Horse Stables in Iowa

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Looking for a Iowa 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 Enid, OK with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "Oklahoma" 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 Iowa?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Iowa 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 Kentucky with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in Kentucky, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "Kentucky" 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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Here's your city by city listing; see Horse Stables in Iowa:


Ames Cedar Falls Cedar Rapids Central City
Council Bluffs Dallas Center Davenport Des Moines
Dysart Ely Forest City Granger
Grimes Iowa City Iowa Falls Jefferson
Joice Kalona Marion Monroe
Mount Pleasant Muscatine North Liberty Norwalk
Osceola Palo Perry Princeton
Robins Russell Shellsburg Sioux City
Springville Swisher Toddville Waterloo
West Branch WEST DES MOINES Winterset Woodward


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Before working on the back, "kicking" part of the horse, I'll take a dressage whip or lariat and sack the horse out to its touch. I'll start by rubbing the horse quickly with the whip or rope, then pull it away and pet. From there it's a simple thing to replicate the work you've done with your hands with the whip. Work to a point where you can place the rope or whip anywhere on the front half of the horse, yet the horse stays relaxed. It's just a matter of "advance, retreat, advance, retreat."

Because I'm not a big fan of being kicked, I'll next use the dressage whip to desensitize the horse's back half to my touch. I like the distance it affords. You'd be surprised how many older horses I run across at clinics that still offer to kick. I find owners who rationalize like crazy ("He doesn't like to be touched;" "I don't like to make him angry") and simply allow the issue to fester. A word of warning here: If your horse kicks out at the touch of something like a dressage whip, he's telling you, in no uncertain terms, that he'll kick you the same way, should you fall back there. If not you, then perhaps your dog or child. Make it a point to teach your horse that kicking is not an option. Do this by progressively rubbing the horse farther and farther back on his body, pulling the whip away before he can move, pausing for about three seconds, then repeating. If he does move to the touch do not stop rubbing until he stops and relaxes. (rpt)


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