Join me, Dr. Vicki Johanneck, as I take Farrah Green on a tour of our facility. Farrah is the President of the IHA (International Horsemanship Association) and owner of Sitting Horse Tribe Horsemanship. We are proud to be Lifetime Members of the IHA. February 19, 2019
A pictorial tour of our facility
Drive on through our welcoming standards at our driveway entrance.
We feature a 1,500 square foot lounge that is spacious and comfy for gatherings and relaxation. It is the perfect place for Clinicians to discuss theory or sitting down for lunch. Note the nice big windows to observe what is going on in the arena...
....OR if it is time to chill awhile or we need to catch up on the latest news, we can flip on the fireplace and sit in front of the television for awhile. NOTE: Our grandkids LOVE this feature! Ha Ha!
Our full kitchen complete with granite countertops, full size refrigerator, dish washer, double stove and counter make catering or meal service handy and convenient.
Our convenient serving bar makes those Minnesota Potlucks a breeze with plenty of counter space.
Every Stable needs an organized and beautiful tack room for all of their goodies and ours is no exception. Things are kept neat and organized.
Our handicap access bathroom is located just across from the lounge in the heated barn area.
This section of the barn is where the Greenfield Horses call home. We have 12 stalls. In the stable area we have an in floor heating system so in the middle of winter we can keep it a cozy 45-50 degrees.
We do have one stall open for boarding in this area. Board is $650/month.
Each stall in the Stable is a roomy 12' x 12' area. They all have mats placed over clay with automatic waterers.
Our wash rack is a roomy 10' x 12' area with rubber mats. It features hot and cold running water year round.
Our feed room is 12' x 30' and is located adjacent to the Stable and the south side of the indoor arena. We keep only enough hay for a week in there and the grain is nice and handy. It has a cement floor and is unheated. There is a garage door directly outside for easy loading and unloading of feed. It also doubles for storage of all of our blankets, sheets and show supplies.
Our heated indoor arena is 60' x 140'. We have two propane heaters which keep it cozy during those icy cold months. We usually heat the arena to 45 degrees if the heat is turned on. At that temperature it is good for both the humans and the horses!
This view of the indoor arena is taken from the west side of the barn looking toward the Stable. With big doors on all sides of the barn we can open them at the same time and catch some lovely breezes during the beautiful spring, summer and fall months.
This area attached to the SouthWest side of the arena is fondly called "The Annex." This is where our Clinic horses reside while they are her for clinics. The door in this photo is an entrance into the Indoor Arena. There are 4 - 12' x 12' Stalls and 3 - 10' x 12' Stalls. Each stall is of the same quality as the stalls in the Stable featuring heavy duty construction and made by Morton.
The Annex Stalls all have rubber mats on a bed of ag lime which makes for great flooring. This area of stalls is not heated and has a earthen floor. This makes it convenient for clinic horses coming in from outside with heavier coats in cooler times of the year. Easy loading and unloading is accomplish by the door facing outside where participants can pull their trailers around the south side of the barn.
To the west of our barn are currently two outdoor paddocks we use for turnout areas in nice weather. They are approximately 36' x 48'.
Our plan for 2019 is to add more paddocks to the north of the Outdoor Arena for more turn out areas.
Our outdoor arena is located just across the driveway from the paddocks and barn area. The Outdoor is 100' x 150' which is a great area for Clinicians to have participants work outdoors in nice weather.
In the Stable, we only keep enough hay for one week in case of fires. The rest of our hay and our equipment is kept in the recently built hay barn on the north side of the outdoor arena.