I have a friend who is an experienced rider with a finished horse, and she simply cannot find a suitable place to board her horse. Her “wish list” isn’t that long or difficult…24/7 pasture turnout with a stall for bad weather, an arena with good footing, and a knowledgeable staff that can take care of her horse if he gets sick or injured. It’s basic horse boarding, and it’s not as easy to find as you might think!
Finding a barn with 24/7 turnout isn’t easy, and turnout on pasture narrows the field (no pun intended!) even further. But, often times when you do find it, you also find requirements to take riding lessons or to have your horse in training. Not only is it expensive, it may be totally unnecessary and even seems a little presumptuous of your barn to decide what lessons and training you and your horse need!
We believe horses should be allowed to be horses, with 24/7 turnout and stalls only when bad weather threatens. We will do everything we can to ensure your horse is happy and healthy. And, we do offer lessons, training and exercise, but we’ll leave it up to you to decide what you want and when. Basic boarding is alive and well here at
! Cold River