Please bear in mind that horseback riding requires muscle coordination, balance,
mental alertness, and the ability to follow directions promptly and accurately.
In the interest of safety, Fairview Farms administration, management and faculty
reserves the right to forbid students or boarders who are mentally or physically
unfit, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol to ride or handle horses.
The decision of the facility manager is final in regard to the use of all
facilities and related equipment. In the absence of the facility manager,
the stable supervisor will make the final decision.
In reference to an issue about your horse, changes, questions, complaints, etc.
must be taken to Krystine O'Connor.
The decision of the instructor is final in regard to the use of horses and
related equipment. In the absence of an instructor, the decision of the barn
manager is final.
There is to be NO SMOKING in
the barn area.
Fairview Farms owned equipment is available for use by all students riding our
horses; however, it is not to be kept in private lockers or trunks for exclusive
use by one student unless the instructor has given permission and the equipment
is signed out (training class, horse show). Any tack found in student
trunks will be considered stolen and may be handled as theft.
A scheduled activity has priority in the use of facilities and horses.
Horses are not to be left unattended or untied in grooming areas or wash stalls
or left unattended while tied in stalls.
Horses are never to be tied in any way by the bridle. A halter may be
slipped over the bridle if a horse must be tied with its bridle on.
Horses are never to be out of their stalls without proper restraints. They
must be wearing a halter and lead shank/rope, or bridle.
Horses should not be chased while loose in the paddocks. If they need to
be worked before riding, please do so in the round pen or on a longe line.
Horses are not to be grazed loose except in paddocks. Handlers must remain
standing when grazing a horse. Do not let your horse graze grass with the
bit in his mouth.
Stall doors must be completely open and latches pushed back before leading a
horse in or out of his stall. Walk into the stall with your horse.
Clean and Tidy
It is the absolute responsibility of the boarders and students to clean up after
themselves and their horses. There are adequate trash containers as well
as shovels, brooms and muck buckets for the disposal of manure, hair, hoof
pickings and general refuse. Please use these, and do not leave unsightly
messes in the aisles. Stalls may not be cleaned into the muck buckets in
the crosstie areas unless the buckets are dumped. If bedding or manure
spills from the wheelbarrow or bucket, it must be swept up. This includes
around the stall, in the aisles, through the outside doors, and in the drives.
YOU MAKE A MESS, YOU CLEAN IT UP!!
The hoses must be wound up (aisle) after you are finished using them. Shod
horses puncture hoses when they step on them. In winter, the hose is kept
in the lounge to prevent it from freezing. Please return it there when you
are finished using it. Drain the hose before putting it in the lounge.
Keep all areas neat and clean, particularly barn aisles.
No riding is permitted in the barn aisles or in stalls.
Do not dump trash in manure buckets or manure in trash bins.
Please return equipment to its proper place after use.
Turn lights off when you leave the room or if you are
the last person to leave the barn.
Telephone use is limited to emergencies only. NO long distance service is