Farm Rules

 

To keep Wellgreen Farm a nice place to be for all, there are some rules that all boarders, lessons students, family members, and guests need to follow.  These rules are intended to make your experience at Wellgreen Farm as safe and pleasant as possible.  These rules will periodically be updated or modified. Wellgreen Farm reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to anyone who violates any of these rules.

Conduct
Help us make the farm a fun, friendly, supportive environment for all!  Be nice to others, both people and horses, no exceptions.  Treat other boarders, management, family, and guests (including their horses and property) with the same kindness and respect with which you would like to be treated, while on the farm, at shows or clinics, and on social media.
Wellgreen Farm is at all times to remain a friendly place suitable for the entire family of the other boarders and clients.  No belligerent, malicious, lewd, vulgar, profane or otherwise objectionable conduct or language will be tolerated. The conduct of everyone on the farm will at all times be dignified and civil.  Failure to comply with this key rule will result in your being asked to leave Wellgreen Farm.

No smoking, vaping, alcohol or drug use on Wellgreen Farm property.  

All riders must sign a Wellgreen Farm Liability Release Waiver before handling or mounting any horse or pony on the farm property.  

Don’t use or borrow things that aren’t yours unless you have permission from the owner.    

If you move something, please put it back.  If you open it, close it (doors, gates, etc.).  If you turn it on (water, lights, heaters, etc), turn it off.  If something breaks or needs attention, please let management know.  

If someone does something clearly wrong AND it is a safety issue/hazard let the Barn Manager know. Don’t confront the person unless a horse or person is in immediate danger.  



Safety
Ride at your own risk.    

Walk please-No running.

All riders must sign a Wellgreen Farm Liability Release Waiver before handling or mounting any horse or pony on the farm property.  

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to supervise their children at all times when on the farm.  

ASTM approved helmets must be worn by all riders under the age of 18 at all times while mounted.    

Appropriate, closed-toe footwear is highly recommended for everyone near the horses or stable.  

Keep your horse on a lead at all times when out of the stall or pasture.   

Do not leave horses unattended in arenas, wash racks or cross-ties.  

Do not tie horses to any stall, sliding stall door or fence;  it is dangerous!  


Only the instructor and lesson student are permitted in the indoor and outdoor arena. 


When riding in fields or trails, watch out for groundhog holes and other marked and unmarked obstacles.  If you find animal holes that should be marked, please let management know.  
Use of Facilities  
Barn hours are from 8 am until 9 pm daily.  We will work with you for early shows or horse illnesses, but please provide the Barn Manager with advanced or immediate notice if you have any reason to be on farm property outside of these hours.    

Parking in front of the barn is reserved for loading and unloading only.  

Clinics, lessons and special events will be offered. These events will have precedence in facility and horse usage. Management will keep you informed of these activities with as much advanced notice as possible.   

If you give someone else permission to visit/handle/ride your horse when you are not on the farm, please let the Barn Manager know ahead of time.  These visitors MUST sign a Wellgreen Farm Liability Release Waiver before they may handle or ride any horse.  

We may offer limited access to our indoor arena, outdoor ring, and trails to outside guests.  Guests trailering horses to Wellgreen Farm must make prior arrangements with Wellgreen Farm management, and must provide proof of current negative Coggins, and all vaccinations required of boarder’s horses (Tetanus, Rabies, West Nile, Eastern/Western Encephalitis, Influenza (Flu), Rhinopneumonitis (Herpes), Strangles) BEFORE their horses may visit the property.  Haul-in horses may not enter the barn or use wash stalls, and may not be left unattended.  Owners of haul-in horses must sign a Wellgreen Farm Liability Release and must comply with all applicable barn rules including cleaning up after their horse and restoring any jumps or equipment that were moved in the rings.   Management reserves the right to grant or refuse access to our facilities at our discretion.  

No pets allowed to ensure the safety of our staff, riders, and horses.



Horse Care
Please provide your horse with a breakaway halter.  Stalled horses must have their halter, with a lead rope attached, hanging on the front of the stall at all times when they are in their stall (in case of emergency).  

Don’t feed treats to any horse that you do not own unless you have permission from the owner.

Horses may only be turned out in their pre-approved paddocks.  Horses may not be moved to a different paddock at any time without the notification and permission of the Barn Manager.  If you feel there is a need for change, please discuss this with the Barn Manager.



Facility Maintenance 

The barn aisle and wash rack areas are to be kept free of grooming tools, equipment, hair, dirt, hay, and manure. PLEASE clean up after yourself and your horse.   

Please do not waste water; turn off water after use and use buckets whenever possible. Please coil hoses when you are done using them.  

Any damage done to the barn, stalls or other facilities by your horse will be repaired at the horse owner/boarder's expense. Horses that crib or chew wood are required to wear a cribbing strap or muzzle at the owner's expense  

Please notify management of any necessary repairs, maintenance, problems, or needed supplies so that repairs may be made or problems remedied as soon as possible.  

Please be respectful that the house is a private residence.  Please do not graze your horse on the lawn.  



Arena Etiquette
Arenas are solely for the purpose of riding – DO NOT use arenas for turnouts.   Free running and/or free lunging are NOT allowed in the indoor or outdoor arenas.  

Lessons being conducted by our trainers have priority and right of way in the indoor arena and outdoor rings.  Riders not in the lesson may be asked to “pull over” and wait in a safe area while students are jumping courses.  If there is ever a question of control and safety, the trainer has the right to ask riders use only a designated portion of the arena or to leave the arena until the lesson is finished.  

When riding during a lesson, ride at the level of the lesson (ie. no galloping or jumping during a walk/trot beginner lesson) unless you have specific permission from the trainer giving the lesson to do otherwise.  

Always ride in control and be courteous of other riders around you.  Remember to look out for less experienced riders.  
Clean up after your horse when you have finished riding—put away all gear and remove all manure. 

HAVE FUN!