We offer the horse owner an opportunity to place their horse into a training environment where we build an individual plan to meet each horse and owner’s need. Unlike some facilities, we are not limited to a specific equine sport, competition, breed or style. This creates the opportunity to understand the individual needs of each horse and owner. Then, using our extensive experience, knowledge and education, we are able to craft a program just for you.
Whether hunter or cow horse, English or western, for show or pleasure, Warmbloods, Andalusians, Morgans, Arabians or Quarter Horses, we can tailor a program for needs as varied as starting a youngster under saddle, tuning up a trail horse, learning to jump, or obstacle and bravery training.
We have the tools to help horses and their people learn new skills, solve old problems or build a solid foundation. Whether you’re a novice on your first horse or an experienced rider seeking to learn new skills, we can tailor a program to meet your needs.
We believe that, whatever your discipline, the heart of good riding is equitation — the ability to ride with lightness and balance. We teach riding from the horse’s perspective, helping the rider feel their horse until they can move seamlessly with every stride, freeing the horse to move naturally.
In short, equitation is not about riding on your horse; it’s about riding with your horse, moving as one.
With professional partnterships, B. Kate stables offers rehabilitation services to help your horse regain or maintain peak performance. From strains and pulls to recovery from surgery or injury, we have the expertise and experience you need, whether your horse is a racing Thoroughbred, a hunter-jumper or your favorite trail horse.
Kate Shook offers professional certified equine appraisals for multiple breeds and disciplines.
Equine appraisals may be used for a number of reasons: purchases, sales and leases, injuries, divorces, insurance claims, tax purposes and donations, bankruptcies, business partnerships and ownership agreements.
B. Kate Stables appraisals are prepared in accordance with the guidelines contained in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the American Society of Equine Appraisers (ASEA). As a Certified Equine Appraiser I am bound by the ASEA code of ethics and can provide you with an accurate, fact-based and unbiased appraisal for any horse. My appraisals are based on years of personal experience, as well as on extensive market research and analysis and will hold up to the toughest professional or court scrutiny.
Factors to consider when determining a horse’s value:
Physical traits such as age, health, conformation and disposition
Value of sire, dam and offspring
Breed and type characteristics, pedigree and background
Accomplishments including training, show records, prizes and earnings
Factors that do not affect a horse’s value:
Emotional attachment or perceived value
Costs of ownership i.e. maintenance, veterinarian bills and financial investment