Sold – Playitagain Howie

Little Kentucky Farm congratulates Ivey Watson on her purchase of Playitagain Howie. They make an impressive pair and will have many years together Eventing!

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Sold – Playitagain Howie

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The Season Comes to an End

Photography by Mark Lehner Photography

Pine Top Thanksgiving Horse Trials in Thomson, Georgia is always the best event to end a season. Many of my friends arrived a couple days early, set up camp and celebrated Thanksgiving right there at the stables. It is a great time of year to be with good friends and of course, the horses.

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Artful Way – Pine Top Thanksgiving 2014

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Zeb & Ray – Pine Top 2014

 

It’s been a busy year for me, and now that Ray is completely heeled from surgery on his leg, we are planning on having an exciting and full 2015 season. We already have part of the calendar filled out up to May of 2015!

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Artful Way – Pine Top 2014

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Zeb & Ray – The last fence on cross country

I’m looking forward in starting a fresh new season and hopefully get some of the prospects out and about.  Merry Christmas!

GO Thoroughbred!

 

 

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Prospect Playitagain Howie Has All The Right Moves

The is a part of my job that I love so much and is completely gratifying. Howie has recently started jump lessons and is proving to have a bright future ahead of him. He is a sturdy, willing and smart youngster with the traits that people look for in an Eventer. He has never had a stop or attempted a run-out. He’s going to be a heck of a competition horse in the future. See HORSES FOR SALE for more info.

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NEW Hanoverian Gelding For Sale

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Red Hot Chili Pepper

Red Hot Chili Pepper is a stunning talent, competing through Preliminary Eventing. He is also a WINNING team member of the University of Georgia Eventing Team! An Amateur’s dream horse who can be very competitive in a variety of other sports such as Hunter-Jumpers and Dressage. Very well put together and very sound physically and mentally. He is at a super price and is ready to compete for 2015! See more info, photos and videos on HORSES FOR SALE page.

 

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Help Me, to Help You

Selling horses is constantly evolving mostly due to technology such as the internet. It can make things easier and it can certainly make things harder for the seller and the buyer. Lately, I’ve had some interesting experiences and thought if I wrote about it, it could help everyone involved.

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Selling horses can be frustrating

I’m not politically correct and I am very black and white with people, especially when it comes to my horses. I have to be, because it saves valuable time and money in the long run. When searching for a horse to purchase and possibly considering a horse from Little Kentucky, keep the following in mind:

1) Read sale ads carefully and have an understanding of what the terminology in the ad means. For example, if it’s a 2 year old Thoroughbred taken off the track and is described as a ‘prospect’, it is a good bet the horse has never jumped a 3′ oxer. So don’t ask how high the horse can jump.

2) If the ad says “FOR SALE”, don’t ask if the horse can be leased or if there could be a trade.

3) When inquiring, do NOT text the phone number of the seller unless instructed otherwise. It is a lazy approach, rude and a first-class ticket of getting deleted.

4) Don’t contact the seller unless you are a serious buyer and is prepared to make an appointment to come see the horse in person.

5) Never make a dollar offer on a horse you have never seen in person.

6) If the price says $20K on a horse, it is safe to assume that the seller wants full asking price or might lower the price by a few numbers. Don’t make an insulting offer. Here at LKF, it isn’t an episode of Antique Archaeology. We don’t haggle, barter or trade.

7) Do your homework on the seller.

8) Always bring your trainer on the 1st visit. Be dressed to ride.

9) Don’t ask for personalized videos made to order. This isn’t McDonald’s.

10) Little Kentucky Farm is not a Thoroughbred rescue.

11) Stop referring to Thoroughbreds as OTTB. They are Thoroughbreds. OTTB is not a breed. Not all Thoroughbreds are ex-racehorses.

12) Just because it is a Thoroughbred, don’t assume it should be sold for bargain basement prices.

13) No I don’t have an accent and my horses at LKF are usually American Thoroughbreds. If you’re easily swayed by an accent, fancy warmblood names with astronomical prices for an import – Don’t call us.

14) If you love Thoroughbreds, have read the sale ads carefully and want to call the farm, we welcome your calls and will work hard to find the right horse for you.

Sermon is over . . . GO Thoroughbred!

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NEW Video of Sale Horse Cruz Control

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For Sale – Talented Thoroughbred with a lot to offer!

 

Easy, adjustable, and an excellent horse for either an adult amateur or talented junior! For more information on this super horse, go to HORSES FOR SALE page and call the farm 404-202-4935.

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Its Horses Like Howard . . . .

. . .that get me up in the morning and quickly make my way down to the barn to tack up. I look forward in seeing him and he must like me too. While in the field, he’ll catch sight of me, neigh and come cantering up to the fence to greet me. He does this every day. Sort of makes me feel special or in a Disney movie.

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Playitagain Howie

Flat work is developing into really nice movement, where Howard has super knee and hock action naturally. He feels fluffy to ride and very comfortable, again making me daydream about super Dressage scores in 2015.

As a 4 year old, he is a bit cocky and self-assured, and what I’ve discovered is that it translates into his flat work and recently popping over small obstacles and Liverpool. I had to remind myself that he never jumped before and to keep it simple and confidence building. Don’t rush it Zeb. Howard never hesitated once, and was enjoying himself as we played over cross rails. I rode around with a silly grin on my face the entire time.

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Bad photo – Fantastic horse!

I had to post this shot of Howard and the Liverpool only because my husband Greg was caught off guard when he jumped it. We walked up to it in order to walk through it, but instantly Howard gathered himself and decided it would be more fun to jump.

Howard is like reading tea leaves to predict what the future holds. I’m honestly excited for him, a little relieved and a tad sad (because I fall in love so easily).

GO Howie and GO Thoroughbred!

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