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RHR Arena 1800x1200

By in Fan Blog on on Jan 19, 2016

Dreams are coming true at Red Hawk Ranch

Journal Entry:
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7 pm — rode my horses in the new indoor arena for the first time with  Jordan and Dave. A dream come true! Bucket List! Miracle! Sheer JOY!

I am 53 years old. A lifelong horse lover. And, a lifelong dreamer. A lifelong fan of BARNS!

The thought of riding my horse in competition footing 365 days a year in any type of weather — pipe dream, right? Well not anymore! All my hard work has finally paid off and I achieved a lifelong dream. And, you can too!

The arena (under construction)

The arena and round pen during construction.

What I love most about the arena (200 x 125) is being able to trot and canter my horse without constant tripping, slipping and falling all over the place from uneven ground, just makes riding so much more fun! We had the best of the best help us build our arena: Clayton Boyd Industries provided the arena structure; Ty Bains and Lawrence Morris built the 5-rail fence around the arena and Kiser Arena Specialists installed the competition arena footing. The final To-Do list will include fixing some draining issues around the arena sides, constructing metal screen doors around all three open sides, hanging Big Ass fans and installing sound system with wireless mic for clinicians — oh and big ass stereo system to boot!

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By in From The Field on on Nov 15, 2014

Let the editing begin!

Winter has gripped Dallas for the past few days with temperatures dipping down into the 20s at night. Crazy early for this kind of weather. Luckily, I have escaped to the Texas coast to start editing for Wild About Barns. Me and Carlos (my editor) will be holed up in his condo on the beach for the next week bringing all the barn stories to life. We have a lot of work to do but I am SOOOOOO excited to see the shows come together. We begin airing on RIDE TV in 6 weeks.

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Pamela Trail ride

By in From The Field on on Oct 23, 2014

Time Off

Been a few weeks since we traveled…I’ve enjoyed my time home with the horses, Alice, Tanner Roo and Tan Tan. Dave and I went on a trail ride the other day at Brockdale for 3 hours – it was so fun and the horses enjoyed it too. Of course, we couldn’t walk for a few days after.  Aging is grand!

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By in From The Field on on Oct 19, 2014

1,500 miles

WOW friends, we logged over 1,500 miles on our RV driving through 5 states in 9 days. All to bring the best barn stories we can find in the great American country.

Crew and RV

Ingrid got to shoot clays at The Fork Ranch in Norwood, NC where every Spring, they hold the Olympic Trials for 3-day eventing. Jim the owner of The Fork is a true Southern gentleman. He spent the day driving us all over his 1,000 farm where he has a conservation easement so the farm will never be developed. (more…)

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By in From The Field on on Oct 14, 2014

Triple L Ranch and The Tennessee Barn Project

This is RV trip #2 – we flew to Cincinnati, Ohio and rented a large RV since we were driving a lot on this 9-day leg. We started in Kentucky shooting two barns there and then drove 5 hours to Tennessee. We spent one day with the Lee Family who are 5th generation ranchers living in a beautiful part of the state. They have 10 quilt barns on the property and all the barns have a specific function.  We also got to watch their sheep dog work the sheep and that was something to watch. Makes my dogs, Selena, Murphy and Champ, look super lazy and pampered.   We also met these two young craftsmen Luke and Jake Herring who are retrofitting 100 year old growth wood in restaurants, visitors centers and homes all over Franklin, TN.

Tenn Barn Project

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By in From The Field on on Oct 10, 2014

Sienna Farm

Saw something at Siena Farm today that I must have on my property at some point. This is what I love about Wild About Barns — getting to visit all these wonderful farms and get ideas for my next farm in Colorado. They have a walker and a round pen in one outbuilding – they put the motor for the walker on the ceiling of the roundpen – that way they can walk the horses on the perimeter and exercise a horse inside in the roundpen.  Great Idea! Siena Farm is an exquisite racing “boutique” farm in Paris, Kentucky where they raise the next generation of great race horses. The facility is so clean, I could sleep in the stalls easily. Plus, they have a new weapon in their arsenal all the way from Brazil. Check it out when Wild About Barns begins airing on RIDE TV in January 2015.

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Flying C Bar Ride

By in From The Field on on Oct 05, 2014

Ingrid “Works the Flag” at Flying C Bar Ranch

Last day on this shoot and the crew is growing weary. When I used to do 2-3 week long shoots back in my 30s, I was never tired.  But now that i’m in my 50s, I grow tired and sore by about the one week mark of shooting. Aging – isn’t it grand!!!! We put Ingrid on a couple of great cutting horses today at the Flying C Bar Ranch in Depew, OK.

Ingrid "working the flag"

Ingrid “working the flag”

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Whitewater Exterior with Family

By in From The Field on on Sep 27, 2014

Whitewater Falls Stock Farm

Emotional story today in the plains of Kansas. We visited the Whitewater Falls Stock Farm in Towanda, KS just outside of Wichita, KS. We met Duane and Amanda Busenitz and their 3 small children at the location that was once home to the largest Percheron Draft breeding operation in America. This young couple is going to restore the house and the barn to it’s former glory and that couldn’t make Dot Osburn any happier. 90 yr old Dot was married to the great-grandson of the Farm’s founder JW Robison.  Tears came to her eyes when she walked through the barn for the last time. A must see.

If you would like to get involved and help Duane and Amanda in their quest to restore the old barn please visit their fundraising page http://www.youcaring.com/other/help-restore-the-whitewater-falls-stock-farm-barn/244893

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By in From The Field on on Sep 13, 2014

Double H Farm & Anne’s Night

Double H Farm is one of the most beautiful horse farms I have ever seen – rolling hills covered with lush grass, everything manicured perfectly and barns that were built to house Champion Grand Prix jumpers. But the real reason we are here tonight at Double H Farm is to pay tribute to Anne Heyman, a classically trained equestrienne and philanthropist who died in January 2013 after a jumping accident in Wellington, FL. More than 600 friends and family gathered to honor Anne and her efforts to help Rwanda children go to school. We’ll bring you this story at the end of January 2015 when Wild About Barns launches on RIDE TV.  www.ridetv.com

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