This is the second year Bluegrass Saddlery & Mercantile helping to sponsor a local Heart of Phoenix (HOP) Appalachia Trainer Face Off (ATFO) competition horse. This year our horse is Woodrow, being trained by Circle P Natural Horsemanship and Colt Starting located in Williamstown KY.
The ATFO competition is a major fund raiser event for HOP. In 2021 the event attracted over 2,500 spectators, 40 horses were adopted through the whole event, 75 horses were trained, $350,000 worth of training was donated and over a MILLION dollars was put into the local economy! The event provides enhanced training for those horses not initially suitable /safe for adoption. Check out the HOP and ATFO Facebook page for more information.
Woodrow is a 10 year old gelding who was an owner surrender due to a severe bucking issue and is in the ATFO 365 day training program at Circle P. Through observation and assessment major holes have been found in his training and most all of the groundwork training has been skipped. So, Circle P will start back at the basics in designing a training program for Woodrow and will work with him until he is deemed to be safe for adoption.
You can support Woodrow by connecting directly with Circle P and by purchasing items selected by Circle P in Woodrow's Wish List. These items will support this care and will go with Woodrow to his new home upon adoption. In addition, 10% of all sales whether from this Wish List, or your own personal purchases, will be gifted to Circle P on behalf of Woodrow to support his care and training needs when you use code Woodrow in the discount code area at checkout.
Become part of the team, #hoptemwoodrow, and be part of the movement to help these horses in need.
Thank you Circle P for your support of our small business and other small businesses in our area and for your continued support of the HOP.