Meet the team
I couldn’t run Looking Glass Farm all by myself….meet my partners!
Buckley is my Sr Saddle Horse, Mr. Been there Done That, and is still going strong at 28! I met him when he was 6 years old. He came to me as a runaway that “looked for things to spook at.” When my horse George injured his leg, Buckley stepped in to fill his shoes so I could completely my level 3 in Parelli. We did it in less than 4 months together. Buckley and I went on tour with Parelli for years, he has helped me with 100s of clinics, and he still puts in 3-4 days a week by either ponying and training the youngsters or giving lessons.
Maggie is my 16 year old Swedish Warmblood mare that also came to me as a problem child at 2. When in doubt, she would rear and strike. She is the only horse that I ever met that sat down so she did not have to go into the trailer. Needless to say, she has taught me so much! Maggie is now my main riding horse, and she LOVES to jump online, liberty, stadium and cross country.
Patriot is my very opinionated 5 year old, and nothing like his mom- Maggie. I was there when Patriot was born, so I imprinted him, did his presaddle training and started him. We have now started doing small jumping and dressage shows. All the new geldings that come into training get to bunk with Patriot in his pasture and learn the ropes!
Ellie May is my 3 year old Irish Jack Russell. She is the official greeter at the farm.
She still has some big shoes to fill after the passing of Scout, my Jack Russell that was infamous and lived with me for almost 10 years. Ellie May is the antithesis of Scout. She is always happy, sort of listens, loves everyone, and has zero kill drive. Scout, on the other hand, was a serial killer who intentionally did not listen. I spent many hours talking Scout of trouble after she killed something she wasn’t supposed to. She was my constant companion- she only had eyes for me.
Tiber is the guardian of the farm. He is a 7 year old German Shepard. He takes his job extremely seriously. Everyone who comes on the farm always meets Tiber first. He goes on trails rides with me, rides shotgun in the truck, and is the perfect dog!
Queso is a pot bellied pig that defected from the neighboring farm and took asylum at Looking Glass Farm two years ago.
Queso’s main role at the farm is to help training horses get used to fat, slow moving creatures (which in general, horses hate!)
On her off time she enjoys basking in the shade with Patriot and playing in puddles.
Fluffy and Omega
Fluffy and Omega are my two cats that were supposed to live in the barn and kill mice. Fluffy lasted six months. Omega 24 hours. They live in the house now and are completely useless.
The Chickens and Ducks
The chickens and ducks actually work hard- one thing everyone notices on the farm are there are few bugs! The ducks and chickens are always hard at work on bug patrol!