WE LOVE OUR SENIOR CITIZENS: OLD HORSES RULE!!!
Kimberlin Farms is "Old Horse" Heaven. Old horses make FANTASTIC pleasure mounts and teachers! With proper management & TLC, they are indeed quite useful, safe and FUN! Kimberlin Farms thinks OLD HORSES RULE! Check out some of our old ladies and gentleman. Can you believe these dudes and gals are close to 30 years old? Oldies are Goodies and we are proud to showcase these beauties:
SOURCE: MIDSOUTH HORSE REVIEW
(Left to right) Bob Martin and friends enjoy a beautiful Marathon Drive. Photo by Joyce Young. Ani Blair, dresses as an Angel, finishes tack up before she jumped on for the Hunter Pace ride. Ani won and her team won theBunny Award for the Hunter Pace. Photo by Joyce Young. Ann Kimberlin laughs with friends and guests during the Hunter Pace meal. Nora Land sits on her horse Bubbles in the background.
Halloween Hunter Pace
By Lauren Pigford
The sun was shining with a little breeze and the perfect, not too hot, not too cold temperature for riding. However, instead of a typical Hunter Pace day kids and adults showed up in creative, funny, and original Halloween costumes. Horses wore Indian Paint, halos, different colored polo wraps and rode through Ann and Carl Kimberlin’s beautiful property in Olive Branch, MS on Sunday, October 25th.
Every year the Nashoba Carriage Association has a driving Halloween party for the junior drivers. This year the Carriage Association teamed up with barn members of Kimberlin Farms and created a Halloween Hunter Pace for those who wanted to ride and a Halloween Hustle Marathon drive for those who wanted to drive.
The Hunter Pace riders enjoyed a course spread over 6 miles. Along the way there were optional, natural and cross country jumps, trails through woods, a maze cut through tall grass, and open, rolling hills to canter through. The Carriages took a separate course through a maze, and open, rolling hills as well. There was even a mimosa stand at the half way mark for the carriage drivers.
Once all of the riders and drivers finished their courses they then sat down to enjoy the beautiful weather and a delicious Barbeque meal. Prizes were handed out to the top Hunter Pace teams and the top Carriage drivers. A best costume award was then given once all of the volunteers and coordinators decided on the best dressed. It was a day filled with fun, laughter, and all different types of horses. People with different horse backgrounds and disciplines all came together to celebrate Halloween and the perfect weather.
Welcome Becky & John Bowers, and their four-legged friends, Flap & Snip!
Royalty stalls and resides at Kimberlin Farms!
Popeye the Rescue Horse
Here's Popeye when he arrived at the Farm- half starved, and horribly neglected with a horrible open saddle sore that hadn't been treated:
Look at what 90 days of TLC did for this horse:
Thanks to Mrs. Kimberlin's generousity, this "useless" horse was rescued from a certain death! The Kimberlin Farm gang is having loads of fun spoiling this sweet guy! And the cherry on top, is that he is turning into an awesome riding horse! He is being ridden both western and english, on trail rides and in the rings. He has even been used in several lessons with some of our new riders- who love him! Popeye is the proof, that just because a horse is old, doesn't mean they aren't useful! It also doesn't excuse the horrible condition that he came to us in!