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Jessica Moseley, owner of the new 35-acre equestrian facility Legacy Oaks Farm, began her journey with horses at 8-years-old as a rider at Chastain Stables in Atlanta.
She jokes that she got the “non-rural” horse experience.
“When the [riding] ring was being used for lessons, we would go right on the street and in the traffic,” Moseley said. “But we learned really quickly not to make mistakes and to make safe choices.”
Like most horse riders, Moseley said it was something she just knew she wanted to do.
“I hadn’t found my niche in other sports,” Moseley said. “[Horse riding] was like baptism by fire. You really got thrown into it, and you figured out pretty quickly if you were going to stick with it or not.”
Moseley also comes from a long line of farmers. Even though her parents didn’t choose the farming lifestyle, generations before them were farmers. She is the first to have a farm solely for horses.
Legacy Oaks Farm is located at 2040 Astondale Road just outside of Watkinsville.
After years of being a competitor, Moseley decided to make a living as a trainer.
Moseley said most other horse facilities offer boarding and lessons, but Moseley stuck to providing lessons only and offering them to all age groups.
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