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The Stalls

Each stall is 12’x12’ and is outfitted with rubber mats on top of clay and silt floors to provide maximum comfort for your horse. Stalls are cleaned and bedded daily by the barn manager and horses are watered twice per day. Buckets are cleaned and disinfected weekly. Most of our boarders choose to use a gate or stall guard, so that stalls can be kept open every day from morning until evening. Especially during the winter months, horses spend a good deal of time in their stalls, so we try to make every horse comfortable and happy with spacious stalls, many of which have windows that enable the horse to put his head outside. Every stall has its own light and electrical outlet.

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Wide, well-lit aisles make grooming and tacking-up safe and easy. The aisles are concrete, with rubber mats underneath all of the cross-ties to prevent your horse from slipping while tied.

tack roomEach stall is conveniently located a few yards from one of three tack-rooms. Tack-rooms are used only for boarders’ tack and equipment and each stall is assigned to one saddle and bridle rack.

The centrally located indoor wash with hot water allows owners to bath their horse almost any time of year.

 

The secured feed room is where all grain and supplements are stored. Horses are fed grain twice daily and owners can choose to use our sweet feed or to provide their own feed. Supplements are given to horses at the pm feeding at no additional expense to boarders.

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The ‘Saloon’ is a heated and lit gathering area that is a wonderful place to keep warm in the winter or to chat with other boarders.

Hay and Bedding are kept in dry storage areas on the premises. Blues Creek feeds high-quality hay that is 60% orchard grass and 40% alfalfa. Each horse is given four generous flakes of hay per day and more hay can be fed at the owner’s expense. Bedding is replenished each day in every stall.

 

 

The Arena

The 70’ x 170’ indoor arena is beautifully designed and constructed and features natural and artificial lighting, five entrance gates, eggshell footing, kick-board siding for the safety of horses and riders. Jumps, barrels, and cones are stored in a fully enclosed structure behind the arena and are available for use by boarders.

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Outdoors

Blues Creek features a huge outdoor arena, round pen, and multiple paddocks.

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New Vocations


Blues Creek Equine Center is proud to be the newest Ohio home to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. New Vocation's mission is standing in the gap for retired racehorses providing a safety-net through rehabilitation, education, & placement in qualified, caring homes


New Vocations was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Most of the horses arriving at New Vocations are injured and thin, suffering the normal occupational hazards of racing. Without a useful skill to offer their previous option was often a one-way ticket to the local livestock auction. New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses matching them with qualified individuals and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition. Additionally, the Program acts as an outreach to disadvantaged youth challenging them through the equine experience and motivational teachings to set worthy goals.