Equestrian Boarding: Your Local Directory
Home > Horse Stables by State
On these pages: Find nearby boarding, turnout and pasture for horses, training stables, farms and equestrian centers. Here are two examples:
Q: How would I find area horse turnout in Atlanta, GA?
A: You can locate pasture for horses, senior horse turnout or "haven" and mare care with our nationwide listing. For contact information, plus an online, interactive map (with driving directions), click on "Georgia" (listing below), then "Atlanta" on the resulting page.
Q: How would I find boarding for horses in Austin, Texas, specfically one that'll feed, blanket and even do a little doctoring (fly spray, leg wraps, etc.) when necessary?
A: Horse riding barns in Texas (both large and small, some offering full-service boarding, covered riding arenas, professional training and large stalls, plus many others that are simple, do-it-yourself turnout or pasture-type situations), can be found by visiting the appropriate link (in the listing of states below).
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Foal Training Explained: The First Two Years
Mare owners, if you'd like to get your colt or filly started out with a proper foundation, I would suggest the investment of $5.99 in my foal-training course.
- Download and print from your home computer
- 5 days, 5 chapters
- Learn at your own pace
An excerpt from "Your Foal: Essential Training for the Young Horse":
You might be tempted to hold the foal in place should he try to move off or pitch his head away. Don't do it. Chasing after the baby will serve as proof to him that you're not to be trusted. Trying to hold him in place will at best antagonize your horse, at worst it'll get you kicked. If he moves off bring him back with an inside turn or kiss. This can be tedious and will be sort of a pain for you but in the end he will have learned the material better if he's not forced and comes to the conclusions on his own. Each time he takes his head away, relax and ask with a kiss to have him bring his head back to you. Get used to doing this; you'll have to "bring him back to you" several trillion times. (By the same token, if you get the feeling that the horse is just playing you, that he's not trying or bored with you, don't be afraid to clap your hands or do something else to wake him up. Send him back around the pen a time or two at a jog to bring back his focus and create energy.)
Other available courses include:
Stop Bucking (reviews)
Round Pen: First Steps (reviews)
Rein In Your Horse's Speed (For Owners of Nervous or Bolting Horses) (reviews)
Trailer Training (read the reviews)