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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

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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

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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: 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!

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

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!

Charlie showed brilliantly in the open reining!

June Newsletter

As we kick off our first newsletter of the summer, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the special bond that exists between horse and rider. I think many of us will agree when we think of horsemanship and equestrian sports as a partner relationship, and our horses quickly become members of our families. To that end, we’re dedicating this month to appreciating and celebrating that spirit of camaraderie that exists, both in and out of the show ring.

Special Feature – Learning From Your Horse

By Carly Altizer

Like plenty of little girls, I grew up reading books about horses – Misty of Chincoteague, Saddle Club, The Black Stallion, you name it. However, I didn’t discover my love of riding until just over a year ago. But in that short time, I’ve had more than one trainer refer to a concept that I found a bit odd at first, but now it makes perfect sense.

It’s this idea that, in addition to human trainers and lessons, the horse also plays a major role in teaching the rider.

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