The Horse Park at Walnut Creek

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek

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Serenity's first rides with Justin Doran

We offer English Riding Lessons, Horse boarding & horse training here in NW Arkansas. Contact Justin for riding lessons or visit our website for details.

Rider must give 24 hours notice when canceling a lesson (excludes weather related cancelations which are at the trainers discretion)

Operating as usual

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 03/28/2022

Spring is here! Learn to ride. Taking new students and Boarders.

12/26/2021

Merry Christmas from the Horse park

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 08/07/2021

Welcome two new additions to The Horse Park. Meet Dolly and Indy. 11 week old Great pyrenees puppies.

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their information in their About section. 05/08/2021

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their information in their About section.

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their information in their About section.

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their business hours. 05/08/2021

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their business hours.

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their business hours.

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their website address. 05/08/2021

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their website address.

The Horse Park at Walnut Creek updated their website address.

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 04/15/2021

New Filly born March 31. “Port Maker” (Porty) She shares a birthday with her half sister born last year on March 31, 2020.

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 04/12/2021

Cat received her buttons at Harvard closing hunt Saturday. After 3 years of hunting with us she’s really taken to the sport. Congratulations Cat

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post 02/19/2021

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post 01/21/2021

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

12/07/2020

Hacking about with these lovelies. What a beautiful day @thehorseparkatwalnutcreek with @erinleigh89 & @mrs.kateearl

12/02/2020

Isabel - the coolest horse on the planet!

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 11/24/2020

Hunter pace 2020

11/09/2020

“Most horses pass from one human to another - some horsemen and women are patient and forgiving, others are rigorous and demanding, others are cruel, others are ignorant.

Horses have to learn how to, at the minimum, walk, trot, canter, gallop, go on trails and maybe jump, to be treated by the vet, all with sense and good manners.

Talented Thoroughbreds must learn how to win races, and if they can't do that, they must learn how to negotiate courses and jump over strange obstacles without touching them, or do complicated dance
like movements or control cattle or accommodate severely handicapped children and adults in therapy work.

Many horses learn all of these things in the course of a single lifetime. Besides this, they learn to understand and fit into the successive social systems of other horses they meet along the way.

A horse's life is rather like twenty years in foster care, or in and out of prison, while at the same time changing schools over and over and discovering that not only do the other students already have their own social groups, but that what you learned at the old school hasn't much application at the new one.

We do not require as much of any other species, including humans.
That horses frequently excel, that they exceed the expectations of their owners and trainers in such circumstances, is as much a testament to their intelligence and adaptability as to their relationship skills or their natural generosity or their inborn nature.

That they sometimes manifest the same symptoms as abandoned orphans - distress, strange behaviors, anger, fear - is less surprising than that they usually don't.

No one expects a child, or even a dog to develop its intellectual capacities living in a box 23 hours a day and then doing controlled exercises the remaining one.

Mammal minds develop through social interaction and stimulation.

A horse that seems "stupid", "slow", "stubborn", etc. might just have not gotten the chance to learn!

Take care of your horses and treasure them.”

~ Jane Smiley

11/08/2020

I was scared today.

I was scared to get on, scared to walk out the yard because I had a bad ride the day before. One bad ride, and it made me scared.

I didn’t know why. I’ve had 1000 bad rides. I’ve had 1000 falls. I’ve broken bones and bruised my pride on countless occasions, but today I was scared.

Why? Because confidence is fragile. It takes months and years to build and seconds to lose and yet we are so careless with it.

When we get on a horse, we wear a hat to protect our head. We wear body protectors, gloves, boots...

We pay so much attention to protecting ourselves physically, we forget that our minds are not invincible, and our confidence certainly is not.

Your bank of confidence needs regular deposits, not just from others... but from you. Self confidence is the most valuable currency in life.

When you go to get on, and you hesitate, you falter and you start to ask yourself “can I do this?”, chances are, your account is almost empty.

Every time you laugh and say “oh no, I’m no good” or “so and so is 10x better than me”, you make a withdrawal from that account, and before you know it, your account is empty and you’re scared to get on.

But every time you say “I’m really pleased with how that went” or “I think I rode that really well”, your balance increases.

We need to learn to give ourselves a break, pat ourselves on the back and allow ourselves to feel proud of where we are - after all, most of the time we’ve worked bloody hard to get there!

Recognising your strengths is just as important as recognising your weaknesses. Never allow yourself or anyone else to empty that account.

Confidence is valuable, don’t bankrupt yourself.

11/07/2020

Hot Wheels always trying to catch 1st field!

11/07/2020

7 months & 4 years. Thoroughbreds before sunset.

11/03/2020

Sherman supervising.

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post 05/24/2020

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

04/12/2020

04/12/2020

Yesterday was a Great day learning how to teach our horses ground manners. 9 lessons. Thanks Dallas Sweat for the Great knowledge.

04/04/2020

The newest addition to The Park herd. Ava!

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 03/16/2020

Can you tell which prints are from the and which are from the ? Everyone can be a !

Timeline photos 02/25/2020

We’ll take some more sunny days please!

Timeline photos 02/23/2020

Breakfast ready yet???

02/02/2020

Concrete pad poured and mats installed. No more mud!!

01/29/2020

A little more progress.

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 01/17/2020

The barn showed up! Big shoutout to James Butcher for driving the forklift!
Stay tuned for Barn Raising Party. You’re all invited!

01/16/2020

This is how you ride 3 at a time! Gotta keep those field hunters fit!

01/15/2020

That extra 30-40 minutes---

You have walked for at least ten minutes in your initial warm up, (heeding the advice of Klaus Balkenhol.)

You have done some stretching and flexing, working toward a calm and supple foundation. Another 5-10-15 minutes, give or take

You have the done flat work, gymnastics, or jumping, whatever was in the schedule for maybe another 20-30 minutes.

It would be so easy at this point to walk back to the barn, finished for the day, and some days that is not a bad plan.

But if your goal is to create a sound horse, durable, and long lasting, there is one step more---Finish the day with a walk in the woods and fields. How long and how often? Ideally at a rock bottom minimum, two days a week, three is better, and probably for at least 30-40 minutes per session. 45 to an hour, once in a while---

It is good for their minds and it is good for their bodies. Active walking is pretty safe---That saying, "You can't hurt a horse at a walk." It is low stress mentally, and it contributes to building and maintaining base fitness.

There will be any number of reasons and excuses why not---

No time, no place, no inclination, no need---

Well, up to each rider to decide, and you will do what works for you.

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post 01/09/2020

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

Photos from The Horse Park at Walnut Creek's post 12/29/2019

Another Fun Day!

12/29/2019

Time to go Hunting!

08/07/2019

You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours!

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Boarding - $350 per month
Monthly Lesson Subscriptions
2 Lessons a week = $280/ month
3 Lessons a Week = $395/ month

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22792 Craig Rd
Sulphur Springs, AR
72768

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 7am - 10pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm

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