"I couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling
experience" Rebecca Terrill
Rebecca Terrill wants to farm with horses. It's been her
dream the whole time she was serving our country as a United
States Marine. Now she runs a bonding business and is just
beginning to learn about work horse teams.
attended our July 2001 school, and reports: "I can't
thank you enough for being so thoughtful. I left Bundoran
Farm feeling as if I had really accomplished something important,
and I still feel that way. The confidence I gained made
me all the more positive that working with a team of my
own is the right plan for me and the farm.
Of course I know that I have a long way to go, both in gaining
experience and finding the right team, and equipment, but
I am now sure that I am headed in the right direction."
After the school ended, Rebecca helped Ann
Sutherland and Hilary Day
who were models in a photo shoot of our elegant
After that, Hilary, Rebecca and Fred hitched a team
to a sicklebar horse mower, which is part of our horse-drawn
agricultural collection and the ladies tried mowing
a pasture. Fred, too. None of us mowed very straight, but
it was fun!
We ask all our students to offer suggestions and critiques
of our clinics, so Rebecca went to a lot of trouble to offer
a very helpful critique:
"The school was wonderful and had a relaxed atmosphere,
with concerned and friendly instructors. The animals and
equipment were all top notch. The question and comment sessions
were hard but informative! It was a really great experience"
She "personally needed more harnessing time; there
was plenty, but I could still have used more"
And while we do try to teach to a standard, Rebecca notes
that "All three instructors approached the students
in a different style, but always reinforced the same information.
Never did one contradict the other. That is rare in a multiple
instructor setting. I couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling
experience. The atmosphere was almost vacation-like, however
the amount of information was vast. I am leaving here knowing
so much - and more importantly - knowing that I have lots
more to learn. Yet I feel that each of the instructors will
always make time to help me progress in the future as a
"I really don't have the words for how much this school
has taught me. My confidence level has both soared and fallen,
but now I know that I can accomplish what I want so much:
to farm with horses"
We know that Rebecca will achieve her goals. She has a naturally
curious mind, will read, study, and ask.
Sshe came back for the October 2001 class!
On arrival, she reported that she now has a quiet team of
elderly horses; a great choice, as we know these horses,
and they will help her continue to learn.
Rebecca's interests make us wonder if we
should offer a class solely on horse-drawn farm equipment.
What do you think? Let
us know; if there is enough interest, we could easily
Questions? Ask Rebecca
Terrill about the Bundoran Driving school.
Our quiet gentle giants will help us teach you how to drive,
and you will never
be the same again.