Rainbow Acre Stables – Horse Boarding Stables, South Carolina

January 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Rainbow Acre Stables – Horse Boarding Stables, South Carolina
425 Windy Hill Rd
York, SC 29745
(803) 684-2722

Our boarding program, based on over 35 years of experience with equine care, is as individual and natural as we can achieve.  We utilize natural grains typically along with a five part vitamin and mineral program by Dynamite. We custom mix our feeds on an individual basis daily in order to achieve the ultimate in individual attention and meet changing needs. Many horses improve visibly on this basic nutrition program, as their needs begin to balance. Individual needs, whether competitive, pleasure or retired horses, can be met very effectively with this program which allows nutrition to be separate from grain, rather than a “fortified” or pre-mixed feed with vitamins & minerals added that may not be in the correct amounts or balanced for that individual. It is impossible for any feed company to make prepared feeds that would meet all nutritional needs of both a fat, inactive horse who might only need a handful of feed (or possibly none) and one who works hard and needs several pounds daily in order to maintain proper weight. One would not get enough vitamins & minerals, while the other might get too much in order to get the volume of feed and calories they might need. Our custom natural grain mixes with vitamin/mineral supplements added daily as well as access to the “Free Choices” eliminates the guess work. Our Free Choices including, Loose Natural Salt, 2 different Calcium/Phosphorous Balancers and a 60+Trace Mineral in addition to the Concentrated Vit/Min we add with the feed, allow the horse to balance himself without force feeding excess nutrients he/she may not need at that time.  Our Dynamite minerals are a balance of properly chelated with some non-chelated so it can be flushed from the body rather than stored as toxins.  We try to use nothing with chemical preservatives as are in all fortified feeds for the same reasons.   Read about Free Choice Minerals.

We offer several different full board options for customization, with charges being based on a horse’s individual requirements.  Board typically includes a stall and lots of turnout. We feed a minimum of twice daily at regular intervals in stalls, with free choice grass hay in the pasture whenever possible.  We generally use mainly grass hays with some legumes, although that can vary with availability.  We offer turnout with shelters wherever possible. We believe, through years of experience, that most horses are healthier with a mainly outside environment, unless a special circumstance dictates otherwise.  Free movement is known to improve circulation, respiratory and intestinal health.  We also promote barefoot horses, yet it is not a requirement.  We custom individualize our feed & nutrition program for each horse daily as needs may change.  Older and retired horses are welcome.   We also will custom design a program for your horse’s specific needs whenever possible.

We offer 12×12 and 14×14 stalls, some with private paddocks, an outdoor ring, jumps, washrack, boarders’ tack room, indoor arena, trailer parking, as well as an office with a restroom, refrigerator and microwave available. We live on the premises which adds to the quality of care and security for your horse.  Horses are checked daily for any changes or health related issues.  We clean water tubs & buckets, monitor feed containers and fences regularly. We have welded wire fencing with boards and electric wire, no barbed wire.