too! It is not a surprise that she wished to celebrate her birthday at the barn with her horse. Thanks Don M CharestClearview Farm Marie Lloyd and Cam for helping make her day extra special!”

And of course, the mandatory birthday photo with her horse. That's going in the photo keepsake album!

And of course, the mandatory birthday photo with her horse. That’s going in the photo keepsake album!

Happiest of birthdays to you, Sarah! We had a blast celebrating with you!

Arena Reports: Lynn Palm Clinic

Lynn Palm’s back-to-back clinics were definitely one of the major highlights from this month. Her small class sizes meant that spots in the clinic sold out months in advance, but she welcomed auditors to watch, ask questions, and take her tips and tricks home to their own horses.

Auditors enjoyed the clinics almost as much as the attendees!

Auditors enjoyed the clinics almost as much as the attendees!

And the small class sizes meant that attendees enjoyed tons of personalized attention and feedback during the two-day clinics.

Our clinic attendees definitely learned a lot in their horsemanship!

Our clinic attendees definitely learned a lot in their horsemanship!

Thank you to Lynn Palm for coming out to Clearview and for all the attendees, auditors, and support who helped make the clinics such a great success!

Love the group photo!

Love the group photo!

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 can’t wait for the Music City Donkey Show to return just in time for the 4th of July! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than with adorable mini donkeys. We also have more belt buckle roping and the National Working Cow Horse Association Invitational. Spectators are more than welcome, so come on out and join the fun!

July 2-4, 2017

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Music City Donkey Show 

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

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Sept 9-10, 2017
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: Did you attend the Lynn Palm clinic? If so, what was your favorite take-away lesson? Which event are you most excited about in July? As always, we would love to see your photos and hear stories, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

Charlie, you're welcome back at Clearview anytime!

May 2017 Newsletter

As May draws to a close, we wish to honor Memorial Day and send our thoughts and prayers to the families who have lost loved ones in the armed forces. Thank you to the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom.

It’s also now officially summer! Keep on reading for the highlights from our clinics and events this month!

Special Feature: Happy Birthday to Marie!

First and foremost, we want to wish a happy birthday to Marie! This amazing lady keeps Clearview running like a well-oiled machine, and we love having her in Shelbyville. She celebrated with a lovely night out with friends.

Nothing beats a birthday with good friends!

Nothing beats a birthday with good friends!

Word in the Herd

Baby Geese

This past spring has been a great year for nesting birds, and we even had a family of geese make their home in our pond. How cute!

Check out the flotilla of little feathery puffballs! They're adorable!

Check out the flotilla of little feathery puffballs! They’re adorable!

Long Ear Perspective!

Have you ever tried to wrangle the reins in one hand and a camera in the other? It isn’t exactly the easiest task in the world, but it sure makes for some entertaining photos!

Sometimes you just need to take a break and see the world from a mule's perspective.

Sometimes you just need to take a break and see the world from a mule’s perspective.

What happened to Don’s dog?!

Okay, this one is totally a trick question. Have you ever seen a corgi with a haircut like this? Don’s ever-loyal corgi was started to feel the summer heat, so now she’s sporting a much more comfortable (and cool!) summer cut. She’s become quite the permanent fixture around the farm and looks adorable!

We're betting Don's corgi feels much more comfortable now!

We’re betting Don’s corgi feels much more comfortable now!

Arena Reports

Zen Dog Agility

We have had a blast hosting the Zen Dog Versatility Sports show series in our indoor arena. For those of you who haven’t made it out to watch or compete, here’s what an agility course looks like:

We're all set up for dog agility!

We’re all set up for dog agility!

We’ve had some incredibly talented dogs and their owners competing, including this stunning border collie Peter. He finished his ADCH championship, which is the highest possible dog agility title, during this last show, and his owner and trainer Terri Schmitt could not be prouder. Congratulations to them both!

Congratulations to Peter and Terri!

Congratulations to Peter and Terri!

Charlie Hutton Clinic

Charlie Hutton’s much-anticipated clinic was certainly the highlight of the month, and it felt just like old times when he lived and worked on the farm. Attendees had the opportunity to ask whatever questions they wanted, and Charlie tailored the clinic to the needs of his students.

Charlie's clinic had great attendance, and he was more than happy to give personalized attention alongside his old friend Corona.

Charlie’s clinic had great attendance, and he was more than happy to give personalized attention alongside his old friend Corona.

We’re certainly going to miss him when he heads back home! Thanks to everyone who made the clinic such a great success!

Charlie, you're welcome back at Clearview anytime!

Charlie, you’re welcome back at Clearview anytime!

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

June is absolutely stacked with clinics and special events! We have the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show, Tennessee Stock Horse Show, and our highly anticipated back-to-back Lynn Palm clinics! Make sure you’ve confirmed your registration and stalls for your horses if you’re participating in any of these events, and we can’t wait to see you!

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

September 27 – October 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

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

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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

Comment Questions: Which events are you most excited about attending in June? Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and information on any new events. As always, we love seeing your pictures and hearing your stories!

Great photo of roping in action!

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

Roping picture

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

ADA-logo
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

Roping picture

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

Roping picture

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

Roping picture

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!