R & M Stables is located near the I-77, I-81 merge in beautiful Wytheville, Virginia. We are a full service facility specializing in Registered Tennessee Walking Horses, and Spotted Saddle Horses. We offer a full array of services including sales (trail and show prospects), boarding, instruction, training, colt starting, trail riding, and leasing. We also offer breeding with our resident stallion; Blame it on the Cuervo, as well as assistance with artificial insemination through relationships we have established with many of the leading breeding stables in the industry.
Our newest, is an 11,000 square foot facility that features a heated indoor arena, heated tack room, wash stall, and a separate feed room. The stalls are cleaned at least twice per day by our staff, and the horses are turned out to exercise daily. In addition to traditional boarding arrangements, we also offer temporary boarding for horses requiring short term medical care, as well as expectant mares. 24 hour video monitoring is coming soon! All tenants have full access to our outdoor lighted arena by appointment.
We also offer riding instruction from beginner thru advanced. Beginner students start out with the basics of horse care, and more importantly how to stay safe! Private or group lessons are available; on our lesson horses, or on your own horse. English or Western. Our heated indoor arena enables us to offer instruction to our clients 365 days a year, regardless of the weather!
Training is the mainstay of what we do! We specialize in helping people get their horses in a more manageable state. If your horse is barn sour, won't load, will not stand to mount, etc. we can help! We find that many times folks buy a horse that has been broke, but hasn't been ridden as much as has been represented by the seller. You will be amazed at what having your horse ridden every day by a professional will do for it's manners. During the training period, we keep you posted with videos so that you can monitor your horses progress. Once the horse has completed its training, we invite you to come back for the day to learn the cues that we have taught your horse, and to give you both a lesson. For most horses, 30 days is usually enough time to get your horse to a place where they are manageable, well mannered, and safe. If you have bought a horse that you can't handle; give us a call!
R & M Stables is owned by Ralph and Margie Vines. The rest of our full time staff includes our Stable Manager/Training Director, Adrianne Cox, who lives on premise, Stable Assistant/Farrier, Joey Loomis, and technician, Tammy McGrady; Ralph doubles as our Breeding Manager. Our entire staff, along with our on call Veterinarians, Dr. Tom Lavelle, and Dr. Larry Taylor are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of customer service that you will find at any stable, anywhere! Our mission statement is simple: "We treat each client's horse like it's our very own"!
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We certainly hope that you will visit us in person soon!!!