Finally Farm Paints is offering the opportunity for you to come and ride or groundwork your horse at our amazing facility! We are currently open on a limited basis to horses that are vaccinated against flu and rhino; contact us for details. 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. Payment is no contact - please put your payment in the blue cash box by the office door. There is no time limit on your work. Normally, we are open daily, from 10AM to 7PM. We are open to horses who have had their flu/rhino vaccine within the last 12 months. You must provide us with documentation of vaccinations prior to coming here. If you wish to ride here, but your horse is not up-to-date on its vaccines, please contact your veterinarian.
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. $10 per horse/rider pair, unlimited time and includes use of the arena. You must sign the paperwork before unloading your horse. (The trail course is now closed for the winter.)
NOTICE: Due to current health guidelines, we have some updates:
-- Only 5 people in the arena building 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.
- No vistors or guests now, only horse riders/handlers and parents. Our viewing deck is closed.
- Masks ARE required when you are within 6 feet of anyone not in your household.
Horsemanship Skills Clinics
We are excited about our Horsemanship Skills Clinics for Fall 2020! The Introduction to the Cutting Flag and Fundamentals of Ranch Riding clinics were so successful and our participants did so well, we are adding advanced clinics for each topic - Ranch Riding 2 Perfect the Pattern and Advanced Cutting Flag. These will be half day clinics, and limited to 4 students each. These will be more intense, skill building clinics meant for riders who are comfortable at the walk, trot, and canter, and can turn easily and pick up each lead. Riders for the Advanced Cutting Flag will have taken our Introduction to the Cutting Flag Clinic, or will be able to demonstrate proficiency with the flag prior to signing up. Riders for Perfecting the Pattern will have been in our Fundamentals of Ranch Riding Clinic or will have previously been in any ranch riding class at a show, or are comfortable at the walk, trot (including the post), canter and back, and can pick up both leads. If you have the prerequisites for each clinic, you can take them both, either on the same day, or one clinic one day, and the other on the next. The cost is $100 per clinic. Weather is not an issue, as we have an indoor arena!
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 and outdoor paddocks for your horse 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!