New Youngsters

As tracks around the northeast begin to close and summer meets end, its always a terrific time to see our new arrivals here on the farm in Ball Ground, GA. They’re fresh off the track and in transition from their racing careers to promising sporthorses.

We also provide training for clients who purchase our horses.

2 new show prospects are now listed on the HORSES FOR SALE page. They’re geldings by the same sire Cross Traffic of Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky.

So Long Turfway

Greg and I arrived home to Georgia with prospects, and they are beginning their transition from racehorse to sport horse at Little Kentucky Farm. They’re by the same sire (Cross Traffic of Spendthrift Farm), and although by the same sire, they’re quite different in size, look and temperament. I think they will have a lot to offer to anyone looking for quality top drawer Thoroughbreds to compete in the sport horse arena.

It was nice to go back to my old stomping ground. The racetrack is in complete renovation mode and construction is spread out. I almost didn’t recognize it. It will be amazing once its finished and should offer a lot of employment to the community.

Hot Traffic – 5 yr old, 16.3 hands
Puddle Jumper – 3 yr old, 15.1 hands

These boys are super quality prospects, who will begin the process of transitioning here on the farm. Photos, videos and updates of their progress will always be on the farm website and the Little Kentucky Farm facebook page. Please check back often and sale information will be posted on the HORSES FOR SALE page soon.

A Girl and a Racehorse

The farm became fast friends with the Garner family when they first contacted the us about ‘In The Chamber’ (aka Kyle), and we’ve stayed in touch ever since the trailer slowly rolled through the gates. Olivia is over the moon in love and Kyle is enjoying learning how to jump. He is living a luxurious life on the Kathy’s farm in southern Georgia. Who are the Kathys you ask? Well none other than the family who make some of the best chicken nuggets and waffle fries on the planet . . . Chik-Fil-A!

Life is good for Kyle and it’s certainly an incredible journey he has had throughout. We wish Olivia and Kyle many happy journeys together.

Hello Gorgeous!

In The Chamber (Kyle)

Congratulations to the Garner family with their newest son In The Chamber (Kyle). Olivia Garner and Kyle had an immediate connection and she has been dreaming of this day. Her immediate plans are to take things slow and build their relationship. Olivia has already made friends with the other “Fort Prado Club” members and it will be quite a spectacle when all the siblings are together at horse trials and clinics!

In The Chamber (Kyle)

It’s a Zen Thing

Congratulations to Aubrey Eisenman on her new partnership with A Giant View (Zenny). I can confidently say its a match made in heaven and together there is nothing stopping them. Ya’ll better get use to sitting in the Winner’s Circle!

A Giant View (Zen)

Getting The Hang of it

After doing all my homework and and waiting until A Giant View (Zen) was physically and mentally prepared to jump, this is the result. He is lovely to work with and is uncomplicated. He’s perfect for a professional or serious amateur wanting to develop and campaign a future heavy hitter. He could easily be a competitive Thoroughbred in the Young Event Horse competitions. More details on HORSES FOR SALE page.

The Grey Pony

I didn’t understand it back then. The phone call last night finally put the pieces together for me after nearly 40 years.

She introduced herself as “Billie. I’m the lady who bought your grey pony.”

Push the rewind button in my head and I’m sitting on a beautiful grey pony bareback riding down a dirt road. I can hear my own laughter and clip-clopping hooves, as I’d leave the farm and be gone for hours without a care in the world.

Sharr-Mae and I were a tough team to beat. I did everything with her, from 4-H, Pony Club, Western, English, Hunter-Jumper and Halter classes. And we won everything from local to regional competitions. She was kind, sweet and was simply my best friend. She was my rock during some tough times as a kid and I loved her dearly. But as I grew taller, my mother decided Sharr-Mae needed to give another little girl the chance to compete.

Push the fast forward button to January 2021 with me standing in my kitchen in Georgia when my phone rang. The voice on the other end wanted to let me know how loved and greatly cared for Sharr-Mae was, and that she hoped it would give me comfort in knowing that they had the grey pony in their lives for nearly 44 years. She wanted me to know that Sharr-Mae gave so much to her daughter Margie through the years, and now that Margie is a mother herself, was able to be there for Margie’s daughter to safely sit on.

As many already know about me, as an adult in the business of selling Thoroughbreds, its not easy buying a horse from me. Looking back, I guess I now know why. Having your friend suddenly leave and finding their empty stall without much of an understanding is tough for a young person. But how fortunate am I to have answered my phone yesterday, only to discover the grey pony continued for years to bring happiness.

I finally understand and can place the missing piece of the puzzle where it belongs. Thank you Billie for calling, and thank you Margie for loving our grey pony.

New Video of A Giant View

Go to HORSES FOR SALE page to see new video posts of sale prospect ‘A Giant View’ (Zenny). He looks amazing. Soon we’ll post under saddle videos and hope to pop him over some fences. A talented youngster who is being brought along slowly and is proving to be athletic, sweetheart temperament and certainly eye-catching.

A Trifecta

I’ve been fortunate this season to have ride time with gold medalist Michael Pollard. It’s been a great journey developing Eor The Terrific, and recently I had the opportunity to have Michael ask me if he could compete Lou. Of Course I jumped at the chance to have one of the best riders in the world take the reins for a weekend. I got to groom and spectate (learning so much and soaking everything up like a sponge), while Michael had an enjoyable weekend on a super fun horse (finishing 5th at Modified Division), and Lou gained enormous amounts of confidence. WIN-WIN-WIN…the perfect trifecta.

A Giant View Growing Up

Never-ending foot work for a growing boy. It is an easy exercise that quickly gains focus and attention, trot tempo, and muscle development without pounding on joints. I set 10 poles on the ground that are spaced 5′ apart and focus on a straight approach.