Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I have being learning to make lemonade…life recently has given me some lemons and I am working on how to make lemonade, lemon chicken, lemon squares…things to stay busy and active…

Let me explain. On June 26th, I was mounting a sales horse, and long story short, it backed up, lost its footing, and flipped over on top of me.  After a trip to the ER, multiple fractures were diagnosed.  Recovery 2-3 months, ok, not good but workable…ten days later I was back in the hospital with pulmonary embolisms or blood clots in my lungs…more time off, again, not good but I’m here alive, recovering, and wanting to work.

So this is the plan…I will have time to pursue different aspects of my business as I will not be competing this Fall.   I will be at competitions with students but my personal horses will be on vacation.

As many of you know my primary business is sales and that will continue.  I have recently hired a lovely rider, Anna Graves, who has quickly become an integral part of our farm, and she will be doing the majority of the riding with other students and friends filling in until I can hire another person.  I am hoping to find a working student with experience through training level and have a couple of applicants; however, if you know of anyone else who might be interested please let me know.

We will still be accepting horses in for training and consignment, and although I will not be personally riding the horses, I will be training them from the ground daily.  We have been successful in this process in the last few weeks and have sold a couple during my rehab already so I am confident that our success in this area will continue.

I will also be acting as an agent for people looking to purchase horses overseas as I have many connections there and have recently helped Therese Evans find her new partner, an Irish Sport Horse named Clover Joe.  I am sure that she would be happy to speak to whomever regarding her dealings with me.
Therese and Clover Joe

Additionally, I will be sourcing horses for people domestically whether it is a novice packer or a soon to be Advanced horse; please let me know if I may be of service.

I am also looking forward to doing some clinics, lessons, and Skype lessons and will be available to other opportunities should you have a special need or idea.

So if you are going to be in the area, or if you are not in the area, but want to set up a Skype lesson, or send us a horse give us a call 610.932.5832 or send us an email, csquarefarm@gmail.com

I’m off to work on the lemonade…see you soon,



  1. pretty darn good lemonade! As a satisfied seller of horses through Courtney, I can vouch for her excellent talent at matching horse and rider. In addition I have been impressed by her terrific network of contacts,her ability to bring on lovely young horses (she even breeds her own and now competes the older ones successfully at the upper levels),and her impeccable professionalism and honesty.

  2. Courtney, if anyone can make lemonade out of this it is you! I have been fortunate enough to have met and worked with you while searching for a horse and I look forward to seeking your help in training my new partner. You are a fantastic person and I wish the best for you during recovery! I will be in touch soon but wanted to send my good wishes to you and say I am thinking of you!

    1. Hi,

      Call me at 610.932.5832 and we can set up times to do lessons...looking forward to it...

  3. I'm sorry to hear of your injury, but glad to know you'll be okay.

    Nicole D