Here at T&K Farms my goal is to provide local families with fresh vegetables, horse back riding lessons, guided trail rides and horse training.
We also provide full service board with large spacious stalls, daily turn out and excellent care. T&K Farms is a family owned a ran farm. With major expansions happening in the summers of 2015 & 2016 it's time to get the word out! Here at T&K farms we sell fresh locally grown vegetables as well as fresh free range chicken eggs. The other major service here at the farm is horse lessons and training. The owner, Karla Paul, is a certified horse back riding instructor and horse trainer who provides lessons for several disciplines, including; dressage, hunt seat, and western pleasure. We also provide guided trail rides where you can borrow a horse for the day or bring your own! With over 300 acres to roam and major trails that take you to surrounding towns, there is lots to do! Even if you wanted to come and just learn about horses and agriculture give us a call!
Operating as usual
Hope everyone had a great Christmas! I have some of the best students ever 😊🎄🐴
Merry Christmas Eve everyone ❤💚🐴🎄
Happy Day of the Horse from Shrek, Chief, Lacey & Noah 😊💚🐴🦄
Busy morning today! 😊💚❄🐴🐾
Don't forget we offer Gift Certificates for those of you looking for the perfect Christmas Present :D
*Credits to whoever originally wrote this. Not sure who you are but this is very well said!
Everyone can always use a lesson or two, or three or four.
30 Days Does Not Make a Well Broke Horse (Neither will 90, if you were wondering).
If we could only make this truth fully understood in the horse world, there would be so much time/money loss, anxiety, heartbreak and injury that could be avoided?
When you take an un-started (or worse, poorly started) horse to a trainer, thirty days is not enough for the vast majority of horses if you are expecting a calm, quiet horse that is light to ride, yet not overreactive to stimulus. Also, since you sought out a trainer, you’re probably not one. What your horse and trainer can do after 30, 60 or 90 days is probably not what you and your horse can do together when you bring him/her home.
A more realistic expectation of a 90 day horse is that they now have a solid foundation of the basics. What those basics actually are will vary with each horse, their temperament, and the amount (and quality) of handling they had previously received, but regardless, you will not have a finished horse. You do not “USUALLY” have a beginner safe horse, either. The expectation that you could is unfair to the horse and the industry, really. Additionally, he/she may not retain what he learns, unless you continue to work with the horse with a similar skill set and regularity. So if you aren’t continuing your own education, you’re possibly going to undo what the horse has actually learned.
The moral? Be fair to your horse and your trainer.
Give the horse what he needs to get a solid start. Good horses deserve good riders, so “train” yourself, so that you’re knowledgeable enough to work with your horse effectively.
Understand a well rounded, well trained horse often takes years to develop, and they are worth the investment
Good training isn’t quick. Good trainers aren’t cheap.
More exciting news from the farm! With lesson season coming to an end I will be going back to Florida to work with Cliff Schat Jr & Candice King once again. Can't wait to go back and absorb even more from them and continue on my journey with horsemanship & training. Thanks everyone for a great season despite COVID and stay tuned for 2021 events AND an exciting deal we'll be trying out in March 😁🐴💚
Never stop dreaming.
One of the key parts of our brain to exercise is our imagination.
We’ve all been caught in daydreams before—imagining riding down a beach, through the pasture, or by a herd of mooing cows. Often times this can be seen as unproductive or a waste of time. We’re adults, right? We live in reality. But the only way to change that reality, move forward and grow, is to dream and then take action on those dreams.
As kids, our imagination can get us in trouble. We might climb a tree and jump on a cow’s back just to see what happens. But there’s nothing wrong with that in a certain sense—visualizing new things, trying them out, and even when failing—learning how to grow and move forward. I think we all still need to dream-like kids dream—big and bold. We can let our experience as adults help out with the logistics of that dream, but you have to imagine it first.
My grandma used to say “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch.” Take small steps to your dreams, because often times we have to overcome obstacles to get there. It takes a lot of time and effort, but taking it one step at a time makes the journey much easier and enjoyable. Worrying about how you’ll get to your dream is creating obstacles that don’t exist yet. Worry about the why then just take a step. The how is going to change all the time.
Let us know what your dream is—and just as important, what you’re gonna do to take a step towards it. Remember—dream big and dream like a kid.
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Started as a frosty morning and ended up being a beautiful day 💚🐴 hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a busy one full of lessons 😁
Happy Thanksgiving from the mud ponies enjoying their new round bale 🐴❤ Hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday 😊
Chief made his first clinic debut today. Of course we got some moments of nice collection after the photos but he was a great pony. 👏❤
TGIF! Hope everyone enjoys what looks like decent weather this weekend 😊❤🐴
Hi Everyone! Thanks to the awesome people at Shupperd's we have an online apparel store! If there's some type of clothing that you'd like that is NOT on there please let me know, and I can get it ordered for you! Thank you everyone for all of your support.
tandkfarms.itemorder.com Online ordering for T and K Farms Barn Apparel 2020
Sunset rides with Chief and Ashley 😁🐴🌅
Would anyone be interested in a T&K Farms 2021 calendar!? I will be ordering them Friday 11/20 😊
If you sponsored us during the COVID shut down you will be receiving yours at NO CHARGE for your amazing support. Anyone else who would like one they are $15 each and I gotta say, the preview looks super! PayPal or mailed check accepted. ❤️🐴
It's Veterans Day and we would like to thank all of our veterans for all that they do and have done for our country 🇺🇸🐴❤
So thankful for the great weather we've been having and for great horses & family ❤🐴☀️🦄
What a beautiful morning!!! So glad to have so many people come out and enjoy the trails 😁🐴🎅🎄
I have the best students ever 😁🐴💚
Happy snowy Monday everyone! 🌨❄🐴
Especially when mud season hits... make good choices! Lol
Please keep an eye out everyone!
There is no update on Rudy, our mini-mule missing from his nearby foster home. We are implementing several new search tools and continuing to spread the word, so that when he does show up somewhere he will be recognized and we will get a call.
We appreciate anyone continuing to share his flyer on social media, maybe someone can add to CL, or print and put in area feed stores or auction houses. These would be helpful measures.
Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend! 😁🐴🍁
TGIF! Lol it's been a CRAZY last few weeks but busy is good! Hope everyone is doing well, miss Alice had a great ride on Chief yesterday 😁🐴❤
Here's another event for this coming weekend if anyone is looking for some fun 😁🐴
Mark your calendars! Enjoy the fall foliage while riding the trails and finding hidden items along the way. No need to dismount!
We've been staying busy here enjoying the nice weather! ❤🐴🍁
[09/01/20] While I may have been too busy to take pictures, today was an amazing day of lessons!
[08/13/20] Chief the future soccer star ⚽️🐴
Hey everyone! I will have an open spot/stall for 2 months of training, tune up, starting, whatever your horse needs from July to August or mid-August! Feel free to share or comment/message me for further details. Pricing is flexible based on what you'd like for your horse.
Hope everyone is doing well and see you all next month!
T&K Farms is a family owned and ran farm. Here at T&K farms we sell fresh locally grown vegetables as well as fresh free range chicken eggs. The other major services here at the farm are horse lessons, full service horse boarding, and training. The owner, Karla Terpstra, is a certified horse back riding instructor through CHA and horse trainer who provides lessons for several disciplines, including; dressage, hunt seat, and western. We also provide guided trail rides where you can borrow a horse for the day or bring your own! With over 300 acres to roam and major trails that take you to surrounding towns, there is lots to do! Even if you wanted to come and just learn about horses and agriculture give us a call or send us a message! We plan on expanding even more in the future, with an indoor riding area and a small shop with homemade goods. Follow us to keep up to date on our latest endeavors!
Family friendly full board and instruction center. Opportunities to get you started or assist you in all your equine needs. Indoor and out door arenas. Monthly mental wellness workshops, other clinics and camps available as well.