Steadfast Farms

Steadfast Farms is nestled among 680 acres of rolling hills, lush pastures, and bubbling fresh water creeks and springs. In the 1940s, eight small farms were assembled by Jack Pirkle, father of Ada Spruill. The farm has a rich agricultural history - chickens, produce, rough sawn lumber, soybeans, corn, hogs, and the milking of 500 dairy cows are all a part of the farm’s history. In 1992, the Spruill Family began exclusively boarding horses and growing quality hay for the Georgia equine population. 

Today, Steadfast is home to almost one hundred horses, all of whom enjoy a natural, pastured life. 

Steadfast has always been a family operation. The staff are all family members or close friends who practice being accessible and approachable for consultations on horse needs and care. Steadfast Farms is both home and business, and it is a joy to showcase God’s creation on the farm. 

We invite you to explore our website and enjoy a glimpse into life at Steadfast.

Kathy Johnson, barn trainer

Kathy Johnson is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia who earned her BSA in Animal Science with an equine production emphasis and minor in Agricultural Economics.  She has been teaching riding lessons and training horses for 20 years.  Her services have been offered at Steadfast Farms since its conception and she has been a consultant for the farm. Kathy has kept her horses at Steadfast Farms since 2002.  She is a true asset to the farm and is capable of helping boarders with concerns or questions about equine nutrition, feeding, health, medical care and behavior.  

Kathy does combined training with her horses but teaches all disciplines.  Using the principles of good rider and horse biomechanics is the basis of her training philosophy and technique. She considers herself a biomechanics coach that is versatile to all riding disciplines for supplemental or primary teaching.  She has ridden in clinics with Mary Wanless for many years.  She has also ridden with Charles de Kunffy, Jean Claude Racinet, Pierre Cousyn, Robert Mayer and Jill Mooney.  Trainers and clinics she has audited include John Lyons, George Morris, Lucinda Green and Clinton Anderson.  

Kathy is also an Equinology Equine Body Worker certified by Equinology and provides a variety of massage techniques for horses.

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