Calypso is feminine, correct, and a powerful mover with three quality gaits. Granddaughter of Contucci. Sensitive and soft, extremely bold/game, willing, and honest. Smart, smart, smart and willing. She WANTS to jump and figures out the technical stuff faster than I can. Both natural and confirmed lead changes, nice transitions. Plenty of scope – she’s currently schooling 2’9″ courses but has done 3’3″ and has plenty of room for more.
Her personality is people oriented, meet you at the gate, and she likes to work. Calypso is the type of horse that wants a true partner to take through the levels and explore the world. Good enough brain and temperament for an amateur, enough talent and ambition for a pro.
She is extremely brave under saddle and loves hacking. She foxhunted this season – third over rough terrain and then stood calmly on a loose rein waiting for the huntsman to gather the hounds. Crosses water and ditches. Was great with the hounds. In December I rode her from the farm to a schooling show – 6 miles and it was freezing cold. She won her class (2’3″).
On the flat, she is forward and elastic, and extremely soft in the contact. As she builds more topline she gains strength and balance. She still comes up often for the canter transition, but starting to relax with really nice and easy transitions. She works well off the seat and wants a rider who won’t try to hold her in a frame with the rein.
“Pumpkin” is a barn favorite. She is calm, patient, and well- behaved while being athletic with plenty of get-up-and-go.
The pictures do not do this mare justice. In person, she is absolutely stunning. She has a striking presence about her, and she’ll definitely get you noticed. She’s a big mare with plenty of substance and flash.
She is athletic and forward with excellent manners in the field and on the trail. No spook. She will happily lead, follow, or go in middle. She’s one of those versatile horses that could go in any direction what you want.
Her age is in the mid-teens. She is Waggoner Ranch branded, but her papers lost have been lost. She was a broodmare with several years off and is now coming back into work. Prior to becoming a broodmare, she was used for roping so she has experience with cattle.
Not mare-ish, even in heat. Easy to catch. Stands on a picket line and quietly for mounting. Stands for everything – grooming, farrier, vet, etc. UTD shots and floating. Sound barefoot.
Contact Stacey at 706-318-5827 to inquire about Pumpkin.
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).
Spot My Coolness (known around the barn as Little Bit) is a 15.1hh 4 year old Appaloosa gelding. He was started last year by Stacey McCoy with 30 days under saddle then turned out to mature. He has been in training this year for 60 days. Little Bit is an athletic willing learner, but is quiet and patient. He is a horse that has been started right and is more than capable of excelling in whatever discipline that you want to finish him in.
Little Bit goes well in both western and english tack and has been trail ridden extensively. He was started with a strong foundation in natural horsemanship and ground work. He has good feet and has remained healthy and sound throughout his training. Little Bit is happy in a stall or turned out. He stands well for the farrier, loads, and trailers well. No known vices.
He is an eye catcher and will certainly draw the judge’s eye. He would make an amazing hunter prospect, but he is also going to be a great all around horse. Currently asking *****, price may increase with training and showing.
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.
Stacey is a great teacher and she will take you gradually from where you are in your horsemanship to be able to do things you think you cannot do.
Most importantly, Stacey’s goal is to help keep you safe on your horse by helping you with control. I mainly trail ride and when I have a problem with my horse on the trail, I tell Stacey, she listens carefully, and then she shows me how to solve that problem. She even goes out on the trail with me when needed to work on the problem. She adapts her lessons to what you need with your horse, not to a predetermined lesson plan.
I am so very grateful that I am taking lessons from Stacey. If you want to be a better team with your horse, Allison Creek Farm is the place to go.