- Savvy Horse Girl
- North Lawrence, New York, United States
- I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com
Monday, June 04, 2012
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
I am trying to design my farm sign and would love opinions and ideas. I have a logo that I'll be using that is a stylized horse image that is akin to something I saw on an old TV program called One-Step-Beyond. I will have the farm name (Hidden Meadows) on it. So, what else? Should I have our names? Our town's name? Address? Should I say Natural Horsemanship on the main sign? I do plan to have smaller signs to hang off of the large sign to indicate things available like our chickens and eggs, clinics, etc.
Another issue...privacy. I've seen farms list on their websites that they are private but, they offer services like training, boarding, lessons, clinics, etc. I am debating on putting the word private on my farm sign. I am wondering if using private would help me have a more selective clientele and keep the local riff-raff from wandering in? But, I also don't want to scare folks off from checking us out. I am not in this for the money because I have a full-time career so, that impacts things a bit. I know it sounds terrible to say but ever since we started building our indoor arena and barn, all kinds of people keep showing up unannounced and I'd rather that not be the case necessarily. It seems that people we know and don't know are all of a sudden interested in us but to me, it is not us they are interested in, it is our facility that they are interested in and that is a bit disconcerting. There are certainly many nice horse folks around but, there are also some, that in my opinion (and Rick's) who should not even own a horse let alone a dog, cat, or be in the caretaker role for a child. I want to select who comes to the farm for horse activities even if it means less traffic I guess. So, what are your thoughts? Am I going down the wrong path? (We are installing a driveway gate - poles went in yesterday.)
And size....how large or small? I cannot go any larger that 4'x4' according to the code officer and frankly, that seems way too large. But, how small can you go before you cannot see let alone read it! And shape? So many to choose from. So many questions....colors, another issue. Should the farm colors match the barn colors? I guess?! Gold leaf or not?
What does your sign look like? And, who'd you hire to make it? I am still looking but thinking Briar Hill Signworks may be the company I use.Thanks in advance for any input you can offer!