Lone Ridge Farms

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These people really care about me and my horses. They have strict enforcement of barn policies and remove riders and boarders who don't follow them. At the same time, the operator (Jeanie) is friendly and fun. She is very knowledgable about horse care, nutrition, and western pleasure riding.

The barn has become so popular they have added additional pastures and shelters this spring to accomodate the additional boarders. There was some fencing down this winter due to the blizzards and ice storms, but things were repaired as soon as possible.

They also have lots of family friendly barn events, including weiner roasts, potlucks, and horse games. If you like horses, dogs, kittens, and goats, you'll love this place.

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★★★★★

These people really care about me and my horses. They have strict enforcement of barn policies and remove riders and boarders who don't follow them. At the same time, the operator (Jeanie) is friendly and fun. She is very knowledgable about horse care, nutrition, and western pleasure riding.

The barn has become so popular they have added additional pastures and shelters this spring to accomodate the additional boarders. There was some fencing down this winter due to the blizzards and ice storms, but things were repaired as soon as possible.

They also have lots of family friendly barn events, including weiner roasts, potlucks, and horse games. If you like horses, dogs, kittens, and goats, you'll love this place.

Pros: Owner/operator has degree in equine animal science

Cons: wish they had more than the 20 stalls

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I have been involved with the recreational horse community throughout Illinois and this is one of the nicest barns I've been to. The owner of the barn fosters a fun and welcoming atmosphere that individuals and families can relax in.
There are many trails available on the property with different types of terrain and the 15 miles of horse trails in Moraine View State Park are only half a mile's ride away For trail riders (like me :-) this is great news, I don't have to trailer my horse anywhere to get some variety.
For the for the folks that want to improve their skills there are a variety of resources available. Instruction is availabe in basic horsemanship,Western Pleasure,Dressage,Hunt Seat and Trail Riding. The facility has a large indoor arena, a very large outdoor arena, and a round pen all available for use.
For the horses stall boarding with daily turn out and pasture boarding are available. The owner/operaters live on site and are very dedicated to the care of their charges. My horses are in hands I can trust there. Professional horse training is also available if your mount needs a tune up...or you could just schedual a lesson on your horse and you two could learn together (that's what I do ;-)
In a nut shell, this is a really nice place to learn and have fun with horses no matter what your goals are.

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★★★★★

I have been involved with the recreational horse community throughout Illinois and this is one of the nicest barns I've been to. The owner of the barn fosters a fun and welcoming atmosphere that individuals and families can relax in.
There are many trails available on the property with different types of terrain and the 15 miles of horse trails in Moraine View State Park are only half a mile's ride away For trail riders (like me :-) this is great news, I don't have to trailer my horse anywhere to get some variety.
For the for the folks that want to improve their skills there are a variety of resources available. Instruction is availabe in basic horsemanship,Western Pleasure,Dressage,Hunt Seat and Trail Riding. The facility has a large indoor arena, a very large outdoor arena, and a round pen all available for use.
For the horses stall boarding with daily turn out and pasture boarding are available. The owner/operaters live on site and are very dedicated to the care of their charges. My horses are in hands I can trust there. Professional horse training is also available if your mount needs a tune up...or you could just schedual a lesson on your horse and you two could learn together (that's what I do ;-)
In a nut shell, this is a really nice place to learn and have fun with horses no matter what your goals are.

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Here are some observations I've made of the place:
1. Horses without access to water, ie. frozen water in winter, empty troughs in summer. These are not isolated incidents.
2. The hay is absolutely garbage. I've seen horses with access to only extremely moldy hay.
3. The fences are unsafe, ie. electric wires not working, wires down in pastures.
4. Baling twine rampant in pastures with horses dragging it around on their legs.
5. Too many horses in a pasture without adequate access to small shelters.
6. Children allowed to ride without helmets.
7. People riding horses in the barn aisle.

I wouldn't trust this barn with my Breyer horse. I'd like to add that the people at the barn were always friendly, but in my opinion there are more horses there than the facilities can handle, thus the help is overwhelmed. Unless you can visit your horse daily and are knowledgeable enough to keep on top of the things I pointed out above, it's not the place for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Here are some observations I've made of the place:
1. Horses without access to water, ie. frozen water in winter, empty troughs in summer. These are not isolated incidents.
2. The hay is absolutely garbage. I've seen horses with access to only extremely moldy hay.
3. The fences are unsafe, ie. electric wires not working, wires down in pastures.
4. Baling twine rampant in pastures with horses dragging it around on their legs.
5. Too many horses in a pasture without adequate access to small shelters.
6. Children allowed to ride without helmets.
7. People riding horses in the barn aisle.

I wouldn't trust this barn with my Breyer horse. I'd like to add that the people at the barn were always friendly, but in my opinion there are more horses there than the facilities can handle, thus the help is overwhelmed. Unless you can visit your horse daily and are knowledgeable enough to keep on top of the things I pointed out above, it's not the place for you.

Pros: None except it's cheap.

Cons: Unhealthy, dangerous conditions for horses.

 

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