Horse Stables in Illinois
Looking for a Illinois 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 Orlando, FL with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "Florida" 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 Illinois?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Illinois 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 Florida with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in Florida, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "Florida" 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]
Horse owners and riders: If you'd like to put a solid foundation on your horse - or finally put an end to a nagging training issue, I would suggest the investment of $6.99 in one of my downloadable books:
- Download and print from your home computer
- 5 days, 5 chapters
- Learn at your own pace
An excerpt from "Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]":
From here, you'll capitalize on small improvements, continually approaching, petting for ever-extending periods of time, turning and retreating. Ask the horse to place two eyes on you, approach, pet for a moment longer than the time before, turn on your heels and walk away, totally relieving any pressure. Read the horse here: If you feel he'll yank his head away at three seconds, stop petting at two, turn, walk away. If he begins to move away (his feet), ask for a turn back towards you, get both eyes, and try again. Continue in this manner, slowly moving from the horse's nose to the top of his head, to his neck and so on. Make sure, especially with a green horse, that you keep well clear of those back, kicking legs, (stand just in front, and slightly to the side, of the horse's shoulder). (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)