Helping Animals and their people live healthier lives
Boarding, Lessons, Consultation
We accept all breeds & disciplines for boarding as well as retirees and rehabs with multiple full board options for customization. We typically feed a minimum of twice daily at regular intervals, with free choice grass hay in the pasture. We have turnout with shelters wherever possible. We offer full pasture and stall boarding with premium options available. Many experts feel horses do best with free movement at all times believing it improves circulation, respiratory and intestinal health. We will custom design a program for your horse's specific needs and work with you for optimal support for your horse.
We offer 12x12 and 14x14 stalls, pasture, private paddocks, an outdoor ring, jumps, washrack, boarders' tack room, trailer parking, as well as an office with a restroom, refrigerator and microwave available. We live on the premises which adds to the quality of care and security. Horses are checked daily for any changes or health related issues.
We require a current negative coggins for all horses upon arrival. Our hours of operation for boarders are posted in the barn and are subject to change. Please ask in advance if you have a special circumstance that might necessitate a change in our normal policies.
With 40+ years of experience with equine care, our board is as individual and natural as we can achieve. We typically use lots of grass hays with a little legume and plain natural grains when needed (COB-or a customized mix for the individual) along with a five part vitamin and mineral program by Dynamite. Some horses don't need grain so may receive the vitamin/minerals and hay. Dynamite minerals are a balance of Chelated with some non-chelated minerals that are most optimal for horses. Read about Free Choice Minerals.
Although we feel our program is a top quality, at the horse owners' request, we will consider fortified feeds if available in our area at additional charges. Please call for space availability.
Our Riding Lesson Program is founded on basic dressage principles and offered at all levels to both adults and children from about 7/8 years of age. We will consider younger students if they are able to focus and follow directions well and our equipment is an appropriate fit. Our instruction includes basic to advanced riding as well as learning all about horses, safe handling, grooming, tack, feeding, conformation, ground work, general care & maintenance, basic health, show essentials and more.
We offer private half hour and hour lessons with a specialty in blending different disciplines or styles of riding, such as western, saddle seat, hunt seat, games or trail riding, with the basics of dressage. We recommend not less than a weekly lesson, although, more than once a week is more beneficial if scheduling allows. To schedule lessons please call for available spaces, 803 684-2722. We also offer a waiting list option should we not be able to accomodate your schedule at that moment.
We offer lessons with our horses at our facility as well as coming to you, with all styles of riding welcomed. You may also transport your horse to our facility for personalized horse and rider training sessions. We typically recommend a half hour lesson for the younger children as we feel it is the most beneficial and productive. For any student twice weekly lessons can be the most productive. With a private lesson format we can structure our lessons to your individual needs. If you have special requests for learning we can accommodate that more effectively in a private lesson format.
We also offer custom designed lessons or "mini-clinics" for family members learning to help your children or other family member with their horse. Non-mounted hour lessons or "mini-workshops" may be either group or private for family members. Mounted riding is done on a private lesson basis, with the exception being more advanced riders with their own equipment and horses.
For the safety of yourself or your child, we do require that all mounted riders have on properly fitted "hard hats" and riding boots. Proper fit is crucial to the safety effectiveness of these items. Hats must fit snugly and not "wiggle" on the head. Boots need to fit "normally" and not be several sizes too large as that will interfere with the proper positioning of the foot when riding. We are happy to assist you with locations to purchase based on your location. We occasionally have "used" hats and boots available here for purchase.
*We require a 24 Hour notice of cancellation, otherwise payment is expected.
We work with horses of all disciplines for training with a format based on dressage principles and natural horsemanship techniques. We have a Parelli instructor available for natural horsemanship ground work. One of our specialties is the blending of dressage & natural horsemanship principles with your discipline for more effective communication and understanding between you and your horse. We also assist with addressing health related issues that can be related to riding. This improves your time with your horse whether you compete or pleasure ride.
Our assistance with training your horse is customized to your specific needs which can include anything from simply improving you as a pair or readying your horse for a show, competition or a sale. Options include ground work, lunging & teaching you to teach your horse. Additional options on request. Training is available by the session or on a monthly basis for your individual needs.
One of our most popular services is our nationwide Nutrition & Health Consultation. We assist you with your holistic nutrition and health for your animal, from a single situation to a full program.
We can assist with training and suitability as well as wellness in your horse purchases. Our therapy knowledge can greatly assist with the purchasing process & is a perfect compliment to a veterinary pre-purchase exam.
We offer nutrition and health consultation for all animals. For more information "Help Your Animals"
Products, statements, services & techniques are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease nor are they intended as a substitute for medical or veterinary care. They are dietary supplements & for informational purposes only.
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