Brightleaf Love Your Pet Day!

The weather was BEAUTIFUL this weekend and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day!  We had a wonderful turn out of familiar faces and new friends.

Massage Therapist Jane Templeton taught us all about horse massages, horse anatomy, and pressure points!  Jane shared her knowledge and demonstrated her methodology on Brightleaf’s Princess – we didn’t have to pull her tail to convince her to volunteer!  Jane is a certified practitioner of the Masterson Method – Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork.  She uses this unique, interactive method of equine massage and bodywork to recognize and use the responses of the horse to personal touch for the purpose of finding and releasing accumulated tension.  Thank you Jane for an awesome demonstration and we look forward to having you back on the farm for more massages!

The horses LOVED all of the homemade treats that were made.  A yummy apple dipped in molasses, peppermint, oats, and brown sugar!  Yum-O!

Guests also had an opportunity to take a barn tour and learn all about Brightleaf’s furry residents and see the tack and feed rooms!

Of course it wouldn’t be a Brightleaf Stables event without PONY RIDES!



The Orange County Polocrosse Club which is a local chapter of the American Polocrosse Association came out and gave us an introduction to the fun of Polocrosse!  They taught us all about the games, fielded questions, and showed us how it was done.  Then some of our Brightleaf boarders got the opportunity to try their hand at the game.  And oh what fun they had!  Lots of laughs, great fun, and awesome memories!  Thank you to the entire team of the Orange County Polocrosse Club for a great afternoon!

Check out our Photo Gallery for more pictures from the event!

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