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Red Rock Farm

Red Rock Farm Horse riding, fun and horsemanship learning. .... I can travel to local horse owners within 20 miles. We do not offer trail rides.

Red Rock Farm offers lessons & training in Western, Huntseat, Gymkhana basics, reining basics, ranch and general horsemanship and all include some aspect of horse care & ownership responsibilities. We are insured and require all riders to wear helmets and heeled boots. We specialize in developing young riders and helping the "more mature" ones rediscover their passion! Lesson Policies:
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Red Rock Farm offers lessons & training in Western, Huntseat, Gymkhana basics, reining basics, ranch and general horsemanship and all include some aspect of horse care & ownership responsibilities. We are insured and require all riders to wear helmets and heeled boots. We specialize in developing young riders and helping the "more mature" ones rediscover their passion! Lesson Policies:
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Operating as usual

Photos from Highland Meadows Equestrian Center LLC's post
02/01/2023

Photos from Highland Meadows Equestrian Center LLC's post

Ella learned a little free longe and showmanship then did a bit of grooming on Riley and then Zoey and Cameron worked wi...
01/31/2023

Ella learned a little free longe and showmanship then did a bit of grooming on Riley and then Zoey and Cameron worked with Lacey and Elinor!

01/31/2023

Zoey on Lacey 😀

01/31/2023

Cameron working on Elinor ♥️

01/30/2023

Here are the dates for the Windey Acres 2023 Summer Series. We apologize for the delay in releasing these!

We are running a short schedule this year due to a large increase in local shows in the area and the lack of available weekends.

We will be hosting two weekends with NBHA NY07! Our September show will be combined with NBHA NY07, more details on how that will run will be released as the date gets closer!

Our awards banquet will be held at the conclusion of our first show on June 24th! (I will have the points posted shortly!)

If you have any questions about the dates or how shows are run, please reach out to us via our page or by email at [email protected]!

We look forward to seeing everyone very soon!

01/29/2023

Delaney trotting along on Lacey!

Saturday, warm temps, Nina on Eli and Delaney on Lacey, and the girls enjoyed having their blankets off!!😃🐴⭐️
01/29/2023

Saturday, warm temps, Nina on Eli and Delaney on Lacey, and the girls enjoyed having their blankets off!!😃🐴⭐️

Photos from Let's Get Ranchy Online Horse Show's post
01/28/2023

Photos from Let's Get Ranchy Online Horse Show's post

Another great read…
01/26/2023

Another great read…

When our horse is being a real ‘handful’, we want to ask ourselves—quickly—is he in pain? Is he high? Is he afraid of his surroundings? Is he worrying about us?

These matter, because all four require a somewhat different approach.

The horse in pain MUST have his discomfort resolved before the others even begin to count! Sad experience has shown that we humans would almost rather see anything, other than obvious pain issues that beg to be fixed.

The high horse, the one long unridden, overfed or needing more turnout, wants to get his feet moving as soon as possible. If we keep him entirely contained, which is the overriding human urge to control, we run the very real risk of having him explode. Like heating a can of beans on the cookstove, building energy will be released, somehow, whenever it lacks an adequate vent.

The afraid horse needs to see that whatever is frightening him isn’t going to be a threat. Often, following an object that is moving gives the horse a sense of domination, or control. Many times, the object that is still needs to make a noise, like talking conversationally in the case of a human who is standing still, to let the horse make the recognition. It helps us to realize that in the horse’s mind, something moving in a still landscape is equally as threatening, as the still thing in the moving crowd. This is why the bag blowing over the ground is as scary as the rock sitting in the field of waving grass.

Tension in the form of worry, means that the horse isn’t afraid of outside forces as much as he, or she, is afraid of disappointing us, or somehow not being able to cope. This horse doesn’t need to be ‘made’ to do anything, rather than have us breathe and encourage flow and relaxation.

This is why stretching in movement is such a handy tool. Whether the horse is high, frightened or worried, we can ask the horse to do this one thing that releases energy and encourages endorphins, those feel-good hormones that make all of us believe that everything will be all right. To be successful, however, stretching requires many ‘boring’ practice hours at home.

We forget that our calming skills and emergency aids must be instilled in the quiet times, so that they are available when chaos comes. This is true, whether we speak of stretching or the one-rein stop.

The sore horse is going to need correct diagnosis, treatment and a time of recovery before he is again ridden. The high horse is going to need to move his feet until he is beginning to tire somewhat, for until he is, he will have a hard time focusing on our asks. The frightened horse is going to need to learn to deal with rising and lowering adrenaline, building his trust in us to see him through. The worried horse is going to need to breathe until he is able to release emotion in the form of licking his lips, shaking his head, stretching his nose towards the ground. He is going to need however long it takes for us to earn his trust.

Some of these times require us to be brave, just a little bit, while the others demand us to hone our eye as to when something is physically wrong… to building upon our own feel and timing. Knowing which part needs to step up in any given situation is up to us, alone. This is something worthy of learning, if you’d like to take it up with your teacher. This is taking our horsemanship far beyond the ‘heads up and heels down’.

Horses will have fleeting moments, or entire days, of dealing with all four situations, aka real life demands. This, be they worriers or warriors.

📷 Iain McLean.

Recipe for raising a “horse girl”…….You bring them home from the hospital and instead of keeping them home you let them ...
01/26/2023

Recipe for raising a “horse girl”…….

You bring them home from the hospital and instead of keeping them home you let them breathe in the smell of horses every chance you get….

Then at a few months old you prop them up in the saddle and hold them there to just sit in the saddle….

When they are 3 they say they can’t pick up the horse’s hoof …you help them but then tell them they need to finish themselves…..

You let them lead the 23 yr old faithful gelding because leading the big horse makes them feel so proud….

At 4 yrs old you teach them that the horse depends on them for water, hay, grain….Dinner might be almost ready in the house, but ponies eat first …..

At 5 years old, when she falls off for the first time, you check to make sure nothings broken, wipe her tears, then you give her a leg up and tell her to get it done, because you KNOW she’s a great rider…..

At 10 years old when she doesn’t place in her class at the horse show and she’s falling apart, you ask her if her horse worked hard for her, and then you tell her that to her horse she is #1, and to keep riding, because her horse depends on her……

At 12 years old she comes home from school and tells you another kid said something mean at school to someone she knows. She then tells you she told that kid to shut their mouth and keep it to themselves…. Then she walked off with the kid that was being made fun of……

At 13 years old her friends at the barn are as close as siblings……they support her in her wins and her falls…..the barn has created relationships that are thicker than blood….

At 15 years old her first “boyfriend” breaks up with her ….. you can tell she is upset so you both head to the barn. She wraps her arms around her horse’s neck, breathes him in, and the tears flow. But you can see that resolve emerge when she’s cantering around the ring…. She tells you her horse is better than that boy any day.

You heard others say over the years…..

“Horses are too expensive!”
“She’s going to get sick from all the germs.”
“She’s going to fall off and get hurt.”
“She spends too much time at the barn.”

When she is a young woman and leaves your home, off on her next adventure, you head out to the barn. You thank her horses, you breathe them in, you wrap your arms around them because ….

Horses helped you to create a confident, self-assured, responsible, kind, nurturing, outdoors-loving, tough as nails, throws her shoulders back and stands tall, strong woman.

To all the parents raising “horse girls” keep going, you are giving them more than just riding lessons…..

By Kara LaBrie Fitch

Yes.
01/24/2023

Yes.

01/24/2023

Noelle on Eli♥️

01/24/2023

Ady and Autumn worked inner|outer circles to improve their arena awareness!

Noelle on Elinor as Nataleigh rode Lillie♥️
01/24/2023

Noelle on Elinor as Nataleigh rode Lillie♥️

Tried to get a nice pic of Lacey, this is how it ended up….
01/22/2023

Tried to get a nice pic of Lacey, this is how it ended up….

01/22/2023

Emily and Ella ⭐️

01/22/2023

Had a little Riley fun today ♥️

01/22/2023

Delaney did terrific work!!

Nina and Sandy on Eli and Lacey ♥️
01/19/2023

Nina and Sandy on Eli and Lacey ♥️

Size 5.5 boots for sale*** PM FMI
01/19/2023

Size 5.5 boots for sale*** PM FMI

Nikki’s getting comfortable around horses & had a great in-hand session with Lacey!!
01/19/2023

Nikki’s getting comfortable around horses & had a great in-hand session with Lacey!!

01/19/2023

Go Cowboy Caleb!!

**FOR SALE**. I have 2 turnouts available/ a sheet and a light blanket. NEW. $50/$75 ORO
01/19/2023

**FOR SALE**. I have 2 turnouts available/ a sheet and a light blanket. NEW. $50/$75 ORO

01/15/2023

❤🐴

01/13/2023

A little pretend leading/showmanship work with her invisible lead!

Chilly Morning views!
01/12/2023

Chilly Morning views!

Caleb, Nikki, Nina, Sandy, Beckie and Maggie all had great rides 🐴 on  this chilly 🥶 night!
01/12/2023

Caleb, Nikki, Nina, Sandy, Beckie and Maggie all had great rides 🐴 on this chilly 🥶 night!

Cam and Zoey fun!
01/10/2023

Cam and Zoey fun!

01/05/2023

Winterfest at Selkirk. Rain or Shine.. Snow or not... In conjunction with the Pulaski Winterfest event, Selkirk Shores will have activities going on here on Saturday Jan 28 from 10am to 1pm. Bring the family and come join us for some Winterfest fun!

01/04/2023

How much do u value your hoof care provider?

Last year I was recommended to someone by one of my clients. On attending the job, the horse was very unruly & kicked out at me a cple of times quite aggressively.

I told the client I had no interest in doing the horse & I left.

On talking to my client, who recommended me to her friend, I explained the situation & why I would not shoe her friends horse.

It was then that she told me the horse was known to be unruly & had kicked the last farrier breaking his arm.

I sacked my client on the spot!

The hoof care providers job can b dangerous enough with relatively good horses.

If u truly value your hoof care provider it’s important to look after them as best you can.

Whilst often you may not know the behaviour of the horse &/or owner (bad payer),maybe consider this the nxt time you recommend your hoof care provider to people.

01/03/2023

Save the dates! Something to look forward to till spring!

01/03/2023

Zoey with Elinor ♥️

01/03/2023

Ady and Autumn riding an inner-outer circle without stirrups ⭐️

01/03/2023

Cameron kept Lacey trotting the loop! Awesome!!

A fun night with Ady back on Lacey and Autumn on Dot, then Cameron and Zoey gave the horses a spa experience and did a b...
01/03/2023

A fun night with Ady back on Lacey and Autumn on Dot, then Cameron and Zoey gave the horses a spa experience and did a bit of in-hand play, then Nataleigh and Emily had great huntseat rides!

01/01/2023
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The later part of 2022 was a little rough, and I was a bit distracted, so am late recognizing these riders, but still must do so!! Check out these riders birthdays here at RRF:
NINA BALDWIN had her very first lesson here Nov 11, 2011! Happy 11 years!!
AUTUMN QUILL started November 4th, 2017! Happy 5 years!
BECKIE FOX started with her 1st RRF lesson Nov 25, 2018 :) 4yrs!!
NATALEIGH SMITH had her first lesson October 5th, 2019 - happy 3 yrs!
ZOEY O'BRIEN had her first lesson Janaury 2nd, 2020! 2 years!!
ELLA SLADE took her first ride September 8th, 2021 - happy 1st year!
ADY SZATANEK started on October 6th, 2021 - happy 1st!!

That's a great list of super horsewomen!!

12/31/2022

Nice riding, Nina!

Nina and Ella on a rainy December 31st!!
12/31/2022

Nina and Ella on a rainy December 31st!!

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4 Shetler Road
Parish, NY
13131

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

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(315) 313-2888

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Red Rock Farm offers beginner through advanced riding instruction. Lessons on-site $40 for 45 minutes that includes prep & care in Western, Huntseat, O/F, Gymkhana basics, Reining basics, Trail and General Horsemanship & Showmanship. Off-site, at your barn can be arranged at $50/visit. We are insured and require all riders to wear helmets and heeled boots. RRF is known best for developing young riders and helping the "more mature" ones rediscover their passion! We have fun day clinics ~ Horse DayZ ~ to further our kids’ learning about horse care, communication, management, veterinary needs, riding and more. References available.

Showing is a privilege. It is not a standard and we are not able to offer horse show opportunities to everyone. It may be offered on a select basis on occasion. If you seek a show barn, we will gladly refer you to farms that focus on training for competition.

Small scale Boarding may be offered at $450/month when a stall is available (however the RRF barn is focused on teaching rather than boarding). Boarding includes daily turn out weather permitting, grain 2x, hay as needed, grass pastures, outdoor riding ring, indoor arena, proximity to trails, blanketing, de-worming (at owner’s cost) , fans & hot buckets, etc. Extra supplements are at owner’s cost. Medical/health/+ appointments incur handling fee if owner not present.

When able, leasing is offered as an On-Farm 1/2 Lease that allows more owner-type experiences while not yet taking the deep dive into ownership. This is at 1/2 the board fee plus all related costs are shared between RRF and the Lessee.

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So glad we found Lisa !! Cameryn loves the lessons and time spent at your farm. ❤️🐎
Any plans for a cowboy/cowgirl day camp this summer?
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