2013 Summer at Brek-n-Ridge Farm began with a Bang
Instruction provided by law enforcement and equine professionals, Pam and Dan Weston, using Natural Horsemanship methods took place June 5th. As Mounted Police officers, Pam and Dan have trained horses for numerous police agencies and private individuals. With over 30 years of experience riding and training mounted patrol horses, they understand how to desensitize horses, helping them to remain calm and obedient when confronting unfamiliar objects and stimuli.
Together with GreenLeaf Trust, Brek-n-Ridge Farm hosted this small clinic for 10 local riders and horses. Catered by The Depot of Harbor Springs, the festivities went on well into the late afternoon.
DAN WESTON AND KARIN OFFIELD FOLLOWING THE EVENT – “IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. I WANT TO THANK GREENLEAF TRUST FOR INCLUDING US IN THEIR BUSY SCHEDULE!” SAYS KARIN. “ I ALSO WANT TO THANK STEVE AND FLORA ARBAUGH FOR THEIR INTRODUCTION.”
BREK-N-RIDGE FARM – ALL DRESSED UP FOR THE DEPOT’S OCCASION! THE FOOD, THE AMBIANCE AND THE HOSPITALITY WAS TERRIFIC!
WALTER PFANDER and his horse DALLAS
Together since Dallas was a 3 year old, Walter and Dallas arrived at Brek-n-Ridge in 2011. After years of a “certain kind “ of a man horse relationship, Walter attests that the best years are ahead for them. Able to ride and be ridden with increasing confidence and abilities, Walter is glad to have Dallas, at Brek-n-Ridge where he gets great care!
KARIN AND HER DUTCH FRIESIAN GELDING ‘ULKE’ MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE MAKESHIFT MAYHEM AND CHAOS THAT DAN AND PAM CHALLENGED THE RIDERS AND THEIR HORSES TO ACCEPT. BRIDGES, BALLS, BALOONS, BOXES, BAGS IN UNEXPECTED ORDER WAS DIFFICULT FOR MOST OF THE HORSES. YET, ONLY ONE OR TWO HORSES REFUSED TO WORK WITH THEIR HUMAN AND LEARN NEW TECHNIQUE. “ULKE AND I NEVER MADE IT OVER THE BRIDGE….YET! “ SAYS KARIN
In getting to know GreenLeaf Trust, I have discovered that they are Michigan based, helping generations of families build their portfolios, manage their money and helping them become charitable members of our society. For me, there is nothing better than learning how to fundraise and give. We hope to have a second clinic soon and if you are reading this and would like to join us, please contact me at the farm. 231-242-0012