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A stable is a place for domestic animals to live, usually horses. This can vary from a simple barn to a large equestrian centers. Finding the right stable depends on how much time and effort the owner wants to invest in their horse or pony. Below are some common terms used for stables.

  • Boarding Stalls - The place where a horse or pony is kept. Stalls are secure areas where the animals are fed, watered and kept dry. The size and bedding of the stall varies depending on the amount of board the owner pays for the animal and the number of stalls available in the barn.
  • Groom – A person whose job it is to take care of the horses. This requires feeding them daily, changing their bedding and putting them in the pasture. Sometimes a groom is including with the boarding fee of the stable, other times the owner is expected to act as the groom for the horse.
  • Pasture – A grassy area where a horse or pony can graze freely. A good equestrian center should have large green pastures.
  • Training Ring – An area where the owner can ride the horse and practice for horse shows. These can include jumping equipment. Training rings can be indoor or outdoor.
  • Riding Trail – A place where the owner can ride the horse for pleasure and exercise. Riding trails should be well maintained.
  • Tack Room – An area of the stable used for storing equipment, such as English or Western saddles, bridles and brushes.
  • Breeding Facility - An area where horses can be breed, usually found on large horse farms. Here the prospective breeding pair are kept apart from the other horses.
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    If you're looking for the perfect riding and boarding facility for your horse, try our local West Hartford area stables. Providing a safe and healthy environment for your horse riding, training, and boarding.
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    C & M Farms & Equestrian Center
    280 West St, Bolton, CT 06043
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    (860) 646-3276
    User Review: "Very nice farm, nice horses. Great place to send your kids to learn to ride." - KAren (CT)
    Black Horse Equestrian Center
    325 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT 06524
    Horse stables complete with riding lessons, boarding and training, indoor and outdoor arenas. We even offer a summer horseback riding program. If you need any horse services or lessons, contact us.
    (203) 393-2586
    Mountain View Stables
    54 Hampden Rd, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
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    (413) 525-3289
    User Review: "I have great memories of mvs. I was their first riding student back in the 50's when miss harriet brown and mr. Aarhtur..." - Celeste (ID)
    Hy's Livery Service Inc
    980 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06051
    (860) 229-0652
    Avon Valley Show Stables
    575 Waterville Rd, Avon, CT 06001
    (860) 677-5260
    Meadowgate Farms
    250 Elm St, Wethersfield, CT 06109
    (860) 257-9008
    Oakendale Farm
    315 Shrub Rd, Bristol, CT 06010
    (860) 314-9514
    Riverside Stables
    116 Nooks Hill Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416
    (860) 635-6366
    Galloway Farm LLC
    1761 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (860) 633-3164
    Beacon Woods Stables
    99 Beaconwoods Ln, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
    (860) 430-2606
    Oak Meadow Farm
    309 Scantic Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088
    (860) 292-8578
    7 Cemetery Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088
    (860) 623-2687
    Windsor Show Stables
    33 Abbe Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088
    (860) 292-8510
    Valkyrie Equestrian Center
    175 Barn Door Hills Rd, Granby, CT 06035
    (860) 653-0288
    Hayes Equestrian Center
    107 Norton St, Plantsville, CT 06479
    (860) 628-8044

    Stables are needed to shelter horses. Essentially homes for horses, stables are barn-like structures that equestrian care givers utilize to tend to their horses. Within the stalls, they can groom their pets, feed them, and provide other care necessary for horses to thrive. Stables provide shelter and warmth for cold nights, as well as cool environments in the hot summer months.

    People can rent a stable on a monthly basis, they can purchase one on their own, or they can build one on their property for private training use. Stables usually have both indoor and outdoor areas where horses can rest or run around. People can train their horses here, or take riding lessons. Services offered by public stables include boarding, clinics, and competitions.

    Such a facility, usually located on a ranch or pasture, may also offer trails, arenas, and round pens. Horses and riders can take part in shows, contests, and events, or just learn the basic lessons of how to ride and jump. Many stables also sell products, such as cleaning and grooming products, tack, English and western equestrian supplies, feed, and hay. Some stables offer breeding services as well.

    Some stables may specialize in racing, some specialize in breeding and turn out, and some specialize in room and board. Still others focus strictly on horseback riding lessons for children. They may house other horse-related animals such as a pony or two. Whether riders are looking to train, ride, board, or compete, they can learn more equestrian information on the web or from their local animal shelters. Private stables and barns can be found online or in the phone book, and referrals from others in the business may be helpful as well.

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