Horse Boarding

Looking for a place to board your horse? We’ve got you covered.

Boarding Options

Horses are grained once a day and have 24/7 access to grass and hay. We take pasture rotation seriously and preservation of grass is a top priority. We conduct a basic well check on horses during feeding time. Our hay is excellent: Tifton 85 Round bales and 17% coastal square bales. Our hay provider conducts an annual soil analysis, regular fertilization and an annual nutrition analysis of his final cuts. Horses are fed senior, or another grain upon your request.  Pasture board is $500 per month for one horse.  The cost for boarding two horses is $850 per month.

Our stalls are outdoor stalls. The benefits of outdoor stalls are tremendous. Horses with stall board are grained twice a day under owner request, although we encourage an upkeep of calories with a mixture of hay pellets and Germ Wheat and Corn oil. We replace shavings regularly and footing is kept dry. Horses are turned out on grass for 4-8 hours a day. Hay is provided three times a day.  If you have to stay your horse, the cost is $750 per month and we will prorate the nights as necessary.

Diet

We stress the importance of a high forage, low grain diet.  We use minimal grain to call the herd in when necessary.  Our hay is a rich coastal with 17% protein, alfalfa and Timothy hay pellets watered down thoroughly and round bales.  Each horse may consume 1-4 cups of grain if we need to use grain during call in.  What we provide is a low sugar, high fiber grain.  Our herd has access to free choice minerals and salt licks at their water sources as well as at the barn.

Availability

We do not currently have boarding spaces available. Our next available boarding space will be available August 1st. If you would like to learn more about our boarding, please connect with us on the contact page and we will be happy to put you on a wait list.

Riding and Training

We custom tailor boarding and cater to individuals who are looking for amazing trail opportunities. We provide a natural environment for horses with outdoor stalls blocked by the northern and southern winds, and pastures under constant management for ecological restoration and preservation of our beautiful Native Texas Wetlands, creek, pond and black land prairie on property. We are working on developing a 100X200 foot riding arena, which is currently a leveled grass field, a work in progress! The view is outstanding.

Our boarders are welcome to come on trails with us. Boarders who wish for their horses to be handled regularly in our lesson program should inquire.

Why do people board with us?  It’s for the riding.  Our trails are incredible and the opportunity to ride out with groups so you’re not alone is enticing to folks looking for a low-key atmosphere.

Worming Program

We do not worm every month. We do not support constant worming of horses. A low worm count is NORMAL and healthy. Our horses are checked for worms every three months by the veterinarian. Horses that need to be wormed will be treated. This is the safest approach to maintaining a healthy herd. Destroying the natural flora in the gut by consistently worming horses is not. While this approach is more time intensive and costly on our end, it reduces the risk of health problems. Worm analysis and de-wormer medication is included in the cost of board.  We do not charge extra for worming on our schedule.

Dental Care

We require horses to have regular teeth floats. Horses that are not evaluated by a veterinarian for dental problems will develop sharp hooks in their teeth, making it difficult for them to fully chew their food. Horses with healthy teeth make the most of the nutrition that we provide.  There is no additional fee for us to stand with your horse if he or she is handled by our dentition expert on clinic day.

Vaccinations

We require West Nile, Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations. You are welcome to fully vaccinate your horse.  There is no fee for us to stand with your horse if he or she is handled by our vet on clinic day.

We will stand with the farrier and vet, included in board. We have an on-call vet who makes house calls as well as a local veterinary office for backup when needed. Our on-call vet is friendly and happy to answer your questions in a courteous manner.

Location and Referrals

Our horse boarding is convenient to San Marcos, South Austin and Kyle. If you are looking for boarding options in North Austin, Round Rock or Hutto, we have excellent Riding Stables to recommend. Whether you are looking for stall boarding or pasture board, there are some great folks out there who we can put you in touch with. These are people with stellar reputations for providing quality care for equines. From small and personable barns to large training and lesson facilities, we can set you up. We never charge a fee for recommendations to local stables. We put you in touch with those who care.

We understand in a very personal way how difficult it can be to find quality horse boarding. We can deeply relate to folks who fear that their horses won’t get water or regular forage. One of the most influential indicators of a facility’s success with boarding is their help. If facilities hire employees with a dubious record, your horses can end up getting “borrowed” without your knowledge, miss the radar for health and wellness checks, or pass long days without adequate water, access to hay or grass. It can be truly uncomfortable not always having your own eyes on your horse and we understand that. We are happy to help you find a boarding stable that will take care of your horses in the most professional way possible. Contact us for more information!

Beautiful sunset at Austin boarding stables with Tractor standing silhouetted by the Texas Hill Country skyline. Proper pasture rotation and maintenance is essential for providing adequate forage in a pasture boarding situation. Some facilities in Austin have excellent pasture boarding options, while others will throw your horse in a field with weeds and not much else. Ask about soil tests, nutritional analysis of hay and practices to keep you horse safely boarded.

Proper pasture maintenance is key. Riding and boarding stables that have pastures filled with grass provide your horse with the nourishment he or she needs to live a long and happy life. The alternative, dusty pastures filled with weeds, is an obvious threat to your horse’s health. We’ve seen all ranges of the spectrum: Immaculate pastures with grass and hay provided 24/7 and the unfortunate effects of poorly maintained pastures that produce colic-causing weeds. Austin is a big metropolis and the reality is that the care is there. Large training barns and small home-based stables can both provide you safe and professional service. Looking for quality horse boarding options in or around Austin? Look no further!

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