The Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association unites stables across the state, showcasing the diversity of the american saddlebred and training future equestrians with individually tailored riding lessons. After arriving in long pants and sturdy, low-heeled shoes, riders don helmets as instructors commence half-hour equine adventures to acquaint students with an agreeable saddlebred, whose manner and relaxed gait are perfect for human accompaniment and a marked advantage in "act casual" situations. The average lesson covers mounting and dismounting, walking and trotting, rein control, and how to properly engage with the horse. In addition, riders will spend time learning how horses think and react in common situations. The MSHA's participating stables open on evenings and weekends for man-to-beast interactions after school or work.
Acres of grass paddocks ripple in the wind around the large indoor and outdoor riding arenas at Wild Oak Farm, where owner Renee Lenkart works to help students to improve their riding abilities and develop a bond with equines. As hooves clop out a staccato rhythm against the sun-soaked red soil, Renee calls upon years of experience crafting lessons for both beginner and advanced students. She has also spent time training and showing hunters and jumpers, and many of her students have gone on to participate in national competitions or yelling matches at grocery stores with no-horse policies.
For more than 58 years, the lovable, lawful launderers at Elite Cleaners have churned out crisp collars and shiny civvies in a tidy, punctual manner. Each of their two comfy, clean storefronts features easy drive-up parking, allowing you to quickly drop off bratty apparel like a shirt ($2.99–$3.99 laundered, $6.99 dry-cleaned), pants ($6.99 dry-cleaned), full suit ($13.98 dry-cleaned), or full dress ($13.98 dry-cleaned) for watchful garb-sitting with your choice of timely services, which include expedited one-hour or same-day jobs. You can further enhance your tidy exterior glow with the tanning service, which marinates corpuses at the Loretto location.
Since first teeing off in 1989, Fox Hollow Golf Club has hosted regular state championships and the 2008 sectional qualifying tournament for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, showcasing the club's 27-hole layout characterized by challenging play and picturesque surroundings. The course sprawls throughout 200 acres of hardwood forest and windswept prairie and is often blanketed by lush bluegrass and natural flora. The original 18 stretches along the banks of the Crow River for much of its 6,713-yard length, affecting play on five holes. Occasionally, golfers are forced to carry shots over the river, as is the case on the par 3 third hole, where players must aim their tee shots at the island green and hope the ball doesn't run off the steep sides or get eaten by an amphibious caddy. With two greens and a split fairway, the par 4 17th can take on two distinct identities or three creepy alter egos. If the hole is placed on the left side of the green, players are best suited to hit a small fairway landing area and execute a long approach, but if it’s on the right, they must blast their tee shot over two bodies of water to reach the green.Prior to a round, players can make use of the Fox Hollow practice facility, where they'll find a full-length driving range, three putting greens, and a practice bunker.Course at a Glance:
Sugar and Spice owners Chelsey and Angela haven't forgotten the fear that consumed them when they first bared all in front of a foggy camera lens. This awareness is what makes them the ideal pair to helm a boudoir photography studio, which pairs its solo shoots with sessions incorporating couples, pinups, and pregnant subjects. By drawing from their past experience, all-female staff members work to ease subjects' fears as they highlight their best features, no matter what size, shape, or kind of droid they might be. Since the studio doesn't dabble in wedding shoots or children's photography, Sugar and Spice is able to pour all of its resources into its boudoir photography, which is reflected by its 20 different sets, more than 200 pairs of thigh-highs and stockings, and hundreds of outfits in sizes 0–22.
If clients start to get lost in piles of lingerie, the team has plenty of ideas and ready-made looks to choose from, such as the girl next door in jeans and a T-shirt or the more involved bikini-clad George Washington crossing the Delaware. Touting itself as the only stateside boudoir studio to offer complimentary clip-in hair extensions, Sugar and Spice also flaunts its beauty retouching services, which are included with every session.
Situated inside a rustic barn, Mudd Lake Furniture stocks its sales floor with an eclectic variety of bohemian furniture. Owner and former NFL football player Bob Kratch selects furnishings, lighting, artwork, and home goods from local flea markets, as well as reputable suppliers who source their goods from such distant locales as Europe, Asia, and Atlantis. Though the collection of home décor rotates frequently, past finds have included Victorian frames ($60), vintage globes ($99), and medium-sized draft tables, which serve as ideal surfaces for drawing or holding multiple ice-cold draughts ($75). Take an old steamer trunk and repurpose it as a coffee table ($70), or utilize a retro wooden box to carry around old boxes or other keepsakes ($50). Customers can also nab wagon-wheel hubs for adorning ranch-themed rooms or repairing a broken-down covered wagon ($30).