Update: Two stalls open, brand new stalls in new stable!
The farm is designed to allow horses to live like horses while keeping them in a program and show ready. The horses spend most of the day or night in the paddocks. In addition to ring work, the horses all work on trails and open fields, keeping their minds fresh/interested in their work. Top quality building materials create a luxurious home for the horses in the most peaceful country setting. Design features from Lucas stall doors, cedar shakes, cobblestone pavers, and solid cedar barn doors pull a carriage style stable together.
A unique design created for the comfort of the horse: four stalls attached via a breezeway to the lounge/tack/wash stall/grooming stall/bathroom. The four 12×12 stalls have an open air concept which creates a healthy living environment for the horses. A ten foot front aisle overhang adds shade and cover in front of the stalls. Yoke openings for the horse to have their heads out and enjoy the view.
A two stall barn located thirty seconds from main barn are more basic accommodations but also allow the horses to hang their heads out.
All stalls topped daily with shavings so they always look fresh. Horses are fed quality local hay and always have hay (or grass) in front of them.
The breezeway attaches to the common areas, all in one area at your fingertips. Enter into the cobblestone tack room and lounge that features radiant heat in the winter for us humans, a very nice bathroom for clients, a well-organized space for wooden tack trunks and tack, two grooming bays, one a wash stall with hot and cold water.
Turnout is a huge part in managing the horses quality of life and ‘being a horse’ concept here at Ridge Brook. Each horse spends 8-12 hours in the paddocks daily. A turnout schedule can be determined for each horse. Ridge Brook has two paddocks for six horses on the farm. These paddocks have dividers that can make four individual turnouts if needed. The paddocks are designed for turnout in all weather, two footing lots with run in sheds that open up to grass fields. If the grass is wet, horses can stay in footing lots so they do not slip(no mud!) and have the run in sheds to go into if raining. The paddocks also feature heavy duty mesh wire gates for safety(no legs getting caught).
A beautiful maintained private trail system meandering along streams, waterfall, open fields, and woods. All on 112 acres of Ridge Brook Farms. Many parts of the trails suitable for trotting and cantering for the experienced rider.
Coming spring 2014 footing outdoor arena
Coming fall 2014 indoor arena, indoor space available to ship into if needed.