Horse Stables in Michigan
Looking for a Michigan 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 Richmond, VA with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "Virginia" 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 Michigan?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Michigan 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 California with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in California, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "California" 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]":
Teaching your horse to lift its feet on command is actually much simpler than folks tend to want to make it. What makes it hard is our desire to force the horse to do something - right this moment - that seems so simple to us. "Just pick up your darn feet and stand there, dummy." Well, think of it from your prey animals point of view: Attaching any single part of his body to something, you, for instance, means that he can't run away. Every chromosome in his thousand pound body says this is the last thing you do. If you have no way to tell the horse to stand still or to relax, if you haven't spent the time to gain the horse's trust, you're asking for a frustrating and dangerous experience. You wouldn't wait till the day of the show to train your horse to hop in the trailer - and you don't want to wait till the farrier's pulling up to find out if it will lift it's legs properly. Lifting legs on command, like trailer training, takes time and a system. Before laying out that system, I will assume that all four of your horse's legs are sound as you begin this - heaven help you if you try to teach a rebel to lift its right hind leg when there's an abscess in the front left. (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)