Gypsy Vanner Blog
Two Grand Championship Mare Awards, Two Reserve Championship Mare Awards, Gypsy Vanner Futurity Performance Western Championship, Gypsy Vanner Futurity Performance English Championship, and 27 First Placements overall by April Rose, Summer Rose, Mia, and Pia
Everyone had fun while learning more about showing their Gypsy Vanner horses.
Our yearling filly "Pia" takes Supreme Championship at the NE Feathered Classic
Smile for the camera! Mark and Jackie Barrett shoot updates for Stillwater Farm. Jon May with Horse Flicks shoots a new video.
N means Never Negotiate
Stillwater Farm is hosting the Faux Feathered Classic show to be held in Asheville, NC July 10th
Summer Rose, April Rose, Mia, Pia, and Deja Blue all had a great weekend in Shelbyville.
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 spends the day shooting Stillwater Farm.
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.