Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Horses looking for Homes

2 new Standardbreds have arrived. They are the latest retraining projects for "Futures For Standardbreds". We also have a new trainee from MSSPA

Regarding Riley is a 16 yo gelding . 15.2h Raced as a pacer years ago. Trots and canters readily

Ivory Dream is a 6 yo 15.3h Standardbred gelding that just stopped racing a few weeks ago. He is at the beginning of his retraining program

Ivy is a 10 yo 15.2h Appaloosa mare. She is figuring out the basics and progressing well. If interested in giving her a forever home contact MSSPA in Windham

End of Fall

Time just seems to fly by. Have had our last trip to Acadia in October and PFF Fun show has come and gone. Getting our heads around winter and already have a calendar filling up for 2017

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Catching UP?

Always getting behind. Been a crazy busy summer with multiple trips to Acadia and lots of shows. Nellie and Soprano have made 2 driving trips to Acadia and Nellie just got back from a riding trip. Socks joined us on that trip with Prise and AJ. Got to show Ann and Renee the carriage roads on horseback.

Quinn and Wendy have been showing all season. Robyn and Jordan have been riding Quinn, Derek on Wendy. Laura has started her first dressage competitions this year on Remy.

Last weekend PFF presented 7 horses at the World of Horses at Cumberland Fair. Kade (w/Robyn), Will (w/Gloria) and Socks (w/Deb) joined a quadrille with a Horse of a Different Color as the theme. Nellie ( w/Jenna) and Wendy (w/ Brandi) represented Standardbreds. Robyn drove Haflinger AJ to Halloween music and Maria rode MSSPA's mare Tess in horse's needing homes presentation.

One last trip to Acadia and one more show to go?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

PFF Fun Show October 30

Our fall show will be October 30. There will be dressage tests, driving obstacles as well as costume and fun classes
Contact Robyn or Deb for class list or info

Horse for sale or looking for homes

There are a number of horses at the farm or associated with the farm looking for forever homes. Please check out the for sale listings to see what is available or in need.

Tess is still looking for a forever home. This little mare is energetic and needs a job. She needs an intermediate + rider/driver. Tess is 18 years young. 14.3H. Can be adopted through the MSSPA in Windham

High Calibre N has been added to this list. The following is info about this big handsome gelding

High Calibre N is a 16 year-old 16.3 solid black Standardbred gelding being offered for sale due to owner's health and moving to Oregon. Because of his gentle and calm temperament his owners were excited to embark into his starting a pleasure driving career! He has done well and has completed six weeks re-training with Robyn Cuffey. Calibre also does well as a riding horse under both English and Western. He is comfortable, sensible and calm on wooded trails in a bitless bridle as well as moving herds of cattle in full Western tack. He is a remarkable horse in that he truly loves to go for a ride! He is inquisitive and friendly and does very well with ground manners, shoeing and is excellent at trailer loading. He enjoys the company of other horses on pasture and would prefer to not be cooped up in a stall as he was during his racing career. He is comfortable in a stall and will come in on his own, but really prefers being out as much as possible. He is physically sound, has bi-yearly chiro and acupuncture, his teeth have been well attended to and his hooves are hard and strong. He is quite sweet and a fun horse that is a thinker and will watch you walk away until you are out of his sight--and he readily "asks" you to get on him at liberty--amazes me as I have never experienced that! He is not spooky or timid and is willing to try anything you want. He will lead a trail ride or follow. He stands well for mounting and is understanding when you are sore and cannot mount with ease--he just knows and stands even more steady! On a group trail ride he will stand perfectly still while another horse is being quite difficult and will not be influenced by that horse. I have experienced no vices with him and he has always been treated well--Natural Horsemanship trained off track. His trot is animated, quite comfortable and very fluid. He is really quite striking and beautiful in motion. He is not excitable with other horses passing him or comparable racetrack triggers. He only canters at liberty and has never offered to buck or give his rider any reason to feel nervous and concerned. Calibre would be suitable for a knowledgeable beginner (as I was) to intermediate due to his patience and easy-going nature. I was nervous with him at first just due to his size, but he quickly put me at ease and he has been a wonderful confidence builder for me personally. If you are looking for a best friend that you can trust and will look out for you both, Calibre may be just who you are looking for. As for his driving abilities and endeavors please refer to his trainer, Robyn Cuffey at Photo Finish Farm in Buxton, Maine. Calibre resides in Mount Desert, Maine. $2500 or free to a known/referenced equine professional or equine non-profit organization. Contact Meg at 207-479-3633

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Catching Up

Getting behind with news
Have been to a few events already. Started out at the SPHO Fun Day. Took students as well as FFS horses for a practice day. Deb rode Monette's Image and Tess, both horses looking for forever homes. Brandi rode FFS horse Red Slippers as well as giving her young horse Music her first outing. With Renee as the leader, Kade gave Spyder ( with much help from Joyce) a tour of all things new and scary. Then Renee and Socks tackled the same course. Karen played driving Prise and Desiree gave Janie the tour.
Jordan, Abby and Hannah are all moving up in their dressage riding. Jordan is tackling 1st level on Quinn, Hannah is starting Training level on her young horse Cameo and Abby is moving Ras up in Training level.
Desire and Janie C went to their first show, competing in the SPHO/MHA show. They competed in in hand as well as 2 gait and got a good start. Barb and Prise got their first outing of the year showing in the driving classes.
Next up is our SPHO/SMDA show June 12 where we hope to have a good showing of Standardbreds