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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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HITS Thermal: Lessons Learned

  All good things must, apparently, come to an end and that’s certainly true for Jess’s excellent adventure in Thermal, California. But there are those things that do not fade and even keep growing once you’re home. In the end, it’s all about lessons learned, allies earned and the ongoing discovery of who you are—even under […]

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Another wonderful thoroughbred comes to Winsome!

Congratulations, Alyson Brown, on your new horse William and big thanks to Amanda Fisher of California’s Isola Stables for making it happen. This sweet boy with his fancy knees and big heart has been a talented and beloved shepherd, bringing juniors up the ranks—but it wasn’t always that way. Born and bred in New Zealand, […]

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Portrait of a Young Rider. Kai Krizman

  All photos by Karen Algeo Krizman The lovely young Kai Krizman has been riding for four years, the last of those with trainer Mollie Holms here at Winsome Farms. A true sportswoman in every sense of the word, Kai is an enthusiast for riding—for all sports in fact—and an unfailing supporter of her fellow […]

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How to ride outside and stay alive…and in the saddle.

Rut Row! It’s that time of year again—although here in Colorado, “that” time in can be anywhere from March to May…or possibly even June or July. A warm, lilting breeze entices, lures us back outside again. Fluffy bunny clouds give no hint of the lurking dark. The robins have returned, along with their warbling brethren. […]

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The Ocala Shows Begin…

A quick note from Randy Henry… pics and more stories to come!  Our first week showing went well. The horses did 2 days of low hunters with me and then Sammie showed in several classes plus the children’s division over the weekend. As GE used to state in their commercials, “Progress is our most important […]

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The Smiles of Winsome Farms

  The science–and the heart– of a smile. While scientists still debate whether it really takes more muscles to frown than to smile, they  are quite sure of this. Smiling makes you happier. Seeing others smiling makes you happier. And these days, happier is good. So in our ongoing quest to make the world just […]

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There is a road…

There is a road. It is deceptively simple, but every time I turn in a beautiful thing happens. The world behind me fades away—for the moment—and ahead, new possibilities open. Friends await and only some of them go on two legs. Under this wide, welcoming sky my own beloved horse is content—and so am I. […]

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