FARM & BARN RULES  

Thank you for following our barn rules.

For the safety of the horses and riders, we kindly ask that you adhere to the following rules while on this property: 
Visitors acknowledge that this is an Equine Facility and as such acknowledge that there is inherent risk  associated with any equine activity. All visitors are participants and expressly assume all risks associated  with participating in any activity that takes place around equines and on this property. 
No smoking of any kind, at anytime, anywhere on the property.  
Visiting dogs must be left in their owner’s car.  
SECURELY FASTENED SAFETY-CERTIFIED EQUESTRIAN HELMETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ANYONE UNDER  18 YEARS OLD, AND RIDERS OF ANY AGE WHEN JUMPING. Owner strongly recommends that all riders wear a helmet.
Anyone handling a horse is required to wear protective footwear.  
No riding in the barn aisle ways. Mount in the arena or outside.  
Leave all gates as you found them, whether open or closed. If provided, always use chains to fasten all gates. • Do not feed any additional hay or grain to horses.  
Thoroughly clean up after yourself and your horse in tacking areas, barn aisle, and around your trailer. This includes  cleaning up before and after riding; and after a farrier or vet visit. Always leave an area better than you found it for the next  user. 
Horse manure in the arena is to be immediately picked up to prevent being ridden over and mixed in with the footing. If  necessary, clean up mid-ride. 
No lunging in the arena without express permission from the owner. 
Return all personal tack, equipment, and grooming supplies to your space in the tack room before leaving the property.
Do not move any other boarder or user’s tack, equipment, and grooming supplies in the tack room. 
Report all safety, sanitation, and maintenance issues to the owner immediately. Issues to report may include broken fences,  leaking water or hoses, or foreign objects in the horses’ paddocks, etc.  
Avoid leading and riding horses on the “red” roadways on the property. Use grass or gravel shoulders when possible.
If you are the last person to leave the property, leave both tack room doors closed and locked, turn off all lights, and leave on oil heater in the tack room with “low” setting (winter only). When not using the tack room, leave both doors closed. • Vehicular speed limit is 5mph (or slower if needed to keep down dust) on all roads and pathways. 
All firearms are prohibited on the property, regardless of a concealed-carry permit. 
In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic: Wear a fabric or surgical face mask in indoor spaces and limit to two people in the tack room at one time. 
This is a private facility. For the health, safety and convenience of the property owners, boarders and resident horses,  outside haul ins/ride ins are only permitted with express permission from the owner and at a fee of $15/horse.  
Young children must be supervised.
No running or sudden movements.
No shouting or loud noises.
Gates must remain closed.
Stall doors must remain closed when horses/ponies are inside.
Report any unsafe condition immediately.
Respect others: clean up after yourself and your horse.
Only feed horses apples, carrots, and treats from the barn. Feed with palm facing up and fingers flat and tight.
Never enter a field with horses in it unless you have been properly trained on how to catch or turn out a horse.
If you are unsure of what you are doing, ask for help.
Never enter a stall without permission.
Make sure the horse is aware of your presence before approaching.
Do not stand behind or go under a horse.
Do not allow friends or siblings to handle horses.
Always have a halter or bridle on your horse. Hold or tie the horse. Horses may not be loose.
Do not mount or ride a horse in the barn.
For your safety, no jumping without an instructor.
When hacking/practicing, you must read and follow all rules, including no jumping, and long warmup/cooldown.