Horse boarding can seem like a scary prospect. This is your good friend—perhaps your best friend—and as much as you love him you may not have the room to keep him with you, or you have had to move away from a more spacious property and can't take him to your new home. On the dark side, perhaps you or your friend have had a bad experience with some other stable, or you've heard horror stories from someone else, and you hesitate to jump into anything you aren't absolutely sure of.
Here at Double H Stable, horse boarding is available to a limited number of horses. It's limited in part to ensure that we don't take on more than we can handle and to guarantee that we can give your horse the high-quality care he needs and deserves. Unfortunately, we don't offer strictly field boarding, but we do provide excellent care for all equines in our barns—including some time outdoors for leg-stretching and a change of scenery—and we can easily customize a boarding plan to fit your horse's specific requirements.The following are some questions you may have about boarding with us, to which we're happy to provide answers. If any of them confuse you, please don't hesitate to contact us and ask for clarification!
1.) What kind of boarding do you offer?
We offer stall boarding only—we do not field board.
2.) Are there leases to sign? What do they entail?
We lease on a month-to-month basis at a cost of $400 per month; however, we do offer a discount for multiple horses boarded by the same owner.
3.) What if something happens and I need to make changes to my lease?
If you are currently boarding and your circumstances change, we require thirty days' notice.
4.) Is insurance needed? What kind and how much?
No. We pay $6,000 each year to insure for the care and custody of horses.
5.) What are the health requirements for horses being boarded?
Prior to bringing your friend to Double H Stable for stall boarding, you will need to:
a) prove that he or she is up-to-date on all shots, and
b) present current proof of a negative Coggins test.
6.) What is a Coggins test?
The Coggins test is named for Dr. Leroy Coggins, who developed the test in the 1970s to determine whether a horse was infected with the virus that causes equine infectious anemia (EIA), also known as 'swamp fever.' Equine infectious anemia is a highly contagious and devastating disease spread by biting insects (usually horseflies). It has an estimated fatality rate of thirty to fifty percent, but not all horses that carry the disease show symptoms—and symptoms that do show are not specific to EIA—which is why a Coggins test is so vital.
Please understand that there is no vaccine for EIA. While relatively rare in the modern day, the control of this disease is the result of strict laws regarding Coggins testing and the horse owners who not only comply with those laws but take their own steps to protect horses. We at Double H Stable hope that you, as a horse owner and horse friend, understand the danger posed by EIA and do your part to prevent the spread of this disease. One Coggins test typically costs thirty to fifty dollars, which we think is a small price to pay to ensure that our beautiful four-legged friends stay safe and healthy.
7.) Are veterinary and farrying services provided by Double H Stable?
We do not provide veterinary or ferrying services; however, you are welcome to be part of our rotation. Boarders pay for any veterinary or ferrying needs, though there is no charge for holding your horse.
8.) What kind of hay and grain is provided? What about supplements?
Our grains are Triple Crown Senior, Sport Horse Plus, and Omega Plus from the Southern States Legends line, as well as Southern States’ Reliance (textured) feed. Our hay options consist of second-cutting orchard grass, alfalfa, timothy, and mixed hay.
If you have any specific supplements you'd like your horse to have, you must provide them to us—we're happy to administer them during the regular feed schedule free of charge.
If you have your own preferred feed or some other food concern, please let us know and we'll do our best to work with you.
9.) Does the boarding fee include storage?
We provide individual lockers for boarders to store their tack and other horse items, and have a specified location for you to park your trailer, all at no extra charge.
We are low-key and drama-free—we will work with boarders to ensure their horse is well cared-for, so when you call to discuss boarding, please let us know of any special accommodations your horse needs., Please look over the box below to learn about our rates and what's included with a typical horse boarding at Double H Stable. Note that for separate fees, we do also offer riding lessons for riders of all levels as well as horse training to help you get a handle on a difficult horse or just to keep your friend in top form while you're away.
We are low-key and drama-free—we will work with boarders to ensure their horse is well cared-for, so when you call to discuss boarding, please let us know of any special accommodations your horse needs., Please look over the box below to learn about our rates and what's included with a typical horse boarding at Double H Stable. Note that for separate fees, we do also offer riding lessons for riders of all levels as well as horse training to help you get a handle on a difficult horse or just to keep your friend in top form while you're away.If you're ready to board with us or have any questions about what you see, feel free to call us at (540) 636-4523 or send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Horse Boarding Rates
- Quality hay and grain
- 12x12 matted stall
- Ample turn-out daily
- Administering supplements
- Use of riding ring with jumps and access to approximately 250 acres of trails
*Please note that we do not offer a field boarding option