Rainy day sketches

Since it’s currently rather chilly and rainy (48 F), I figured today was a good time to plan out where things might go once the frame is complete and the sprouts start growing. I came up with a simple sketch of where these veggies (and herbs) could be planted. The plants include: Lettuce – Iceberg … More Rainy day sketches

A stable sports team: The University of Tennessee’s Equestrian Team

Clad in t-shirts and jeans, two riders loped their western mounts around a shadowed arena on a crisp November evening. The riders, Sarah Shipp and Anna Wermert, are members of the University of Tennessee Equestrian Team. Members of the team take riding lessons under the careful instruction of trainer Carol Hodge at Hidden Hollow Farm. … More A stable sports team: The University of Tennessee’s Equestrian Team

Trainer/Barn Profile: Carol Hodge and Hidden Hollow Farm

The chilly fall air enveloped Carol Hodge as she stood in the soft area dirt, instructing her two lesson riders as the sun slipped below the horizon. Hodge ignored the nipping breeze. She had a job to do, a job she loves: training the next generation of equestrians. She and her husband Cliff own and … More Trainer/Barn Profile: Carol Hodge and Hidden Hollow Farm

“Once in a lifetime” : The story of Chip and Dale

      Two months ago Horse Haven of Tennessee received a call about three thin horses that needed rescued. They responded, unaware that the horses would be underweight by nearly 700 pounds. “These guys, this score, is probably once in a lifetime,” said Jocelyn Smith. Smith, the equine manager at Horse Haven, said the … More “Once in a lifetime” : The story of Chip and Dale

Australian horseman gives demonstration at Kentucky Horse Park

Guy McLean was not supposed to be in front of a small crowd of school children and retirees in Kentucky on Sept. 19. He was supposed to be in Tryon, N.C. giving liberty horsemanship demonstrations to large crowds of equestrian fans during the second week of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports’ World Equestrian Games. … More Australian horseman gives demonstration at Kentucky Horse Park