It all started with a little filly named River...
Catch Me on the River (or "River") is a 2017 Percheron Quarter Horse Cross from a Two Eyed Jack dam. We got her from a rough stock breeder out of Utah as a weanling and she has proven time and time again to be a perfect unicorn.
We want our relationships to be built on trust no matter what so we take it slow and choose trust first. We prioritize safety, first on the ground then in the saddle. Training, for the horse and the rider, has to start with a solid foundation and that is what we are all about.
Christina has been riding and caring for horses since she was 5 years old, starting on trail rides up in the mountains of Northern California and quickly getting into competitive circuits. She competed at local, regional, and national levels in Hunter/Jumpers, Huntseat Equitation (flat and over fences), Dressage, Western Pleasure, and Saddleseat Equitation. She competed on the intercollegiate team in reigning and hunter/jumpers/equitation while in college.
When training, Christina emphasizes reinforcement-based practices and building a trusting relationship with the horse. She incorporates liberty work and natural horsemanship techniques into her individualized training programs. Just as no two humans are the same, every horse learns differently too. It is important to recognize every horse's strengths and weaknesses when training.
Tyler is our Woodworker Extraordinaire... our Handyman... our Mr. Fix-It... Our Farm Dad! We can give him any project and he can bring it to life--whether it is a garden bed to grow our family produce, a custom tack closet, a tree house... ANYTHING! He will execute your plans and make them better than you could have imagined!
He is the backbone to our family and the whole farm. Without him, none of this would be possible. When you see him around the farm, be sure to say hi!
The Historic Hartsfield-Perry Farm
The Plantation dates back to the 1780s with many Underground Railroad and Civil War ties. The property is on the Wake County Registry of Historic Places. It is an antebellum farm that has been wonderfully maintained, taking you back in time as you drive up the gravel drive. The barn and home are surrounded by mature trees providing serenity and shade, perfect for an afternoon picnic with your horse.
There is a 10 stall center-aisle barn, a 4 stall shed row style barn, a 3 stall Mule barn, and approximately 20 acres of fenced pastures with run-in shelters.
Riding amenities include a 220' x 100' arena and a 60' round pen. The barn and arena is well lit for evening riding on shorter winter days. There are also trails through the woods behind the property.