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Fun at The Faux Feathered Classic

Everyone had fun while learning more about showing their Gypsy Vanner horses.

SWF Tia’s Royal Princess Reigns Supreme

Our yearling filly "Pia" takes Supreme Championship at the NE Feathered Classic

Photo Week at Stillwater Farm

Smile for the camera!  Mark and Jackie Barrett shoot updates for Stillwater Farm.  Jon May with Horse Flicks shoots a new video.

Training Tip #5 with Felicia Britt

N means Never Negotiate

Faux Feathered Classic

Stillwater Farm is hosting the Faux Feathered Classic show to be held in Asheville, NC July 10th

Summer Rose wins Supreme Champion Gypsy at the Spring Feathered Horse Classic

Summer Rose, April Rose, Mia, Pia, and Deja Blue all had a great weekend in Shelbyville.

Training Tip #4 with Felicia Britt

B.R.A.I.N.

UNDERSTANDING BEGINS ON THE GROUND

You've found your confidence and are beginning to believe your goals can be realized. You've mustered your courage and conquered some respect-earning territory. You've honed your techniques on the slippery rock of self-control...and now the fun begins!

Of all the qualities I look for in a horse, INTEREST is always at the top of my list. No matter how beautiful or structurally correct a horse may be, if his attitude is bitter, dull, or unapproachable, it is like a gold ring in a pig's snout. Cultivating your horse's natural curiosity is the most versatile tool in your toolbox. Let's start with the kitchen sink

Chris Little Photography at Stillwater Farm

Chris Little spends the day shooting Stillwater Farm.

Third Installment of B.R.A.I.N. Training with Felicia Britt

So far in our B.R.A.I.N. training, we have discussed the importance of believing in ourselves as a confident leader by taking an honest assessment of our strengths and weaknesses, as well as, identifying the tools we possess and the ones we hope to acquire. We have acknowledged that horses 'read' our level of ability and respond accordingly. We have explored the concept that animals achieve position and dominance by controlling physical territory. One applies pressure and another yields. An understanding is reached, so harmonious co-existence can take place... until the next challenge of authority. So, how do horses challenge authority? Aggression.

Summer Rose and April Rose WIN Three of Four Awards at the GVHS Meeting

Summer Rose and April Rose won three of four awards presented at the annual GVHS meeting.