I just thought I'd send a couple photos of my newest addition.
She was born March 30. Another filly! Her name is Josie.
On January 23rd we had the great pleasure of taking group of people from various parts of Europe and the U.S. horse back riding here at our farm. There were persons from The Netherlands, London, Washington State, and Vermont. Most of the group had very little experience with horses. Seven people (including myself) were on horse back and one rode in the horse drawn sleigh with my husband. I wanted to share this because Rob, one of the men from Holland, who had only ridden a horse once before, rode our Brabant mare, Thunder. She took really good care of him! After our ride we took everyone - one by one - and gave them a lesson on driving our Percheron on the sleigh. It was a beautiful Upper Peninsula day and we had a great ride! And best of all... no one fell off!
Rob, from the Netherlands, riding Thunder...
The group out on the trail (Rob and Thunder are in the middle)...
Blue at Richmond
We took Blue and his 4 yr old daughter to the Va. state fair the end of Sept. He won his
class, he was Sr. Champ. Belgian, and Grand Champ Draft Stallion. He was awesome...
Where old school Rosinback riding meets modern day demands for education and knowledge. In this day of heightened interest in horses and all disciplines of equestrian activities, JD demonstrates and explains the partnership that can be created between horse and rider. 2000 years ago Artistic Riding was performed at Roman games. In 1920 Vaulting was included in Olympic Games, performed by Calvary troops who regarded it as a step towards an advanced equestrian education. Modern day vaulting was officially recognized as an equestrian discipline in 1983. It is the older style “Artistic Riding” combined with circus style riding that sets JD Winslow apart from all the rest. If you love the beauty of horses, appreciate the balance of trick riding, or have an interest in the history behind all this, JD has a program for you.
What We Have To Offer
Brave Brabants Always a big hit wherever we appear. Parades, festivals, special events, etc. The size and beauty of these two magnificent horses have caused many folks to stop and gaze in admiration. Imagine JD and the boys roving the grounds of your event, meeting and greeting your guests. Up close and personal, this is an unforgettable experience! no special requirements are necessary for our appearance. Artistic Riding An unbelievable display of horsemanship as the horse runs free. This display of freestyle vaulting can best be described as trick riding with circus style and grace. Truly one of a kind, and extremely difficult. This 3 to 4 minute routine can be set to a variety of music. As a contract act we must have complete access to your venue for a minimum of 24 hours before the performance. This show is geared towards an equestrian audience. No harness, no tricks, poetry in motion at the trot. Available both on site, or your venue. We now offer several different educational programs to choose from. Programs tailored to both horse people interested in the training, and riding aspects, as well as the general public. Perfect as an introduction to horses, and what can be accomplished with love and understanding. For the more experienced rider JD conveys the need for respecting your mount, and taking responsibility for your actions. The need for foresight is important when we are handling our equine friends. Anticipating problems before they actually occur will lead to a safer environment for both you and your horse.
If you do not ride bareback, start! Bareback riding will improve your balance, and get you to feel and work with the horse’s natural movement. Bareback pads don’t count.
Thunder, 100% mare.
Thunder's '04 filly, Liberty.
Thunder's '06 filly, Majesty. Sired by Tom Fien's stud, Laico
2 1/2 yr old stallion, Tomlyns Andrew out of Laico Van de Lindehoef. Owned by Dan, Barbara and their son, Brian in Seneca, SC...