Our horses are the heart and soul of our organization. We have 19 horses spread out in 5 different pastures: the BIGs, the Walkers, the Northern Kids, the Love Birds, and the Minis. It is through these amazing animals that we are able to offer you life changing programs. Therefore, we ensure that our horses are provided with the best possible care.
Our Barn Manager keeps a close eye on our horses' health. He ensures that they are eating properly, maintains their pastures, cares for their minor injuries, helps to pair horses with suitable riders, and so much more.
Our volunteers also play an important role in the daily care of our horses. They help to: feed the horses each morning, keep them clean by grooming and washing, and assist Mr. Scott with their other daily needs.
Our farriers visit the O.A.T.S. horses every 6 weeks in warm weather and every 8 weeks when the weather is colder. The farriers are responsible for the care of our horses hooves. They keep the hooves trimmed and balanced. Farriers also remove horseshoes, shape new shoes and place them on the horses' hooves. Only one of our horses here at The Farm wears shoes. Katy wears horseshoes for medical reasons.
The care of our horses' teeth is critical to their well-being. Dr. Turner visits The Farm on a regular basis to float the horses' teeth and maintain their beautiful smiles.
From routine care of our herd to emergency medical procedures, Hadley Hill Equine Clinic provides our horses with quality medical treatment. Doctors Ryker, DeWitt, Shelden, and Oliai always work hard to ensure our herd is in top nothch shape.