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post #1 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Finding a new barn?

Due to something happening at my old barn which I don't want to say over the web. I haven't ridden in a month.
So I need to find a new barn. I have my eye on two. One that is 30 min away that my friend goes to, and the price is good, I have been with my friend and it is a nice place.
The other one is ten minutes away and I know not to much about.
I plan on contacting them this week. I plan on asking the following questions I wrote them out so if they call back my mom can ask.

Do they Have lesson horses?
How Many?
What are the horses training levels?
What Disciplines do you teach?
How long are the Lessons?
Do they have privet or group lessons?
How many students in group lessons?
What do they want students to wear?
Do they have an Indoor arena?
Is there an student working program?
How much are lessons?
Do they have assessment lessons?
Do students Catch, Groom, and tack up themselves?
Do students ride the same horses every week or do they ride many?
Do students Need to have there own tack/Grooming supplies?
Can students ride out side of lessons?
Can we meet to talk and take a tour of the barn?


Is there any other questions that I should ask?
What should I say when I call to get things rolling?

Any other advice would be great!!!


Oh... And I get really nervous when I talk on the phone too :/

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 06:06 PM
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I think you are brilliant for making a list of questions. The many times I have called a barn for info I end up forgetting something. I can't really think of any other questions, you've covered the necessities. If you go visit, make sure to look at the physical condition of the tack, horses, and pastures. Good luck!
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 06:08 PM
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Good list of questions

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-18-2012, 01:07 AM
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Looks good to me.

You could ask to watch a lesson to check out their teaching style.

If you question in person even better!
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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Looks good to me.

You could ask to watch a lesson to check out their teaching style.

If you question in person even better!
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I would definitely do that. I'd ask when the instructors are giving lessons and plan to visit during hte lesson just to audit the trainer's style

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L2R, if you'd tell the approximate area where you are looking for barn, I'm sure some people here could recommend you some places. I found most of my horse-related people and stuff (trainers, farrier, vet, indoor to rent etc.) by recommendations from other local people. Good luck!

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-18-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking in the areas outside of St. Louis on the IL side in St. Clair county idk if that is much help put hey! Lol

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