Looking Glass Farm is located on 30 acres in Hamilton, Virginia, just west of Leesburg. We regularly hold clinics with both foreign and US instructors and host several schooling shows throughout the year. The farm was home to the Oldenburg stallion Ruffian and several of his offspring as well as a few select broodmares. Young horses and riding horses are often available for sale, LGF Sales. In 2002, an LGF foal won the filly class at Devon over 40 other entrants.
The main training barn has a total of 20 stalls with mats, doors to the inside of the barn and windows to the outside. There is plenty of room for tack storage, two hot and cold wash racks, one with heat lamps, and a heated tack room for saddles and bridles. Our inside tack room has a TV/VCR for watching tapes, a table and chairs to relax or clean your tack and a full size bathroom. Turnout is individualized for each horse, but is always in private paddocks.
For your riding enjoyment we have a large (75x200) indoor arena with dust free footing. The indoor is fully lit and has a sound system for working on your musical freestyle or simply riding to music you enjoy.
We have a full size sand outdoor dressage arena surrounded by full fencing for safety. We have acres of open fields for hacking and are close to facilities such as Morven Park for shows and other events.
Our goal is to provide the highest standard of care and quality of dressage training possible at a reasonable price. We feed the finest feed and hay and any supplements you choose. Turnout is individualized for each horse, but is always in private paddocks. Blankets are changed as needed and horses are booted as each requires for turnout.
Each horse is assessed for fitness, ability, soundness and correctness and fit of tack and equipment. Once assurance is made that the horse is comfortable and able to do the work, the horse will begin its training program. The farm works with a massage therapist and a chiropractor/vet to assure that each horse is comfortable and ready to work through issues that arise during training.
Because every horse has different needs and learning abilities, training programs are geared toward the individual horse. Emphasis is placed on the basics, even for the more schooled horses. Therefore, horses will be taught proper ground manners, lunging techniques, in hand work, and under saddle work. And, because a correct rider makes a correct horse, work on the rider's position is of great importance, and lunge lessons are used when possible. Safety of horse and rider is paramount. Showing is part of the program, but is not necessary and is intended to be a fun learning experience for both horse and rider.
We take a limited number of horses in training and often have a waiting list. For that reason, we are unable to take horses for boarding only. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Alison Head at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (540) 729-4847.
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