Finally Farm Paints is offering the opportunity for you to come and ride or groundwork your horse at our amazing facility! We have a 120 by 60 arena with nice, soft footing. There is plenty of room for trailer turnaround and parking, and ties in the arena to tie and tack up. Please sign paperwork before unloading your horse - if no one is here when you arrive, the packets of paperwork are clipped together with a pen and hanging up by the office door, along with a cashbox. Read each page and sign where indicated, even if you signed in 2019 or earlier in 2020.
Cost is $5 per horse/rider pair. There is no time limit on your work. Currently, we are open daily, from 10AM to 7PM. Thursdays at 5PM we will be hosting 4-H and the arena will be unavailable to anyone else. The arena will be closed on the weekends we host clinics.
We also have a fun outdoor trail course, with a tarps, poles, pool noodles, fluttering ribbons, a bridge, Hal the alligator, and more. This course is a great training opportunity to expose your horse to new challenges. The course is now open with lots of fun new obstacles. $10 per horse/rider pair, unlimited time and includes use of the arena. You must sign the paperwork before unloading your horse. Please call first, so we get it prepared for you.
NOTICE: Due to current health guidelines, we have some updates:
- Parking is in designated spaces only
- Only 5 people in the arena at a time. If the arena has 5 people when you arrive, please wait
- There are two handwashing areas, with plenty of soap and paper towels
- Hand sanitizer is available for your use, located on the arena rail
- You no longer need to do cleanup in the arena or parking area (unless you bring your own tools and containers). We will clean up.
- Our viewing deck is closed for now, so no guests please (unless your child is riding).
Horsemanship Skills Clinics
We are excited about our series of four Horsemanship Skills Clinics this summer! Our first one, Summer Start-Up is already full. This clinic, on July 19 and July 20, will give you and your horse in-depth exposure to trail obstacles and potentially scary objects, and will teach you and your horse how to handle and approach the objects. Weather permitting, this clinic will be held on our outdoor trail course, which has additional obstacles this year. (This clinic is full.) Introduction to the Cutting Flag on August 22 will be a very fun clinic to teach you and your horse communication skills and body control using the flag as a tool. If you ever want to work cattle, this would be a safe, low stress way to take that first step with a flag. Saturday is already full, so we are adding a second day on August 23. The September 19 clinic, the Fundamentals of Ranch Riding, will teach you the necessary skills to compete in a ranch riding class. Even if you do not intend to compete, this class will teach you important skills for everyday riding.
This is a small, private facility, and the limited number of participants will keep things safe for you and your horse, while providing you with lots of individualized instruction. You should be sure to bring your own equipment (a rope halter works well, with a 10 - 15 foot lead and a stick or driving whip, and we recommend that you wear a helmet). Bring your lunch, and we will provide a variety of snacks and beverages. There is easy trailer turnaround and lots of parking, and we also have a Guesthouse if you want to stay over and relax. Our clinic reviews have been great, with lots of repeat clients! This is low stress, fun, educational, and a great way to meet other horsepeople!
If you are a clinician looking for a facility to hold an event, give Finally Farm Paints a call!