We have 9 separate pastures with approximately 60 acres
of grass. We fertilize the pastures annually and except for the drought year
of 2007 have a lot of grasses for the horses from April through November.
Ninety percent of the pastures are fenced with electric horse fencing.
We do not run mares and geldings together in the same
pasture. The exception to this is we have a blind gelding that we run with
one senior mare in a small two acre pasture. With the geldings we have found
that when we run them together in pairs, this generally prevents the pasture
fighting. When possible we rotate pastures on a regular basis.
We tend to keep all horses in the barn when we have
reports of bad weather coming in. This includes thunder and lighting,
tornadoes, high winds and heavy rain storms.
We do not provide training; however, there are several
trainers that do train here on a regular basis. There are trainers here that
do a good job in all aspects of training. We will provide you with names and
contact # ‘s for the trainers.
We have two round pens that are lighted as well as an
arena that is well lit with sand footing. We maintain the arena with an
We have an obstacle course that is lighted to a point
to where you can train at night. It consists of the following:
- Large bridge
- Narrow bridge without sides
- Two deep water crossings
- Shallow water crossing
- Texas three step
- Cowboy wall
- Tractor tires with dirt (2)
- Cross tie L
- Cross tie square
- Large pile of dirt
- Small ditch with cross tie sides
- 5 step pedestal made from cross ties
- Large hay bale obstacle
- 8 Jumps
- Steep bank
- Teeter totter
- Lunge area over 4 logs
- 100 foot ditch
- Lunge barrels
- Side pass stumps
We have a group of boarders that constantly work with
their horses and study training tapes, take lessons and are doing some great
work with their horses. There are several teenagers here that are capable of
taking a young horse, untrained, and taking it through all stages of
training. We like to call the barn a training facility.
There are quite a few boarders that trail ride several
days a week. You can ride trails for four hours from this facility. Several
boarders trailer there horses to other areas and camp on a regular basis.
All feeding and care of horses is handled by horse people (boarders) that
own and have horses in the facility.