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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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    Glide Ride Stables
    761 Kames Hill Rd, Columbia, PA 17512
    Please contact us today or visit our website if you want to learn how to ride a horse. We specialize in a personal experience, and only take one or two riders at a time. We are located in the area.
    (717) 684-5728
    Reese Star Stables Inc
    233 Hill St, Mountville, PA 17554
    Professional horse racing and breeding for all your needs. Consider us your choice for accomplished horse breeders in the area. We're experienced, professional, and affordable. Available now.
    (717) 285-4030
    Loblolly Farm
    5025 Black Rock Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074
    We are a full service hunter and jumper facility offering expert instruction, full care boarding, training, coaching and professional riding at local and A rated horse shows.
    (443) 507-0325
    Heritage Acres Inc
    270 Chestnut Grove Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019
    (717) 432-2688
    Patterson's Windmill Carriage
    1395 Belmont Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 677-6852
    National Riding Stables
    610 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 334-1288
    Allimax Farm
    4606 Marietta Ave, Columbia, PA 17512
    (717) 684-2045
    Nobodaddy Farm
    1299 Laudermilch Rd, Palmyra, PA 17078
    (717) 469-0783
    Keystone Driving Force
    1515 Mountain Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
    (717) 665-5525
    Bridge Acres Stable Inc
    1470 Hunsicker Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
    (717) 393-2702
    Waterford Farm LLC
    625 Zinns Mill Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042
    (717) 270-1965
    Chapman Reining Horses
    46 Equitation Way, Millerstown, PA 17062
    (717) 589-7500
    Cutting Edge Farm
    274 Darlene Ln, Ickesburg, PA 17037
    (717) 438-3980
    Secor J B-L Bosley Racing Stables
    16200 Markoe Rd, Monkton, MD 21111
    (410) 472-2800
    Featherdown Farm LLC
    16301 Cedar Grove Rd, Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
    (410) 472-4390

    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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