Rolling Hills Farm and Equine, LLC
Our boarder of the month is Abby Worley and her horse Pepper!
This last year and a half with Pepper have been the best days of my life. We have had our ups and downs, but she always finds a way to make me smile. When I got her it was my 13th birthday and my mom told me we were going to the barn to have a lesson for my birthday. I was so excited and I had no idea what she was actually planning for me. Once we got to the barn I "speed-walked" into the indoor arena and saw Pepper with ribbons and balloons tied in her hair. My mom turned to me and said "this isn't a lesson, we bought you a horse!"
I will never forget those amazing words and that amazing day that changed my life forever.
Since then, Pepper and I have had many adventures: we have gone to one horse show and won 5th place on obstacles, we ride often on the trails with my friend, Katee, we have met so many amazing people and best of all I get to do it with my closest friend, Pepper!
Rain and I came Rolling Hills at the end July 2018. After years of searching for mostly a quarter horse, gelding, not too tall, hoping for bay in color, trying to stay open minded- well, never in dreams would I ever thought a little paint Spotted Saddle Horse would be my choice.
I knew nothing about a gaited horse and she knew nothing about me. Her little head strong, wild eyed personality reveal it's self quickly. She never tried to hurt me.
The first time I fell from the mounting block with my foot stuck in the stirrup, flat on my back, she just stood there looking at me. I'm sure she was thinking, "Please get up, you're embarrassing me."
I knew she was a good girl. We managed to come to terms. I think, we've got this.
I don't ride as offer I as I would like. I have a few trip planned in the near future.
My husband calls her my psychiatrist. I love my therapy. The only thing she wants from me are apple baked treats and carrots.
Hi! My name is Evelynn LaVenture, and my mom and I own Cricket (the sorrel) and Roxy (the bay) both mares. We have had both horses for over one year and we love them so much. They mean so much to us even when they act up.
I have been coming to Rollings Hills for lessons and boarding. I also work on the weekends filling all the water buckets. When I came I knew nothing about horses and riding them in general. But I learned to love horses and spend most of my free time at the farm.
I ride in the arena and out on the trail, just for pleasure. We don’t have a whole lot of experience showing but Roxy was shown in barrels and speed events before we got her.
As for Cricket she only had one owner before us who had passed away and she needed a new home. I wasn’t very fond of her at first just because she had a bad attitude but she has mellowed out and has become a very good horse.
I normally ride on the boarder trail rides, cattle sortings, and when it is sunny out.
Thought we might give this blog thing a try. Seems like a really good place to keep people up to date since Facebook is getting so particular (stingy) about who all gets to see our announcements.
We're not real sure how this whole blog thing works yet, so bare with us as we get it figured out. We'd like people to be able to subscribe and we could use this like a weekly newsletter or something of the likes.
Hang in there as we line out the details.
Rolling Hills Farm & Equine, LLC is owned and operated by Clint and Kristin Carlton.
Rolling Hills Farm has been in the family for over 100 years. Constructed by Kristin's great grand parents, Kristin and her children are the 4th and 5th generations to live on the farm.