Monday, November 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from Southwind Farm!!

We wanted to take a quick minute this morning to wish all of our boarders, their families and friends a Happy Thanksgiving later this week! We are always thankful this time of year for the wonderful group of people and horses that make up our barn family.

Monday, November 18, 2019

What Makes Us Different? Great Question!

Southwind Farm is a unique place. We are not the same as every other boarding barn out there and are proud to have a few things that we can say truly makes us unique!! In case you didn't know...
  • Southwind Farm has NO breed or age restrictions on our boarded horses. We love horses of all shapes and sizes and welcome them into the herd!
  • We have NO training or lesson requirement, and our boarders have access to over eight different trainers who regularly come to the farm. OR you can bring your own trainer in for weekly/monthly lessons. 
  • We allow you to bring your own vet and farrier so you can keep peace of mind!
  • Our owner and manager Sheri Thornley lives on site 24/7 so you can know someone is always there. 
  • We welcome riders of ALL disciplines! The more the merrier!
  • We have all the amenities of a bigger barn but have a unique, close family feeling and camaraderie among our boarders.
  • We are located in northern Montgomery County but are just minutes from three other big counties: Frederick, Howard and Carroll!
Sound like something you might want to be a part of? Come take a look and see for yourself! Contact Sheri today or visit,

Monday, November 11, 2019

Just Loving Life at Southwind Farm

Hello everyone! We don't have a lot to update about this week, except for the fact that we are thrilled with our boarders, and everyone (including the horses) seems to be loving life at Southwind Farm these days. Some days you just have to take a minute to reflect on all of the good in life and we are so thankful for our group of boarders who are like family here at Southwind.

Don't forget! We are always open to new boarders to join the Southwind family, so if you know anyone in Damascus, Maryland or the surrounding area looking for a new place to call home for their horse, you can check us out at:

Have a great week!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Tricks to Stay Warm While Riding in Colder Weather

Photo Courtesy of Dani Sussman.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful start to their week. Today we wanted to share an article from the USEA entitled 'Tips and Tricks of the Trade: Competing in Cold Weather' because as we all know, not everyone can go south during the upcoming winter months to continue their training. Staying warm but not limiting your movement while working around or riding horses is so important!

We are very fortunate to have an indoor arena which helps block wind and prevents frozen ground during the colder months, but riders have to prepare themselves as well! Don't forget, if you are looking for somewhere to board this winter that has an indoor arena, come visit us!

And now for the article!  Click here to read some tips and tricks of the trade from one Colorado equestrian!