Welcome to the Barn!
F-Bar-J Ranch sits on approximately 10 acres of land on the eastern border of Anchorage on the corner of Elmore Road and Lore Road. It encompasses pretty close to two City Blocks stretching between Lore Road on the South and 80th Avenue on the North. To get a high-level tour of our facility, you may click on the thumbnail images below! To schedule an in-person tour of our facility, please contact the barn manager at (907) 764-7230 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The F-Bar-J Stable includes a run in shelter and large paddock area for each horse and includes a complete nutrition ration of brome hay from the valley and grain (optional) fed in two feedings daily. If your horse requires additional hay or supplements, it falls on the responsibility of the owner. There is additional storage available to accommodate your feed if required.
In addition, there are two large arenas plus two circle training areas, two turnout areas and a small grazing meadow area available to those who stable their horses here. The horses seem to like the meadow area a lot, but then again, so do some of the owners.
- Morning and PM feeding and optional graining
- Warmed water tanks in the winter
- Two large turn-out pastures
- Two year-round large groomed arenas
- Two large round-pens
- Summertime grazing areas
- Two outdoor bathing stocks
- Four tackrooms
- Paddock/Stall/Tackroom combinations available
- Warm indoor building with lockers, and a restroom
- One assigned indoor locker per horse and owner
- Additional hay and supplement storage areas
- Group Vet clinics bi-yearly
- Horse trailer parking available
- Access to BLM maintained trails
The Outgoing Side
…”We love the summertime because we get to eat the green grass stuff…”
We have covered what the horses eat, where they live, where they exercise and where we ride them. But what about the manure generated by the stable?
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
It is the responsibility of each horse parent who boards with us to keep your stall and paddock area clear manure free – daily. The barn provides empty carts for waste and used bedding. If you are unable to clean your paddock and stall daily, the responsibility falls on you to find someone to fill in for you. You must let the barn manager know when you are going to be away, and if someone else will be caring for your horse in your absence. The barn crew will haul the manure to a designated waste holding area where it is composted. We then keep it as high and dry as possible until after winter.
When the snow falls… and it will… the barn provides large hand plows for your to push clean snow out of your paddock. Pushing snow is optional, but encouraged to cut down on ice build up. The clean snow is piled in the alley in front of your paddock and our equipment scoops it up and holds it until the spring melt.
We are a Sustainable Barn
We then mound it up and turn it over every few days and it eventually heats up due to bacterial action and becomes compost. Once it is finished it is screened and mixed with topsoil to make a very fertile soil. Nothing is wasted. All that fertile soil allows our garden to grow some of the best, freshest veggies on the planet. We are not above keeping a few Turkeys, Chickens and Cattle as well.