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Horse Boarding Terminology

A horse boarding facility can either be a farm or a dedicated stable that provides horses with a place where they can be trained and cared for. Some boarding facilities are also called equestrian centers, where lessons, extended use riding trails and practice arenas are available. Below are some common terms for horse boarding facilities.

  • Stable – A building where domesticated livestock is kept. On horse farms or equestrian centers, the stable building is usually reserved for horses. Horses are kept in their own stalls with a steady supply of food and water. Each stall will also include bedding.
  • Bedding – The material used on the floor of the horse stall that provides the horse with a comfortable place to lay down. Bedding can be made out of straw or even from cotton.
  • Riding Arena – A fenced in, flat area where training lessons or competitive shows can take place. The floor of the riding arena is usually covered with dirt or sand, and may have obstacles placed inside of it, depending on the training activity.
  • Handling - A common term for how well a rider sits and handles their horse. Handling skills can be improved with training lessons and trail rides. The more time the horse spends with the owner, the better the handling will be.
  • Dressage - A field of horse competition where horses are judged on their handling, gaits and horsemanship of the rider. To be a dressage champion takes a lot of lessons and hard work on the part of both the horse and rider.
  • Pasture – A large field that is fenced in to allow horses to graze. Grazing is important to keeping horses and a stable should have large ample pastures.
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    Pondera Equus
    11590 New Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020
    Pondera Equus provides full equine services including lessons, training, boarding, and sales. Located at California Stables in Gilroy, CA.
    (408) 807-8903
    Seahorse Equestrian Tours
    N/A, Prunedale, CA 93907
    Contact us at (831) 632-0302 for horseback riding with the tour guides at our company. horseback riding horseback riding, prunedale, ca prunedale ca
    (831) 917-2207
    Jl Dixon Stbles
    190 Park Lane, Atherton, CA 94027
    Specializing in the juvenile and amateur riders of all ages. We provide the kind of training that is easy to understand and offer complete courses so the rider has a thorough understanding.
    (650) 740-4344
    6501 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 818-9365
    Ramor Oaks
    86 Mount Madonna Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 722-8600
    Ridgemark Farm
    230 Senda Ladera, Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 419-2627
    Summit Equestrian Center
    24685 Soquel San Jose Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95033
    (408) 384-8073
    Vigne Farms
    3675 Bonny Doon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 420-0800
    Pollack Enterprises
    14130 Foothill Ave, San Martin, CA 95046
    (408) 683-9915
    McBride Performance
    7460 Crews Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020
    (408) 842-9711
    Second Chance Ranch The
    14040 Water Ave, San Martin, CA 95046
    (408) 686-0566
    3200 Roop Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020
    (408) 888-8703
    Five Star Farms
    321 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    (408) 997-9797
    Windy Hill Equestrian
    26941 Purissima Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
    (650) 917-0244
    Rancho Viejo
    145 Ansel Ln, Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650) 854-5211

    Horse boarders and trainers help keep horses safe and healthy, as well as prepare them for equestrian shows with training sessions. Throughout the horse's stay, employees take care of them between visits with their owners. Only employees with equestrian experience are hired to care for the facility's horses. Ranches that rent or lease their stables often offer training lessons at the facility. This helps unnecessary road trips a horse has to take, which they may not be too keen on. Owners are able to choose how their horse spends their days and how often they want them to be trained. Equine training can include riding, dressage, and jumping lessons for Western and English disciplines. This can be a very competitive sport and proper training is necessary before entering an arena for a show. Horse owners can find a farm with full service boarding services with turnout and lessons. The horse is given inside shelter with clean stalls, with enough time outdoors to graze in pastures. A horse boarding facility that offers lessons has experienced caretakers and instructors for their clients. Day camps may be offered in the summer to provide riding lessons and instruct children how to properly care for horses. Many horse boarding and training ranches have trails to follow when the weather is mild. Horse owners must visit stables in advance before agreeing to rent one to see how other horses at the facility are being cared for. Some trainers may offer their first lesson to be free so clients can get a feel for their teaching style before making any commitments.
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