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2K Stables

Hockley, TX 77447
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Business Description

2K Stables is a family owned and operated facility in Hockley and is a full-service equestrian facility offering boarding, lessons, and leasing, and open schooling on 35-plus wooded acres. Boarding facilities include individual stalls with temperature control, on-site security, trained and knowledgeable staff, full- or half-day turnout, premium feed, coastal hay, and alfalfa. Riding lessons focus on horsemanship and safety.

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4.4 / 5 (9)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Blackjack Lane Equestrian

La Porte, TX 77571
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Business Description

Blackjack Lane Equestrian was established in La Porte in 2012 and offers premier hunter, jumper, equitation, and dressage training for riders of all ability levels. Students are taught everything from proper horse care, horse handling, grooming, tack care, and move up into advanced riding and jumping. Also, the facility offers top-drawer boarding with amenities such as twice daily turnout and stall cleaning, high-quality feed, indoor and outdoor arenas, and much more. The facility website also has information on leasing horses.

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Blue Fox Farms

Houston, TX 77048
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Business Description

Blue Fox Farms, established in Houston in 1996, is a premier hunter, jumper, and equitation facility specializing in classic horsemanship training and lessons. Also, the facility offers full horse boarding amenities, including 24-hour onsite security, indoor and outdoor arenas, acres of riding trails, high-quality feed, and twice-daily turnout. Riding lessons focus on Hunter, Jumper, and Hunt Seat Equitation. The facility also sells horses and offers breeding guidance. More information can is on the facility’s website.

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Callegari Equestrian Center

Cypress, TX 77429
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Business Description

Callegari Equestrian Center in Cypress offers boarding, training and riding instruction in a professional and safe environment. Students from beginner to receive advanced instruction in horsemanship, safety, fundamentals of various riding techniques, and building rider confidence. Boarding amenities include various riding arenas and pens, both indoor and outdoor, as well as jumping and obstacle courses. Boarded horses are turned out twice per day and fed twice daily with premium Nutrena feed and coastal hay and alfalfa. There are grooming stalls and farrier stations in all barns. Potential clients can request more information on the facility website.

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4.7
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4.8 / 5 (70)
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4.6 / 5 (43)

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Cedar Lane Stables

Tomball, TX 77377
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Business Description

Cedar Lane Stables in Tomball is a family business offering boarding services and riding lessons, as well as summer camp youth programs. Boarding clients enjoy amenities such as a 32 stall barn, two wash racks, two tack rooms, a lighted covered arena, and a lighted outdoor arena. Contact information is on the company’s website.

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Cypress Trails Ranch

Humble, TX 77338
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Business Description

Cypress Trails Ranch is a full-service equestrian center in Humble and offers horse boarding and training, riding lessons, adventure trail rides, and special events. Boarding horses are pastured together and separated twice a day for feeding, however separate paddocks and stalls are available on request. Unless otherwise instructed by the owner, boarding horses are regularly seen by a vet and owners can ask for extra vet services. Riding lessons teach trail riding and good horsemanship. Instruction is also available for endurance riding.

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Diamond B Ranch

Alvin, TX 77511
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The 144-acre Diamond B Ranch in Alvin has been a boarding facility for horses since 1978 and features 100 stalls in eight different barns. Amenities include wood-chip bedding in each stall, natural pyrethrum mist sprayers to reduce flies and mosquitos, covered and lighted arenas, and 100 acres of pastures for riding. The family also lives on site, so security is 24/7. The facility’s website features a menu of boarding prices, plus additional services. Owners can contact the facility via the website to inquire about boarding.

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Freeman Ranch & Stables

Katy, TX 77493
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Freeman Ranch & Stables is a quality horse boarding and equestrian facility in Katy offering training and lessons at affordable prices. Amenities include 900 acres for scenic riding, two lighted arena, and stalls and turnout paddocks that have automatic waterers. All boarders are entitled to full use of the facility and its arenas. Vaccinations must be current, and a current negative Coggins certificate is required. The training program focuses on dressage, showjumping and cross country. Clients can contact the company on their website.

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4.1 / 5 (14)
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4.6 / 5 (9)
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3.5 / 5 (3)

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Grand Oaks Equestrian Center

Alvin, TX 77511
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Business Description

Grand Oaks Equestrian Center is a facility in Alvin offering horse boarding, horseback riding lessons & training, dressage lessons & training, and horseback riding clinics & events for all ages and abilities. Boarding includes spacious and clean stalls, experienced and knowledgeable staff, and twice daily turn-outs and feeding with quality hay and feed. Training and riding lessons focus on Dressage and show preparation and are offered to both individuals and groups.

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Isabella Farms

Cypress, TX 77429
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Business Description

Isabella Farms was established in 2000 and is an equine training, sales, and boarding facility in Cypress. There is a waiting list for boarding slots, and the company is only offering Full Boarding on a monthly basis. Amenities and services include 12x16 stalls with rubber matting and windows, Full- or half-day turnout, Centaur fencing for safety, 24-hour staff presence on-site, premium feed and hay, and 24 acres of scenic riding trails. The company website offers boarding forms and contact information.

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Magic Moments Stable

Houston, TX 77043
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Magic Moments Stable is a family-owned full-service horse boarding, training, sales, and lesson facility in Houston and has been in business for over 30 years. Boarding fees include quality hay and grain fed twice daily, stall cleaning twice daily, daily turnout, and scheduled time on the hot walker. Staff lives on the premises, so security is 24/7. The facility also offers horse training for hunting, jumping, and showing, riding lessons for all ability levels, and special events. The website contains both phone and email contact information.

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4.1 / 5 (47)
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4.3 / 5 (39)
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2.5 / 5 (11)

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New Horizon Stables

25498 Macedonia Road, Hockley, TX 77447
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Business Description

New Horizon Stables is a 36-acre property in Hockley that offers horse boarding, horse riding lessons and training, and related horse care and management within the area, including Houston. The owner of the equestrian center is also the on-site barn manager and has a long-standing career in managing the needs of horses, from performance horses to horses needing rehabilitation. Aside from the manager, New Horizon Stables has staff on-site for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring each horse receives personalized care.

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4.7 / 5 (17)
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5.0 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Sienna Stables

Missouri City, TX 77459
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Sienna Stables in Missouri City is a premier equestrian facility offering horse boarding, training, and accredited riding instruction in Western Riding, English Riding, or Dressage. The company also manages professionally-judged horse shows in these disciplines. Sienna Stables also offers therapeutic riding instruction, as well as youth camps in the summer. The property features over 25 acres of riding trails and boarders enjoy amenities such as shaded turnouts, seven individually gated paddocks, and the safety and security of eight-foot game fencing and an on-site barn manager.

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South Shore Sport Horses

Alvin, TX 77511
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Business Description

South Shore Sport Horses is a full-service Hunter-Jumper Equestrian Facility in Alvin, offering English riding lessons to riders of all ages, as well as horse boarding facilities. The facility features 30 acres of riding space as well as jumping courses. Boarding amenities include top quality feed, large stalls, plenty of turnout and owner on-site. Boarding and training fees are listed on the facility’s website.

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5.0 / 5 (9)
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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Southern Breeze Equestrian Center

Fresno, TX 77545
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Southern Breeze Equestrian Center in Fresno provides a range of professional services from boarding and training to educating the rider. Boarders enjoy spacious stalls, daily group and individual turnouts, premium feed and hay, and 24-hour security. Riding lessons include both English and Western and cater to riders of all abilities. The facility offers therapeutic lessons for riders with disabilities. Clients can contact the facility via the website or the phone number listed on the site.

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Vantage Point Farm

Tomball, TX 77375
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Vantage Point Farm is a family-owned facility offering training, riding lessons, breeding guidance and boarding services in Tomball since 2010. Although the company offers training for all horse breeds, it specializes in the breeding, training, and showing of American Saddlebred Show Horses, Hackney Ponies & Roadsters. The company features an award-winning breeding program and boards broodmares and their foals. The company’s website also has a page with horses for sale and encourages potential clients to contact them using the website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Choosing a horse boarder is a unique type of business transaction because it can become a long-term partnership. The boarder can become the person your horse relies on for care and attention when you’re busy. Additionally, the boarding facility becomes your horse’s home, so you want it to be safe and comfortable.

Things to consider when choosing a boarding facility include the level of care your horse needs and how much you can comfortably spend on boarding. The amount of time you have available to take care of your horse is also a consideration. This detail is due to the types of care packages boarding facilities offer.

What is horse boarding?

Horse boarding is when a horse farm provides a place for a horse to stay and manages its daily care in exchange for a fee. Some boarding facilities also provide medical care for horses. Boarding provides a way to be a responsible horse owner for someone who doesn’t have a safe place to keep a horse.

What are the different types of horse boarding?

Horse owners can choose from two main types of boarding. The types are pasture boarding and stall boarding.

  • Pasture boarding does not include access to a stall.
  • Stall boarding provides horses with a place to sleep indoors.

In addition to the two main types of boarding, there are different levels of care offered by some breeders. The levels of boarding care offered include:
  • Full care
  • Partial care
  • Self care

Why board a horse?

Boarding a horse is usually chosen to enhance its well-being. Horses need room to run and play as well as a safe place to sleep. Additionally, horses need care, such as grooming and training, that take time. Horse owners who aren’t able to provide those things can choose to board horses at places that offer those things.

Where to board a horse?

To find a place to board a horse, check online listings to understand what you can expect from each facility. Additionally, consider checking classified ads online or in print to find boarding facilities. Choose one that’s conveniently located so you can visit your horse frequently.

What is a horse boarding stable?

A horse boarding stable is a place that rents out stable space and room for horses to run. It’s a service for people who don’t have room to care for their horses. It can also be used by people who aren’t able to give horses the care needed to be healthy and happy.

What does boarding a horse include?

Boarding a horse usually always includes a safe place for a horse to sleep and a pasture area where it can exercise and eat grass. Some boarding facilities offer full-care packages while others offer partial packages that let owners choose the level of service they want.

How much does it cost to have a horse per month?

It usually costs between $500 and $1,200 per month. This includes the amount that’s paid for boarding. It also includes the cost of tack and veterinary care. Additionally, farrier costs and other specialty care items for horses are included in the cost.

How much does it cost to board a horse?

The average cost to board a horse is between $350 and $400 per month. It can drop as low as $100 per month if you choose a self-care package with pasture boarding. Full-care packages with stable boarding can run up to around $700 per month.

How much does it cost to board a horse per year?

It usually costs $4,200 to $4,800 to board a horse for a year. With self-care pasture boarding, it could drop as low as $1,200 per year for horse boarding. The cost can go up around $8,400 per year for stable boarding with full care.

Is it cheaper to board a horse?

Boarding a horse can be cheaper than caring for one at home. This is due to the cost of maintaining the property for a horse. Things that add to the cost of keeping a horse at home include the cost of building and maintaining a fence and the cost of stable maintenance.

How do I start a horse boarding business?

To start a horse boarding business, assess the property to see if it’s ready to go or needs upgrades. Prepare a detailed business plan. Apply for a business license and sign up for a business bank account. Get business liability insurance and then begin marketing your service.

How do I run a horse boarding facility?

To run a horse boarding facility, understand how your costs relate to your profits so you know when you’re making money. Choose a reliable bookkeeping system and carefully manage all documents. Exercise patience with both horses and owners to build a positive reputation among horse owners.

Is boarding horses profitable?

Boarding horses can be profitable when approached professionally. Carefully manage records. Buy seasonal items, such as hay, when prices are low to store for off seasons. Offer full-care boarding rather than self care so you stay in control of keeping your stables clean. Offer extra services for an additional fee, such as grooming and braiding.

How much should I charge for horse boarding?

The amount you charge for horse boarding should be based on the type of boarding and service packages you offer. On average, you should charge between $350 and $400 per month for each horse. This can be lower for pasture boarding and self-care packages or higher for stable boarding and full-care packages.

Is horse boarding considered farming?

Horse boarding is considered farming by the IRS. It’s considered agricultural production when you board or train horses for others. Maintain records related to horse boarding and your farm. Choose an accounting method to follow. Additionally, track all farm business information, such as gas mileage and employment taxes if you hire workers.

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