Oakley Stables started out as a trail riding business in 1995 and in 1998 the indoor arena was built, and it became a schooling, boarding, and leasing facility. At the stables, the horses are used in lessons 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday. We follow the school program, so on days where there is a snow day or a cancellation of school, there will be no riding lessons.
Our viewing area
Our viewing area was built on October 23, 2016. It is heated and located higher than ground level so you are able to see the entire arena.
Oakley Stables recently added a new feature; mirrors in the arena! They were added on November 11th, 2017 and are 35ft wide and 8ft tall. We will soon be adding 2 new sets of mirrors on the opposite end of the arena. In front of the mirrors, there is another place to sit that is ground level and cushioned.
The round pen is used to help balance the horse and help them learn to supple themselves. It shows them that they cannot tear off and that they have to keep their rhythm. It can be used with a lunge line or just as a free lunge. With a round pen the horse also learns to respond to body language.
This is Haildaygo being worked in the round pen. He is a young horse that is learning his balance and his rhythm. He is using the poles to learn to pick up his hooves and the side reins learn him his headset and suppleness.
Oakley Stables has recently added bleachers to our outdoor arena. We are starting the preparation for our horse shows in 2019, and the bleachers are just the start!
Our new driveway and Tack room
Oakley Stables has recently added a new tack room and finished the driveway off. Over March break the inside of the tack room was worked on and is now nearly finished!