February 20, 2017

Barn Policies

 Barn Rules and Regulations:

  1. Students, boarders, and visiting riders must sign a release of liability form and must have it approved BEFORE riding. All riding is approved and authorized only though the expressed consent and at the discretion of Stonehouse Stables, even on your own horse. 
  2. Never ride alone. Always make sure someone is present in the barn and aware of your presence when riding.
  3. All riding is done at your own risk.
  4. Running, screaming, tree climbing, and “horse play” is prohibited in and around barns and riding areas.
  5. Do not open umbrellas around the barn or leave, or sit on, blankets on the ground. (They scare horses)
  6. Keep all gates to pastures and driveway closed at all times.
  7. Instruction, lessons and training may only be provided by the staff of Stonehouse Stables. All lessons must be scheduled and cancelled through the office, not ringside.
  8. Dogs on premises must be kept on a leash.
  9. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Stonehouse Stables.
  10. Smoking is not allowed inside barns, buildings, or other facilities.
  11. Children under 10 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  12. No open toed shoes (i.e. flip flops or sandals. This is for your safety).
  13. ALWAYS wear your riding helmet while on the horse.
  14. Always return equipment in clean condition and neatly hung or put away.
  15. Clean up any manure your horse leaves behind in the wash stalls or in the aisles.
  16. Stonehouse Stables is not responsible for personal items. It is your responsibility to properly store all personal gear not in use.
  17. Home numbers are provided by the staff for emergencies only. Business should be conducted during business hours.
  18. If you need to cancel your lesson, you must call 24 hours in advance in order to receive a make up lesson.
  19. We do have an indoor arena in case of rain.  However, if there is thunder and lightning or a ring-use conflict, we reserve the right to teach a theory lesson.