Kathy Batchelor

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Horse or pony breed
Miniatures, all Black and White
Green Acres Blackberry Grand bred
What state or country are you from?
South Carolina
About Me:
did 15 yrs in the Circus, with horses, and big cats. then 20 yrs of polo making it to the 8th woman player in the world, then retired, and now hanging with the minis , driving once again ,and giving tours and sales, lessons etc. We drive 1,2,4, and 6 up
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Favorite movies?
old ones
Favorite books?
also old ones
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Minimiler info

I really don't know where to put this info , but we just made a site for the minis

its at

WWW.Minimiler.Com please take a look and see if you like it

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

a memory is the only thing we can truly take with us when its all said and done

memories. I got my mare in 1968 , she was 4 yrs old and on TV as the last horse across the Texas boarder that was closed down due to the VEE epidemic. She was a dirrect daughter of 3 Bar. Cute little buckskin mare. The first horse I bought with my own $. I showed her for years. Roped on her for 2 years to pay the bills, trick rode on her and roman rode on her with her son when he was 5. I bought another horse to trick ride on to take to the orient in 1973 as I needed a black and white. But once… Continue

Posted on June 21, 2008 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

a little fame goes a long way

After so many years of working and making a very good living with horses, now I am into Mini's. Who's a thouight. Wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. After just a little over a year messing with the mini's , once again my horses have found their fame. As the local and GA papers and magazines are all doing articles on the little guys, and this time I haven't even put an speacial training into them just driving them. Before my horses , had to do St George evel and above with manuvers in the air and… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 4:04pm — 5 Comments

Tryon N.C. HDT event , driving the VSEs

Well, we got home . Long weekend, the boys did great. We had some trouble in the dressage as it was in deep sand and the carraige was pretty bogged down. It was the hardest dressage test we have ever done. Because of the sand. But they did their best. Still got a 72. We did the obsticals great , clean and under time. We did marathon with time to spare also. One diviation for a few penalties but otherwise fantastic, so it was just my fault . We took home second in our division. A good go for… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 6:32am — 6 Comments

Mini driving equipment

I have had several people ask about harness, and carts for mini's . We have plenty here for sale if anyone needs minis and equiipment we are happy to help out. If anyone knows of mini sites that we should be using, please let us know.

I just got 4 new two year olds and am having a blast getting them all gentle and ready to drive. They were basicly unhandled since birth. We gelded them on the way home , stopping at my vets for a drive through gelding session. Now we have four little… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 7:19am — 7 Comments

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At 11:02pm on July 4, 2009, Becky (ridendurance) said…
Been looking at the CDE events and trying to learn more about the driving events. I think it sure looks like fun and much more interesting than show ring driving. I have been ground driving alot and have hooked my mini for the first few times with no problems. I plan to add some obstacles and try that class sometime. Are there any good websites or books you would recommend?
At 8:04pm on January 2, 2009, Peggy Hogan said…
Hi Kathy,
I would love to ask you some harness questions. Are you still selling that kind of equipment?
Drop a line...thanks!
Peggy Hogan
At 1:49pm on September 23, 2008, Becky (ridendurance) said…
Cool pic of you and the minis in front of the fountain! So what you been up too? Looks like the new house will be AMAZING! Keep us posted on the progress.
At 10:26pm on August 14, 2008, Peggy Hogan said…
Hey Kathy,
I talked with Laurie Ballard and she was thrilled we had been in contact. If you want to contact me I'd love to pass on her email address.
At 10:07am on June 17, 2008, Peggy Hogan said…
Hey Kathy,
I haven't lately, but she lives close. Maybe you could email me at thebestwhisperisaclick@gmail.com and I'll send you her email address!
At 9:48pm on May 21, 2008, pony gal said…
Try typing it into your browser instead. The link works for me.
At 8:33pm on May 21, 2008, Peggy Hogan said…
Laurie lives just a few miles from me and has her horses about 3 blocks from mine. She's a great lady. Small world....
love your driving pictures!
At 2:37pm on May 21, 2008, Peggy Hogan said…
Hey Kathy,
Would love to hear more about your harnesses. Could you post your web site? Also, do you happen to know Laurie Ballard? She's in Santa Barbara and was pretty well known in the polo world. Just curious.
At 9:32am on May 21, 2008, pony gal said…
Found a link for you after doing a search for miniature driving clubs.
At 10:57pm on May 19, 2008, Dixie said…
Kathy, I love your mini's! My very first horse was a black and white pinto and I've always had a fondness for them. (In fact a circus wanted to buy him, but I wasn't willing to part with him!) If I ever get a mini I'd like it to be black and white.

Like Becky I'm also anxious to hear some stories of your days in the circus. I've always had an interest in liberty horse training.

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