Horse Stables in Massachusetts
Looking for a Massachusetts 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 Grand Rapids, MI with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "Michigan" 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 Massachusetts?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Massachusetts 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 South Carolina with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in South Carolina, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "South Carolina" 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]":
Our final step - and do not try this piece of business if you have any doubts that your horse might kick or jump unexpectedly - is this: Take a lunge line and clip it to your horse's halter. Stand on the horse's left side, lift the line up and over his head, bringing the rope back towards his tail on the opposite side (your arm reaching across the horse). Step back, bringing the rope with you. The line should drop against the horse's back legs and the horse should turn away from you, to his right, following the pull of the rope before turning to face you. The purpose? We're teaching the horse to follow pressure and to not simply follow us around like a puppy dog. Do this three or four times on each side, being careful to reward any softening of the horse's neck with a corresponding release of pressure on your end.
If you've taken the time to sack out the horse as I've described so far, then you should be facing a horse that doesn't flinch regardless of how or where you touch it, a horse that you believe will not kick. But, if that little voice says there's still a chance that he'll kick you or flinch or stiffen up at your touch, fall back and revisit previous steps where his training requires a bit of "shoring up." Get him rock solid - you'll be glad you did. (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)