Now Playing: The prodigal daughter returns....
Topic: A little about our family
Foxwillow has always been a multi generational work of art. From its humble homestead beginnings to our current endeavors toward a more advanced equine facility, a total of five generations have now had a hand in keeping the family farm going.
Recently my oldest daughter returned home to begin living her dream of being a Riding Instructor and Trainer. Alexa has been involved with horses since before she was born...literally as I continued to ride right up to just days before her birth.
When I began the horse program here it was strictly a breeding program. Now we have evolved into a Lesson and Training facility as well as the "go to" place for solid trail and family horses.
Although we show, we havce limited interest in producing strictly show animals. We feel with the economy the way it is, it has become cost prohibitive for the average horse lover/owner to show and compete in the traditional sense.
Our goal is to train and promote good solid trail horses for the enjoyment of the average horse owning family. We feel thiswhere the industry as a whole is leaning. Horse owners are no longer content to stand on the sidelines as their horse is show by an expensive trainer and the only joy derived is from the big checks they right and the expensive photos hanging on the wall. Of someone else holding their horse and posing the win picture.
We want to offer our clients more. An experience that they can participate in. Foxwillow is very different from the traditional stables and barns that most are used to. At Foxwillow you become family and we work with you to achieve your goals in horse ownership.
We are advocates of the American Competitive Trail Horse Association, the Trail Riding programs offered by several Breed Associations and the interactive new "sport" the Craig Cameron Cowboy Challenges.
Beginning in July we are opening up the farm to riding instruction and limited outside training. We hope to make a positive impact on our local horse community. Currently, we are working on a type of "scholarship" riding program that would allow us to offer interested but less priveledged kids to learn about horses. Still very much in the planning stages at this point but very much on the agenda.