OVERVIEW: Full board only, boarding and training facility nestled on 37 acres in Alvin, Texas. Conveniently located 2 miles from Friendswood city limits, 5 miles from Pearland city limits, 27 miles from the Medical Center in downtown Houston and 34 miles from UTMB Galveston. Full service facility focuses on reining but welcomes any discipline. Services offered by Brigadoon Farm include boarding, on site trainer, lessons, sales, on premise leasing, foaling out mares, unique rehabilitation techniques for geriatric and injured horses, and some exceptional educational opportunities.... (read more)
BOARDING: Barn has safe, open concept for optimum ventilation, socialization, and comfort for the horse. Large indoor hallway leads to a 90 x 175 lighted, covered arena. Other amenities include a 350 x 100 outdoor arena; a lighted, covered 45 foot in diameter round pen; a large 100 foot in diameter round pen; lighted, concrete wash rack with hot and cold water; and acres of trail riding..... Stalls have individual lights, fans, and automatic fly spray systems. The owners have lived on the property for almost 20 years; the barn manager has lived on the property for over 7 years. Both the owners and the barn manager monitor the horses throughout the day and evening to see if they are eating and drinking normally. Horses are turned out daily (weather permitting) into half acre, shaded, individual pens. High quality hay and grain is fed twice a day on a set schedule. Stalls are cleaned six days a week. Trailer parking is available in an all weather, lighted parking lot... The tack room contains a dehumidifier, air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave and wifi so observers can be comfortable as they watch friends who might be riding outside in inclement weather. An indoor rest room with a shower provides a place where those who come directly from work to ride can change their clothes. Boarding rates start at $420 a month
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE INTERNSHIPS & COLLEGE CREDIT: Interns have come from many different states including California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. Not all interns are college students, but interns from schools such as Purdue, the University of Maryland, and Northeastern Junior College in Colorado have received college credit from their respective schools. Brigadoon Farm offers Horsemanship at Alvin Community College. PHED 1145 is a college credit course providing basic information on riding, handling, training, and caring for horses. Please go to Alvin Community Collegeâ€™s website to learn about class times and cost. Online materials via Blackboard are used to facilitate instruction.
TRAINING/LESSONS: Brigadoon Farm focuses on positive reinforcement in training horses. Though the farm raises and trains reining horses, this strategy is effective with all equine disciplines. Basic beginner to advanced riding lessons are offered with refresher courses for those that rode as youngsters and want to get back in the saddle again as adults. Reining lessons are available for those who would like to try a reiner for a â€œspinâ€...... Free weekly practice riding and training sessions for boarders are held every Sunday morning. These are videotaped and critiqued are followed by a trip to Joeâ€™s restaurant for brunch. (everyone buys their own omlets!)
Visit our website at www.brigadoonfarm.com; email us at email@example.com; or call at 281-331-9221. Visitors are always welcome.