We have bought a new 30 acre farm in the Tryon, NC area in Ellenboro, NC!
We have started the moving process and it's the move that never ends!
We are super excited to start this new chapter of our lives!
If you have an interest in owning our Indian Land, SC property, we are happy to talk to you and work a deal before we list on the MLS. Our realtor is planning to list late October at $439,900. Please contact Cindy Gibson to schedule a showing,
We will be traveling to teach.
Contact Charlotte 980-722-2828 or Tommy 336-469-0676 for availability.
Group Lessons (3+ riders) are $50/ea, $150/4 lessons.
Semi-Private Lessons (2 riders) are $60/ea or $220/4 lessons.
Private Lessons are $75/ea or $250/4 lessons.
No boarding available.
We will continue to take our clients to shows. Show Fees will remain the same.
Coaching - $50/day 3+ riders, $75/day 2 riders, $150/day 1 rider
Trailering - $1/mile.
Horse Rental - $50/day
We do occasionally sell horses or ponies that have been through our program. We take selling very seriously and will only represent horses and ponies we know very well. We disclose all we know, both positive and negative, so our clients can make the best decision for their future partner.
8yr old, bay, large pony mare.
Penelope is a darling bay mare, with a beautiful face and a pretty blaze. We have had her for over two years, she has done beg-adv lessons and summer camps. She has been used for riders learning to post and steer, but she is awesome for the rider that wants to canter and jump courses too!
She is brave, and jumps all the colored jumps easily with all our students. She is a real confidence builder! She is a good mover and has a very smooth jump that doesn't unseat even the smallest of her riders. She trail rides, crosses water and stays in line nicely.
She is a lovely pony of medium energy. She will walk/trot all day with a rider flopping all over, when you hold a stick, she will promptly step into the canter on both leads when asked. She has a steady, easy canter to ride and will stay in it as long as you like, and come back to the walk as soon as you ask her.
She is barefoot, has great feet, never needed shoes. She lives outside here and is a super easy keeper. 100% sound.
$3500, video with beginner student available, approved trials considered
Tis Tito Time, 2014, 17h, grey, unraced TB, gelding.
Tito is a super sweet, absolutely stunning boy. He is huge, and capable of carrying the largest rider in style, yet is quiet, kind and easy enough that the teenagers here love to ride him too. He sold at $150,000 as a yearling, but once started, never showed the speed to be a racehorse.
Since he is so big, we have brought him along slowly. He confidently walks, trots and canters in the ring alone and in 'heavy traffic' (afternoon lessons and summer camp with 10+ horses and ponies jumping and going everywhere). He bravely jumps crossrails and small verticals with flowers and color. Also bc of his age and size, we have waited to jump bigger jumps. He has started riding outside the ring, calmly w/t/c in our huge field.
He has excellent ground manners, and is very light and easy to handle on the ground. He is a very kind, 'connected' horse, that truly loves brushing and time spent with 'his' person. He is easy to shoe and bathe, stands well to have his mane pulled and whiskers trimmed. He takes treats softly, and is not a 'cookie monster'.
Tito stays fat easily, has no vices, and turns out well in a herd. He is easy to catch, and quiet and neat in a stall. He ties and crossties well.
His fall/winter is set to contain his first shows and trail rides. Our goal is to get him as confident off the farm as he is here. Trail riding he is learning to cross water, ride in the woods, alone and in a group. At shows he will be learning about all the crazy sights and sounds, and how to process them with ease.
I see Tito as a wonderful partner for lots of different people. With his unflappable personality and super quiet temperament, I think he has the potential to be the perfect beginner or 'husband's' horse as he builds his experience.
Today he is an excellent choice for the rider who wants a exceptionally great-minded, gorgeous young horse to develop. I recommend a rider that can walk/trot/canter safely (advanced beg/intermediate) bc he is young and learning.
His movement would really excel in the dressage ring, as well as making a lovely hunter.
I expect he will foxhunt beautifully, he has the brain and light mouth to make a ladies field hunter. I plan to start him in 2nd and 3rd field this fall. He certainly has the size and bone to carry a larger gentleman.
He loves doing basic liberty (no strings attached) work, and I think for the natural horsemanship enthusiast, he would love all the bareback, bridleless and liberty.
He also rides well in a big western saddle. He even fits the normal western tree we use on our quarter horses and paints, no need to hunt for that elusive TB sized western saddle.
We have tested his jumping ability the least, but he goes very straight, direct, no spook and the tiny things we have done require no effort for him.
I'd love to see him in a forever home with a lady or man that wants a great horse to play with and to enjoy life. I think he would love to go trailriding, to shows or small events and clinics. I think he is the type to be happy to try anything his person wants to do. He is a rare jewel with his brain, beauty and size! He just wants to please!
I'm asking $7500 for Tito. A great match is most important to me, so I'd love to really get to know what you want, and a little bit about what you have done. I'm happy to have potential new parents come to ride him multiple times to insure a great fit. A short approved trial may be a possibility, with respect to his age, size and fitness. Trainers and a PPE are always welcome.
Contact Charlotte Cannon for more info.