Barn Rules

barnrules_RGPreshort-342_2For the safety of our horses and riders, we ask kindly that you adhere to the following rules while at Red Gate Farm:

  1. No smoking or pets.
  2. Hard hat and hard-soled shoes with a heel must be worn when mounted.
  3. Young children must be supervised.
  4. No running or sudden movements.
  5. No shouting or loud noises.
  6. Gates must remain closed.
  7. Stall doors must remain closed when ponies are inside.
  8. Report any unsafe condition immediately.
  9. Respect others: clean up after yourself and your horse.
  10. Only feed horses apples, carrots, and treats from the barn. Feed with palm facing up and fingers flat and tight.
  11. NEVER ENTER A FIELD WITH HORSES IN IT.
  12. If you are unsure of what you are doing, ask for help.
  13. Never enter a stall without permission.
  14. Make sure the horse is aware of your presence before approaching.
  15. NEVER STAND BEHIND OR GO UNDER A HORSE.
  16. Do not allow friends or siblings to handle horses.
  17. Do not mount until an instructor has checked the girth.
  18. Always have a halter or bridle on your horse. Hold or tie the horse. Horses may not be loose.
  19. Do not mount or ride a horse in the barn.
  20. If under 18, no jumping without an instructor. Over 18, must not be alone.
  21. When hacking/practicing, you must read and follow all rules, including no jumping, supervised, time limited to 45 minutes, and long warmup/cooldown.