Boarders

All boarders, whether rough board or stalled, can use the large arena, the small arena, wash stall in the main barn, outdoor wash stalls, trails and jump fields. Please ask Dave for permission before using a pen/paddock, switching stalls or tack lockers, switching turnout fields or scheduling clinics.

Before attending events at our neighboring barn, Coyote Run, please fill out the waiver listed below and turn in to the organizer or forward to Jon Ketzler (contact info on Boarders Facebook page.

Operations Schedule

  • 6-7 a.m.: Horses are fed in their stalls and rough board horses are fed
  • 7 a.m.: Turnout
  • 7-10 a.m.: Stalls are cleaned and evening feed/water is provided.
  • 3-4 p.m.: Horse turn-in (Supervised by Wayde and the barn hands, horses travel through the walkways and across the driveway into their respective barns — some are led and some know the way.
  • 8-10 p.m.: Night barn staff arrives and checks on all horses. If you need him to look in on your horse or provide any service, please contact Mike through the boarders’ Facebook page or by posting a message on a white board in your barn.
Boarder picnic in the Small Arena.

Safety Guidelines

This list is not a comprehensive list of safety advice when you are around horses, but as horse owners, the responsibility is on you to be courteous and safe around your own horse as well as others’. However, this list is a good start and is followed by most folks at the barn.

  1. No smoking in barns or anywhere near hay.
  2. Always leave gates as you found them (open or closed) in the lanes to the farm. All gates to pastures should be kept closed at all times.
  3. If you see a horse loose, please alert Dave immediately.
  4. Only ride another boarders’ horse with written permission.
  5. Please don’t feed another boarders’ horse (even treats) without their permission or that of Dave Judd.
  6. If your horse poops in the arena, aisle or the wash stall, pick it up and put it in a nearby muck bucket.
  7. Visiting dogs are allowed at the owners’ risk. Please take care to leash dogs that aren’t used to other dogs, horses or riders.
  8. Report any downed trees or trails, broken gates, fences, cross-ties or stall doors to Dave Judd immediately. If you can’t reach Dave, leave a message on his phone.
  9. Riders under the age of 14 must wear a helmet at all times. Riders age 14-18 can ride without a helmet only with their parents’ written permission in the Master book. All adults may wear or not wear helmets at their own risk. Green Meadows strongly recommends all riders regardless of age and experience wear helmets.
  10. No moving other boarder’s horses to new stalls or pastures without their permission in advance and notifying Dave ASAP.
  11. We encourage boarder participation in keeping up the property. Please let Dave know if you intend to update any equipment, fixture or furnishing on the property.

General Boarding Info

  • Country View Vets come every Tuesday. There is a signup sheet in the Main Barn. Owners must be present during appointment unless they’ve made arrangement to leave their horse in (note on White Board) or with Country View or another boarder.
  • Farriers are arranged by boarders. Several farriers come to the barns regularly including Martin Roche, Ken Ramm and Rick Jones. Owners must be present unless they’ve made arrangement to leave their horse in (note on White Board) or with the farrier.
  • In general, halters are not to be worn by horses in stalls or pastures for their safety. If you need your horse to wear a bridle in the pasture or stall for a special reason, please indicate this on your Info Sheet. If it’s a short-term need, please update the White Board in your barn.
  • Unless you note otherwise on your barn’s White Board, your horse will be turned out as specified on your Info Sheet.
  • Owners put blankets on their horses unless you have arranged blanket service with Dave or the night barn staff for an additional fee.
  • Owners are to put muzzles on their own horses unless you arrange muzzle service for an additional fee with Dave (muzzle put on your horse at turnout and off at turn-in).
  • Please make sure your feeding guidelines are always up-to-date on your horses’s stall Info Sheet. Please do not rely on verbal messages given to any workers or Dave.
  • Grain for your horse will be stored in your barn’s grain room. Please make sure your instructions are up-to-date on your Info Sheet. You may provide your own grain, but it should be pre-proportioned in advance.
  • Please respect all other boarders’ property. Any items found in the aisles or elsewhere should be placed in the lost and found box in the main barn.
  • Board is due on the first of every month. It is paid by check in the mailbox in the Main Barn’s Tack Room/Office.
  • Payment for additional services are due at the time of the request and to be paid by the week or month, whichever is deemed appropriate by Dave.

Jump Field

New jump equipment was provided by Dave and other volunteers in Spring 2019. In order to keep them organized and the jump activities safe and in good shape, please follow these guidelines when using the jump field:

  • Don’t leave poles sitting flat on the ground after you are done. Prop up one end on the foot of the jump standard so they don’t just rot.
  • There is a rack in the outdoor, and there soon will be another one in the jump field, for extra poles. When they aren’t in use, put them back on the rack (again, so they don’t rot!).
  • If you break something, let us know by posting it on this page so we know it needs to be replaced or repaired.
  • If you see a path is being worn down to/from a jump, move the jump! Just moving it over a few feet will prevent the footing from being ruined.
  • Don’t use the jump field when it’s been super wet and the footing will be ruined.

Arena Rules

Arena guidelines allow everyone to enjoy the indoor riding areas safely. The first rule is BE COURTEOUS.

  • Arena use is on first-come basis with the exception of pre-scheduled lessons on the Lesson Board.
  • Everyone is responsible for riding safely and avoiding people having lessons. In other words, your riding may not impede a person having a lesson that was posted in advance on the board.
  • Non-boarder lessons must be posted in advance and held during non-peak times (Peak times are weekdays between 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays before 3 p.m.)
  • Always call out “door” before entering and leaving any Riding Arena so that riders get a chance to let you know if their horse isn’t ready.
  • Always clean up horse poop and any damage your horse makes to the footing before leaving the arena.
  • Ride left shoulder to left shoulder in the Riding Arenas unless your horse is riding at a faster pace — then take the inside circuit. It’s helpful if you call out a change in track to notify others that you are taking a new course.
  • Only one horse can be lunged when other riders (up to 4) are in the arena. Always allow other riders to use the outside track and stay to either end of the arena.
  • Two horses may be lunged at one time only if there are no other riders in the arena.
  • Lunged horses must be under control at all times. If your horse is acting up while being lunged and there are riders in the arena (or another person lunging a horse), please leave the arena.
  • Do not feed or tie horses in the arena.
  • Jumps and ground poles are to be used in Riding Arenas on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. as scheduled or during pre-scheduled lessons only. During fair weather, the jump field is the best place for jumping when the arena is in use by others not using jumps.
  • If you will be using obstacles during a lesson, please note that on the Lesson Board.