Blog: Kim Lemmon

Sleigh ride in Amish Country

By Kim Lemmon

In early January, my husband, Mark, and I were planning a quick trip to Holmes County, Ohio, to get away for the weekend. Since, at the time, there was already a large amount of snow covering the ground, a friend of mine suggested we take a sleigh ride while we were in Amish Country.

Mark and I checked around and it seemed like the best rate and longest ride for the money was at The Farm at Walnut Creek. I had already visited The Farm last summer and wrote a blog about the experience but Mark had never been to The Farm.

I tried to prepare Mark for how close the animals would be to the sleigh and how many types of animals he would see but I think he thought I was exaggerating. He knew I wanted to take a sleigh ride because of how much I like draft horses so he was just humoring me.

We had a great time and Mark enjoyed the experience as much or more than I did. He always wants to hand feed our horses at home and I rarely let him because I don’t want them to become pushy or learn to nip, but at The Farm, hand feeding is encouraged. Mark was in heaven.

Anyone wanting to spend the day or a weekend away from home this winter should keep an eye on the weather and schedule a sleigh ride at The Farm at Walnut Creek when there is at least three inches of snow on the ground. It will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Check out photos for our adventure in the photo gallery below.

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Author: Kim Lemmon

Kim Lemmon has been a member of the Ohio’s Country Journal staff since 1999. She is currently the manager editor. This position requires her to position the advertisements and articles in each issue. She also is required to write a weekly blog and oversee the “Horse Sense” section of the paper.

Kim graduated from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a major in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Equine Science. Kim and her husband, Mark, reside in Morrow County.

The Lemmons currently own a Percheron mare and several mini horses. They raised pygmy goats for several years, and although they no longer own or breed goats they have several friends that still do so they manage to still stay fairly active in that portion of the livestock industry.

Kim has owned horses since she was a child and has been involved in many aspects of the horse industry since that time. From 2002 until 2010, Kim operated her own riding lesson program that included coaching 4-H members, adults and a college equestrian program. She is also a former 4-H horse judge.

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