OUR FACILITY

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WILLARD, MISSOURI

SKE is based out of a gorgeous facility in Willard, MO. We aim to have our farm provide a safe space for both humans and equines. We are inclusive & supportive of our fellow equestrians here. SKE is also home to holistic care & we practice ethical training methods.

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HOLISTIC CARE

SKE aims to care for all of our equines' core needs.

 

Every equine in our care gets individual consideration to ensure they are as happy & healthy as possible.

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FREE-CHOICE FORAGE

SKE provides supplemental hay to all enclosures to provide 24/7 forage access, year-round. 

Pastures have seasonal grass for grazing, managed with rotational grazing, while dry lots are grass-free.

SKE offers grass hay for easy keepers or nutritious alfalfa hay for equines with greater caloric needs.

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FREE-CHOICE MINERALS

All enclosures have our 20-Mineral System by Free Choice Enterprises, Inc.

Free choice "buffet style" minerals allow equines to balance their nutritional needs effectively & efficiently. 


All boarders have access to Steph for CEN (Certified Equine Nutritionist) consults.

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DAILY WELLNESS CHECKS

SKE checks every equine, every day, both in person and by video monitoring, to ensure they are healthy & happy. Owners are alerted immediately if there is anything abnormal.

Enclosures are checked daily for fence safety, gate safety, forage accessibility, and fresh, clean water availability.

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DYNAMIC 
ENRICHMENT

SKE is constantly improving & changing enrichment opportunities to keep our equines happy & stimulated.

All enclosures feature:

 - Options for shade, shelter, & sunshine
 - Options for browsing & seeking
 - Sand pits for rolling & lounging
 - Open space to allow ample movement 

   Pastures allow cantering & galloping
   Dry Lots allow trotting & cantering

 - Varied terrain to promote hoof health

   Hard & soft ground
   Wet & dry ground
   Flat & inclined ground

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ATTENTION TO 
HERD DYNAMICS

SKE takes care to balance social groups and provide as much stability as possible to all equines, including boarding equines.

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INDOOR ARENA

40 x 60 meters

Footing is sand with recycled rubber.

Arena is enclosed on all sides, with large doors that are left open in the summer and kept closed in the winter.

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OUTDOOR ARENA

100 x 200 feet

Footing is sand

Arena is fenced with coated wire with a PVC tape top rail. Gates on all sides.

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TRAIL COURSE

100 x 150 feet

Natural terrain trail arena

Arena features inclines, a bridge obstacle, gate obstacles, natural jumps and logs, vine obstacles, and more.

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GROOM STALLS

12 x 12 feet 

Rubber matted stalls.

Stalls are not used for housing horses, all horses are kept outside 24/7. Stalls are excellent for indoor grooming, tacking, protective contact work, etc.

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TACK ROOM

Climate Controlled

Indoor tack room

Client horses have individual, lockable large tack lockers. Lesson horse tack is kept in the community space.

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REINFORCEMENT
BUFFET

Sealed Metal Bins

Available for student & client use

SKE keeps stock of alfalfa pellets, chopped alfalfa, rice bran pellets, black oil sunflower seeds, and SafeChoice senior feed. We also have 12% Sweet Feed for emergency use (ie, emergency vet treatments).

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REVERSE 
ROUNDPENS

30 m cone & pole version

20 m post & pole version

Reverse roundpen(s) are available at all times and typically there is one set up in either the indoor or outdoor arena.

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JUMP COURSE

Set of 6 wooden jumps

Adjustable 6" - 4'

Each jump set has wooden standards and two wooden jump poles. Various other ground poles are also available.

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AMPLE CLICKER RESOURCES

A bit of everything!

Available for student & client use

SKE has a variety of cones, mats, targets, target sticks, poles, barrels, and lots of other resources.

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BOARDING AT SKE

SKE offers boarding for clients in lessons/training. At this time, we cannot offer public boarding due to limited space. 

Drylot boarding is available for short-term stays as well as for equines who have medical needs that require movement restrictions and/or special dietary needs (ie, no grass).

Pasture boarding is available for long-term stays with equines who can have access to grazing grass.

Supplemental hay is available to all equines, 24/7. We offer grass hay for easy keepers, as well as alfalfa hay for equines with higher nutrient/calorie needs.

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All boarding clients also have access to professional consults from Steph Bradshaw, as well as her team of veterinarians, farriers, & other equine experts.

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