Read the Success Stories for these former Bits & Bytes Farm horses.

 

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* Horses with asterisk in front of their name were purchased as Prospect Horses directly from the track.

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At Ashwood Farm, we have a unique opportunity for our more advanced students.  We believe that horsemanship is more than being able to jump a made horse around a 3' course, so we endeavor to teach our students about horse care and management from day one in our lesson program.  After a student has attained a sufficient level of maturity and riding experience, that student becomes an "intern" at our farm; they then begin to learn about horse training as well.  Currently we have four interns in the program.  These students are assigned a green horse to train.  This horse is essentially their responsibility just as if they owned it - they clean its stall, groom it, and monitor its health under the supervision of the instructors.  They receive weekly lessons that focus on the training methods to create sporthorses - mostly hunters - from our green horses.  We rotate intern horse assignments about every 8 weeks so that the students maximize their experiences training different types of horses. It's not just about the horses at our barn though - we take trips and hang out together too so that we can encourage the barn fellowship.  We take an annual trip to the Chincoteage Pony Swim (one of our intern horses right now is a pony we purchased there 3 years ago, and we have a colt purchased at this summer's sale as well), attend clinics in the area (such as the Clinton Anderson clinic recently at Clemson University), and take daytrips for trail rides and hunter paces.  We are so excited about having Uncle Bacardi and Lady Gresham to train and to add to our intern program - our girls can't wait to get their hands on these exquisite animals to start their training!

Uncle Bacardi and his trainer Whitney Evans.

Uncle Bacardi and his trainer Whitney Evans.

Click here to see Uncle Bacardi's Prospect Horse for Sale page.

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Lady Gresham

Lady Gresahm is now a part of the education programs at Ashwood Farm. Click here to read about their horsemanship program in the sidebar. She went up on the Web site and was sold before we could build a Prospect Horse For Sale page for her!

Lady Gresham gets a new family. Janauary 2, 2007
Lady Gresham gets a new family. Janauary 2, 2007

February 11, 2007

Lady G had her first ride today; Carole said she did great. She just walked around the ring some for a little bit and seemed pretty calm. I was riding Bacardi out on the trails so I missed most of it, but I know Carole was pleased.

Whitney

January 9, 2007

At Ashwood Farm, we have a unique opportunity for our more advanced students.  We believe that horsemanship is more than being able to jump a made horse around a 3' course, so we endeavor to teach our students about horse care and management from day one in our lesson program.  After a student has attained a sufficient level of maturity and riding experience, that student becomes an "intern" at our farm; they then begin to learn about horse training as well.  Currently we have four interns in the program.  These students are assigned a green horse to train.  This horse is essentially their responsibility just as if they owned it - they clean its stall, groom it, and monitor its health under the supervision of the instructors.  They receive weekly lessons that focus on the training methods to create sporthorses - mostly hunters - from our green horses.  We rotate intern horse assignments about every 8 weeks so that the students maximize their experiences training different types of horses. It's not just about the horses at our barn though - we take trips and hang out together too so that we can encourage the barn fellowship.  We take an annual trip to the Chincoteage Pony Swim (one of our intern horses right now is a pony we purchased there 3 years ago, and we have a colt purchased at this summer's sale as well), attend clinics in the area (such as the Clinton Anderson clinic recently at Clemson University), and take daytrips for trail rides and hunter paces.  We are so excited about having Uncle Bacardi and Lady Gresham to train and to add to our intern program - our girls can't wait to get their hands on these exquisite animals to start their training!

Melissa Williams purchased Lady Gresham and Uncle Bacardi for her advanced students to train as Ashwood Farm.
Melissa Williams purchased Lady Gresham and Uncle Bacardi for her advanced students to train as Ashwood Farm.

Lady Gresham at the track.
Lady Gresham at the track.


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