Testimonials


Brandi said:   October 30th, 2014 10:56 pm
I couldn't be happier with Hanging Hat Stables. Great website, love the training program!!!! Love that you do bitless work, one amazing person that works with and train these horses. The horses are amazing. I found my special dude here and it was love at first sight! He's the perfect horse for what i wanted to do with him. Leisa thank you for everything. Love what you do, thanks for helping me find my perfect riding companion. I couldn't be happier! Drifter is amazing and his jumping progress is coming along smoothly and perfectly! Thank you! I appreciate everything! :)

Chris said:   April 16th, 2014 12:34 am
Thanks again for giving Rebecca a ride today,Shes a very happy little girl.Very impressed with what you all have accomplished with Hunter And his horse in less than a week.Thanks Again

Marguerite said:   April 16th, 2014 12:32 am
Sophia and I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful time we had at your farm. It was awesome we both had a great time working our horses through some tough spots, It gave all of us great confidence. Silver like the ball the best, Sophia loved the big tires. We are in if you have another fun day! Thank you again! 

David Graham said:   April 14th, 2014 1:04 am
What a beautiful place you have. Yeah it’s not all gussied up like a million dollar horse barn… but the WORK you do is awesome and everything is made to work and to train horse!!! We can’t thank you enough for all the time you spent with us (me) asking stupid questions on your down day… but am looking forward to coming back!

Meredith said:   October 30th, 2013 3:00 am
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that Tucker has settled in wonderfully. I took him to an organized charity ride out of state just two days after I got him and could not have been more pleased with his behavior and performance. He gets along so well with all the other horses he meets and has no problems being first, last, or in the middle of the group on a trail ride. That's a pleasurable and new experience for me! The two of us are already logging valuable hours not only on various trails but in the ring as well. Tucker is game no matter what I ask of him or where I take him. He is really learning to love his new home and I am really falling in love with him!

Lynn said:   October 22nd, 2013 5:20 pm
Well folks I did it. Never thought I could. Did'nt even think it was possible. But, if it can happen to me than it can happen to you to ! I have always dreamed of having the "perfect horse" . I wanted the "Cinderella Story" and the handsome Prince that came with the dream. After looking time and time again and still finding myself on the ground watching the beautiful tails on the "BACK" of those beautiful "PERFECT" horses running off across the field, I was just about to give up. Well, I was on a mission and just couldn't quit yet. One day, by Luck or Devine Intervention I went to horseclicks and that's where I found Leisa Shepard at Hanging Hat Stables. I gave her a call, told her my story and gave her my list of 'needs" for my Perfect Horse. You know what? It wasn't two days later and Leisa found him - My Knight in Shinning Armor, my perfect horse and ,believe it or not, his name was PRINCE. He has truly been a blessing, the absolute best horse ever. Infact my friend Kelly who had been having the same horse problems went the next week and brought home her "Perfect Horse" . Kelly and I love riding together and sharing our new "forever" horses. I hope you folks have enjoyed my story and now you know where to go for your "Perfect Horse" Thank You Leisa and Hanging Hat Stables Many Happy Trails Lynn and "Moses"

Amy Martin said:   June 22nd, 2013 3:43 am
We've really enjoyed Baron and Domino! My nieces love their new rides! We've ridden the trails @ Fairystone, VA and plan to ride Mt. Rogers over July 4th. The horses are doing great! Thank you & keep up the good work!

Kelly Waters said:   June 3rd, 2013 12:52 am
Hi Leisa! Thank you, thank you, thank you for selling me Dixie. Could not ask for a better horse, she is everything you said she would be and more. Although I've only had her a few weeks, I already know she is a permanent member of our family. It was so nice meeting you, hopefully we will see you soon in uwharrie! Happy Trails, Kelly Waters and Dixie

Mary Metcalf said:   May 11th, 2013 10:50 pm
Buying a horse from Leisa was an absolutely positive and wonderful experience. It's so nice to work with honest, personable and communicative professionals who go above and beyond expectations. Even after the sale was complete she continued to work with Geronimo to prepare him for our daughter, while we prepared our home for him. He is now at a professional training center (more for us than him) and everyone who has met him has commented about his remarkably pleasing and agreeable nature. Clearly a result of skilled and loving training. A great horse from a great trainer. Thank you Leisa! 

Dena Mae Arnold said:   December 18th, 2012 5:00 pm
Leisa, I just wanted to say, thank you so much for the time u spent putting a great foundation on River. For being only 2 yrs old, he is turning out to be a very well behaved and smart horse. He is doing great. I am looking forward to sending him back to you next year, after spring, for a refresher. I can't thank you enough, Leisa. Happy hollidays from my family to yours. We hope u stay safe and warm through the winter. Thank you again, Leisa. 

Tina And Max Angell said:   December 16th, 2012 2:48 pm
Leisa, We just wanted to say Thank you for all you done to make sure that we got that special new "family member" that was right for us. It is nice to know that some people still go that extra mile and you can count on what they say. We will be making another purchase from you soon! I am thankful for people like you that just don't try to "sale horses" but place then in special forever homes that are a partnership for life.

Leisa said:   November 26th, 2012 9:47 pm
Caitlin, You are very welcome, and we know Kix has a great home. We have many customer and friends who like to load up and go somewhere for just a day ride. I am sure they would love to come see you all at Gambill Farms. Anyone wanting to book a place for an event or a wedding, I will send them your way. You guys have a wonderful start to a beautiful place over there in Roaring River. www.gambillfarm.com Good luck with everything.

Eric Gambill said:   November 9th, 2012 2:27 am
Thank you for our wonderful mare- Kix, Leisa & Chris! She is such a well trained and calm horse for only being 3 years old. We couldn't have asked for a better horse to add to our herd. She was just what we were searching for, and it couldn't have been a better ending to a horse shopping day! We look forward to purchasing more well trained horses from you in the future. Take care! Sincerely, Eric & Caitlin... and of course Kix.

Katey said:   July 17th, 2012 1:14 pm
We are now living in Arizona, for as much moving around she has done in less then a 6 month time she adjusts great, from your home, to mine on the Carolina Coast now across the country to the sonoran desert. She's adapted beautifully, you truly do an awesome job with these horses, I can tell with how well rounded she is. Everyone here loves her, she stands her ground and is still a love bug

Vicky B Vetro said:   June 28th, 2012 2:46 am
Moonshine & Sunshine doing great! They has settled right in and I think Moonshine is in Love!! Thank you! 

Jacquie said:   June 4th, 2012 1:22 pm
Pete's doing great! He has settled right in and every one at our barn loves him. He is all you said he would be. Thank you! 

Katey said:   April 30th, 2012 11:39 am
Just wanted to let you know I took China to the beach yesterday for the first time, she was great, she was calm, and we even got her front hooves into the ocean. She's a dream...she puts up with whatever test I put her thru with a willing and curious attitude, I am lucky to have such a great mare. 

Gloria said:   April 17th, 2012 6:38 pm
Hey Leisa, we got home safe and sound Sunday with Dakota. I went on a little trail ride yesterday afternoon and he did great. He is really fun to ride,just ansey enough to be a lota fun. Thanks for everything.... Gloria

kim said:   March 13th, 2012 4:50 pm
We had bought sadie mae from you for my husband and really liked the way she was trained. Decided to send my 8 year old mare to you for extra training to get her to where she should be, and I am so glad I did. She is doing awesome! Neck reins, side passes, follows instead of leading me, and so much more. I am very happy and would recommend you to anyone. Great work! Thanks so much, kim

Penny Wheat said:   February 27th, 2012 8:24 pm
Hello Chris, your website is great, Rick & I appreciate that you & Leisa promote the Noavel Headstall, so well. Happy Trails, Penny & Rick Wheat