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Currently we offer self-care and partial care stall boarding to responsible and friendly horse owners. We also offer discounted rate miniature horse and small pony boarding.

We accept all breeds and disciplines with the only expectations being horse owners are willing to be good sportsmen and responsible caretakers of their equines (and no stallions).

Partial Service Boarding- $200.00

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  • You provide the feed/hay and we will provide enough storage for 8 bales of hay and grain storage per horse
  • We serve your pre-set up feed & hay twice daily, clean water & fill daily and clean stall (1 wheelbarrow load of shavings per week) and turn out 6-7 days per week..

Partial Board Extras (prices to be determined on need)

  • Special turn out needs (individual, specific times of the day etc)
  • Blanketing
  • Picking up feed order at feed store weekly
  • Vet/farrier appointment holding

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Self Service Boarding – $135.00

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  • You provide the feed/hay and we will provide enough storage for 8 bales of hay and grain storage per horse
  • We will serve your pre-set up feed & hay twice daily, turn out six days per week, check water containers and provide 1 wheelbarrow load of shavings per week
  • You clean your stall 5 days per week and clean & fill your water containers
  • Occasionally help with care of the horses in times when the farm owner is gone (like co-op boarding)

Partial Board Extras (prices to be determined on need)

  • Special turn out needs (individual, specific times of the day etc)
  • Blanketing
  • Picking up feed order at feed store weekly
  • Vet/farrier appointment holding

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Pasture Boarding, Full Care – $225.00

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CURRENTLY FULL. Occasionally we have full care pasture board spots available. 4 horses in a 3.5 acre field with an open 12 X 24 ft shelter. This is an economy boarding situation – horses here should be easy going in temperament and low maintenance/easy keepers and peaceful pasture companions. Horses kept out to board during the winter will have to have at least a light weight, weather proof, well fitted turn out blanket as shelter is very basic. Board includes;

  • HAY – Local grown bermuda coastal hay up to about 12-15 pounds per day (if your horse needs more we can adjust the boarding fee)
  • GRAIN – Up to 1 scoops (aprox 3+lbs) of quality grain fed twice daily (aprox 6-7 pounds). We feed a mix of Buckeye Supreme 10 Pellet with Buckeye Trifecta (which is a beet pulp based, extruded nugget feed – high fiber, low starch, a very safe and easily digestable feed)

Extra services for pasture board – blanketing, bringing the horse in for vet / farrier appointments.
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Paddock Boarding for Small Ponies & Miniature Horses (mini) – $80.00

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We are now offering boarding for small ponies and miniature horses (minis). Ponies & minis shall be less than 12.3 hands.

Our facility offers ample space for driving small ponies and minis. We are also a child friendly facility.

  • Owner provides feed & hay, and is given storage space for up to 6 bales of hay and a trash can for grain.
  • We will serve your pre-set up feed & hay twice daily

Extra services for pasture board – blanketing, bringing the horse in for vet / farrier appointments.
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Extra Services for Boarders

Feed & Hay Pick Up Service

  • We will pick up your grain or hay order from Double L Feed Store for $10.00 delivery fee (up to 6 bales at one time)

Blanketing Service

  • $25.00 monthly for removing one garment in the AM and replacing one garment in the PM.
  • $35.00 monthly extra blanketing. A blanket removed for a sheet in the AM , then a sheet removed for a blanket in the PM OR more than one garment (ie slinkys, hoods, blanket liners, more than one blanket etc) when something is removed during the day then replaced at night

Vet/Farrier Hold Services or treatments

  • For farm call appointments with Dunn Animal Hospital (Dr. Brewer) or Farrier Loren Griggs a fee of $3.00 per initial catching and 15 minute increment holding (average time for a barefoot trim, pull coggins and do shots)
  • For emergency or medical treatments $3.00 per 15 minute increment, you provide the supplies (changing wound dressings, wrapping leg(s), hand walking, giving oral medications) – or $3.00 per day for simple oral medications needed multiple times daily (ie crushed up antibiotics 3 times a day).

Trailering

  • Only for Starting Point Stables customers. For one horse; $20.00 per driving hour plus actual cost of gas. For two – three horses; $14.00 per hour plus division of actual cost of gas. All trips are charged round trip (leave the farm til trailer returns to farm).
  • $3.00 per 15 minutes for waiting time (non driving).

Conditions for acceptance of boarders:

Because of the fact we live on the property (and this is our HOME not just a business),we have become picky over the types of boarders we want here at our home. Over time we have come to realize EXTREME boarders do not fit in well with our ‘horse keeping’ practices. Frankly we are not in this for ‘the money’. We ENJOY providing these horse related services to people who ENJOY their horses.

We firmly believe horses need a standard of care; horses need their hooves trimmed on a reasonable schedule. Horses need their shots and regular deworming. Horses need exercise and healthy food, occasional grooming, reasonable shelter and fairly safe environment. Being domesticated horses also need a certain amount of attention from their owners (people). However, we also believe HORSES ARE MEANT TO BE HORSES. They can be out in the rain, they do NOT have to be fed at the same exact time every day, on the hour on the minute. Small scratches, squabbles in group turn out, sun fading and being dirty are a healthy and acceptable consequence to a normal ‘horse’ life-style.

While we try to provide reasonable care, life is not PERFECT. If things get broken we do our best to fix them as quickly as we can. We do our best to use good sense and judgment that comes from being around horses since 1979 – but accidents DO happen. We believe healthy horses can and do adjust quite well with out being pampered, coddled or living better than the average human does.

Please review our boarding contract in PDF format. We invite potential boarders to come out to get a feel for the atmosphere, environment and standard of horse care practices we use. We are more than willing to provide contacts/references from previous and current boarders.

Boarders who prove to be irresponsible owners (not paying their bills on time, not providing proper care per NC state laws), or bring unnecessary drama, will kindly be asked to leave. Boarders who expect care standards above the services we offer CAN be accommodated BUT WILL BE CHARGED according to their wants/needs (individual turn out or altered turn out schedule, special feed/hay needs, special blanketing / fly sheet, soaking feed, sunscreen, etc).

Horse owners / Boarders should have a certain level of experience, confidence and common sense to allow them to carry out such tasks as; go out in the field and safely retrieve their horse, ride or handle the horse in the company of others, handle their horse safely under normal circumstances, understand common horse farm etiquette like closing gates/doors, not tying your horse to inappropriate objects, etc. If owners show that they are inexperienced to a level that they put themselves, others or other’s horses in harms way, or do not understand the basics of horse care, those boarders may be required to take some basic horsemanship lessons.

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