Horses prance across Timbermist Farm's stately 50-acre facility, where equestrians master the reins amid white plank fences, verdant grounds, and an ivory stable fronted by columns. The Farm's veteran instructors, Tina English and Chuck Browning, offer lessons to riders of all abilities, imparting knowledge gathered during nearly three decades of training, competing, and counting wooly horses just before bedtime.
Tina and Chuck specialize in the English riding discipline, a style that favors an upright riding posture made possible by a flat saddle. To spread their expertise, the duo shows students how to steer horses in the Farm's indoor training facility, which is heated during the winter. In addition to educating humans on the finer points of horsemanship, Tina and Chuck also train horses and ponies on proper equine behaviors, from confident show-ring trots to courteous, whispered conversations at the horse library.