What Services Are Offered at a Stable?
Stables are found on farms, ranches, and equestrian schools. They rent out space for owners to keep a horse or pony and take care of animals while the owner is away. Stables often have their own animals, which are used for riding lessons, breeding, pony rides and sporting. Stables are usually attached to riding and training areas, and some offer lodging for vacationers.
What’s Covered in a Stable Contract?
A stable contract should clearly state where a horse will be kept, how it will be cared for, when you can come visit, and the rules of the facility. They often cover things like required vaccinations and handling emergencies. Ensure you understand who will be responsible for things like medical care, blanketing, and exercising your horse.
What’s the Difference Between English and Western Riding?
Western riding uses a larger saddle relies less on mouth reins to direct the horse. In addition to differences in equipment, the two styles involve different attire for riders and techniques. They are both used for equestrian sporting. However, they are used for different types of activities.
What Are Horses Fed?
Some stables have land for horses to graze, while others feed them hay or feed pellets from the barn. When selecting a stable make sure to discuss your horse’s diet and how it will be fed. Sometimes feeding varies by season if the property will be frozen over in the winter.
What Extra Care Is Available?
Stables may or may not include exercise and routine medical care as part of their standard services. If you want extra feedings or regular exercise for your horse, you can typically set this up with the stable owner for an additional cost.