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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!

 

Riders had a great time at our schooling show!

August 2016 Newsletter

Special Feature: Hay for Sale!

Need hay for the winter? We've got plenty!

Need hay for the winter? We’ve got plenty!

We’ve had a great crop of hay this year and are selling our surplus! For as long as supplies last, you can purchase our good gray hay bales for $25/roll if you pick them up or $30/roll if you want them delivered. Call Marie Lloyd at 931-619-0773 if you’re interested in purchasing hay for your equines!

Hay bales are $25/roll or $30/roll with delivery.

Hay bales are $25/roll or $30/roll with delivery.

Word in the Herd

We’ve had some pretty hilarious photo opportunities occur in between the day-to-day chores on the farm and hosting events. For instance, if you’ve been on our farm at all, then you’ve probably seen one or more of our resident farm dogs happily romping in the barn or near the pastures. Well, Purtle got into something (Still not sure what it was!) and then tried to come in the house to cuddle on the sofa!

How many times has this happened with your dogs?!

How many times has this happened with your dogs?!

And speaking of chores, we know we’re not the only ones who feel an immense sense of satisfaction at seeing a freshly cleaned and organized barn, just like this one:

A clean barn is oh-so-satisfying.

A clean barn is oh-so-satisfying.

Arena Reports

Classic Meets Country Dressage Clinic

The highlight of the month was easily our Classic Meets Country Dressage clinic, which gave both classic and Western dressage riders the chance to take personalized lessons and receive feedback from riding in schooling shows. On the first day, Pam Bullington hosted a Classical Dressage clinic for one or two students at a time, with any and all auditors welcome to watch.

Laurel Perrin warming up with Charlie

Laurel Perrin warming up with Charlie

 

On the second day, Classical and Western dressage riders both had the opportunity to compete in the Ride-a-Test Schooling show. Each horse and rider team rode twice, with a short critique in between. Only the second ride was scored, so it was a great opportunity to receive immediate feedback on the first ride and then improve on the second one.

Riders had a great time at our schooling show!

Riders had a great time at our schooling show!

Finally, Don Charest wrapped up the weekend with a Western Dressage clinic. He used individualized lessons to work with riders on areas of improvement based on their test scores from the previous day. Katharina Nowotny-Boles also offered un-mounted double lunge lessons to improve horse suppleness.

Don Charest served as a judge and clinician

Don Charest served as a judge and clinician

Thank you to all of the amazing instructors, judges, and riders for making this clinic such a great experience!

Riders received immediate feedback to improve their rides and scores.

Riders received immediate feedback to improve their rides and scores.

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona is a stunning Palomino stallion with intelligence, personality, and a stellar show record.

Corona is a stunning Palomino stallion with intelligence, personality, and a stellar show record.

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

Here’s a sneak peek at our remaining events for the year. We’re starting September with another Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show, and then the next week we’re offering a unique clinic on horse massage techniques. This clinic is a great opportunity to work on horsemanship and bond with your horse, so make sure to sign up and book stalls and lodging ASAP! After that, we’re wrapping up the year with another stock horse show, a weekend with the horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, and a Parelli clinic. Don’t miss any of the excitement!

Sept 10-11, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Sept 17-18, 2016 
Masterson Method – “Beyond Horse Massage”
Hands-on Seminar-Workshop
To Register: http://www.mastersonmethod.com/course-calendar
Cost: $449
Email: seminars@MastersonMethod.com
P
hone: 641-472-1312
Masterson Method Weekend Seminar Clearview Farm TN

Oct 8-9, 2016
Tennessee Stock Horse Show & Clinic
Focus on Trail & Pleasure
All Breeds and newbies welcome
Email:   Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

Oct 13-16, 2016 

Buck Brannaman Clinic
Stall Reservation Form

Nov 16-20, 2016
The BAAR Parelli Clinic
John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional

Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional
Stalls are $30/night, shavings are extra
Contact:  parellipartnersofmiddletn@yahoo.com

Comment Questions: Did you attend our dressage clinic? Looking for a new-to-you saddle? Make sure to leave some feedback in the comments or contact us if you’re looking for one of our saddles!

 

Charlie Hutton personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!

Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

August Newsletter

This summer at Clearview has been jam-packed with hosting events on the farm, traveling to horse shows, and welcoming riders and visitors from many different walks of life. As we begin transitioning to the autumn season, we want to take a moment to recognize our friends both near and far and the transitions we all go through as we enter new seasons of life.

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