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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

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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

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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!

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December 2016 Newsletter

Special Feature: Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

From our family to yours, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! We have had a great year of shows, events, and time spent with our horses and mules, and 2017 is already shaping up to be amazing as well! Here’s a few announcements to help you start planning your year.

If you are interested in booking a show or clinic, Clearview would be happy to host! Just contact us via phone, Facebook, or email to reserve our facilities! On the other hand, if you’re interested in attending any of our shows or clinics, check our Upcoming Shows and Events section. We’ve already got a Western Dressage play day scheduled in January to recruit new members for a WDAA affiliate, so make sure to book your stalls early!

Need to host a clinic? We've got you covered!

Need to host a clinic? We’ve got you covered!

Finally, we still have plenty of stalls in our gorgeous show barn for lease with competitive rates on a DIY basis, so contact us if you want to join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

Word in the Herd

Delegation from TWHBEA

Brad Woodruff from the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) recently brought his honored guests and delegates from Mexico to Clearview. We all enjoyed a wonderful home-cooked lunch and then braved the weather and took a trail ride around the farm.

We enjoyed having the TWHBEA at Clearview!

We enjoyed having the TWHBEA at Clearview!

It was an honor hosting everyone, and we all had a great time!

The weather may have been chilly, but the horses behaved like champions.

The weather may have been chilly, but the horses behaved like champions.

Duchess and Driving Training

Winter is a great time to focus on training, and we’ve been working with our Gypsy Vanner named Duchess on driving training. Based on the photo, she’s doing great!

We can't wait to see how Duchess progresses in her training!

We can’t wait to see how Duchess progresses in her training!

Arena Reports

Nothing this month! We’ve taken a break from the show circuit to enjoy time at home with our friends and family. But watch this space as we head into 2017. We’re already booking events and clinics!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

We love bringing back this festive picture of Corona during this time of year!

We love bringing back this festive picture of Corona during this time of year!

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

January 21-22, 2017

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Western Dressage of Tennessee

Contact: Marie

Phone: 931-619-0773

Western Dressage of Tennessee is holding a play day January 21 and 22 2017 at Clearview so we can find officers to help establish our new WDAA Affiliate. If you don’t have a horse, it doesn’t matter! We need members, so come with or without a horse for an hour, a day, or 2 days.

We want to establish our mission statement, part of which is the fact that we will be taking advantage of Western Dressage classes at horse shows offered for example, by the CTDA. We want to encourage you to get your feet wet, for those of you out there sitting on the fence! Western Dressage is open to any breed of horse, so you don’t have to own it. It doesn’t even matter if it’s not registered . The organization is going to be spearheaded by Katharina Nowotny-Boles, a qualified dressage judge in classic and western dressage, who has attended all the clinics and seminars hosted by the WDAA, so she is amply qualified to guide us and be our President. Our own Don M Charest is a WDAA certified trainer. With such great people as part of the team, join us now, and help make next year’s efforts fun and friendly. We want to support each other’s endeavors as a group and improve our horsemanship so we can enjoy the ride together. See you there!

March 8, 2017

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An Evening with John Lyons

An Evening demo from 7pm – 10pm
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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!

That’s all for 2016! Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2017!

Comment Questions: What was your favorite moment in 2016? We would love to see your photos and hear your stories! Make sure to follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when we announce new shows and clinics! Happy New Year!

We had so much fun hanging out with Charlie!

November 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting into the Christmas spirit! Before we begin, we want to remind everyone that we are hosting shows for 2017 and will have 50 stalls in our gorgeous show barn for trainers to rent. Book now to reserve your stalls or our first-rate facilities for your next clinic!

Special Feature: Horse-Approved Holiday Treats!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to start getting into the Christmas spirit, and for many of us, that means baking! From jealously-guarded family recipe for cookies to pies and cakes, we often associate December with the scents and tastes of homemade baked goods.

But why not include your four-legged friends in your holiday baking? A quick Google search reveals so many options for homemade treats for horses, and we’ve rounded up a few quick and easy recipes so you can spoil them too. To see the entire list of recipes, check out https://eventingnation.com/for-the-eventer-that-has-everything-holiday-horse-cookies/

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We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

October 2016 Newsletter

Happy Halloween, friends! We hope you have had a wonderful weekend carving pumpkins, dressing up in awesome costumes, and of course enjoying this gorgeous fall weather with your horse or mule! October was an amazing month, with two excellent clinics and plenty of farm guests, so keep on reading for the full highlight reel!

Wanted: Like-Minded Horse Trainers to Join the Clearview Family!

By the end of November, we will be done with hosting horse shows for the season and will have over 50 stalls in the show barn available to one or more trainers at very reasonable rates on a strictly do-it-yourself basis. We are looking for good people, preferably Western, who can be part of the happy expanding family here at Clearview. The show barn offers wonderful amenities, including spacious stalls, cross-ties, and wash areas. Two on-site apartments will also be available for rent.

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

If you’re looking for long-term boarding for multiple horses for training as well as living quarters, give us a call at 931-619-0773 to discuss pricing!

Word in the Herd

Our horses and mules absolutely love this cooler fall weather, and we’ve enjoyed having guests come to the farm for trail riding. In fact, we kicked off the month of October with an all-mule ride!

We had a little impromptu mule celebration with this fun group!

We had a little impromptu mule celebration with this fun group!

In some ways, this month has felt like an extension of summer, as the weather has still been warm enough to enjoy water-based activities as well. We have a sizable pond next to the office, and it’s a great place to launch a kayak for some relaxation on a warm afternoon. JT and Tyler took a break from mucking stalls to do just that!

When you need a break from farm chores, why not go kayaking?

When you need a break from farm chores, why not go kayaking?

Arena Reports

Western Dressage Worlds

Don Charest recently hit the road for Oklahoma and the Western Dressage Worlds show. He and Glinnie got high point 6th place. Well done to both of them!

Congrats to Don and Glinnie on an excellent showing at the Western Dressage Worlds!

Congrats to Don and Glinnie on an excellent showing at the Western Dressage Worlds!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show

Back on the home front, we had two well-attended clinics. First, our good friend Brandi hosted yet another wonderful Tennessee Stock Horse clinic and schooling show. These events are always great fun and welcoming to multiple breeds and levels of experience. Make sure to check out their website to see when their next show will take place!

We have enjoyed hosting the TN Stock Horse Association at Clearview!

We have enjoyed hosting the TN Stock Horse Association at Clearview!

Buck Brannaman Clinic

However, the highlight of the month was definitely the Buck Brannaman Clinic. We had a huge influx of visitors to attend the clinic, board their horses, and audit, but we had lots of great help to ensure that things ran smoothly. Heather and her horse Jingaling were on patrol Wednesday to help check in attendees and get them settled.

Nothing like horse mounted registration!

Nothing like horse mounted registration!

Heather and Angie also worked the concession stand to sell snacks and drinks.

Thank you so much to all our hard-working horse friends!

Thank you so much to all our hard-working horse friends!

The indoor arena was packed with a full class of clinic attendees to work on their horsemanship with Buck Brannaman. In between classes, another crew of people ran the tractor to keep the arena in good working shape for the large number of people and horses.

Talk about a full house! Buck's clinic sold out months in advance.

Talk about a full house! Buck’s clinic sold out months in advance.

Fortunately, folks that couldn’t take the clinic could still audit on a daily basis and take photos and notes to apply to their own riding. The stands were packed, and people kept bringing lawn chairs to fill up any available space.

The auditors easily outnumbered the clinic attendees!

The auditors easily outnumbered the clinic attendees!

Overall, the week was easily one of our most successful clinics, and we were honored to host Buck Brannaman at Clearview! Hopefully we’ll see him again! In the meantime, check out Buck’s website to find his full clinic schedule!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

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 have one more special event for the year! Join us mid-November for another BAAR Parelli Clinic! All the contact details are below:

Nov 16-20, 2016

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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: How did you celebrate Halloween? Did you attend the Buck Brannaman clinic? If so, we would love to hear your stories and input in the comments below!

 

Happy trails to Fancy and her new family!

September Newsletter

Happy first days of fall! The weather is finally cooling down, and we’ve got some highly anticipated shows and clinics to wrap up the year. Let’s start by introducing our upcoming clinician, Buck Brannaman, and why we’re so excited to have him come to Clearview!

Special Feature: So who is Buck Brannaman?

We can't wait for Buck's clinic!

We can’t wait for Buck’s clinic!

We’ve been promoting and advertising the Buck Brannaman clinic for months, and you’ve probably heard us refer to him as “The Horse Whisperer.” But you may still have some questions about just who he is, so let’s give you the run-down:

1) Buck focuses on natural horsemanship.

Buck Brannaman is considered one of the leading practitioners of natural horsemanship, which focuses on working with a horse’s nature and training horses based on how they think and communicate. He learned from Ray Hunt, one of the founders of the natural horsemanship movement, and now teaches clinics around the world, works as a motivational speaker, and promotes equestrian practices such as therapeutic riding. He aims to make horses feel safe and secure around humans so that horse and rider can truly work together.

2) He carries his childhood experiences into his horsemanship.

Due to a rough childhood, Buck and his brother spent a number of years in foster care, where he took solace in horses and learned to look at a situation from the horse’s point of view. He uses his experiences to relate to difficult or traumatized horses and help them overcome their pasts.

3) When he’s not teaching clinics or helping troubled horses, he may be doing some trick roping.

Buck actually began performing rope tricks in television commercials as young as six years old, and he also holds two spots in the Guinness Book of World Records! As a result, he also offers roping and cattle working clinics.

4) Buck really did inspire the writing of The Horse Whisperer.

Have you ever read Nicholas Evans’ novel, The Horse Whisperer? The author himself said that Buck was the primary inspiration for the character of Tom Booker, who rehabilitates a traumatized horse and his rider in the book. Buck also served as the primary equine consultant when the book was adapted for a movie.

5) He teaches clinics across the country.

Buck is an extremely well-traveled clinician and trainer, teaching clinics from the east to the west coast and promoting his style of natural horsemanship. He posts updates on his clinic schedule on Facebook and his website, so make sure to bookmark the links. His clinics fill up fast!

Now that you know a little more about Buck, you can no doubt understand why we’re so excited to have him come to Clearview to teach a clinic! Keep reading until the end for the exact dates and times if you’re already registered to attend or wish to audit!

Word in the Herd

We love seeing new friendships blossom between people and horses, and there’s just something particularly heart-warming when that moment occurs between a horse and a young girl. A lovely young lady named Sara met her new horse at our farm, a superb Appaloosa show mare named Fancy.

We know these two are definitely going to be best friends!

We know these two are definitely going to be best friends!

It was definitely love at first sight for Sara, and we know Fancy will have a wonderful life with her new family.

Happy trails to Fancy and her new family!

Happy trails to Fancy and her new family!

Arena Reports

Nothing this month! We’ve been keeping things close to home lately as the temperatures start to cool down and we start to prepare for our last shows and clinics of the year. Stay tuned for plenty of coverage on the Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Buck Brannaman Clinic next month!

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 are definitely looking forward to next month’s events! All breeds and riders are welcome at our Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic. As of now, the Buck Brannaman clinic is full, but people are welcome to watch from the bleachers or bring chairs. Space is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Finally, we’ll wrap up the year with one last BAAR Parelli Clinic. Hope to see you there!

Oct 8-9, 2016

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Tennessee Stock Horse Show & Clinic
Focus on Trail & Pleasure
All Breeds and newbies welcome
Email:   Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

Oct 13-16, 2016 

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Buck Brannaman Clinic
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Nov 16-20, 2016

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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: How excited are you for next month’s clinics? Let us know if you plan on attending, and be sure to share your photos!

 

 

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!

 

Anyone ever heard the expression about a horse having "kind eyes?" We definitely think the description applies here!

July 2016 Newsletter

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Summer is in full swing over here, so we’ve had lots of farm guests and folks coming in from out of town for horse shows! Keep on reading for the highlights!

Special Feature: Still Seeking Trainers to Rent Out Stalls!

Last month, we announced that Clearview would cease hosting horse shows at the end of October and would be putting numerous stalls in the show barn up for rent. We are currently accepting inquiries from trainers who wish to rent out our stalls on a self-care basis. We will muck spread, but trainers will need to provide all additional care, including food, water, and vet visits. We will have approximately 25 stalls open for rent and would love to see some more Western trainers or other equine-loving professionals to welcome to the Clearview family!

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

The show barn is directly adjacent to the large indoor show size arena and offers good footing for all of your horses and mules. Other amenities around the farm include the outdoor floodlight arena, horse trails, R/V parking, paddocks, turnout, and automatic horse walker. Stall dimensions are 12×14 stalls with rubber mats, as well as access to roundpens and all the convenience of a top class facility.

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

We also offer stalls for rent in the hay barn, with plenty of room for storage for all of your tack, gear, and other equine supplies.

Call us to come check out our well-equipped show barn!

Call us to come check out our well-equipped show barn!

If you’re interested in making Clearview your home base for horse training, email us at clviewhorsefarm@aol.com or call Marie Lloyd at 931-619-0773.

Word in the Herd

Family Fun on the 4th of July!

While plenty of folks plan family get-togethers at home or maybe at a campground for a cookout on the 4th of July, we were thrilled to have farm guests come out for trail rides over the holiday weekend. Just check out this awesome family group heading out for their ride!

Now that's a party lineup of people and horses!

Now that’s a party lineup of people and horses!

Mini Donkeys and Mules!

We also had folks coming in from out of town for shows the following week. Adorable mini donkeys and their owners came for their annual 4th of July show, and top-notch show-quality mules stayed with us for the 25th Annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show.

How cute is this little mini donkey?! Read more about them in Arena Reports!

How cute is this little mini donkey?! Read more about them in Arena Reports!

Stay tuned for more photos from these two shows in Arena Reports!

Professional Photos from Rally for the Rescues

Remember our Rally for the Rescues event back in June? We had a great time hosting such a wonderful event for a worthy cause, and we recently received professional photographs taken by Pamela Parton Photography from the event. Some of these were too heartwarming not to share, so we’re including the highlights for your viewing pleasure:

The show barn was packed with prospective new families for the rescues, trainers, and people who simply wanted to watch the festivities.

Show attendees of all ages walked through our show barn to visit with the rescue horses.

Show attendees of all ages walked through our show barn to visit with the rescue horses.

We absolutely love this close-up showcasing a tender interaction between human and horse.

Anyone ever heard the expression about a horse having "kind eyes?" We definitely think the description applies here!

Anyone ever heard the expression about a horse having “kind eyes?” We definitely think the description applies here!

We loved this next photo so much that it’s currently our cover photo on Facebook. This shot was completely candid, and I think so many of us can think back to the pure, unadulterated joy that this little girl feels at meeting a horse up-close and personal.

How adorable is this little girl?! Her expression is priceless and makes us smile!

How adorable is this little girl?! Her expression is priceless and makes us smile!

But that child was also quite the skilled rider!

Just in case you needed any proof that the rescue horses were safe around children!

Just in case you needed any proof that the rescue horses were safe around children!

We want to give a HUGE thanks to Pamela Parton Photography for these amazing pictures and to everyone who made Rally for the Rescues such a great success!

Arena Reports

4th of July Mini Donkey Show

The American Donkey Association hosts shows celebrating donkeys of all sizes and colors!

The American Donkey Association hosts shows celebrating donkeys of all sizes and colors!

We were thrilled the host the American Donkey Association for their annual mini donkey show. When we’re so used to the size of horses and mules, the mini donkeys were unbelievably adorable standing next to their larger counterparts in our show barn.

So, who wants to give their horse or mule a pint-sized pasture buddy? Too cute!

So, who wants to give their horse or mule a pint-sized pasture buddy? Too cute!

Overall, we had a great turnout, and the exhibitors and their donkeys loved coming here. We hope to see them back again soon!

Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show

The 25th Annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show took place from July 7th – 9th in Shelbyville and featured a huge variety of classes, including halter classes, youth classes, and Tennessee Walking and Fox Trotting mules. Our old friends Kenny Price, Ronnie, and Jose came down for the weekend, along with Toby, Kenny’s style racking mule.

We always love seeing good friends at the mule celebration!

We always love seeing good friends at the mule celebration!

Hanna rode Toby to 4th place in the style racking. As the class name implies, they both looked extremely stylish. Congrats to them both!

Hannah and Toby looked great and placed great in the style racking class!

Hannah and Toby looked great and placed great in the style racking class!

Overall, it was a great show and one we always look forward to attending. Can’t wait for next year!

Time for a group photoshoot!

Time for a group photoshoot!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

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

Charlie 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

August is shaping up to be a busy month for shows here at the farm! We’ve got a Western Mounted Shooters event at the beginning of the month, followed by a Classic Meets Country weekend with Classical and Western Dressage clinics and schooling shows. Finally, we finish up the month with another Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show. Be sure to contact the necessary people to sign up for any of these events, and call us ASAP to reserve R/V hookups, rooms at our bed and board, and stalls for your horses!

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Aug 6 – 7, 2016
Western Mounted Shooters 
Contact: Darren
Phone: (931) 632-0408

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CLASSIC MEETS COUNTRY – Aug 12 – 14

Aug 12, 2016 – 9:00
Classical Dressage Clinic with Pam Bullington
Classical Dressage Trainer – Intro to Grand Prix

Aug 13, 2016 – 9:00
Ride-a-Test Schooling Show
with Katharina Nowotny Boles, USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction

Aug 14, 2016 – 9:00
Western Dressage Clinic

with Don Charest (WDAA TT Graduate and Intro World Champion 2015 on Alias Hollywood) &
with Katharina Nowotny Boles, USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction
Classic meets Country at Clearview

 

Dog agility

Aug 20-21, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Comment Questions: As always, thanks so much for reading! Which of our August events are you most excited to attend? Do you know of anyone looking to rent stalls long-term? If so, make sure to let them know about our beautiful show barn! Hope to see you at the farm soon!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

June Newsletter

Welcome to the first official days of summer! The season is definitely off to a great start with plenty of special events and shows, farm visitors, and lots of time spent outside in the gorgeous weather. Keep on reading for the details about Rally for the Rescues, Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show, and more!

Special Feature: Seeking Trainers to Rent Out Stalls!

By the end of November, we will be done with hosting horse shows for the season and have made the decision not to host shows next year. As a result, we will have approximately 14 to 16 stalls in the show barn available to one or more trainers at very reasonable rates on a strictly do-it-yourself basis. We are looking for good people, preferably Western, who can be part of the happy expanding family here at Clearview. The show barn offers wonderful amenities, including spacious stalls, cross-ties, and wash areas. Two on-site apartments will also be available for rent.

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

If you’re looking for long-term boarding for multiple horses for training as well as living quarters, give us a call at 931-619-0773 to discuss pricing!

Word in the Herd

Our horses and mules have been loving all the sunshine lately, so they’ve been spending lots of time outside.

Doolittle loves hanging out with his pasture buddies!

Doolittle loves hanging out with his pasture buddies!

We’ve also had plenty of visitors for trail rides. Hannah’s mom and friends came to visit all the way from England, and they definitely enjoyed riding together around the farm.

We love seeing mothers and daughters ride together!

We love seeing mothers and daughters ride together!

Arena Reports

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

We always have a great time when the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show comes to town, and this event was no exception. We want to give a huge thanks to Beth Maher, Danny, Janice, and Tommy for making the show a lovely event among good friends.

We're loving those outfits with the Appaloosas!

We’re loving those outfits with the Appaloosas!

Hannah and Bozo won four classes, including Open Ranch Horse Trail, Ranch Horse Pleasure, and Non-Pro Ranch Horse Pleasure. Even better, they qualified for the Appaloosa Worlds Show later this year. Congratulations to them both!

We can't wait to watch these two compete in the Appaloosa Worlds Show!

We can’t wait to watch these two compete in the Appaloosa Worlds Show!

Rally for the Rescues

We were honored to host Rally for the Rescues, which was a wonderful opportunity to support a worthwhile rescue organization while helping rescued horses find new forever homes. Prior to the show, several expert horse trainers will each have had 90 days to re-train a rescue horse.

Carlos was one of the rescue horses that competed in the Rally for the Rescues event! What a sweet face!

Carlos was one of the rescue horses that competed in the Rally for the Rescues event! What a sweet face!

During the Makeover Challenge, the rescue horses and their trainers competed against each other in a series of challenging classes and obstacles. Afterwards, attendees had the opportunity to participate in an auction to give their favorite rescue horses a new life. All proceeds from the auction went straight to the rescue organization to help them save even more horses.

One of the challenging trail courses for the Rally for the Rescues Makeover Challenge

One of the challenging trail courses for the Rally for the Rescues Makeover Challenge

Andy Blevins of Andy Blevins Performance Horses won the Championship Challenge of the Rescue Rally with an amazing bridle-less freestyle and a consistent performance in all other classes.

An amazing demonstration of trust and skill between Andy and his rescue horse!

An amazing demonstration of trust and skill between Andy and his rescue horse!

To wrap up the weekend’s events, people and their horses could participate in a clinic to focus on  greater understanding and relationships with each other. The clinic was a great opportunity for the rescue horses to spend some time with their new owners and the trainers who rehabilitated them.

Check out the awesome turnout for the event!

Check out the awesome turnout for the event!

Overall, the event was a great success. We want to thank Dawn and Hilda for putting so much time and effort into organizing Rally for the Rescues, and we hope the rescue horses enjoy their lives with their new families.

Some of the horses got super patriotic with their outfits!

Some of the horses got super patriotic with their outfits!

4-H Cattle Championship

Most recently, the Anderson County 4-H group came to Clearview to compete in the 4-H Cattle Championship. These young ladies arrived bright and early looking great in show clothes with tidy, wholesome horses, and everyone had a fun, safe day!

We had a great time hosting the 4-H Cattle Championship!

We had a great time hosting the 4-H Cattle Championship!

Thanks to all the moms and dads who support their daughters in 4-H. They couldn’t do it without you!

What a lovely group of young ladies from the Anderson County 4-H Group!

What a lovely group of young ladies from the Anderson County 4-H Group!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

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

Charlie 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 hosting shows at the beginning of the month so everyone can spend time with their family and friends for the 4th of July. At the end of the month, we’re actually hosting the first of several dog agility shows, courtesy of Zen Dog Sports! Our farm arenas also work brilliantly for setting up dog agility courses, so bring your furry best friends to compete or spectate!

July 30-31, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Comment Questions:  Did you come to any of the shows at Clearview this month? Are you bringing your dog out for one of the agility shows this year? If so, let us know and share your stories! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and check out our website for the latest news!

Group photos with horses are the best!

May Newsletter

Happy Memorial Day weekend from all of us, both two-legged and four-legged, at Clearview Horse Farm! This weekend marks the kickoff to summer vacation for many families – the kids are out of school, horse show season is in full swing, and it’s a long weekend to boot! But before we go racing off into the sunset, let’s recap the best moments from this past month.

Special Feature: Are you and your horses ready for summer?

If Memorial Day weekend is any indication, this summer is going to be a scorcher. Make sure you and your horse are ready to beat the heat with this short, sweet checklist.

Your Horse: Of course your horse is your first priority, so that’s where we’re starting our list. Spring, summer, and early fall are often the most active months for horses, from trail riding to shows and training, so a little prep work goes a long way to keeping your equines healthy and fit. Make sure your horse is up-to-date on vaccinations, any medications, Coggins test, and farrier work. Take your horse’s current level of fitness into account when planning your rides, and allow enough time to cool down your horse after a long or strenuous ride. Keep a close eye on your horse’s body condition, and don’t hesitate to consult your vet or trainer about adjusting his diet or supplementing with electrolytes if he’s working extra hard.

Yourself: The summer heat can be just as brutal, if not more so, on the rider, so make sure to take care of yourself too! It’s all too easy to get caught up in the enjoyment of your ride and forget about simple precautions like sunscreen and hydration. If at all possible, try to dodge the hottest parts of the day by riding in the morning or late afternoon, and keep plenty of water handy. Clothing choices can make a huge difference in your comfort, so check out shirts with UPF and breathable fabrics for training and trail rides. You can even find fingerless sun gloves to protect the backs of your hands, where people often forget to apply sunscreen. Oh, and don’t forget the cowboy hat!

Your Property: Does your horse love spending his/her days outside? If so, it’s even more important to keep a close watch on the amenities and fencing in your horse’s pasture. Water evaporates much more quickly in the middle of June and July, so check your horse’s water supply often, both in the pasture and in the barn. A shed, awning, or even a fast-growing horse-friendly shade tree will provide a welcome retreat from direct sunlight.

Your Gear: The last thing you want is for a strap or girth to fail in the middle of a ride, so check your bridles and saddles regularly to make sure the leather is in good repair. Lightweight or breathable saddle pads can help your horse stay cooler when wearing a heavy Western saddle. If you’re planning a day trip for a trail ride, consider carrying a spare halter or a lightweight saddlebag with extra water and sunscreen.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite summer prep tip to stay cool in the summer? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!

Word in the Herd

Clearview Goes to the Renaissance Festival!

Arrington, Tennessee hosts the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in May, so we grabbed a bunch of friends, donned our best medieval costumes, and had a blast enjoying the crafts, food, and entertainment! They even have horse-mounted jousting!

We loved hanging out at the Renaissance Festival!

We loved hanging out at the Renaissance Festival!

We couldn’t talk Don into a costume, but he briefly posed as the Court Jester.

We like Don's new hat!

We like Don’s new hat!

Trail Riding at Percy Warner Park

We’re fortunate in Tennessee to have some fantastic, horse-friendly trails in city and state parks. Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively dubbed “The Warner Parks,” span 2684 acres only 9 miles from downtown Nashville. We got some friends together and spent a wonderful day at Percy Warner Park on their horse trails.

Group photos with horses are the best!

Group photos with horses are the best!

We stopped for a picnic break, but of course the horses wanted to mooch some treats as well.

"Hey, so which snack is mine?"

“Hey, so which snack is mine?”

The wooded trails provided a welcome break from the sun and were absolutely stunning from horseback.

The horses loved these shady trails!

The horses loved these shady trails!

And we wrapped up a perfect day with delicious Thai food at Lemongrass.

Good friends, good food, what else could you possibly want?

Good friends, good food, what else could you possibly want?

Tales of Hay Bales

This is the time of year when we bust out our hay baler and harvest hay for our horses and mules. We recently spent the day in the hayfield, and at first everything was going well. Unfortunately we tempted fate by saying as much, because then baler played up, farted, and spent the next three rows hiccuping along.

Check out those lovely hay bales!

Check out those lovely hay bales!

At the end of the day, we still got our hay, but the moral of the story is to not tempt fate with a mind-reading hay baler!

We can think of a few horses and mules that will love this hay!

We can think of a few horses and mules that will love this hay!

Arena Reports

Corona’s Texas Road Trip!

Corona recently got to go on a road trip to Fort Worth, Texas for the AQHA Wild Rag Cattle Classic. He teamed up with Mozaun McKibben and went straight to the top in his ranch riding class.

See who's at the top of the rankings? That's our boy Corona!

See who’s at the top of the rankings? That’s our boy Corona!

Sounds like things are going great. We want to send a huge thanks to Mr. McKibben for taking such great care of Corona, and congrats on the win!

Those two are looking good!

Those two are looking good!

Ponies of America Show

We always love hosting shows for Ponies of America, as it’s open to all breeds and brings together so many different horses, ponies, and riders of all ages. Our show barn was packed with gorgeous ponies.

Check out that show barn of ponies!

Check out that show barn of ponies!

We loved watching and cheering on the younger riders.

How adorable are these youth riders and their ponies?

How adorable are these youth riders and their ponies?

Thank you to Ponies of America and everyone who worked to make this show such a successful event!

Thanks to everyone who made the show a success!

Thanks to everyone who made the show a success!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

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

Charlie 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, will resume his stud services when he returns from his road trip, 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!

Agatha, 13 year old Champion Quarter Molly, Nasma, Showing, Trail and Parade Mule – $8,000

Agatha is a Western dressage champion and top-notch trail mount!

Agatha is a Western dressage champion and top-notch trail mount!

Agatha (15.2h) is a stunning and talented all-around mule and a Western Dressage Champion. She is push button, she can side pass, lopes on the correct lead, you name it Agatha can do it. She is first to the gate and loads/bathes/clips/farrier easily. A true professional, she is subtle and light to ride. She has a beautiful lope and a comfortable trot trained with leg cues and voice commands. She neck reins and can even do a gentle reining pattern with slow and accurate spins!  She rides out alone fine, but she gets on well with others. For some reason she is low on the totem pole in the field with other horses, as she is last in line to eat. She loves to be out trail riding and has also shown in the stock mule shows and won in trail, pleasure classes, and reining with a simple flying change. As an added bonus, she also has plenty of experience riding English.

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  

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

For anyone who’s a fan of our Appaloosa Hollywood, we’re pleased to announce that his brother, Alias Royal Snow, is for sale! Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone's perfect pony!

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

Upcoming Shows and Events

We’ve got a packed schedule for June, starting with the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show this weekend and ending with the Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic. As a special treat, we want to invite everyone to watch our Rally for the Rescues challenge and see how professional trainers have re-trained rescue horses. You can even bid on your favorite in an auction and then work with the trainer to learn all about your new best friend.

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

AppDixie

June 6th – 7th

Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary

Phone: 256-527-2617

The Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Horse Club knows how to host an excellent show, and this year’s show has plenty of classes to appeal to multiple ages and experience levels. Watch this space for more details!

Rally for the Rescues Trainers’ Challenge

RallyRescues

June 17th-19th

More information: http://rallyfortherescuestn.com/

Several pre-qualified trainers will have had 90 days to re-train a rescue Horse. Watch them compete for high stakes, and then you can partake in the auction to give a new life to one of those lucky rescue horses featured in the challenge. Then spend time on Sunday with your new horse and the trainer that trained him/her to get your new lives together off to the best possible start! Bring your horse for the weekend and ride alongside some wonderful clinicians, or just audit for the day. Enjoy music, supper, events, and crafts.

Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic

TSHA

June 25th-26th

Contact: Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

All breeds and experience levels are welcome at the Tennessee Stock Horse Show!

We look forward to many more rides, shows, and special events this summer! We’re booking new events all the time, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information!

Comment Questions: Have you visited the farm recently for a trail ride or competed at a show? We would love to hear your stories and see your photos in the comments!