Pasture boarding has many advantages. Horses are naturally active,
social animals. Confining them to a small space (like a stall or
small paddock) for long periods of time is stressful. By allowing
our horses to live in the most natural environment possible, we
reduce nervous behaviors (cribbing, weaving), alleviate excess
energy, and improve their mental, physical and emotional heath.
While we believe in natural horse care, we are not "extremists."
We seldom feed grain as our pastures and hay provide excellent
nutritional value that maintains most horses in top shape, but if
a horse requires it for any reason we happily provide it. We keep
our horses barefoot most of the time, but if we are going to ride
in areas where their hooves could be damaged (read: Old Rag
Mountain's abundance of rocks) we will shoe them.
standard vaccination and deworming practices.
We believe that horses kept in their natural state are happier
Packages Field board is set at $275 per month. This includes deworming on
our rotational schedule, free choice ADM minerals, hay,
use of the field and access to grass and fresh water. You may visit when you please. Farrier and veterinary
fees and similar items are not
included, however if you use our veterinarian and farrier, we will set up
appointments and arrange to meet them for you to handle your horse at the
same time as ours as long
as you arrange payment with them directly. *No grain is provided for field
board. Feeding owner provided grain can be arranged for an
additional charge. Twice daily feeding on our ADM nutrition
program increases the board costs to $450/mo.
Fresh water supplied by an
artisan wells to all fields.
All fields contain mixture
of open pasture and hardwood forest.
Boarders are permitted to
use of the riding trails throughout the property.
Boarders are allowed use of
the 100 x 150' outdoor lighted riding ring with desensitizing obstacles
(mail box, bell, umbrella, etc.)
For your convenience there
is a restroom in the horse barn.
If trail riding is more
your style, you may want to join us for
weekend rides. We ride at the farm often and enjoy
offsite locations as well.
Only mares and
geldings are permitted.
coggins and health certificate must be provided.
showing that the horse has been vaccinated against the following:
Rabies; EWT; Potomac Horse Fever; and Tetanus.
For the safety of
our staff, boarders and horses, all horses MUST have good ground and
field manners. Horses who are dangerous to humans or other horses will
not be permitted. No horses who crib or weave will be accepted.
do I contact for more information? For more information e-mail
Stephanie or call 540-825-1300