**references can be given!!
My college generally has about 8-9 school horses we use for our barn co-op program and riding lessons for students (as well as the equestrian team). We can usually find enough horses, but not enough DECENT horses. So, if you have a trained horse within a few hours of richmond indiana you don't know what to do with for the 2010-11 school year, consider sending him/her to my college!
**remember: we can only do a free lease; we cannot pay but we promise your horse will get the best care possible!!
All of our horses get all day grass turnout (adjustments can be made for horses not used to that) and receive hay and grain in the AM and PM. Lessons are 4 days per week and co-op members can ride on the weekends. (they get mondays off).
The school will pay for board/feed/vet bills (unless hore gets injured; contact me about this)/shoeing. Special grains/supplements should be provided by the owner (will double check on this).....basically we're just borrowing your horse to ride.
The barn has 25 stalls, 2 tack rooms, a feed room, hay room (with fireproof doors), shavings room (with fireproof doors), an indoor arena, and outdoor arena, a few miles of trails (will have to check actual amount) and all day grass pastures (something like 5 acres)
Since our school horses (called "schoolies") are used for lessons, we need horses that are trained and can be ridden by at least intermediate riders. The more bombproof the better. Western trained horses are ok, but we only ride english (2 of our schoolies right now are western horses but adapted fine to riding english).
I'm not searching for anything definite; we usually find horses on our own, but there are plenty of people on here that have horses sitting around who might like for them to be used! Please contact me if you're interested! Perfect for people going far away to college who can't take their horses, or busy working.