Sweigart Stables offers full board among 30 stalls. Stalls are cleaned six days a week and are bedded with fresh shavings three times a week. An automatic fly spray system runs during the summer months. We offer turn-out, with blanketing in winter, as well as clipping and assistance with vet and farrier visits. In addition to grain and hay twice daily, you may provide your own supplements or use our convenient SmartPak system.
We offer pasture board as well. Our pastures have run-in sheds, which are cleaned out weekly. The run-ins also have feeders which keep hay covered. Hay is unlimited during winter months, and water troughs are heated. In addition to run-ins, our pastures have plenty of mature shade trees.
Regardless of your boarding preference, you can rest easy knowing the owners live on the premises to provide professional, 24/7 care.
Training at Sweigart Stables is conducted by Brook Sweigart-Reed. Known for her commitment in treating each horse as an individual, Brook takes care to understand your horse’s personality and athletic ability–and work with it. Her equitation experience also means all horses receive some education in pattern work.
Sweigart Stables currently encompasses eight different breeds of horses and ponies, and all are equally welcome here. A strong background in Hackneys, Morgans, Saddlebreds, and Friesians lends diversity and experience in training all breeds. Full and half training is available for driving, saddle seat, hunt seat on the flat, and western. Brook enjoys and has a special talent for getting horses under saddle or in harness for the first time, and many horses have successfully transitioned into multiple disciplines under her expertise.
Sweigart Stables offers private half-hour lessons for riding and driving, as well as some group lessons. Lessons are scheduled six days a week, some weekday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Most lessons are given to amateur owners atop their own horses, but lesson horses are available as well.
Brook pushes her riders and drivers to be the best they can be, helping them learn to think with their horse and develop thoughtful, refined horsemanship skills. A former equitation champion herself, Brook teaches correct form and at least some pattern work to riders of all divisions. We have had students ranging from 4 years old to 83 years old, and we cater to all levels of experience.
Our Farrier and Vet Partners
We’ve been fortunate to have the same farrier for over 30 years. John Haws has been shoeing for us since the early 1980s, and his expertise and troubleshooting skills are unparalleled. For many horses in our barn, John has been the only person to shoe them their entire lives.
We use Willow Creek Equine Veterinary Service for our vet needs. They are always available to us, 24/7. Dr. Travis Boston and his associates handle everything from routine vaccinations and worming to performance/sports medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractics. They also pay special attention to the unique issues of our numerous aging horses.
We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful farrier and vet!