“…ye towne of Homonoscit shal for ye future be named Kenilworth, & for yr brand of horses they shal have ye letter V on ye near buttock.”
Agriculture was the primary occupation of the first settlers in Killingworth. Sheep and cattle grazed in pastures while wheat, corn, and flax were grown in many fields. Salt hay was farmed as well and used as food and bedding for cattle, mulch and home insulation. In 1710 Killingworth saw its first shipyard established and soon the town was known for its manufacture of small coasting vessels.
HERE AND NOW
We offer rough board to patient, mature, and healing horse people through a cooperative venture named Someday Farm Family, LLC. The Someday Farm Family (or SFF) interviews and decides on any new horses and realizes that each horse comes with their own human family and we always seek to keep the herd happy first and their people happy second. In keeping with this idea, the horse is ‘interviewed’ as are the people. We aim to welcome those horses who are cared for in sustainable and environmentally responsible ways. Think green or organic and you have the general idea. Kelly Rutledge of Synergy Therapeutic Horse Care is the barn manager.
There are seven stalls and eight paddocks and one outdoor riding ring. Most paddocks are fully fenced in three-rail oak though some are bordered by bramble or berries and other ‘fence lines’ are merely streams or stone walls. Horses are rotated through pastures occasionally, though most settle into a fitting spot. There are very few and limited trail riding opportunities directly connected to the property.
Bear in mind that the property is shared or visited by deer, coyote, bear, eagle, fisher cats, turkey, etc. The property is not shared with or visited by guns.
To become a safe, healthy, and pleasant home for horses first. The horses come first.
For horse boarders:
To become a cooperative, healing, enlightened place to care for, come to know, and learn from horses.
To learn how to do for, be for, and be with horses as they require. To listen, guide, learn in all ways every day. To continue to feel the barn the way a cleric feels a temple.