Coquat Ranch

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Boarding

My goal is to provide quality, no hidden fees boarding with communication to my boarders and exceptional care of their horses.

I strive for friendliness, honesty, quality, continual improvement, and morality and I care about your horse and you.


Coquat Ranch is located near these surrounding cities and towns: 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2017




Equine Trail Sports - January Coquat Ranch Weekend Series - Obstacle Challenges:

January 14 and 15




Equine Trail Sports - April Coquat Ranch Weekend Series #1, #2, #3 -Obstacle Challenge:

April 29 and 30




Visit EquineTrailSports.com to view and sign up for our shows.


Aransas Pass - 3.2 miles


Ingleside - 5.8 miles


Gregory - 6.3 miles


Portland - 8 miles


Bayside - 13.3 miles


Port Aransas - 13.4 miles


Taft - 14.6 miles


Rockport - 14.8 miles


Corpus Christi - 17.2 miles

Boarding in the Barn
12' by 12' stall options
12' by 24' stall options
12' by 24' run options


Stalls are tongue and groove pine horizontal boarding with excellent lighting.  Horses are watered via two 5-gallon buckets in stalls.  My water is municipal tap water and is safe for humans and animals.  I am using the water bucket system because monitoring of water intake is so important.  Each stall also has a large, deep feeder for efficient feeding.  Horses are also hayed in their stall via slow feeder.  Slow feeders imitate grazing.  They improve digestive health and prevent ulcers.  Slow feeders allow the horse to eat a small amount of hay for a long period of time.  They also prevent boredom, wood chewing, and hay waste.  Horses are given about 15 pounds of hay at each haying.

The barn not only has 10 stalls, but also has a large tack room, a separate feed room, and a large indoor wash rack.


Boarding in the Paddocks and Pastures
1 acre paddocks
1/4 acre paddocks with Centaur fencing
8 acre pasture
20 acre pasture

These paddocks and pastures each have shelters that were designed and built specifically with horses in mind.  There is free access water in each of these enclosures.



Tools

70' solid wall round pen
50' round pen
Obstacle Course

210' x 130' arena
Hundreds of acres of trails


My 70' round pen is a wood solid wall round pen with GREAT footing and is great for lunging and riding.
The 50' round pen is useful for lunging.
The obstacle course includes a bridge, plank, cavalettis, ground poles, elevated poles, jumps, cross rails, barrels, pole bending poles, slicker, rope gate, teeter totter, tire mountain, wagon wheel, pedestal, vines, car wash, mail box, chute, barrel board, and more.
The arena is 210' x 130' and has 3 rails and 2 entrance gates.
Lighting will be added as soon as possible to the arena, large round pen, and obstacle course.
There are also 8 acres around the barn for riding and several hundred acres of trails.
Trails
Hundreds of acres of trail use and trail riding on site.

This is a trail rider's paradise.  You have the best reason to come out and see your horse - to ride!  Coquat Ranch is home to birds, deer, wild hogs, coyotes, rabbits, and bobcats.  I love riding out there because of the adventure - you never know what you will see.  I have seen red fish tailing at the saltwater lake, loons diving in the freshwater tanks, roseate spoonbills flocking, coyotes running across fields, and deer bouncing away from me and my horse.  You have all the views of a salt water marsh, fresh water marsh, brush country, salt flats, and water sources all in one mini ecosystem.  I have really grown to love the birding - egrets, blue heron, spoonbills, ducks, and loons frequent out there.

The terrain is mostly flat and sandy.  The average round on the main trail (with no detours) is approximately 1.5 hours of riding.

Boarding Options

Services offered are selected to provide your horse with optimum comfort and care.  Your horse's excellent health and quality of life is my priority.  I care about you and your horse and I offer a friendly, active environment in which you can enjoy your horse.

This is more than just a full board facility.  This is a full CARE facility at your choosing.  This means that these valuable resource recommendations and contact information are available to you at your request:  vet, farrier, equine dentist, intensive care, discounted emergency hauling, discounted normal appointment hauling, and equine chiropractor recommendations and contact information.   Also included in your full care board is appointment scheduling coordination, split farm visit fee coordination, and if you cannot be here during any appointments you schedule, we can usually offer horse handling during your appointment at no charge.  If you cannot be here, we will treat your horse with the respect and kindness with which we treat our own.


All boarders have full access to facilities and trails.  I offer complimentary trailer parking and access to the indoor wash rack and tack room.


Stall Board options are described in detail below and include a comfortable and safe stall under the barn.  Horses are fed hay and feed twice daily.  Horses are hayed via slow feeder to promote digestive health.  Water is municipal human and animal safe drinking water.  Stalls are cleaned daily.  Water buckets are checked and cleaned daily.  Horses are blanketed in the winter.  Horses in the barn are turned out with other horses in a 20-acre pasture.  A large, horse-safe shelter is available in pasture.  The barn has an indoor wash rack, tack room, and feed room.

 

Stall Full Care

This is more than just a full board facility.  This is a full care facility.
Full Care boarding includes the following:


  • Valuable resources available to you at your choosing such as vet, farrier, equine dentist, intensive care, and equine chiropractor recommendations.
  • Appointment scheduling coordination
  • Split farm visit fee coordination
  • Handling your horse during your appointment at no extra cost is sometimes available
  • If you cannot be here, we will treat your horse with the respect and kindness with which we treat our own!
  • Full use of the facilities and trails
  • Trailer parking
  • 12'x12' stall: 
  • AM feeding and PM feeding
  • AM haying and PM haying via slow feeder:  the amount of hay I give allows free choice hay for most horses.
  • Horse turnout:  horse turned out into 20 acre pasture with no more than 7 other horses (currently horses are turned out day or night with 3 to 5 others); shelter available in pasture; horses must be amicable toward pasturemates, but we can alternate day/night turnout for submissive/dominant specific horses
  • Bring in horse
  • Stall cleaning once per day
  • Pelletized bedding
  • Rinse water buckets once per day
  • Fill water buckets as needed:  Two 5-gallon water buckets make water monitoring and water available at all times
  • Blanketing in winter:  45 degrees F and below or at the instruction of the owner
  • Putting on a sheet if needed:  45 to 55 degrees F or at the instruction of the owner
  • Turn on and off fans in summer if needed
  • Each stall is well lit
  • Each stall has its own electrical outlet
  • Tack room
  • Indoor wash rack


Premium Full Care Stall Horse Boarding (includes hay, feed, shavings, stall cleaning)
$475/month with turnout
$575/month with no turnout


  • Full care boarding: description posted above
  • AM feeding and PM feeding: up to 6.25 lbs (2 scoops) Nutrena SafeChoice per day (1 for AM feeding, 1 for PM feeding)
  • AM haying and PM haying: ~3 to 4 generous flakes per haying (~12 to 15 lbs)
  • Each stall is bedded with shavings (pelletized bedding):  up to 8 bags per month (2 bags per week)


    You are welcome to add to this package if your horse requires more feed or hay, most horses do not:  
    Nutrena SafeChoice:  $1/scoop (3.125 lbs), Shavings:  $6/bag,  Hay: $0.85 per flake (each flake is about 3.75 lbs and we usually feed 4 flakes per bag)
More about Nutrena SafeChoice:  I have been using this feed product for nearly 10 years with great results.  14% protein, 7% fat, 0.80% lysine;  This feed does not make horses 'hot' because of the controlled starch and sugar formula.  It has prebiotics and probiotics which help to maintain a healthy digestive system in your horse which is so important because colic is the #1 cause of death in horses.  Horses on this feed maintain great body condition, are very shiny, and their great health starts from the inside and makes a good looking horse on the outside.  I really believe this product keeps your horse healthy and prevents colic and founder.  My horses do not get any extra supplements and are always shiny with great hooves and good body condition.  Most of them experience stressors like lactation, breeding, and last trimester pregnancy and do extremely well on this feed!

Paddock includes hay and feed

Paddock/Pasture Boarding (includes hay and feed)
$375/month

$350/month with multiple horse discount


  • Paddock board options:  1/4 acre paddock, 1 acre paddock, 8 acre pasture, 20 acre pasture
  • AM feeding and PM feeding: up to 6.25 lbs (2 scoops) Nutrena SafeChoice per day (1 for AM feeding, 1 for PM feeding)
  • Free Choice hay
  • Self Filling water trough (clean, municipal water)
  • Horse safe shelter
 

Horse Hotel, Horse Motel, Overnight Board Services

Horse Hotel Overnight Board

$25/day

$575/month (no turnout)


  • Full use of trails
  • Trailer parking
  • 12'x12' stall:  kit stall with tongue & groove pine lumber & vented grilles
  • AM feeding and PM feeding:  For the well being of your horse, please bring your normal feed and enough for the duration of stay.
  • AM haying and PM haying:  For the well being of your horse, please bring your normal hay and enough for the duration of stay.  If you do not normally hay your horse, I have hay available.
  • Stall cleaning once per day
  • Rinse water buckets once per day
  • Fill water buckets as needed:  Two 5-gallon water buckets make water monitoring and water available at all times
  • Each stall is well lit
  • Each stall has its own electrical outlet
  • Indoor wash rack