Below are important questions you should consider when deciding on where to board your horse.
If I select to have my horse boarded in an internal stall, how big are they? - All of our inside stalls are generally 12 feet by 12 feet. There are some variations, which can be discussed when you visit our facility.
Do you have a foaling stall? - Yes.
How often are the stalls cleaned? - Our staff thoroughly clean the stalls every morning from Monday to Saturday.
What kind of material is used in the stalls? - We use a combination of sawdust and pelletted bedding. We have found this to be an optimal combination due to its ability to reduce odors and moisture, as well as keep the stalls smelling fresh.
Feed & Water
What type of feed is given to the horses? - We provide a combination of bromegrass and 12% sweet feed. Alfalfa is also available upon special request.
Do the horses have access to salt? - If provided by the owner, we will make sure your horse has access to salt.
How much feed do the horses receive? - Boarders make this determination, often in consult with our professionally trained staff. In general, inside horses get a can of grain in the morning and afternoon, as well five flakes throughout the day. Outside horses eat from a round bale of hay and are given grain twice a day.
What type of water is provided to the horses? - During the Spring and Summer months the horses receive water from the well. City water is provided to the horses during the Fall and Winter months.
How often is water provided to the horses? - Outside horses drink from large water tanks that are filled daily. Inside horses have five gallon buckets in their stalls, which are filled five times per day.
How much time do boarded horses spend in the pasture? - We know how important it is to the health and well-being of your horse to have outside time to eat and play. Therefore, all of the horses spend an average of two hours per day (Monday - Friday) in one of our pasture areas. More pasture time can be scheduled at the request of the owner.
What time of day do the horses go out to the pasture? - Access to the pasture is determined based on the weather, but we try to rotate early morning to mid-afternoon access for all of the horses.
How big is the pasture area? - We have two large paddocks at the front of the property where horses can be turned out, as well primary pasture area that is approximately five acres.
What steps are taken to ensure that my horse does not get sick? - Disease prevention begins with having staff who are mindful and observant of your horse's health and well-being, which is why we employ professional staff with extensive education and experience. Additionally, Fall and Spring shots are mandatory for all horses being held at the facility, and deworming occurs every two months.
What about the introduction of new horses? - All new horses must be current in terms of vaccinations, and a deworming prior to be admitted to the stable is mandatory. New horse owners must also present up-to-date Coggins and health certificate information.
What happens if my horse gets injured or becomes sick and needs immediate attention? - Your horse's health and well-being are our top priority! We have Care, Custody, and Control Insurance, which allows us to immediately seek medical assistance for your horse if needed. Should your horse get injured or become sick, we will contact you immediately. Should a horse that is kept outside get injured or become sick, he or she will be immediately moved inside and placed in a stall.
What kind of vet will see my horse? - We work with multiple local vets to ensure that your horse has medical coverage 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.
Is there a fire detection system at the barn? - Yes
Do you have any way of monitoring the stalls and horses during non-business hours? - Yes. We have an extensive array of digital cameras (approximately twenty), which are used to observe and record all that is going on in and around the barn.
What type of fencing is used for the horses kept outside? - Based on years of professional experience exploring different options, we use a composite frame with an electronic horse fence.
Who is responsible for ensuring that my horse has a blanket for warmth during the colder months? - Customers are responsible for providing a blanket for their horse, which the staff can then put on and remove based on their professional experience.
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