Whew! May has been a busy month so we weren’t able to squeeze in a play date. Scroll down for a list of the dates for the rest of the year. Be sure to put them on your calendar!
What IS a play date? Over the years we have built a fantastic obstacle course on the farm. It has giant tractor tires, an irish bank, fallen logs, cowboy curtain, trenches, teeter totters, and more. The play date is an opportunity to come and hang out with all of your closest (or newest, lol) horsie friends. The cost is $15 for the day and you get access to the (obstacle) confidence course, arena, round pen, and trails. Bring your horse and a friend!
The dates for the rest of 2019:
June 19 (Wednesday)
July 20 (Saturday)
August 21 (Wed – this is also Stacey’s birthday!)
September 14 (Saturday)
October 24 (Wednesday)
November 16 (Saturday)
November 16 will also be our holiday party. All dates are weather permitting. No registration required but please present valid coggins upon arrival. For questions please contact Amanda via email (email@example.com) or cell (706-338-1358).
Allison Creek Farm is excited to announce a new educational series! Come out to the farm to learn Horse Care 101 with all your favorite horse locals. Some classes, seminars, or workshops will be taught by us, others by the appropriate professionals. Cost will vary, hopefully with a few free ones!
Some of the topics we are considering include:
Vet: when to call the vet; vaccines; dental floats; deworming
Farrier: whens and whys of shoeing; hoof care and common problems
Breeding perspectives: vet, stallion owner, mare and foal owner
Saddle fit for both english and western disciplines
Buying a horse
Barn management: erosion and mud; grasses and hay; common local plants that are poisonous for horses; fencing; shelter
Basic horsemanship demonstrations; working with youngsters
Hauling: trailer safety; hauling and backing workshops
We are excited for the first workshop in our new educational series! Rope Halter Workshop with Stacey McCoy. Stacey will give a presentation about rope halters with one of our horses. We will discuss safety, why and how they work, and how you can use them to improve communication and safety with your horse. Then we will all settle in under the pavilion and tie your first halter!
Date and time: Thursday, March 8th, 2018 – 630p to 830p.
Location: Allison Creek Farm – 2131 Watson Spring Road, Watkinsville.
Cost is $25 per person. Rope will be provided. And you will get to take your halter home!
Reservation required by March 5th (so we can get your supplies!)
Parking in the main pasture.
Call or email Amanda with to reserve your spot – 706.338.1358, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to announce a Rider Biomechanics clinic with Stephanie Mosely! “Stephanie has dedicated herself to teaching what top riders actually do to achieve amazing results. Horses and riders from every discipline and level of experience can benefit from her calm and clear style.”
She works with all levels of riders and all disciplines. From both classical and western dressage to hunters, reiners, and barrel racers, all riders benefit from Stephanie’s clinic.
Become a better partner for your horse by learning how your body language, position, and balance affects your horse. Open or improve the lines of communication with your equine partner.
Auditing is free! Participation is available in private or semi-private sessions. Three days of semi-private, one hour sessions are $300 per horse/rider. Private sessions are available for an additional fee. One hour lecture after lunch every day. Lunch option can be added for $15/day with gluten free and vegetarian options. Stalls are available at $20 per night.
Lunging our horse helps us establish that the horse is relaxed, listening to cues, and ready to ride. It requires a different set of tools for communication with your horse as you are controlling your horse from the ground and not from their back. This clinic will focus on the basics of communication for lunging. Body language, controlling speed, how the heck to attach the lunge line to the bit, keeping the horse at the end of the lunge line, and more.
Clinician: Amanda McCoy
Date: March 11th, 2018 at 1pm to 5pm.
Location: Allison Creek Farm – 2131 Watson Springs Road, Watkinsville, GA
Auditing is free. The clinic will be limited to 4 participants for a 4 hour clinic. Participation is $85 per horse/rider team.
Cantering with your horse can be an exhilarating experience. But sometimes it is difficult to find a good balance between powerful and forward while keeping the canter controlled and comfortable. Stacey will help you release the tension so that you can communicate effectively with your horse.
Tension creeps into your body if you are afraid of the speed or that first powerful push that your horse needs to start the canter. Unfortunately, that tension flows to your horse. Fear and tension will cause your horse to potentially become worried, leading to spooking, spirals of tension, unbalance transitions and more.
There are no scheduled trainers, this is just a meet up for us to work our horses together and build the community. This is the first time we have hosted an event like this, so we are open to participant suggestions.
The facility has a $20 per rider fee, and I thought we’d start around 11am and go til midafternoon. Email (email@example.com) or call (706.338.1358) if you have any questions.
Shadows Premium Blend, a 2008 registered Missouri Fox Trotter. ‘Premium’ is an smokey palomino gelding offered for sale at $6500.00. He is 14.2 tall, but he thinks he is taller. Premium is gaited and his color is phenomenal. You really need to see this horse in person to appreciate him.
Premium spent 30 days this spring in Stacey McCoy’s advanced training program with outstanding results. Then he spent the summer carrying his owner over miles and miles of trails. He is honest and willing on the trail, though a little fast as many gaited horses are. He is familiar with water crossings and bridges.
Premium ties, stands, clips, and loads. He is sound and well-mannered.
“Jackson” is a 14.3hh smokey buckskin. He is 3 years old and is a registered Quarter Horse. We are currently asking $6500 for this nice gelding. We expect him to mature around 15.1hh.
Jackson is currently in a training program with 60 days completed. He has a relaxed walk, nice trot and canter, all with nice long strides. Jackson is athletic and could go in any direction you like. He would make a great hunter pony or a trail horse. He is very quiet on the trails and calm around traffic, crosses water, bridges, etc. Stands for farrier, grooming, etc. Loads and waits patiently on the trailer… this gelding has the manners of your favorite horse. You know, the horse that is a pleasure to have in your stable.
Jackson has the personality of a seasoned been-there-done that horse. He is calm and level headed. Jackson would make a great horse for a beginner. He is sensitive to the aids and responds well without being overly sensitive about his surroundings. This is a gelding that has been started right, with respect given to his growing body and brain. He is still young, and sometimes shows his goofy, teenager side.. but never by misbehaving. He likes to pick up things with his mouth (which I find adorable) and still very curious about the world.