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Forward Thinking Stables

Forward Thinking Stables FT Stables is the home of eventer Katie Davis. Offering multi-disciplinary professional training, as well as restarting and sales of off the track thoroughbreds.

FTS at Wayward Springs Farm

Forward Thinking Stables is located in scenic Huntly, Virginia out of stunning Wayward Springs Farm. Boasting 200+ acres, 10 stalls, semi-group turnout with run-ins and automatic waterers, multiple arenas, cross-country course and so much more. We are focused on providing outstanding service, multi-disciplinary professional training, and quality sport horse sales.

Operating as usual

Tis that time of year 🐎
08/31/2022

Tis that time of year 🐎

⭐️Found A Home⭐️Cute 15.2 hand 5 year old Thoroughbred filly. Brought along slowly since January. Would like to find her...
07/14/2022

⭐️Found A Home⭐️

Cute 15.2 hand 5 year old Thoroughbred filly. Brought along slowly since January. Would like to find her a person that would enjoy continuing to develop her who is on a budget. Short lunging video available. Located in Huntly, VA 22640. PM for more info.

We are incredibly grateful πŸ™Œ to the owners of all of these lovely sporthorses; for allowing us to play a small part in t...
06/09/2022

We are incredibly grateful πŸ™Œ to the owners of all of these lovely sporthorses; for allowing us to play a small part in their respective careers.

All of these horses were ready πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ for their next step in finding new owners that will help them shine doing what they love to do πŸ€—

Congratulations to all parties involved πŸ‘ We look forward to watching the new partnerships in action 🎬

✨️SOLDβœ¨οΈπŸ¦•β€œBram"πŸ¦• is a 2016 ISH gelding standing at 16.2+ hands. This big guy has a lovely disposition, a kind heart, and...
05/07/2022

✨️SOLD✨️

πŸ¦•β€œBram"πŸ¦• is a 2016 ISH gelding standing at 16.2+ hands. This big guy has a lovely disposition, a kind heart, and great ground manners. Cross ties, bathes, clips, stands for farrier, and loads. He has been brought along thoughtfully by his owner. Bram has hunted second flight with both Piedmont and Snickersville Hunts with no issue. Respectful of hounds as well as other horses in close proximity. Bram has also participated in Phyllis Dawson jumping and cross country clinics, and also a ground pole schooling show at Beverly Equestrian Center. He has been in professional training for the past 90 days to further his fitness and flatwork education. Owner has accepted a new job position, which sadly leaves limited time in her schedule to continue to bring along this talented young horse
Clean legs, no injuries, no vices.
Located in Huntly, VA 22640
Please click link for more info or contact Katie @ 540-905-3933
https://www.ftstables.com/bram

Welcome Little MasterπŸ‘Έ and Chucky πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦°! Excited and grateful to have these two talentsπŸ‘Œ in for training.
01/15/2022

Welcome Little MasterπŸ‘Έ and Chucky πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦°! Excited and grateful to have these two talentsπŸ‘Œ in for training.

Congratulations πŸ™Œ to Kaelin on her purchase of Courting Victory 🌟 It was bittersweet to watch Vic go with his big person...
01/15/2022

Congratulations πŸ™Œ to Kaelin on her purchase of Courting Victory 🌟 It was bittersweet to watch Vic go with his big personality 😝 as he was a barn favorite for everyone. Thank you to the whole team that helps our horses feel and perform their best πŸ’ͺ




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Happy Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ to you all! We feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded everyday by wonderful people, beautiful ani...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ to you all! We feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded everyday by wonderful people, beautiful animals, and all of your support ❀ Yearling Shiitaki πŸ„ wishes everyone a safe holiday πŸ‚






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Photos from JF Equine Services's post
11/18/2021

Photos from JF Equine Services's post

Our Fall πŸ‚ harvest has been a rewarding one πŸ™ŒNature 🌞, the land 🏞, and our livestock πŸ– have given us an incredible appre...
11/07/2021

Our Fall πŸ‚ harvest has been a rewarding one πŸ™Œ

Nature 🌞, the land 🏞, and our livestock πŸ– have given us an incredible appreciation for life and connection to our food.

Our piggies that we raised from piglets went to market πŸ₯“

Our chickens that we have had since chicks started laying πŸ₯š while some became πŸ—

And our garden 🌾 produced everything from tomatoes πŸ… to melons. Radishes to an amazing haul of sweet potatoes πŸ₯”

We are incredibly thankful to Mike and Lisa Mendell for giving us the opportunity to do what we ❀. And the Strahley family for the land we raised our pastured πŸ– on!

"Vic" JC: Courting Victory πŸ₯³ showing his hops πŸ‡ for his 3rd time over fences. Like a πŸ¦† to πŸ’¦.        😬
11/07/2021

"Vic" JC: Courting Victory πŸ₯³ showing his hops πŸ‡ for his 3rd time over fences. Like a πŸ¦† to πŸ’¦.

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Congratulations πŸ‘ to  and  on their purchase of "Squishy" 🐎JC Good Luck Justice. We enjoyed helping Squishy transition i...
10/04/2021

Congratulations πŸ‘ to and on their purchase of "Squishy" 🐎JC Good Luck Justice. We enjoyed helping Squishy transition into his next career πŸ€—

Thank you πŸ™Œ to our sponsors and favorite things for helping these terrific horses look and feel their best πŸ’ͺ








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08/19/2021
⭐ Vic ⭐

⭐SOLD⭐

JC name "Courting Victory" is known as Vic in the barn. 2016 16.3 hand Thoroughbred gelding. This is going to be one big boy once he is finished growing! Vic has a solid flashy build and a fantastic presence. He is a goofball who loves people. As a young horse he will do well with someone with experience or in a program. Vic needs guidance to stay focused and consistency. He is incredibly athletic and will be fun and rewarding to develop. He was let down for 30 days before starting to train for a new career. He has been hacked extensively, encountering water, ditches, and banks. Vic has been training on the flat to build strength and a good foundation for jumping. He has a natural curiosity about the world and could be a great eventer or dressage prospect. No vices.

Huntly, VA 22640

PM or www.ftstables.com for more details

Summer time 🌻🌿🌱
07/16/2021

Summer time 🌻🌿🌱

Excited to officially say congratulations to Foxboro Farm and Epp Wilson on his partnership with Red πŸ”₯ Looking forward t...
07/04/2021

Excited to officially say congratulations to Foxboro Farm and Epp Wilson on his partnership with Red πŸ”₯ Looking forward to hearing about happy trails πŸ‘£ and great hunting 🦊🐺

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What a beautiful weekend for 4th of July! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ†
07/04/2021

What a beautiful weekend for 4th of July! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ†

Suzy Gehris and Lisa Mendell doing all the things πŸ‘ πŸ’ƒπŸ™Œ Another fantastic round of Linda Zang lessons 🐎The horses earned t...
06/26/2021

Suzy Gehris and Lisa Mendell doing all the things πŸ‘ πŸ’ƒπŸ™Œ

Another fantastic round of Linda Zang lessons 🐎

The horses earned their massages! 🍌 for some and πŸ₯• for othersπŸ’†β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ™Œ

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Make sure you get our good side! πŸ’β€β™‚οΈπŸ•ΊπŸ€©Linda Zang's "Buddy" and Michael and Lisa Mendell's "Freddy" relaxing 😌 before a ...
06/26/2021

Make sure you get our good side! πŸ’β€β™‚οΈπŸ•ΊπŸ€©

Linda Zang's "Buddy" and Michael and Lisa Mendell's "Freddy" relaxing 😌 before a day of fancy prancing πŸ‘ 

Beginning of July🌞, FTS will have 1-2 stalls available for full training, partial training board, or full care board 🐎. ...
06/17/2021

Beginning of July🌞, FTS will have 1-2 stalls available for full training, partial training board, or full care board 🐎.

We offer a quiet atmosphere and a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ star facility. Many amenities for both horse and rider:

- 215'x215' all weather arena
- full size all weather dressage arena
- cross country course
- paddocks with automatic waterers and run-in sheds
-12x12 stalls, climate controlled tack room, wash stall with heat lamps and more!

Located in Huntly, Virginia. 15 minutes to Front Royal and I-66.

πŸ‘‡Check out our updated website πŸ‘€
www.ftstables.com

Text or email Katie with any questions
πŸ“§ [email protected]
πŸ“ž 540.905.3933

Thank you πŸ™Œ to Mike and Lisa Mendell for another mentally and physically challenging training session πŸ’ͺSo much appreciat...
06/16/2021

Thank you πŸ™Œ to Mike and Lisa Mendell for another mentally and physically challenging training session πŸ’ͺ

So much appreciation for our sponsors and favorite things that keep our horses happy in their work 😊






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Super excited to have Courting Victory and Good Luck Justice in for training πŸ‹These good looking boys are currently bein...
06/09/2021

Super excited to have Courting Victory and Good Luck Justice in for training πŸ‹

These good looking boys are currently being let down and have started hacking to get their backs and booties πŸ‘ strong and healthy πŸ™Œ

Both are not lacking in the personality department πŸ€ͺ

Congratulations πŸ™Œ to  and  on the purchase of Storm β›ˆ!Thank you to Sara Stanoszek for sourcing such a lovely mare ❀ We a...
06/09/2021

Congratulations πŸ™Œ to and on the purchase of Storm β›ˆ!

Thank you to Sara Stanoszek for sourcing such a lovely mare ❀

We are so happy that this kind and very talented mare ended up with a wonderful family πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ Who have been wonderful friends and supporters of our business.

This mare is such a fun little sports car 🏎 and we can't wait to watch Storm and take on the eventing world 🌟

Always thank you πŸ‘ to our sponsors and some of our favorite things, for helping these horses 🐎 step into their next careers. Looking and feeling their best πŸ’ƒ







 ...Thank you πŸ™Œ for your support  . Our horses 🐎 look and feel amazing thanks to your wonderful products 😊 ...Meet  Amba...
05/23/2021


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Thank you πŸ™Œ for your support . Our horses 🐎 look and feel amazing thanks to your wonderful products 😊


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When you don't have a bad side πŸ™†β€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒHuge thanks πŸ™Œ to    for helping Daisy's Storm look and perform her best.And to  for ...
05/12/2021

When you don't have a bad side πŸ™†β€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒ

Huge thanks πŸ™Œ to for helping Daisy's Storm look and perform her best.

And to for making sure all those pretty 🦷 are in order 😁 This girl loves to eat.

I have to give a shout out to our most recent sales clients πŸ™ŒThese young women knew what they were looking for and we ha...
04/30/2021

I have to give a shout out to our most recent sales clients πŸ™Œ

These young women knew what they were looking for and we had a blast helping them through the process πŸ€—

Thank you for being such a joy to work with and πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ

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Thank you to our sponsors and favorite things who help these horses look and feel their best πŸ’ͺ

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We are so excited for Demery and Troll 😈 Have a blast you two! 🀩
04/26/2021

We are so excited for Demery and Troll 😈 Have a blast you two! 🀩

04/05/2021
JC: Maeri

SOLD πŸ’›

😈"Troll"😈

JC name " Maeri" also lovingly known as Troll. 2014, 16.1 hands, Thoroughbred mare. Super pedigree for sport. Great movement with tremendous potential on the flat, wonderful mind on cross country. This mare has been thoughtfully brought along since last year as an eventing prospect. Could also be produced in the jumper ring. Placed 9th πŸ₯³ in her first Beginner Novice event, Fall 2020, and will move up to Novice, Spring 2021. Clean legs, no injuries. Troll is a minor cribber😬, but it does not impact how talented she is.

Located in Huntly, VA 22640

PM or www.ftstables.com for more details

04/02/2021
Daisy's Storm

🌩"Storm"🌩

JC name "Daisy's Storm" also known as Storm in the barn.
2016, 16.1 hands, Thoroughbred mare. Storm pretty much has her pick at what she can excel at with a wonderful mind to go with it. Clean legs, no injuries, no vices, and barefoot. Hacks out alone or in company. Wonderfully bold 🦁

Located in Huntly, VA 22640
More details at www.ftstables.com

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03/06/2021


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Huntly, Virginia

Always a beautiful sight 🌾 Thank you Lee Custer for delivering such quality hay.

Address

P.O. Box 76
Hume, VA
22639

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

(540) 905-3933

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Thank you to everyone who has booked me for clipping, farm/petsitting, dog pedicures, etc. I am so appreciative of the support of my little business! πŸ’œ I am still accepting new clients, so please feel free to contact me with any inquiries!

Especially grateful to Katie Davis of Forward Thinking Stables for the lovely new website!!

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