Over ten years ago, my daughters Lisa and Emily began riding.
Emily soon bought a horse of her own, then another, and another . . . Since we had plenty of room, we decided to keep the
horses at home rather than board them out, so my husband, Harrell, built a 4-stall barn. After a while, Emily's friends
wanted to keep their horses here too, so we added more stalls and a riding ring. I enjoyed taking care of the horses
and it occurred to me that I could make a living doing something I love, so we began to take in boarders.
Now we have grown to a 25-stall barn. Our facilities have
expanded to include a large riding ring and dressage arena, plus plenty of trails to ride out on. Our goal is still
the same, though: To care for every horse here as though it is our own.
Rosewood is part of a working farm and our family lives on the
property, so we are able to keep a close eye on things. Students here are encouraged to learn about all aspects of horse
care and horsemanship outside of their lessons. Boarders are welcome to come out and ride any time. We do our
best to encourage everyone to achieve their riding goals at every level and in every discipline--hacking out on
trails, hunting, participating in local schooling shows, or traveling to state and regional shows. We have been lucky
enough to make lasting friendships through horses, and we look forward to making new ones in the future.
|Pat with Jack and Sadie. Where is Jill?