Winter Is Coming

The wake up call is that winter REALLY is coming! Are you ready? Do you have a heated barn, daily turnout, an indoor arena, a live in owner and staff of over 30 years? Do you have world class trainer/rider and assistants who have excelled at the highest levels? Do you have a personalized program […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! 

  Here at the Henry household, we are grateful no one has succumbed to food poisoning, bloat, intestinal ills, or gagging. Seriously, today is the worst dinner I’ve put on the table in maybe forever. The turkey was under cooked and had to go back in the oven. The green bean casserole was slimy. The […]

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Where In The World Is Randy Henry?

  As it turns out, in Europe. Also not surprising, she’s looking at young prospects–but I’ll let her tell this short but promising story. “It’s hard to be as gloomy as the weather here in Germany and the Nederlands with friends like this. We have seen sooo many nice horses it’s crazy! Just when the list […]

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Stepping Up: The Colorado Spring Final

Sometimes one letter can make all the difference. Take the letter A, for example. Especially in the phrase A-rated horse show… For Ryan Wight, and his mother Nicole, it may have made all the difference in the world. The Langer Equestrian Group’s Colorado Spring Final was their first A-rated show. While they enjoy the CHJA […]

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Into the jumper ring! Jessica’s HITS Thermal 2.0 Pt. 4

The final chapter of a new beginning! After getting her I’m pretty sure everyone thought I was crazy but I got her because she was challenging for me to ride.  Like I said I want to move up in my riding and you can’t do that with a ready-made perfect horse. That’s really why I […]

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New Horse? New Ring? Bring it! Jess Thermal 2.0 Pt. 3

Jessica is not one who does things by halves. And apparently neither is Izzy. Here’s how a new partnership was born… So when it comes to me finding Izzy all the credit goes to Micca. I am a strong believer in letting your horse trainer find you a horse. I think that you pay them […]

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Behind the scenes: Jessica Brendlinger Thermal 2.0 Pt. 2

  Even though Jess didn’t have her super horse show mother with her, she certainly wasn’t alone. Here’s a look behind the scenes with Winsome Farms at HITS Thermal. Staying with Micca and the clients was super relaxed and easy living. The house was gorgeous and it basically just felt like we were on vacation. It […]

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Jessica Brendlinger Thermal 2.0

I love writing our rider profiles. Crafting the questions that will help me get to know them. Crafting the story so everyone else can get to know them too. But every now and again things don’t go as I planned. Sometimes, they go even better.  We all thought it would be great to catch up with […]

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Talent. Determination. And Grace

  The lines are already almost there. Long, balanced. The ferocity, the determination is muted, but no less legit. The poise, the innate kindness, however, these are gifts that are all her own.  At Winsome Farms, we’ve been blessed with a plethora of successful, well-coached riders. But what is the true measure of success? What makes a winning […]

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In the soon-to-be deep midwinter. A Christmas meditation

There is a profound, speaking quiet at the heart of Winsome Farms in winter, especially around Christmas. Maybe because this is the time of year when our hearts are the most willing to hear. Or perhaps there is truly magic in this time, a sweet suspension of disbelief that allows us to believe that our 4-legs can […]

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