Daily turn-out to pastures: Horses are hand-walked to and from the pastures. New horses are introduced to all of their new pasture-mates individually prior to being turned-out with the entire herd. Mares and geldings are in separate pastures in most cases. Summer months the horses are turned out at night, and during the winter months they are turned out during the day. We provide hay outside in the pastures as needed.
Feeding: Oats and hay come with the board price. Feeding is done twice a day. Commercial bagged feed can be purchased from Tyrone Milling (senior, sweet feeds, Legends and Triple Crown). The stable manager orders for the stable approximately every 4-6 weeks. We will feed any supplements that the owner supplies, and owners can supply their own feed as well.
Water: In the cold months ice is dumped out and their bucket is filled twice a day with warm water. In the warm months the buckets are scrubbed out daily, filled with cold water and dumped when necessary. Water is also available in the pastures.
Medical treatment: A manager is present at all veterinary visits so as to record the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. We can therefore assist with your horse's medical needs over the duration of his/her recovery. This fee-based service includes but isn't limited to eye ointments, applying topical creams, wrapping wounds, administering shots, etc.
Yearly vaccinations and dental care are done during March-May by Centre Equine Practice.
Farrier: Local farriers, Chris Doyle and Alan Barnett come to Centre Stables on a regular basis. We don't mind outside farriers coming in to work. If your horse needs assistance with the farrier, we can handle the details for a fee.
Outdoor Riding Arena: The outdoor fenced arena is 100 x 200 ft with all weather footing.
Both arenas have dressage letters posted and there are jumps, barrels, and other items to utilize while riding.
Indoor Riding Arena: The indoor is 60 x 120 ft and was resurfaced in May 2009 with sand and rubber footing.
Centre Stables is hosting Judged Pleasure Trail and Arena Rides. 6 miles and 6 obstacles on a judged pleasure ride, or 8 obstacles judged in the arena. Come ride for a great cause--20% of entry fees will go to an equine rescue or therapeutic program. We have donated to Horses of Hope, Hands on Therapeutic Riding and Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship. Come on out and have some fun! Check out our events page for all the details.
Are you avoiding getting those dirty blankets cleaned? Just bag them up and get them returned clean and ready for the next blanket season.
$25 Med to Heavy weight blankets
$15 Sheets and coolers
10% off for 5 or more blankets
Don't throw away that torn up blanket! A simple repair can keep that expensive blanket in use. Big or small, in most cases, it can be repaired.
$10-20 Large Patch or Tear
$5-10 Small Patch or Tear
Replacement straps and hardware contact me for prices
Blankets must be clean before repairs can be made, in most cases.
Contact me for blanket cleaning and repair [email protected] 814-931-0360
Oak stalls with bars and sliding doors are cleaned daily, bedded with sawdust and have mats over-top of a concrete or clay base.