With this little colt and its mom, the apple didn't fall far from the tree. It was born recently at the High Silver Paint Farm (HSPF) on Pleasant Ridge Road at the corner of Stanley Huff Road. A horse farm has been on this corner for as long as we can remember. Also, Guilford County has the distinction of having the most horses of any of North Carolina's 100 counties. The paints at HSPF are especially beautiful.
HSPF gives riding lessons and has several students training; some students use the farm's horses and some ride their own. Students learn first to love, respect, care for and saddle horses; then, they learn to ride. With enough practice, students will be ready to barrel race and to ride either western or English. When we drove by the farm yesterday, someone else was out taking photos of this colt and its mom. Right now, they don't want to leave each other's side. It is really easy to get a photo of the two of them together. Before you know it, the little one will be grown; just like the young teens out in the ring learning to ride. Summer is the perfect time to learn to ride and to enjoy all of the horse farms in Guilford County.