Archive for October, 2010

NEW HEAD OF HORSE DEVELOPMENT JOINS THE ATWOOD RANCH TEAM

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Jake, Helen and Lochlan

We are thrilled to announce that Jake and Helen (Topp) Shoemark will be joining the team here at Atwood Ranch! 

Jake is taking on the role as  Head of Horse Development.  He will be instrumental in our yearling pre-school program, as well as starting colts under saddle.  Jake’s interest in horses began when he was 10 years old living on the land in Australia, working with cattle, sheep and horses.  His desire to excel with horses lead him to work for and study directly with Pat and Linda Parelli.  Jake’s passions are caretaking of the land, horsemanship, cow savvy, stock dogs, rawhide braiding and his new young family.

Helen, although her primary role will be caring for their young son, Lochlan, will also be involved in the ranch operations.  She will partake in our foal imprinting, assist customers with yearlings, and teach clinics here at the ranch.  Helen passed her Level 3 in Australia when she was just 15 years old.  She then followed by taking several horses to Level 3 before being offered a scholarship to study directly with Pat and Linda.  She has traveled extensively with the Tour Team, taught at both campuses, and been involved at the corporate level. 

We are excited to welcome Jake and Helen and are looking forward to their involvement on all levels!

SEE YOU IN FLORIDA!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Mike and Catherine are getting ready to head off to Florida for the Parelli Rendez-vous this coming weekend, October 22nd-24th.  It sounds like an exciting new event for natural horsemanship enthusiasts.  A horse fair like no other complete with vendors, art, natural remedies, demos, equipment, clubs, and all things horse!  Stop by our booth to watch our video of the development process from birth through the yearling preschool program, pick up a flyer of available horses, check out their stories and progress reports, or just visit.  See you there!

FOALING OUT POSITION AVAILABLE

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Not only do we have an opening for an On Staff Veterinarian, but we also have a need for a staff member with experience in foaling out mares.  This is a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team and to have an impression on our 2011 foal crop.  Email Catherine at info@atwoodranchnaturally.com if you fit the bill! 

Blondie with her foal Kermit

NEW HOMES FOR NEW FOALS!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Already the 2010 foals are finding new partners and we have only just begun the weaning process! 

Eva

Our own On Staff Veterinarian, Dr. Jessie Heidman selected AR PEPPYS POWDERGIRL, known as Eva. 

Swift

While Pat and Linda Parelli selected AR CHEX MEMENTO whom we call Swift, and

Wally

Jackie Hunt chose his full brother Wally (an embryo transfer) whose registered name is AR COLONELS VOLLEY.