Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friesians in Movies



Friesian's are truly the most majestical, magical, spectacular breed on earth! I live for my family & Friesians!  There's nothing more enjoyable than watching a gorgeous Friesian on the big screen.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Breed Horse Show



~ Xander & I ~
We had a blast at a horse show this week.  Xander did awesome for it being his first show ever!  We brought home the blue ribbons.  Xander & I have a very close bond, he did his very best and he had a lot of fun showing off!  I love him soooo much!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Xander doing the Spanish Walk!


Alexander The Great! aka Xander

My kids & I had such a ball today playing with Xander in the indoor arena.  I'm teaching him the Spanish Walk, he's doing awesome!!! 

I live for my family & horses.  There's nothing more magical than feeling the love of your children & horses ~ truly gifts from Heavenly Father...

Happy 4th of July Week!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

THE LOVE OF HORSES...


HORSES ARE A GIFT FROM ABOVE... LITERALLY!

Horses are a divine gift to us all... the joy, love & reward of embracing the horse's spirit is truly life changing.


If you find that you're feeling down, sad, depressed or have anxiety you may want to try horseback riding lessons. Horses literally take negative energy and emotions away from us. It's a precious gift.



Give yourself a therapeutic experience by spending time with a horse, you'll be glad you did!

Friday, April 16, 2010

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS


RIDING LESSONS

Whitaker Stables offer horseback riding lessons in Utah County specializing in Hunter Pleasure, Dressage, Equitation, Natural Horsemanship, Western and Riders Fitness.  We have a lot of fun in our barn.

You can trailer in your horse or use mine. I can also come to your barn if located in Utah Valley.

SKILLS TAUGHT:

* Learn all about your horse from the ground up through Natural Horsemanship techniques.

* Learn how to easily train your horse with love, kindness & reward.

* Learn how to train your horse on the ground for a safer more respectful horse.

* Learn the basics of correct English riding through Classical Dressage.

* Learn how to understand horse language and earn their respect & trust on the ground and under saddle.

* Learn how to properly balance your body on your horse to be a safer rider.

* Learn how to ride correctly with soft, quiet hands and a balanced seat.

* Become a stronger, more self-confident rider by learning Riders Fitness.


By learning proper riding techniques you will connect on a deeper level with your horse and you will feel empowered!  Riding horses is very theraputic and relaxing, you'll feel free from worldly cares at our barn, have a lot of fun and train both horse and ride with kindness and reward.

I can assist you in achieving your equestrian goals in a fun, relaxed way that will improve your skill sets.

RATES:

•$35 an hour for ages 18 and up

•$30 an hour for ages 13 to 17

•$25 an hour for ages 6 to 12

•$25 an hour for group/family discount (2-3 students)

•$20 for half-hour lessons

*$50 for a one time riding session 1.5 hours for those who just want to have fun and spend time with horses.

CONTACT

Please feel free to call 801-358-0202 or email me at carol@gardengatehomes.com for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you, Thank You! 

~Carol Whitaker

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GORGEOUS SHOW MORGAN FOR LEASE


SHOW HORSE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE
Sale Price $6,500
* FLASH *

SOLD

WNDC Eclipse's Reflection aka Flash is available for sale or lease. He's 8 yrs,16 hh, dark bay & absolutely stunning!

He comes from a champion pedigree. He’s a futurity & alumni horse and a champion in the show ring - he's a money winner! He has higher animated knee action with his show shoes on. He was bread to be a saddle seat show horse, but I have trained him professionally in Dressage and Hunter Pleasure - he's incredibly talented in both disciplines.

Flash acts like a puppy dog with TONS of personality, he's quite the character and he loves people! He knows he's a beautiful boy and stands very proud & majestic. He is absolutely breathtaking in the show ring and always brings home the blue ribbons! He also loves easy trail rides & hacks. He's very smart and will open stall & barn doors if left unlocked, he's such a character! He has tons of energy and is very forward and light to the aids. He's seriously so much fun to ride! =)

Here's what one of my students said about him on her facebook page after a lesson on him...

"Rode my friend's 16 hand show Morgan today! He is the most in tune, sensitive, responsive horse that I have ever ridden! Without using any leg cue or any rein, but just slightly changing the direction of my mid section he turned precisely! He is AMAZing :)" -Dani H.


Approved Lessee must be fun, loving & kind. Must have good riding skills in dressage or English riding. Flash is a hard worker and will give his all at all times. .

Flash requires an experienced rider he's not a beginner's horse. He needs a rider that is sensitive & caring.  He has a heart of gold and is very affectionate. He's an absolute joy in every way! He'll be your best friend for life. He's always the first to greet you at the gate; he adores hugs & being spoiled with love and attention. He's truly one of kind, he's an absolute treasure!

 Flash is our favorite in the barn and will need to stay at Whitaker Stables if leased. An outdoor arena & use of tack is also available with lease. If purchased a loving, caring home is a must.

Please email Carol for more details, pics & video. Serious Inquiries Only Please - Thank you for your interest!

WNDC ECLIPSE'S REFLECTION aka FLASH! xox


Flash & I after winning the Championship in the Morgan Hunter Pleasure class.





Flash & I a couple of years ago (he has a gorgeous head set.)

Flash & I ata a show, he's such a beautiful boy, everybody LOVES HIM! =)

He's always the judges favorite!
Flash has an amazing extended trot!

He's such a character, he loves people and would jump in your lap if he could! =)

Flash has such a gorgeous head & soft, kind eyes... xoxo


Whitaker Stables


Flash is a hard worker and has beautiful gaits, he's one talented boy!



Flash doing dressage.

He loves to give hugs, this pictures was taken when he was 5 yrs old.

Training in my arena... xoxo


Flash & I having fun!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

XANDER aka Lancelot IS FINALLY HOME!!! XOXOX

"MY DREAM HORSE ~ LANCELOT" 

I renamed him Alexander The Great! aka Xander =)

I LOVE MY NEW HORSE!!!!  My heart is beyond grateful for the love and gratitude I have for my beautiful new boy... Thank You Nancy for everything!!! And my dear friend, Kathy, spent the day with us grooming Lancelot for over 2 hours!  I wouldn't have him without my sweet husband's love & support... I am one blessed girl... XO


Xander first day home... xoxo
I  Love My New Boy!
My sweetheart & little bro Jeff preparing his stall.

Bonding... xoxo

What a beautiful boy!

We had a barn full of family & friends... We're say ing "hi" to Flash xo

Sweet Nancy, my new best friends & Xander xoxo


My dear friend Kathy spent over 2 hours turning Xander into a show horse!  THANK YOU Kathy!!! =) XOXO


Getting ready for my first ride, he's out of shape... but not for long! ;)



My New Love! XO


He's such a Gorgeous Boy with an amazing puppy-like personality!


Mr. Beautiful!


I LOVE YOU XANDER!!!