SMR Equestrian LLC / Horse Boarding Farm in Oakland, Michigan

At SMR Equestrin, we believe that top performance begins with quality horse care. Our trainers oversee every aspect of the horses’ care, providing each horse with an individualized, comprehensive feed, care and training program. We feed only the highest quality of hay and feed and use high-quality low-dust shavings for the comfort of your horse. For the convenience of our clients and health of our horses, our board is all inclusive, ensuring that your horse is properly cared for year round, 24/7.

Board Includes:

Semi- Private Lessons and /or training rides, up to three times weekly
Supervised hacks
Arena turnout
Feeding and watering three times daily
Individualized feeding programs, including the administration of owner-provided supplements
Daily Stall cleaning
Daily Private or semi- private turnout
Blanketing with changing temperatures
Boots for turnout
Daily horse care (including wrapping)
First aid care and veterinary follow up (including hand walking)
Use of magnetic boots, ice boots and heating pads
Laundry service of wraps and pads
Coordinated shoeing, veterinary, and dental programs
Coordination of blanket cleaning and repairs
Staff lives onsite
Use of select first aid and stable supplies (with participation in the barn supplies program)

Full Training:
We also offer a full training program, for those looking to take their horses and/or riding to the next level. Full training includes four or more lessons/training rides weekly.

The horses and riders at SMR Equestrian benefit from comprehensive training programs tailored to the individual needs of the horses and the goals of their owners/ riders. No matter your goals, the training staff at SMR Equestrian is here to help you achieve them.

Owners/riders receive the individual attention and quality instruction that has been proven to lead to continuous improvement and success in the show ring. Our trainers maintain a careful balance between fun and the hard work and discipline necessary to promote optimal improvement.

Our training philosophy focuses on teaching students not only to be successful show riders, but also to become successful horsewomen and men. At SMR Equestrian, we believe that horsemanship starts on the ground and the most successful riders are horsewomen and men first. Riders are taught proper care for the elite equine athlete and encouraged to take an active role in training and caring for their horses. Qualified riders are encouraged to participate in our working student program, which allows riders to help in the barn and hone their skills exercising and schooling a variety of SMR horses.

Emphasis is placed on having a correct and effective rider position as “form follows function”. Flatwork and position are honed in lessons and riders benefit from Sarah’s background in Psychology as they learn the necessary mental discipline and focus to reach the highest levels of riding and competition.

We combine our lessons with articles, videos (both educational and of oneself) and demonstration rides in order to provide a well-rounded learning experience that is suitable for all learning types. Riders and parents are encouraged to participate in regular meetings with training staff to discuss rider goals, help riders set attainable goals and create a plan for achieving their goals.

Our goal is not only to train the horse, but to strengthen, condition, and balance the horse in order to ensure optimal health and performance. Training Sessions are combined with lunging, free lunging, sports medicine, massage therapy, supplements and nutrition to create a more happy and healthy horse.


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