Run Free Farm owners, Hal and Bev, place their emphasis on the well-being of each horse under their care, which, in turn, provides each owner with a happy, sound equine partner. They purposely designed the size of the barn to allow them to provide the highest quality of individualized horse care available. Indeed, the most important criteria for boarding at RFF is that you love and care for your horse; Hal and Bev, in turn, will do the same.
The Barn and Stalls
There are twenty stalls, each 12' x 12', with rubber mats and straw bedding, which studies have shown horses prefer over shavings. Every stall is cleaned on a daily basis, 7 days a week. Most of the stalls have a skylight, allowing ample sunlight to enter the barn, which acts to keep the barn bright and airy, as well as germ-free. Each stall has a yoked screen with dutch doors to the outside of the barn. Additionally, each stall has a yoke facing the center aisle; this allows the horses to put their heads out, both inside and outside the barn. There is a fan in front of each stall during the summer months to keep the horses comfortable. The temperature of each horse's drinking water can be controlled, providing warm water during the winter months, which encourages the horses to drink.
There are three grooming stalls and three wash stalls with hot and cold water, equipped with heat lamps and farrier lights (to assist in shoeing).
Paddocks are cleaned on a daily basis. Every spring, the paddocks are reseeded with a special seed mixture specifically designed for horses.
During inclement weather, when the footing may be unsafe outdoors, all horses are exercised in the indoor ring.