Barn Rules: All riding and handling is done at your own risk!

  • Barn hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:00a.m.-7:00p.m. & Sunday8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
  • If access to facility is needed outside of barn hours for events, please speak with barn manager and/or owner
  • All riders or persons handling a horse must sign a release before riding and/or boarding any horses in any way. Boarders are responsible for having guests sign releases which are available in the office.
  • Only the owner of the horse may ride the horse. If the owner wishes to have another person ride their horse(s), please notify the office and have the additional rider fill out a release of liability form. Owner must leave a note on file allowing permission naming additional riders to ride their horse. Minors need a note from parent/guardian granting permission to ride private horse housed at The Dude Ranch.
  • Absolutely NO leaving the property with horses not owned by you unless granted permission by horses’ owner.
  • No unattended children are allowed. Children are not allowed (until they have reached their 13th birthday) at the barn without adult supervision.
  • Children are not allowed (until they have reached their 13th birthday) to handle and/or ride any horse on the premises unless an adult, who is responsible and supervises the child, comes with the child onto the premises and accompanies the child at all times the child is handling and/or riding horses onthe premises.
  • Feed rooms, hay and shaving storage, private home (to include firepit and grills), private garage (to include all tools in garage) and other designated areas are OFF LIMITS.
  • Clean up after your horse and yourself. There are trash containers, shovels, brooms and muck buckets available for the disposal of manure, shedded hair, hoof cleaning and general refuse in the aisle, wash stall, arena and outdoor grounds.
  • Horses will be turned out in specific turnout areas only-- as per management.
  • No horses are to be turned out or free lunged in the arena for the safety of other riders and horses.
  • Please do not leave your horse unattended in any area including riding arena.
  • Cigarettes, Cigar, Pipe Smoking, “Vaping”, etc. are prohibited on the property of The Dude Ranch.
  • The speed limit on the property is 5-15mph for the safety of horses, riders and children.
  • If you choose to bring your dog on the premises, The Dude Ranch requires you to leash and have control of your dog at all times.
  • Grain and supplements supplied by the owner should be given to the manager of the Dude Ranch or stable owner.
  • Please turn off the lights and radio if you are the last one presentin the barn.
  • Help your fellow riders. Always try to work together. Any fighting, gossiping and general poor behavior towards peopleor horses will not be tolerated.
  • If you don’t do it at home... don’t do it at The Dude Ranch. Common sense and courtesy at all times.
Practicing safe riding principles and good barn etiquette can mean many years of happy and healthy riding enjoyment for you and your horse. Have fun and stay safe!

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Participant’s Signature (Date)

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Parent/Guardian’s Signature (Date)

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Management’s Signature (Date)


For a copy of the barn rules click here