Saturday, January 26, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
With the snow almost melted and temperatures warming they got to go back to their pasture with hay and feed waiting.
It was a good day and we made a lot of progress. We take it very seriously to make sure these colts make great horses for people to enjoy. They have a big future ahead of them.
Until next time, Tiffany
Thursday, January 10, 2008
We were very excited to wake up to warm weather on Monday. We took several trips to the woods. We wanted to be outside as much as possible. This is Adam crossing the creek with Marv.
Even the dogs didn't miss a trip to the woods.
We have two Andrews that work on the farm and they both clean stalls. We refer to this Andrew as "Big Andrew" because he is older. Big Andrew rides on Monday and Wednesday and takes care of the cleaning the barn the rest of the week. He is pictured riding Dudley.
This is "Little Andrew" he cleans stalls on Monday and Wednesday. The days that "Big Andrew" rides. Little Andrew prefers to ride things with wheels. He lives on the neighboring farm so he is able to ride his bike to work.
Here is Adam cracking the bull whip on Sage. We don't have people lined up asking if we can crack a bull whip standing on the horses back, nor do any customers go home and try it, but it is our way of testing what a horse will tolerate. One of our mottos at Windy Hill Farm is " It is not about the obstacle, it is about the horse saying "yes" to everything you ask it to do." We want our horses to trust the rider and be confident horses.
This is Willis. He started out cleaning stalls for us and now rides full time. He is shown here on a new horse that we just got in. He rides most of our new stock as well as green horses. When a new horse arrives at the farm we spend a lot of time with it the first day. We want to evaluate it thoroughly and decide which direction to take it
This is a shot from Jordan's point of view. Jordan, Tiffany, and Kathy are the main people that take pictures for the website. So, it can be hard to catch them on the other side of the camera.
Ted on the faithful 1020 John Deere. We have had this tractor for over 20 years and it has made many rounds in the hay fields and spreading manure.
This is Kathy on Hilltop. She usually keeps about five very special projects that she polishes. She loves to work with woman like herself that have a passion for horses. It is a treat to get a horse that she has worked with.
Clarence on one of the two year olds. At this stage in the training we make sure that we split arena work with some kind of outdoor activities. It is nice to be able to open and shut a gate off of the horse, especially on muddy days like this.
Well, I hope you enjoy this posting and got a little more incite on our farm. We would enjoy hearing from you. The great thing about a blog is that you can leave us a comment on what you think or just to say Hi.
Until next time, Tiffany
Saturday, January 5, 2008
We would like to welcome you to our new blog. We are new at this, so please be patient. We have recently updated our website to better serve our customers. We will be adding pictures and lots of other info, so please keep checking back. Also please bookmark our website www.dehass.com , just in case you or someone you know is looking for a horse. We appreciate you taking the time to visit us on the web. We would also like to hear your comments on our new site.
Ted, Kathy, Stacey, Brodie, Tiffany, and Jordan