Singlefoot Farms is a fifteen acre facility nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. We focus on breeding and showing the Mountain Horses and improving the breed, one horse at a time. At this point we do not offer training, but do offer consignment sales of horses and tack.
We are now working on a new fundraising project - Mozart's Fund. We have several permanent fosters who are unadoptable due to Feline Leukemia, and we also have some fosters who are waiting to be able to be adopted. Cat food and litter gets quite expensive, so we always appreciate any help we can get. Wonderful people in the community have donated tack to be sold, which is listed on our page, The Mozart Fund, which will provide any information you need.
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Cantering and the Gaited Horse
There seems to be some sort of mysticism surrounding cantering a gaited horse. In some places, it is considered highly taboo with the thought that it will result in the horse never being able to gait properly. In my experience, that just is not true. After all, several associations offer 4-Gait Classes – Walk, Show Gait, Pleasure Gait, and Canter. Nearly every horse; gaited or not will offer to canter in the field. Please note the “nearly“ part of that statement, as it is true that there are some horses that are so naturally gaited they will only offer to rack in the field. (read more…)
For Best Results, Add a Thoroughbred
Alright, I’m going to admit. I NEVER liked Thoroughbreds. After being spectacularly catapulted from a 17 hand TB over a fence and breaking my finger and tailbone, it was safe to say I despised them (sorry guys!). Add in an off the track thoroughbred, and it was all over – pass!
Well… if there is anything I’ve learned in horses, it’s never say never. After showing Mountain Horses for years, I will admit I was ready for a new challenge. I love my Mountain Horses, after all – my farm is designed around them. I lived and breathed them for years, defended them when people told me it was “just a gaited horse” and wanted to show the versatility of the breed… (read more)