Horse Stables in Alabama
Looking for a Alabama horse stable? Find boarding, barns and equestrian centers in your area with this nationwide, city by city listing. From large facilities (the kind with air conditioned and covered riding arenas, pro trainers, fully-stocked tack shops and large wooden stalls) to smaller, more private situations offering overnight stabling, simple pipe corrals, senior horse pasture or mare care. Here are several examples:
Q: How do I find riding barns in Helena, MT with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "Montana" for a directory of horse barns, stables and eq centers near you.
Q: I actively compete (jumping) - where would I get contact info for hunter jumper stables in Alabama?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Alabama offering indoor arenas with proper footing, pro training and equipment you need.
Q: I can't keep horses here in my area so I need to locate a reliable barn near me, specifically, an overnight horse boarding facility in Texas with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in Texas, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "Texas" You'll be directed to equestrian centers and boarding facilities offering a wide range of services, some simply offering self care / "do it yourself turnout," and senior pasture, others offering tack stores, covered riding arenas, professional training, fancy wooden stalls and much more.
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Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]
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An excerpt from "Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]":
At some point he'll stop coming any closer. (Note: If your horse doesn't want to come any closer, it could very well be because he's still a little scared of you - which is exactly why petting the horse often, letting it know that you're not going to hurt it, is important.) When this happens, there are three good fixes. First, as soon as he gets "as close as he's going to get," turn abruptly on your heels and walk away like you don't give a hoot. Don't try to pet him, instead act nonchalant. Hang out on the other side of the arena for about thirty seconds. This simple act piques the horse's curiosity and causes him to actually step in closer. Second, (and this always works), walk towards his hip, asking it to creep forward as you did earlier - then try the same thing on the other side. Alternate moving the horse from the left then the right, easing him forward. You may find it more expedient to concentrate more on one side than the other, but you get the idea: Causing him to cross the back leg closest to you in front of the other causes him to creep forward - whether he wants to do so or not. Finally, fix number three is simply this: Try sending the horse back out and around with more speed. Oftentimes his increased momentum will break the stand-off, bringing him in closer. (rpt)
Other available courses include:
When Your Horse Rears: How to Stop It
Get On Your Horse: Fix Your Mounting Problems
How to Start a Horse: Bridling to 1st Ride
Your Foal: Essential Training
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)