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:



Our riding and conditioning groups meets 2x per week.  Inquire for schedule.











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


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 has 10 stalls, and 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 (to be repaired from Harvey damage) that were designed and built specifically with horses in mind.  There is free access water in each of these enclosures.  NEW we have round bale slow feeders that work great!!! No more rubbed manes and hay bellies.



Tools
50' round pen
Obstacle Course

210' x 130' arena
Hundreds of acres of trails


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, mail box, chute, barrel board, and more.
The arena is 210' x 130' and has 3 rails and 2 entrance gates.
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. 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 12 hours. The barn has an indoor wash rack, tack room, and feed room.

 

Stall Full Care


Full Care boarding includes the following:


  • 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
  • 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, up to 15 lbs in slow feed net at each feeding
  • Horse turnout:  12 hours
  • 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:  40 degrees F and below or at the instruction of the owner
  • Putting on a sheet if needed:  40 to 50 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)
$500/month with turnout
$600/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 3lb feeding, 1 for PM 3lb 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:  $1.5/scoop (3.125 lbs), Shavings:  $6/bag,  Hay: $10/bale
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)
$400/month

$375/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 4.5 lbs (1.5 scoops) Nutrena SafeChoice per day (AM feeding only)
  • Free Choice hay
  • Self Filling water trough (clean, municipal water)