Here’s a quick summary of what we have to offer:
- – Friendly, active, low key barn with supportive, successful riders
- – Board includes daily turnout into huge pastures with small groups
- – Holding for farrier, vet, deworming and blanketing is all included in the board price
- Training available for horses that don’t stand well for farrier or vet at an additional charge
- – All disciplines and riding levels welcome
- – Training is available along with lessons in dressage and good horsemanship (learning to handle your horse and ride in a safe, effective manner)
- – Home grown hay fed twice daily except when there’s plenty of grass in the pasture, then hay fed in the evening when horses come in. Home grown oats with Equishine as a ration balancer fed in the evening. Client supplied supplements fed at no additional charge.
- – Exceptional, consistent care for your horse; owner/manager lives on farm. Long term staff provide help with horse care and help with daily barn management.
There are a few more details below. Check out other pages on the website for even more details. There are photos included in nearly every page to give you a better idea of what it’s like at Smart Start. Feel free to email or call for more info or for answers to your questions!
We have stall board for your horse, sorry no pasture board. We like to know the horses are safely tucked into their stalls at night, no worry of coyotes, storms, or whatever happens spooking them through a fence. We like to sleep knowing whatever trouble a horse can find in the dark out in the pasture is a non issue.
The barns and arena are heated, all horses are turned out daily to pastures into small groups.
We also offer training and lessons for you and your horse (but not required)
Wayne specializes in foundation training. We believe that if the basic foundation in training is not built into the horse there will always be shortcomings in keeping the horse from being the best it can be. At best the rider will have to keep working around the missing pieces but never quite get through them and at worst, the horse can be dangerous not only to humans but also to itself.
Wayne can give your horse a fabulous start under saddle, focusing on a safe, thinking, soft, responsive horse.
We can set your horse up to be easy to do whatever you like with it whether it’s dressage, western, english, showing, trail riding, whatever you like to do with your horse. Horses and their riders should be partners.
We teach horses and their riders/handlers to communicate with each other in a happy way. It doesn’t matter to us if you want to trail ride or show, we love working with people who just plain love being with and working with their horse. We work with dressage horses, trail horses, even a barrel racer! We can help you and your horse be better at whatever you want to do with your horse.
Suzette’s favorite is dressage so if you want to learn more about riding dressage or want to show dressage, Smart Start Stable is the place to be!
Check out the other pages on the website for more details. Thanks for checking us out.
(Sorry to say, at this time, we don’t have any lesson horses.)