designed with the horse in mind
Our facility was designed from the inception to be the safest, most relaxing, and labor efficient horse farm of it's kind. Every minute detail was carefully considered and extensively researched. Whether you're noticing our paddock layout, or the tiny details like the latches to our gates, or even our choices in saddle racks, it's easy to see that this farm is special.
We proudly decided to use Horseguard Fencing products for our paddock construction. It is known for being the leader in containment safety with its high visibility, and lack of injury as a result of accidental entanglement. Our top rail height is 58" which is the recommended height for stallions, and our bottom rail is set at 21" to contain smaller visitors, and keep unwanted guests from entering. Road visible portions of our fencing are pressure treated 3 board fencing for a more robust and secure public image. These fence lines are reinforced with horse guard top rail on the interior.
Security is of the utmost importance, and because of that we are a fully enclosed, gated facility. This means any time a horse is handled on the property they are safely contained even in the unlikely event of an escape or separation from their handler.
Horses were designed to move. This is evidenced by how their circulatory system functions, which each hoof acting as a pump to deliver blood back to the heart, and even in their limitations in how long they can lie down without sustaining organ damage. Because of this our facility does not have a traditional barn. Horses are fed their daily ration of nutritional supplementation in private 8x12' outdoor feeding stalls, and provided shelter they can enter at will in the paddocks.
Proprietary to our facility is our trailer loading stalls (far left 2 stalls)which offer the ability to teach horses to load in a stress free environment. The horse can explore the interior of the trailer at their own pace yet still be safely contained.
We proudly use Seminole Feed products for our resident horses. Feeds are adjusted calorically through addition of alfalfa pellets, soaked beet pulp, and fats. All diets are formulated not to exceed 8% NSC, which aids in preventing many metabolic disorders and behavioral distress.
New for 2021 is our 110x200' all weather arena complete with jumps and cavaletti on site so clients may trailer in for their tack fitting needs.
How many times have you heard someone say "we spent $$$$ on these run in sheds and the horses won't even use them!" It's because someone forgot to consult the most important client, the horse! We spent nearly the first year on our farm observing where the horses preferred to nap and seek refuge from the elements, and experimented with temporary shelters before constructing permanent ones. We also didn't want to have the structure detracting from the natural beauty of the facility so you'll find our shelters nestled into their surroundings.
You'll find several trees on the property with O rings attached about 7ft off the ground. No, these are not for tying horses, but rather for tying up slow feeder nets of supplemental hay. Jaime Jackson had some great ideas when it came to creating movement for horses in turnout, but the labyrinth of temporary fencing not only makes it costly and difficult to maintain with farm equipment, but also dangerous for horses should a predator make it's way into their enclosure. Our hay stations create the same incentive for movement and exploration without the drawbacks of paddock paradise.