Boarding

 

As our operation shifts gears and our herd numbers decrease, we are accepting a select number of boarders at the farm.

Our horses are generally separated by sex, with a few exceptions.  During the growing season the riding and in-training horses are turned out each day onto irrigated pasture with the length of time determined by their weight and the amount of grass available with hay fed for breakfast and lunch. In the winter all the horses are fed  three times a day and have constant free access to a windbreak, water, salt and free choice minerals. Most of the fences are 3 or 4 rail wood, wide strand electric or vinyl fencing/

A number of our boarders are young horses who were sent here are retired horses, many who previously suffered from summer eczema. In our dry and virtually bug free environment, this is not a problem here. The retirees live in separate herd with large trees and rotated grazing fields.  They are fed hay in the winter and many receive extra supplementation in the form of beet pulp, soaked alfalfa/timothy hay cubes and Step 6 Pro Form senior feed.

Stalls and small pens are available if a horse needs special care. The use of the tack room, indoor arena, large outside arena and 200-meter oval track is included in the boarding fee. Small fields are cleaned of manure daily, as are the large herd’s eating areas.

The boarded horses are included in our regular maintenance program such as hoof trimming as needed and quarterly de-worming, with extra services, such as acupuncture treatments, dental work and training easily arranged.  Every horse at the farm is treated with the same care as one of our own.

Boarders who live locally enjoy our many local trails and often accompany Mandy and the interns on rides.  We embrace a supportive, fun, atmosphere where everyone, horse and human, enjoys mutual respect.

Boarding Fees

 

  • Regular Board: $250.00 regular board or $200.00 for consignment horses (please inquire about multiple horse board discount)
  • Level 2 Board: Includes horse being brought in for grain, brushing and some TLC twice weekly $275.00
  • Level 3 Board: Includes services of level 2, plus the horse is lightly ridden 3-4 times month or receives exercise as requested (TTouch, Conncted Riding, TTEAM groundwork or ponying) $400.00
  • Level 4 Board: For older or disabled horses who can no longer function in the herd and need to be kept in a pen with a companion. Pens are cleaned daily, horses are fed 3-4 times daily with senior mix, beet pulp and minerals as needed $400.00
  • Winter Supplement: Monthly add on for horses who require more feed than the average horse in the herd $45.00 plus basic board
  • Daily Fee for short term boarding: Not with the herd: $15.00
  • Hoof Trims: $55.00
  • Shoes: $210.00
  • De-worming: $10.00 to $15.00
  • Vet care: Vet costs as billed by the vet, plus $5.00 per ¼ hour if we have to treat the animal
  • Sheath cleaning: $30.00
  • Groundwork: $30.00 per session
  • Ridden Work: $40.00 per session

Plus applicable taxes


Training

As we always have many of our own horses to start and train, as well as several consignment horses we are generally not able to take outside horses to be trained. However, Mandy is available to travel and help you with your horses.

 

Clinics and Lessons

Please refer to the Events page for a list of our clinics with prices. We do offer individual lessons but don’t offer trail rides outside the clinics. If you are looking to buy a horse we are happy to give you pointers about riding horses that are suitable for your needs at no charge.

Connected Riding and Tellington TTouch lessons are offered for students of all levels at the Icelandic Horse Farm.

All lessons are geared towards safety, progression, and respect for horse and rider and of course, fun.

 

Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons follow the principles of Connected Riding, whether it be on an Icelandic or not.  This method honours classical principles but teaches them in a way that recognizes a modern understanding of bio-mechanics, function, and posture.  These lessons are suitable for all levels of horse, rider, breed, or discipline.  They focus on creating a functional, healthy, posture for horse and rider that allows for better movement, performance, safety, and cooperation.

For Icelandic geared lessons these principles are incorporated into understanding and influencing the 5 gaits without sacrificing a functional posture for horse and rider.

The farm is home to many well-schooled horses of all levels, with the primary breed being Icelandic.

  • Private Lessons: $60 (one hour, horse provided)
  • Semi-Private Lessons: $40 each (horse provided)

 

Tellington TTouch Lessons

Tellington TTouch Lessons in bodywork and groundwork are offered at the farm year round.  Learn, hands on, how you can identify and release tension patterns and bracing habits in horses to improve performance, well-being, and self-confidence.  Sessions can be custom tailored to your specific interest or needs. Learn more about the Tellington TTouch.

  • Private Lessons: $50 each (one hour)