SAFETY

  •   Repairs, maintenance problems, complaints, accidents, injuries, damages or supplies needed should be brought to our attention as soon as possible, especially if it is a safety hazard.

  •   Each individual is responsible for her/his own tack.

  •   Report any change of address, telephone number or horse status to management. If you board or lease a horse and plan to leave town, please advise management where you can be reached and what arrangements you have made for your horse.

  •   All riders under 18 must ALWAYS wear a helmet when riding.

  •   No jumping allowed unless a trainer is present or has given consent.

  •   If gate is closed when you come in, please reclose gate. Please wait for “O.K.” before entering arena. When preparing to exit arena, please look around to make sure no one is coming towards the door at the time.

  •   Anyone handling or riding a horse must sign a “Hold Harmless Agreement”. Extras will always be kept in the office to be signed and left. This includes guests. You are responsible for your guests.

  •   There are no restrictions on times of days of riding, however, if you are riding during feeding time, remember that 1. Your horse may be cranky and 2. You are responsible for verifying the feeding and turn out of your horse.

  •   No plug in appliance allowed without permission from trainer .

  •   No loud noises or running in the the barn areas so as to avoid spooking the horses.

  •   Children must be closely supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  •   Stable management will assign stalls and paddocks to boarders. No changes between boarders allowed. The stalls and paddocks are assigned to assure a harmonious living arrangement for every horse.

  •   No one may ride, handle, feed or use any supplies of any horse other than their own without express permission from the owner or trainer.

  •   All beverages are to be in cans or plastic containers, NO GLASS.

  •   Breakaway halters are mandatory for all boarded horses.

  •   Please only ride in designated areas. Do not ride in trails alone. Make sure adult knows when and where you are trail riding. Even better, bring a cell phone.

  •   Horses should not be left unattended in cross ties.

  •   Speed limit on the property is 10 MPH. Please watch for deaf dogs and other wandering animals.

  •   Pets other than horses are asked to please stay home. We have plenty!! It’s dangerous for riders and for the animals that live here as well as the guest pet that doesn’t understand the dangers of a horse’s back legs.

  •   No riding in the barn

  •   Do not ever feed anything to any horse other than your own. Some of the horses are on special diets and some of them may have stomach problems.

  •   Do not tie your horse with your reins.

  •   Always check your tack before riding. The stable will not be responsible for the quality of your tack and will not be held responsible for any injury, accident, and/or death associated with tack in ill repair.


  • COURTESY

  •   You are welcome to lunge your horse in the indoor or outdoor arena when no others are using it.

  •   You may ride in arena while lessons are occurring but respect that individual’s lesson. It is your responsibility to stay out of their way. They should only have to concentrate on their lesson.

  •   For the safety and consideration of the student, please do not interrupt trainer during lesson unless it is unavoidable.

  •   If jumping is occurring during a lesson you must stay out of the way.

  •   During schooling, jumpers should be courteous to other riders and not “hog” the arena if others are there to ride, too.

  •   Please clean up after your horse. The barn aisle and wash rack areas are to be kept free of grooming tools, hair and manure. Hoses need to be coiled and water turned off and buckets stacked. Let’s help teach our riders good habits about cleaning up after themselves.

  •   Clean any borrowed tack and return to proper place. Do not borrow any tack without owner’s permission. Dirty saddle pads and wraps belong in laundry room. Put your tack away and hang up your lead ropes. We are trying to teach the riders good habits and good barn organization and managements skills. They are learning works in progress. They will need gentle reminders and prompts by the trainer to get in the routines necessary to maintain an organized clean barn environment. This is all part of the learning process. It is as important as the grooming and the riding lesson. Please allow at least 30 minutes after the mounted lesson for your child to tend her horse,clean her tack and clean up after her horse and put away the equipment and supplies that she used.

  •   If you are last to leave the barn in the evening, turn off the lights. Close the doors to the air conditioned rooms.

  •   Throw away your water bottles and trash. If you are clipping or shedding your horse please sweep up hair and throw it in the garbage.

  •   Do not allow children to climb onto fences or gates. Do not allow children to touch other boarder’s tack or horse, to throw sticks or rocks into water tubs or at any animals. If you intend to ride without your child, please leave them at home. We will not be responsible for any child hurt on the property.

  •   Please take home any unused blankets and tack and try to keep the tack rooms and storage rooms neat and organized. The stable is not responsible for any tack, horse supplies, horse equipment,back packs,school books etc. lost, stolen or damaged. Put your name on everything.

  •   Dispose of refuse properly. Do not over stuff the garbage cans. If a can is full, find another can to put your trash into.

  •   Please do not leave food in refrigerator for extended periods of time. Please take turns bringing in drinks and after school snacks with other moms for the kids that come everyday after school.


  • FARRIERS

  •   You are welcome to use the farrier of your choice. The barn farrier is Daniel Bishop.

  •   Unless you have made prior arrangements with the farrier, you must leave a check made out to the farrier for shoeing and trims in advance. If your farrier is Daniel Bishop, we will contact you in advance of the his visit and there will be no fee for assisting the farrier in catching and holding your horse.

  •   If you use any other farrier, please make arrangements to be present to assist in catching and holding your horse.


  • EXTRA CHARGES

  •   There will be reasonable charges for bandaging, excessive medicating, handwalking, coldhosing, etc. This does not include medications given with feed.

  •   Medications and Bandaging materials: As a service to boarders we do have limited supplies available. We will either use our supplies or charge you for them or we will request that you purchase the needed supplies. As a convenience to boarders we do carry many medications that a vet may order if he phones in a prescription to us. We can use our own supply and bill you for the medicine. You can opt to have the vet visit your horse and deliver the medications from his supply and bill you It is the owners responsibility to initiate any medical/surgical insurance claims within 24 hours of onset of injury or illness.


  • TURN-OUTS

  •   There is always a risk when horses are turned out. Injuries, accidents, thrown shoes do occur no matter how safe we try to make it. In asking that your horse be turned out, you are accepting this risk factor. Even when horses appear to get along fine as a herd for months they can all of a sudden have one bad night together and injuries can result. Every effort will always be made to avoid these types of incidents but this is the nature of herd animals.

  •   We will only turn out in indoor arena if vet or trainer recommends it.

  •   When pastures are muddy during rainy season and when pastures are being reseeded the pasture time will be re scheduled as necessary for the safety of the horses and for the preservation of the fields for Spring.


  • HALTERS AND BLANKETING

  •   Each horse must have his own labeled break away halter and lead rope by his stall or paddock. It will get very dirty.

  •   Blanketing and winter turnouts: each owner must provide a clearly labeled sheet and winter stable blanket if they want us to blanket their horse in their stall. Turn out sheet and turn out winter blanket is needed for horses turned out if you want him blanketed in his paddock. The sheets will help keep the pony and the blankets more clean and dry.If the day warms up as it can in Memphis the horse will be covered with only the sheet or as prescribed by the trainer.The weather will be carefully monitored and level of blanketing will be adjusted accordingly. We will air out and brush clean the blankets alternating day and night and wash them and hang to dry as needed.




  • Magnolia Manor Farm
    2600 Forest Hill Irene Road
    Germantown, TN 38139