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Congratulations to 5 Lions Inc. on the acquisition of these 3 perfect boys. Thank you to our dear friends  and  for the ...
09/16/2022

Congratulations to 5 Lions Inc. on the acquisition of these 3 perfect boys. Thank you to our dear friends and for the impeccable support and teamwork in bringing these horses to the California market. Kindlewood LLC

08/14/2022

Congratulations to 5 Lions Inc. on their acquisition of Dollar💸 Can’t wait to meet this guy!
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Ali and her new chica 💃 Patrona aka “Poppy” 🌸Thrilled for this new partnership.   ✨
08/13/2022

Ali and her new chica 💃 Patrona aka “Poppy” 🌸Thrilled for this new partnership. ✨

“I have a really tricky time hearing folks that don’t believe in themselves.” -Ted Lasso. The Kindlewood team is on our ...
08/01/2022

“I have a really tricky time hearing folks that don’t believe in themselves.” -Ted Lasso. The Kindlewood team is on our way home from a super 2 weeks ✨😎

Congratulations to Natalie .equestrian on the acquisition of our most adored Calderon 3. He’s always been our resident s...
06/20/2022

Congratulations to Natalie .equestrian on the acquisition of our most adored Calderon 3. He’s always been our resident sweet, loving, “pretty boy”and we are so happy he found a home with you! 💫❤️

Ali and Calderon primary ribbons in the older Eq, Reserve Champion in the younger AA’s & 2nd in the hack (first time in ...
05/09/2022

Ali and Calderon primary ribbons in the older Eq, Reserve Champion in the younger AA’s & 2nd in the hack (first time in the hunter ring for Cal and first time for Ali since SS days) Red ribbon for Tilly out of 16 after all her hard work (!!!) First blue ribbon for Sara and Angelou after their jumper debut @ Paso and moving into the .80, Angelou giving her .80 Reserve Champion for Mother’s Day♥️ Checklist and Nancy Champion in the Pre Adult Equitation & Checklist Reserve Champion in the USHJA 2’3. (P*k Sendy and Lucky good ribbons and rounds all week. Smooth fun 2022 derby debut for Lucky🍀)

Bye Woodside it was fun! See you next month!
✨🦄🤙Kindlewood LLC

T-2 days back to show we go! ✌️
05/01/2022

T-2 days back to show we go! ✌️

Courage is a mindset✨🦄 Congratulations  to all of our riders and their success
04/30/2022

Courage is a mindset✨🦄 Congratulations to all of our riders and their success

Ready to get back to showing!✨
04/10/2022

Ready to get back to showing!✨

“One day, if you have alittle bit of talent anda lot of hard work,you're going to findout who you are. “ (thank you Jim ...
03/27/2022

“One day, if you have a
little bit of talent and
a lot of hard work,
you're going to find
out who you are. “

(thank you Jim Hagman for the quote inspo)

Don’t stop until you’re proud 😎
03/25/2022

Don’t stop until you’re proud 😎

If you want something, you have got to be RELENTLESSyou’ve got to learn how to become resourcefulyou’ve got to learn how...
03/10/2022

If you want something, you have got to be RELENTLESS
you’ve got to learn how to become resourceful
you’ve got to learn how to become creative
the power to hold on in spite of everything, the power to endure
this is the WINNER’s quality
the hunger, the ability to face defeat again and again, without giving up!
this is a WINNER’s quality
what this POWER is, I cannot say
All I know is that it exists…and it becomes available only when a man or woman is in that STATE OF MIND in which he or she knows exactly what he or she wants
and is fully DETERMINED not to quit(!) until they find it…
***There’s GREATNESS in YOU!***

T.D. Jakes

“If you want something, you have got to be RELENTLESSyou’ve got to learn how to become resourcefulyou’ve got to learn ho...
03/10/2022

“If you want something, you have got to be RELENTLESS
you’ve got to learn how to become resourceful
you’ve got to learn how to become creative
the power to hold on in spite of everything, the power to endure
this is the WINNER’s quality
the hunger, the ability to face defeat again and again, without giving up!
this is a WINNER’s quality
what this POWER is, I cannot say
All I know is that it exists…and it becomes available only when a man or woman is in that STATE OF MIND in which he or she knows exactly what he or she wants
and is fully DETERMINED not to quit(!) until they find it…
***There’s GREATNESS in YOU!***

11/25/2021
Timeline photos
11/01/2021

Timeline photos

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04/20/2021

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04/03/2021
Aya A***n and Q, Reserve Champion

Aya A***n and her very own Q 🐭, Reserve Champions in the older Children’s and 6th overall in the Romfh Children’s Classic!

04/01/2021
03/27/2021
Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

03/22/2021

“Winning isn’t the point. Wanting to win is the point.

Not giving up is the point. Never letting up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you’ve done is the point.

The game is never over. The secret of the game is in doing your best. To persist & endure.”

— Pat Summitt

03/19/2021
03/16/2021

When the derby horse partakes in a little cutting sesh 🤙

03/16/2021

Smiles powered by ponies ♥️☺️

03/16/2021

It’s a gloomy rained out day here at the farm so we decided to have some fun and hack out on the ponies! 🥰🥰

03/05/2021

The concept of straightness in horses is sometimes hard to grasp. Most people are aware that a horse that is travelling on a circle while flexed to the outside is crooked or when a horse is trotting on a straight line with the hindquarters off-centre it is crooked.

But it becomes not so easy to spot crookedness when a horse is performing a shoulder-in on a circle or a haunches-in on a straight line where all the obvious indicators of crookedness that most people can see are meant to happen.

I raise this subject because it is my experience that too many people do not take the concept of straightness seriously enough. People who compete in events where a horse’s straightness is part of the judging process tend to take the issue of straightness seriously (eg dressage and plowing). But other than that there is an entire world of horse people who don’t give straightness more than a passing thought, if at all. I watched a World Cup show jumping event on TV on the weekend and every horse had major problems with straightness. Racehorses, harness horses, campdrafters, endurance horses, cutting horses, polo, pleasure horses, ranch horses, blah, blah, blah …... – the list of disciplines where training for straightness is NOT an integral part of the sport is very, very long.

What is straightness?

There are some technical explanations of straightness that are derived from understanding the musculoskeletal system of a horse and how it works. In my opinion, Deb Bennett explains it very well and I recommend her writings on the subject to you. But in a nutshell, straightness is when a horse is working both sides of its body equally. For example, this is easy to see at a standstill where a horse can only be straight when it has its weight equally distributed on the left side as the right side ie the left fore carries as much weight as the right fore, and the left hind bears the same amount of weight as the right hind.

When a horse is moving it can be harder to see when one side of a horse is working harder than the other. But let's look at the circle again. A horse that is straight when executing a circle will be balanced and use both sides of its body equally by being able to flex to the inside. However, a horse that is crooked when performing a circle may flex to the outside and drop its shoulder to the inside. This causes more weight-bearing on the inside shoulder. In addition, the outside hind is driving more than the inside hind. Therefore, there is an unequal distribution of work between the inside joints and muscles and the outside joints and muscles of the horse.

What if the horse is performing a lateral movement on a circle, like a shoulder-in? A shoulder-in on a circle can look a bit like a crooked circle (as described above) to the novice. It can look like a horse is just doing a circle crookedly. But when a horse is straight and performing a shoulder-in it does not put more weight on the inside shoulder than on the outside shoulder, as it does when a horse drops its inside shoulder. Also, the outside hind is not doing more work than the inside hind. Both sides of the horse are working equally hard. The horse is in balance.

Now that you understand that straightness means both sides of a horse are working equally, it is a small step to see the importance of straightness training.

Firstly, straightness enables a horse to exert maximum effort because both sides of the horse are sharing the load. One side is not getting a free ride while the other is putting in double the effort.

Secondly, without straightness, one side of a horse is getting stronger at the expense of the other side getting weaker. This exposes the horse to a greater risk of physical injury – both acute and chronic. Chronically crooked horses are prone to breaking down more easily and much earlier than straight horses.

Straightness is an acquired phenomenon and crookedness is a natural phenomenon. Virtually every horse is born one-sided and remains one-sided all its life unless taught not to be (humans too). If you examine the physical build of a hundred horses you’d be doing well to find one that was equally developed on its left side as its right side. Usually the more physically demanding the work they do the more unilateral their physique.

But straightness is not just a physical concept. It is a mental one too.

In my experience, the biggest obstacle to teaching a horse to be straight is a mental block. Only a minor proportion of horses are hindered by physical problems in an effort to become straighter. Remember, a horse is always trying to accomplish what its mind is telling it to do. So when we try to have a horse do one thing, but they are thinking of doing another, they are guaranteed to have straightness problems. When I am looking at why a horse is crooked, I first try to see if their thoughts are getting in the way.

A horse can only be straight when the mind and the body are travelling in the same direction. If the mind is going straight, but the body isn’t, then the problem is either physical weakness or a rider issue. But if the mind is not straight, the body can never be straight.

Straightness problems are exacerbated by emotional tension. It’s a challenge for a mentally tight and troubled horse to exhibit straightness. The ability to evoke feelings of ‘okay-ness’ in a horse goes a long way to correcting issues of straightness. At the very least, when a horse feels troubled inside coaxing its mind to get in the middle of the reins and the rider’s legs becomes far more problematic.

Straightness is an essential part of all riding, irrespective of the discipline. It benefits the welfare of the horse and improves performance. If a horse is not straight it can’t perform at its best. If a horse is not straight the risk of physical problems, increases. If a horse is not straight the basic training is shaky. This is true no matter what you want to do with your horse.

Photo: Depicts shoulder-in performed by Nuno Oliveira and drawn by Jean Louis Sauvat. I have a collection of copies of these drawings and they never fail to impress me.

02/27/2021

Let them be horses.

Turn them out, let them run.
Let them buck, let them leap, rather in the field than the arena, right?

Give them a herd, even a herd of two.
Let them be with other horses, what’s a life without friends?

Give them downtime, not just days off riding, but days to enjoy life.
Happy horses are trainable horses.

Take the rug off, let them feel the sun.
Let them roll in the mud, a little dirt never hurt anyone.

Escape the arena and explore, don’t stick to the well worn path.
The most beautiful places are usually found by accident.

Showing them how much you love them doesn’t have to come from buying expensive things.

You can buy every rug, all the boots, the best tack, wash them, groom them, feed them, put them in the best yard, with the best facilities and wrap them up in cotton wool, but one day you’ll realise the best thing you could possibly do...

... is just let them be horses.

Quote by kind permission of cromwellandlucy

Parker is wearing the Wicklow turn out rug in heavy for the snowy weather beautiful image captured by Ally Wilson Photography

02/27/2021
Congratulations to Kris Tate on the acquisition of “Better Together”! Looking forward to the future with this new team. ...
02/24/2021

Congratulations to Kris Tate on the acquisition of “Better Together”! Looking forward to the future with this new team. Thank you Ilana Awakening Sporthorses/Ilana Halpern and Craig Starr!

What a couple of weeks🤩🤩Hakon De Kalvarie • 6th in the $2000 1.25 AO Classic wk 3. Champion in the 1.30 Medium AO’s wk 4...
02/16/2021

What a couple of weeks🤩🤩

Hakon De Kalvarie • 6th in the $2000 1.25 AO Classic wk 3. Champion in the 1.30 Medium AO’s wk 4. First Half Circuit Reserve Champion in the Medium AO’s. Also 8th in the $2500 1.35 classic. A first time in this division for his owner and jockey Carson Wayte

Cantato BF • Also put in a great round in the mediums in the GP ring. Winner of the $2000 1.25 Classic wk 3, and Second in the $1500 1.20 Open Classic wk 4

P*k Con • Champion in the .80 wk 3, Res Champion wk 4

Viking • Ribboned in almost every round of his division

Calderon • Primary colors in the older highs

Q • Primary colors in the Child Eq, Children’s Hunters and just out of the ribbons in the National Derby wk 4

Also would like to add that I had a wonderful birthday celebration with our barn family. Huge thank you to Craig Starr for all of his help. And of course my modern family sisters Ilana Halpern and Maja Lindemann ♥️

As always, SP Rhodes hits the mark🎯
01/19/2021

As always, SP Rhodes hits the mark🎯

We are so lucky to have this guy in our barn!
01/17/2021

We are so lucky to have this guy in our barn!

Knees to nose 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Timeline photos
11/26/2020

Timeline photos

I’m thankful for the little girl who fell in love with a horse. I’m thankful he taught her to never give up 💕

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.❤️
11/26/2020

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.❤️

Happy Thanksgiving from Kindlewood LLC.❤️ We are extremely grateful to have a wonderful supportive team and such incredi...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Kindlewood LLC.❤️ We are extremely grateful to have a wonderful supportive team and such incredible horses. Happy holidays to everyone!🦃

 Carson Wayte and Nacera 👑
11/25/2020

Carson Wayte and Nacera 👑

Pony excellence🌟
11/25/2020

Pony excellence🌟

 Q (Quinar) wowowow 🤩🤤
11/23/2020

Q (Quinar) wowowow 🤩🤤

You know I had to 😂🤷‍♀️😬😬😬
11/23/2020

You know I had to 😂🤷‍♀️😬😬😬

Penne Bakman and P*k Con primary colors in the .80s, winner of the .85 stake and championed earlier in the week in the o...
11/22/2020

Penne Bakman and P*k Con primary colors in the .80s, winner of the .85 stake and championed earlier in the week in the open .80! What a mare, what a pair🏆😎 Thank you for making these classes special for everyone!

Tilly Murphy and her unicorn Oliver Twist on the job! Primary colors in the Crossrails and Short Stirrup @ her first sho...
11/22/2020

Tilly Murphy and her unicorn Oliver Twist on the job! Primary colors in the Crossrails and Short Stirrup @ her first show. She has a lucky saddle thanks to and lucky show bows thanks to . To say we are proud would be an understatement. Thank you Gary Striker for giving Tilly such a quality foundation. 🦄🦄

11/20/2020

Tip of the day: Take “I can’t” out of your vocabulary and replace it with “I can.”

PC📸: Alden Corrigan

We are having the best time  Temecula! Excited to get in some clinics over our 2 months of off season before we go back ...
11/20/2020

We are having the best time Temecula! Excited to get in some clinics over our 2 months of off season before we go back to the desert!

 Aya A***n’s Q   PC:
11/16/2020

Aya A***n’s Q PC:

 of Carson and her champion Cantato BF  😎 Can’t believe we are going to our final show of the 2020 “season” 🤯👏👏
11/12/2020

of Carson and her champion Cantato BF 😎 Can’t believe we are going to our final show of the 2020 “season” 🤯👏👏

11/07/2020
11/02/2020

Looking forward to next week at Paso! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this week fun and successful! 📸

EW, DAVID!!!!!
11/01/2020

EW, DAVID!!!!!

10/31/2020

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Patrick Seaton Stables, LLC and Kindlewood LLC, we wish you the best this week at the horse show. Happy to be part of your journey towards beautiful, practical and fanastical equestrian branding.

Patrick; this one's for you: 🌼.
Kate; this one's for you: 🐕.

Getting to know our customers and being on hand when they are on their way out to participate in important events is part of what makes our service special.

Come on board; no life jackets required 😇.

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HOW IS YOUR HORSE FITTING IN?

We see scrims and blankets everywhere. The thing is, many of the blankets we see around are fitted incorrectly. When we talk about blankets, we do not literally mean "blankets" as in "covers the entire horse to its knees".

Horse wear should be tidy.

A proper fitting scrim should fit right to the tail head without tack when the buckle in the front is on the first hole. Alternatively, when worn with tack, buckling on the second to third hole should allow for the rise in the saddle to take up more fabric without affecting where the blanket sits at the tail head.

Many people think they need to order a size up in horse wear to accomodate tack. This is not the case when the measurements from the shoulder to the buckle are correct in the manufacture of the product.

Proper fit is not only up to measurements. Proper fit also has to do with how the blanket/scrim is made.

Below is a great example of how a scrim should walk by at a horse show. It does the job of covering the horse without being sloppy. This horse at Kindlewood Equestrian is well dressed.

This is just one more way we are helping riders, show teams and individual riders Live A Beautifully Branded Equestrian Lifestyle™. Details only matter when details are actually cause for thought and cause for change in the way things are made or done.

Visit our website www.sprhodes.com or send us an email to outfit your barn with scrims and blankets that fit for their intended purpose.

Kindlewood Equestrian has to have one of our favorite color schemes. As they head down to Thermal in SoCal, one thing we can guarantee is that they will be well dressed.

Horse and rider wear from SP RHODES needs to be a serious consideration.

Why?

Because we believe everything we do is a reflection of you; and that's a lot of responsibility.

Shop online for professional level tools and wearables for both horse and rider (which also happens to be fully customizable!).

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Live A Beautifully Branded Equestrian Lifestyle™
EQUESTRIAN EMBROIDERY FROM AN EQUESTRIAN TEAM WHO TAKES your branding as seriously as our own...

Kindlewood Equestrian, how clean and tidy are you guys going to look?

Crispy.

There are a lot of things we like but one of the things we LOVE is a crisp, clean, tidy, well-dressed horse and rider.

Thank you for choosing SP RHODES for your signature ball caps and non-slip saddle pads. We would love a pic but if we can't get one, don't worry; we will be dreaming of this combo, irrespective.

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Live A Beautifully Branded Equestrian Lifestyle™
Beautiful equestrian things for beautiful
Equestrian people. ❤️

KW Show Jumping
Bespoke Equestrian Embroidery for those who are looking for impeccable service and unbelievable results.

Below is a modern equestrian brand identity that is incredibly poignant. Grey, navy, taupe and oyster make this color palette idyllically traditionally equestrian.

Equestrian branding this beautiful makes us want pack a bag and run in the other direction with their stuff but we parted with it today in anticipation of their feedback instead.

Join our team with your stable. We will make sure you are dressed to impress with no distress.

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