Beacon Tabs 2018 Down on the Farm - Page 8

8-B THE BEACON APRIL 4, 2018 Josie Sellers | Beacon Jacque Woodward and her son Ty Woodward work together to prepare medicine for one of the horses on their farm. Josie Sellers | Beacon Ty Woodward helps his mom with one of the horses on their farm on March 22 that just had a baby two weeks ago. Hafl ingers keep the Woodward family busy By Josie Sellers Josie Sellers | Beacon Johnathan Woodward is pictured giving water to one of the horses on the family farm. COSHOCTON – A day at Woodward Performance Hafl ing- ers usually starts with Jacque’s husband Mike doing the morning feeding and watering while she gets the kids ready for school. “By 20 after eight, I’m with the horses and they are on the bus waving good bye,” Jacque said. Stalls are then cleaned and horses are trained. “We train fi ve days a week when the horses are in full time training,” Jacque said. “We will train them twice a day with groundwork in the morning and riding or driv- ing in the afternoon. Th e sessions are kept short because we feel that helps us have happier horses.” Th e horses also are groomed twice a day. Jacque usually breaks for lunch around 12:30 or 1 p.m., then checks her messages and networks with clients. If she has to, she will make a trip to town for supplies. By 4 p.m. the boys, Johnathan, who is 12-years-old, and Ty, who is 7-years-old, are home and Mike has returned from work. “I’ll ride, but I won’t drive by myself so Mike and I work Boyer Insurance Taking Care of You and Your Family... Generation After Generation AUTO • HOME • LIFE • BUSINESS Call for a FREE Quote! 740-622-2131 225 Chestnut Street, Coshocton • on that,” Jacque said. Th e boys do their chores and then everyone has din- ner. “I often have something thrown in the crock-pot and we sit down together for a meal, which is real important to us,” Jacque said. “After supper it’s back out to the barn to fi nish up whatever needs to be done.” You have to be fl exible though, especially during foal- ing and breeding season. “We have cameras in the stalls to watch them foal and have stayed up all night watching,” Jacque said. “I think one of the things we like about this (the business) is that you never know what’s going to happen. You just have to roll with it.” Mike’s family has more than 40 years of experience with Hafl ingers and has one of the original registries for the breed in the United States. At Woodward Perfor- mance Hafl ingers the horses are trained for riding and driving. Th ey sell to clients and show horses for them and will give lessons and clinics and judge events. Th ey also breed Hafl ingers and are known nationally and internationally. SEE HAFLINGERS ON PAGE 9 B