Our 60′ by 80′ outdoor arena has nice sandy loam footing that is worked regularly. It is big enough to lope comfortably in, but small enough to use for groundwork if needed. The arena will slowly grow larger and eventually we’ll add a separate round pen. We do get a generous amount of snow, so the arena is “seasonal” but very useful most months of the year.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet stroll through the woods or to conquer hill and dale, we have a little of both, or anything in between. Our 10 acres is paddocks and homestead in the front and trails on the back 2/3. We are at the end of the road and have no visible neighbors at all. We have a handful of trails on the property and many acres to ride within just a short haul. I also am building a fun trail obstacle course.
It’s my goal that horses are able to eat throughout the day as nature intended for optimal gut health. I also feed a custom mineral designed just for our area, and offer 4 choices of salt blocks to each horse.
Standard Board Package: $200 per month. This includes custom mineral, salt, and generous amounts of Timothy hay.
Plus Board Package: $225 per month. This includes the above and 4 times yearly deworming. Scheduling the farrier every 8 weeks and catching/holding for farrier also included in this package.
Premium Board Package: $300/month. Add weekly grooming, winter blanketing, and alfalfa to the Plus package. Need meals soaked? No problem!
Alfalfa and grain available also for harder keepers. I’m happy to tweak any package for you so it’s the best value as I know not all horses are one size fits all needs. Contact me for more custom care. We offer grooming or even exercise to keep your horse in shape.
All horses are visible from my house and I have a friendly but alert livestock protection dog that alerts to wildlife, visitors and any other excitement.
2019 Saw a LOT of exciting changes here. When we purchased the land in 2018 it was full of stumps and debris. We brought in a bulldozer and started from scratch, clearing a spot for the arena and leveling horse paddocks. Current fencing is 3 strand electric tape with generously sized paddocks suitable for one or two horses.
My 2020 brought more permanent fencing, a trail course and a 16’X32′ shelter over two paddocks. Each side has a generous place to get out of the elements with a friend.
What is the plan further down the road? We’ll build a house and turn the snow roof over the current home into a nice big barn with a classroom, a generous tack room, and a few stalls. I will extend and widen the arena and haul in more sand.
Here at Lone Larch we’re committed to giving your horse the best care. Many generations of horsemanship run in our blood and we’re excited to share this wonderful slice of heaven with you.