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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or cell (706-338-1358).
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.