By utilizing dry lots or sacrifice lots for our field boarded horses we are able to, in inclement weather, restrict horses movement to the dry lot, avoiding dangerous and slick footing from snow or rain. In the event of snow all dry lots are cleared with the tractor and blade and horses are able to remain sheltered and safe. All dry lots, custom run-ins, and heavily traveled areas such as gates and around automatic waterers are graveled to avoid muddy messes. Run-ins have additional B-sand to make footing more comfortable.
All of the property's fencing is horse safe. Four strands of ElectroBraid Fence is used in our larger pastures with 8ft posts driven 3ft into the ground. ElectroBraid uses copper to conduct electricity more efficiently, we do not have a problem with horses reaching over the fence to visit their neighbors. HorseSafe fencing is used in older pastures along with T-Posts. All T-Posts have safety caps in an effort to avoid injury. All fences have been installed per the manufacture's recommendations and are checked regularly.
We provide a competition size 250 x 150 sand riding arena free from rocks and debris. The riding arena consists of a hard packed clay base with approximately 3 to 4 inches of clean sand on top. We regularly drag and water the arena for optimum riding conditions. The arena drains well which allows for little time between rains before returning to full use.
A 60ft Noble Panel (horse safe) round pen with ample sand footing is also available for training and lunging.
*(New)* 60x125 Small Dressage Arena (photos coming soon)
Having two wells on the property allows us to designate one for only automatic waterers and hydrants while the other is used for the barn and home. Our large capacity hot water heater, located in the barn, allows us to wash horses multiple horses year round.
Ample trailer parking for large or smaller trailers is available at no additional charge.
MORRH has a lovely trail system around all 40 acres of the farm. With wooded trails and alleys around all of our pastures you can enjoy a lovely trail ride without leaving the farm.