Friday, March 20, 2015

A Day in the Life with Apollo


Apollo & Carol Whitaker
Royal Grove Stables

A Day in the Life with Apollo

This evening was magical with my precious stallion, Apollo. While my children were hanging out with their friends, and my husband was at work, I went out to spend time with Apollo, to muck his stall. 

Mucking Apollo’s stall is always entertaining, as strange as that sounds, it really is. Because he follows me around like a puppy dog and communicates his love for me while I’m mucking away. Apollo's love and affection made this evening as magical and enjoyable as ever…

As I walked out my back door towards our barn, the sun was beginning to go down and the crisp evening air began to set in, it was a beautiful evening with only a few clouds in the sky. When Apollo heard me call out to him, I was welcomed with a loving whinny as he greeted me at his stall door. When I approached him, I gave him a love and fed him one of his favorite treats, a half of an apple.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hey there, my Utah Valley equestrian friends! ​ I've created a new horse riding club called "Utah Valley Moms Saddle Club". It's for women only (you don't have to be a mom or live in Utah Valley to join.). All ages of women, breeds of horses and style of riding are welcomed! ​ I was inspired to create this club because I love making new horse-loving friends, and it's great for horses to get out and socialize as well. ​ If you would like to join the club, we will be meeting at the Salt Lake Equestrian Center and/or the North Utah County Equestrian Park the first Friday of the month at 11:30 am. ​ I will post notifications about our upcoming rides on Facebook at http:/facebook.com/ApolloFriesianSlallion a few days prior. We will also go on trail rides as the weather warms up. ​ The more riders, the merrier! Please feel free to invite your family and friends who have horses to join too. ​ Plan on meeting at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center on February 6th at 11:30 am, at the east side of the indoor arena. ​ The address & phone are: ​ Salt Lake County Equestrian Center 2100 West 11400 South South Jordan, UT 84095 385-468-1600 ​ * Please note: it cost $5 to ride if you do not have a membership for each equestrian center/park. ​ If you would like to join the newly established Utah Valley Moms Saddle Club, please fill in the Contact Us link to the left and fill in your name and phone number and how many will be joining the club. You're also welcome to contact me if you have any questions or comments. ​ We look forward to getting to know you and your horse! We're going to have a lot of fun!!! ​ Happy trails, ​ Carol & Apollo

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Utah Valley Moms Saddle Club

Utah Valley Moms Saddle Club

Hey there, my Utah Valley equestrian friends! ​ I've created a new horse riding club called "Utah Valley Moms Saddle Club", it's for women only (you don't have to be a mom or live in Utah Valley to join.). All ages of women, breeds of horses and style of riding are welcome! ​ I was inspired to create this club because I love making new horse-loving friends, and it's great for horses to get out and socialize as well. ​