Boarding Fees

Our ranch is situated in the beautiful Apishapa Valley at the foot of the Spanish Peaks in south central Colorado at 7200 ft above sea level. We have approx. 325 days of sunshine per year. We seldom have above 35% relative humidity and are almost bug free. This is an ideal climate for Icelandic horses, especially since we have no sweet itch/ summer eczema here.  Summer temperatures vary from 45F to 86F, winter temperatures can vary from a rare 70F in December to -10F in deep winter.  We have moderate amounts of snow which usually only stay around for a short time.
 
We only offer pasture board for Icelandic horses.  Your horse can stay with us for a vacation (three months minimum), integrated in our herds, or regular pasture boarding for  a longer period throughout the year.  We also take in old horse pensioners, mares for foaling, and mares with foals at foot.  Our mares with foals are also integrated in the big herd so the babies learn good social behavior with all horses, young and old.

 Due to  biosecurity reasons we quarantine newly arrived horses for approximately 4 weeks in a separate pasture without contact to our regular herd in order to avoid bringing in diseases like strangles, herpes or other contagious conditions. We also require a health certificate from your veterinarian assuring us that the horses come from a disease free stable. This will protect your horse as well as ours. When quarantine is up your horse will be integrated into our herd. We require a Coggins test, and rabies and tetanus vaccination, and recommend WNV, EHV.  
 
We also keep our  stallions in a herd, so they can properly socialise and play with each other.  Sometimes stallions play rough and playbite which can cause abrasions and small cuts, even some scars.  This cannot be avoided, but is a small price to pay for having happy, well socialised horses.

Our 160 acres of pastures are made up of approximately 65% brome grass (horse candy!), 34% native Colorado mountain grasses and herbs and 1% alfalfa, ensuring proper nutrition.  We also supply salt licks with free access, timothy hay in winter when needed.  Half of our pastures have river access, so the horses can spend time in the water or on the banks of the Apishapa river if they like. The other pastures partially have pinon and oak and juniper forest and rocky outcrops and grassy pasture or just native grass pasture.
The winter is spent on 60 acres around our house in varied terrain.  Horses are out 24/7.  As the pastures are very big, the horses move around a lot, muscle up well,  and  we do not have a problem with laminitis.  
 
 

 
Pasture Board  
 
Gelding
                                                                                                                                 US$ 200.00 / month
incl. worming,
routine hoof care,
veterinary monitoring
regular photo-updates
 
 
 
Mare (not in foal)                      
                                                                                                                                 US$ 200.00 / month
incl. worming,
routine hoof care,
veterinary monitoring
regular photo-updates
 
 
 
Mare in foal
and with foal at foot (up to 6 months)                                                     US$ 250.00 / month
 
 
incl. worming
routine hoof care
veterinary monitoring
regular photo-updates
 
 
 
Stallion  (in stallion herd)                                                                                 US$ 300.00 / month
 
incl. worming
routine hoof care
veterinary monitoring
regular photo-updates
 
Other services such as yearly vaccinations, veterinary care, etc.,  on demand for an extra fee.
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Lough Arrow Icelandics, 22242 CR 46.0, Aguilar, CO 81020
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Lough Arrow Icelandics 2016