10 Stall Barn
Stalls are 12' x 12' or 12' x 24' in size, with thick pine shavings used for bedding. Each stall is equipped with an automatic waterer; waterers are cleaned daily.
Our barn is open to the south and closed to the north, though there is an alley and door on the north side to provide a cool cross breeze in the summer.
There is a roomy, convenient tack area in the middle area of the barn.
We have four cross-tie bays and five shady areas outside for grooming and tacking up horses.
There are lights, fans and heat lamps in each stall.
Some stalls have 36' x 36' corrals attached to them.
Covered Wash Rack
Our wash rack stands several horses at a time. We have hot and cold water available to spoil our horses with warm baths in the winter.
We have replaced almost every fence on our property with 4' x 2' no-climb "horse wire." Many of the fences are pipe strung with no-climb wire.
We do our best to prevent injuries before they happen, and walk our fences regularly to check for repairs that need to be made.
Our pasture horses enjoy lots of room to graze without being over-crowded. Providing Mother Nature gives us ample rain, there is typically grass for the horses to enjoy. Shade trees line the back side of most of our pastures.
Our 60-foot round pen serves many purposes. It provides a safe place to start horses under saddle; offers the necessary boundaries for horses learning to free longe; and serves as back-up turn out for stalled horses if regular pastures are too muddy to use.
Our arena is groomed regularly. We maintain the footing by keeping the sand moist and by dragging it often.
Our arena is over-sized, measuring larger than 60 x 20 meters. The arena base is crushed granite gravel, which has been packed solid. We have 3-4 inches of masonry sand above the crushed granite.
Trail to Barton Creek
Take the trail down the hill to ride over a mile of Barton Creek frontage. The trail loops through meadows and woods.
Our home is situated such that we are able to see most of the pastures from our windows. We encourage boarders to "knock on our door" if they have a problem or question.