Palmetto Stables
Call us at 803-439-3022

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     Our aim is to give quality care at an affordable rate.  In all aspects of our care and maintenance, the focus is to keep it simple but effective. For extra peace of mind, there are caretakers living on the farm property. Horses are kept in small herds for their overall mental and physical health.  Shelters are provided in fields.  A water tank is provided in the field with an automatic waterer during the summer months. Horses remain in pasture at all times (except when being fed) during any type of weather (inclement or not).
      We are working towards pasturing goats with the horses to increase companionship and weed/parasite control.  The pastures are regularly maintained through bush-hogging and dragging.  Salt blocks are provided in pastures.  There will be no more than 6 horses per field.
Half Pasture Board (Self Care)~$175.00/month ~currently full
    A round bale of hay is provided each week per three horses from November through April.  April through October one round bale is provided each week.  Horses will remain in the field at all times. Owners are responsible for the feeding of their horses. Grain is not included in the price.  An area to feed horses is provided. 
Full Pasture Board~$250.00/month  CURRENTLY FULL                 
     We use Southern States products.  All horses are fed Legends Performance.  It is a pelleted, low starch feed that consists of:
Protein-12%
Fat-10%
Fiber-18%
    One standard size, 3 quart, scoop is fed once daily. Coastal Bermuda round bales of hay are fed year round. One round bale is fed each week April through November.  November through April one round bale is fed each week per three horses .  Rations can be increased or the use of a different product is permitted, but the monthly rate will reflect any price differences.

 Owners are responsible for all medical and maintenance.  Owners must show proof of negative coggins and a vaccine record of the following:
1.Eastt/West
2.Tetanus
3.West Nile
4. Rabies
5.Rhino/flu
~We also try to schedule equine professionals with other owners to cut costs on Barn Call Fees. 

***No Stallions are allowed on the property.
 
*** Horses that are shod can not have back shoes for the safety of the other horses.
 
*** Any horses that are overly aggresive towards people or other horses will be asked to find a new home for the safety of guests and pasture mates.

      ~25 Acres

      ~40ft Round pen

      ~120ft X 180ft outdoor riding ring( turf)


      ~Riding rings are equipped with jumps, cones, barrels.

      ~Private stalls for feeding only

      ~Open and wooded pastures
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      Shelters provided in fields

      ~Tack room available

      ~Cross-ties for tacking, grooming, washing

      ~Lounge area with small refrigerator and bathroom

      ~TLC unit for injured horses (a separate area for horses to recover from illness/injury)

      ~Approximately 5 acres of separate area for trail riding

Here is a list of reference material we use to maintain proper animal care and pasture maintenance.

"Storey's Guide to Raising Horses" by Heather Smith Thomas
"Horse Breeding" by Peter Rossdale
"Fitness for Horse and Rider" by Jane holderness-Roddam
"Horse Talk" by Pat Johnson
"How to Build Small Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings" by Nick Engler
"How to Build Small Barns and Outbuildings" by Morte Burch
"Storey's Guide to Feeding Horses" by Melyni Worth
"The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business" by Principal Author Harry Haynsworth
"101 Veterinary Tips for Horse Owners: by Brielle Rosa
"Starting and Running Your Own Horse Business" by Mary Ashby McDonald

       
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