We don’t want to come across as being barn-Nazis, but we do expect our facility users to observe some basic common sense rules when working around the barn – in order to ensure that there are no misunderstandings of our expectations, please observe the following rules when working in the facility…
- Clean up your grooming area after you finish (both before you go into the arena, and after
you turn your horse out). Others need to use that space when you are gone!
- Pooper scoop the arena, barn, and all pathways outside after your horse. Buckets and forks are available in the barn area.
- Report any damage you see.
- Be respectful of other users of the facility – general courtesy applies everywhere!
- No swearing of any kind – it is not necessary to swear in order to commicate, and we have many small children around the property as students, not to mention my own kids.
- Clean up your grooming area after you finish (both before you go into the arena, and after you turn your horse out). Others need to use that space when you are gone.
- No smoking in the barn or arena area – if you need to smoke please do so in the parking area.
- All riders wear ASTM approved riding helmets and shoes with a heel, every time you are on a horse – no exceptions.
- Please observe standard arena etiquette. If you are unsure what that means we can educate you on the details.
- Lessons have the right of way – however all attempts are made to ensure lesson students understand and follow arena etiquette as well.
- Please do not lunge in the arena if there are 3 or more horses being ridden – and if you are intending to lunge consult the other riders that it is okay with them. Some horses do not tolerate the presence of a lunging horse well.
- Absolutely no jumping without a certified instructor present – you may use poles and elevated pole.
- Please put away all equipment that you use when you are finished riding.
- In case of a rider fall, or a loss of control of a horse, all riders in the arena turn into the middle and STOP what they are doing. Assess the situation and call for help if needed. Only when both horse and rider are under control and deemed alright should you continue your ride.
- Do not wear any devices that block your hearing while working around horses (any form of ear phones) – we have a radio that you can plug your devices in to listen to when you ride.
- No alcohol or drugs permitted.
- You may not ride, be around horses or the arena if intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
- Generally – Be Safe, and Have Fun!!!!