your horse at skystone
Keeping your horse at Skystone means you belong to our family. You'll find the support and friendships that will enhance your riding, not to mention the array of amenities for your horse.
We have a magical meadow located in a protected spot lying between a creek-side green belt and a forested hill that protects your horse from the north wind. Something in the geography provides serenity that we don't feel in other spots. We can guarantee your horse will have never been more relaxed than at Skystone. We'd like to take credit for it, but it really is this special spot. Horse care practitioners have made numerous comments about how serene the paddock meadow is and it has even suggested we convalesce horses here because of the 'positive energy' the meadow zone seems to emanate.
We haven't built a stable because we know the horses are healthier for living out with the ability to move around whenever they want. Besides, although stables can be quite beautiful, they are for people and the horses' preference is living outside. Your horse will have a paddock mate and they'll share a turnout shed. We manage the relationships according to character and diet so your horse has companionship without social drama.
You'll have an ample locker near the grooming area where there is a wash stall, washroom, and viewing deck for comfortable enjoyment of your friends when they come to watch you. Blanket racks allow you to keep a selection of blankets nearby for the changing weather.
The indoor arena riding area is a warm and bright 80'x200' with superb footing for jumping and dressage. We have a wonderful sound system and a barn Spotify account that allows you to save your personal playlist to inspire your mood while riding.
Jumps are set to allow for dressage pattern schooling and accommodating varying exercises for whatever level you're training at. Supervision while jumping is available but not required depending on your capacity.
The outdoor sand arena has been enlarged to over an acre and a half with a training slope within the boundary for advanced schooling and strength conditioning. Jumps are always set so there is no inconvenience of having to put them away after your ride.
There is a two and a half acre grass grand prix field with a devil's dyke, hills and banks for preparation for derby horses.
After intense schooling or simply for having a non-schooling day to enjoy your horse, we have protected wooded trails that offer a change of scenery and pace. Once you've ridden your horse out at Skystone, you'll have a hard time finding an experience as pleasant. After the hay is off, we welcome you to flat out gallop as fast as you can on the open fields, wind in the wisps of hair that don't fit-under-your-helmet kind of moment.
We supply as much home-grown hay as your horse requires and can accommodate individual diets for an additional fee if required.
Lessons will have track priority but don't exclude boarders from using the arenas while they're happening. We don't have school horses and rarely do group lessons so there won't be congestion problems.
There is a Pivo for capturing clips other than giraffe shots of your horse for your social media updates. Most likely you'll be able to hit someone up for a quick record session.
We have used our creativity to make an environment that provides every advantage to train your horse to their and your fullest potential. Since this is our journey too, you'll find all the support you need right here.