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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
SKE takes care to balance social groups and provide as much stability as possible to all equines, including boarding equines.
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.
100 x 200 feet
Footing is sand
Arena is fenced with coated wire with a PVC tape top rail. Gates on all sides.
100 x 150 feet
Natural terrain trail arena
Arena features inclines, a bridge obstacle, gate obstacles, natural jumps and logs, vine obstacles, and more.
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.
Indoor tack room
Client horses have individual, lockable large tack lockers. Lesson horse tack is kept in the community space.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
All boarding clients also have access to professional consults from Steph Bradshaw, as well as her team of veterinarians, farriers, & other equine experts.