We moved from Illinois in 2000 where we owned and operated a 24 stall boarding facility on 50 acres just outside Chicago. With almost 60 years in the horse industry, Kathy trains in Classical Dressage and has competed in Dressage, Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Hunt Seat and Eventing. She participated in 4-H and Pony Club as a youth. Stan enjoys keeping the property well maintained and looking great. We practice trusting and respecting the horse. Most people would call it " Natural Horsemanship techniques", but I feel those words bring up wanting the horse to perform more mechanical responses to pressure instead of giving them the chance to try to answer our questions. We try to work with the horse and develop a trusting relationship where the horse is respected and HAPPY. We use and firmly believe in supporting traditional therapy with alternative therapies to help bring horses to their fullest potential while supporting their comfort and happiness including but not limited to: chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, saddle fitters, bit fitters, the use of essential oils and animal communicators. Caring for the horses along with maintaining our facility is our FULL time job. Kathy recently attended a week long dressage training program in Seville Spain.
Our property is gated and fenced with no climb fencing for the horses safety, security and peace of mind.
Our barn is shaded with large oak trees to provide a sanctuary away from the Florida heat.
Being a small, private barn allows us to provide extra care and attention to your horse. We put on and remove fly masks in the summer, spray with owner provided fly spray, hose off sweat in the summer and blanket during the winter, all at no charge to you. We strive to make every horse happy and comfortable.
We offer a lovely, private, small Adult only facility for those individuals who want to enjoy their horses with other like minded individuals. We encourage those riders who want to continue to advance in their horsemanship knowledge and skills, while supporting those owners who just want to enjoy their equine friend. We are not a big show, lesson or training barn where you will have to share our facility with many others. We have kept it small to give plenty of attention to our riders and horses.
We also have a very talented Dressage/balanced ride instructor at our barn, or you may bring yours. We offer no drama, fun, friendly, supportive and safe environment for you to enjoy your horse.