The priority at Kemah Farms
is to provide a clean, safe and well-balanced facility for the boarders and
their city horses. Horses are fed
the highest quality Bermuda, alfalfa, and/or pelleted feed available 3x/day. Reliable automatic waterers are
maintained in each stall to provide unlimited, fresh water. Supplements provided by boarders are
fed daily. The stalls are cleaned
3x/day and bedding/grindings are refreshed several times/week.
What sets the facility apart from most of the other city
facilities are the barn and the turnouts.
Horses can see out of their stalls from all 4 sides. Stalls are chosen for each horse
individually by the owner to ensure compatibility with their neighbors. All horses are turned-out every single
day. Horses are matched up (when
possible) based on compatibility and are turned out on a schedule with the same
buddies and the same neighbors. In
the cooler months, the horses are out for 5-6 hour shifts. In the hotter months the turnouts may
be 2 – 3 hours.
The barn at “Kemah” is exceptional. It is a beautiful block barn, two
stories high, and incredibly well ventilated, making the summer temperature at
least 10 degrees cooler in our hot summer months. The 21 stalls are 16x16 and have visibility for the horses
on all sides. Horses can hang
their heads out the stall gates and windows. Most of the stalls are located on the north side of the barn
and these stalls all have large runs (16x20) off of them. The barn also includes a lounge with
sitting area, table, and refrigerator for the boarders and a full
bathroom. There are 3
cross-tie/grooming areas for grooming, tacking, and farriers within the barn
and a tack room in the center.
There are 2 cross-tie wash-racks at either end of the barn, one of them
with hot water for winter bathing.
The grounds include a large lighted arena, round pen, and 4
large paddocks for turnout. The
arena is dressage length, 1.5 times as wide. The footing consists of sand and wood chips and is
maintained daily, including daily dragging and raking and regular
watering. The round pen for
lunging and round penning is 60+ ft. The turnouts each have 1 – 2 large shelters and wood chip/grindings