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Wonderland Farm starts unbroken horses under saddle as well as retraining horses that were started incorrectly or have behavior problems.


Karen’s background in breaking, training, and starting young horses includes over twenty years of experience. Throughout the year she breaks and trains numerous horses and ponies of her own. With consistency and patience, she has been able to restart several problem horses that their owners had given up on because of behavioral problems. Her pet project is retraining off the track thoroughbreds and giving them a successful new career as hunters.


One of Karen’s specialties is starting young horses. At the same time she was pursuing her degree in Equine Studies from Virginia Intermont College, she was already putting her skills to work in the ‘real world’, at Mapleside Farm in Pennsylvania. She was solely responsible for starting the many unbroken two year old thoroughbreds and warmbloods on the farm, as well as advancing the training on the older green broke horses. In the ensuing years, Karen has compiled a long list of successes.


Please give her a call to see how she can put her experience and talents to work for you.



Stormy is a cute 10 year old Welsh Pony gelding.  He came to us from a breeding operation with little prior handling and socialization.  So far he's done very well with all his basic ground work and is beginning to build confidence under saddle.  We look forward to seeing this little guy's potential


Coming 3 year old Johnny is an APHA gelding.  Recently lightly started, he is taking everything in stride!  With more whoa than go he is making out to be a very safe project.  In his future is some gentle trail riding and refreshing the basics both in hand and under saddle.

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