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Physical Address:
5129 N 600 W
(aka Mt Comfort Rd/Olio Rd)
McCordsville Indiana 46055
Lessons - Stacey Sheley
(317) 416-8632
Lessons - Lindsey Keeven
(317) 418-8933
Camp Director - Andi
(219) 296-8776
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Welcome to Open Door Equine Inc.

Located in McCordsville Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis

We Are All Part of the Solution

Tired of reading gut-wrenching posts about horse abuse, starved horses, ponies with hooves that haven’t been trimmed in years? Become a part of ODE’s solutions for horses without homes by joining us at the Indianapolis Colts Complex November 6th. Find out more now by clicking on the picture below!

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Time to think SUMMER! Summer break camps are gearing up already. Please click the picture to learn more about signing up with links to the Camp Registration for campers and Camp Councilor Application.

Summer Camp Flyer 2015

Summer Camp Flyer 2015

Happy Holidays From Open Door Equine

Click the picture link below to find big savings this Holiday season with ODE!

What’s New For ODE in February 2014!

We have rescued another starved horse! Please learn about Alice Faye and our mission to help her recover here.

Upcoming stall openings for boarding! We would like to congratulate a current boarding family of ours on the purchase of their new home that includes their own barn. As we always love the horses in our care we will be sad to see them go but we understand that nothing beats having your horses in your own back yard. This gives us an opportunity to meet new horses and their families. If you are looking for a boarding barn give Stacey a call at 317-416-8632. You can view our The Barn tab and drop down pages for more details on what we offer, pricing, barn rules and guidelines, feed, schedules, and more.

Coming upSpring Break Camp-March 24th through the 27th, Mary Marshall Workshop, Hancock County 4-H (Get your leases now while we still have horses available) Summer Camps

Last month’s news January 2014:

We have rescued 2 new horses. Both were slaughter bound both were completely healthy and in good shape at the time of rescue. Lyra is a grulla  AQHA mare, approximately 11 years old (her AQHA papers should be coming soon). Her 1 1/2 year old daughter Vega was in the same kill lot as her mother. She is a really cute bay with the same doe eyes as her dam.

Mary Marshall, 2014 Animal Communication Workshop – June 21nd 8am-5pm – Spaces are limited and already starting to fill up. Mary will be promoting this workshop at the Hoosier Horse Fair this year. Reserve your place now while there are still openings. Pre-paid spots are guaranteed.

Mary is a renowned animal communication professional, intuitive healer, lecturer and author.

“Since 2000, Mary has worked with professional racehorse trainers, veterinarians and pet owners in helping them understand their animals. She has assisted in determining the causes of behavior and performance problems, worked with law enforcement officials on crime cases, aided veterinarians in pinpointing health problems in all types of animals, facilitated emotional healing in animals and their human companions, and provided messages from deceased pets to grieving owners.” ~Quoted from
She has made appearances at the Hoosier Horse Fair, WFYI, WIBC Indianapolis, WIW Cincinnati, Fox 59 Indianapolis, is featured in several magazines, and was nominated for an EMMY with the segment “Natalie the Medicine Horse”.
Open Door Equine’s Beginner Communication Workshop will be limited to 18 participants. Please call and secure your place as they are already filling up. House pets are welcome as are horses, goats, sheep etc. Trailer parking is available. Please bring current health records. If participants are unable to bring their pets a picture will do as well. Lunch will be provided or a sack lunch can be brought and stored in the barn’s refrigerator. Fees $225.00 Payments can be made by; cash, check, Chase Quick Pay, PayPal, credit card and debit cards are welcome.
Contact information:
Stacey Sheley – 317-416-8632


Do you need boarding? We are opened for boarding. Are you looking to take Riding Lessons? We do that, Western, English and now Jumping. Would you like to lease a horse? We have full-leasing, partial-leasing, a lease before you buy program and share-boarding opportunities available with some boarders. Are you interested in getting good training for you and your horse? We do that too. Do you have an ex-racehorse that needs to further his or her education and expand their horizons? We have that covered. Are you interested in an Equine Experience? We can fill that need.

Whether you want a couple of horse related hours or want to delve deeper into the horse world through Equine Centered Horsemanship we can fill most any equine need you may have. At Open Door Equine Inc. we strive to meet the needs of our clients. We can train you for showing or provide you with personal growth with our horses.

  • Equine Centered Horsemanship – Where the horse matters.
  • Riding Lessons – Balance, Centeredness and a calming learning environment.
  • Training – You and your horse working together in lasting harmony.
  • Equine Experiences – Your imagination is limitless.
  • Clinics – Riding, Training, Care, Equine Massage Therapy, Horse Centered Horsemanship and more.
  • Púca Ponies Fellowships – Pay it forward and sponsor the furthering education of an Ex-Racehrose.
  • ODE Inc. is an equal opportunity learning environment. All ages and abilities are welcome, human and equine.
  • Equine related presentations- Need speakers for your event? We love to teach, let us know what you need.

Our email is our phone number is 317-416-8632 or 317-728-8200

© 2013 by Stacey Sheley


We have not come here to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.

Run my dear,
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
“O please, O please,
Come out and play.”

For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits,

But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and

~ Hafiz ~

You Are the Solution


Day one - Rescue - Fabio

Day one – Rescue – Fabio

Misty and Brian with Lyra Bree Vega Brian 1st show 4

Alice Faye

Alice Faye






In the time it takes you to read this announcement, another horse is going through a kill pen. Over 90% of the horses sent to slaughter are in good condition and could live out productive lives if only given the chance.

Open Door Equine is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to rescue these horses and give them purposeful futures. The jobs we prepare them for not only spare them from the horrors of a slaughter plant but greatly enriches the human lives that they work with.

YOU can be a part of the solution. In contributing to ODE you will be helping ODE provide many services to the community through the lives of these rescued animals. Horses helped build this nation, now they give us; Physical therapy, Riding Lessons, Therapeutic Lessons, Leasing, even Adoption.

Make your reservations now for; “YOU ARE THE SOLUTION” at, and join us for Open Door Equine’s first Gala Event at the Indianapolis COLTS COMPLEX to support the current horses as well as rehabilitation of future horses and human kind.

Due to popular demand we have added table purchasing options. You can now bring you company or all your friends to the event. For more reasons why you will be glad you are supporting ODE’s mission watch our FaceBook page for more posts.

Where will your money go if you join us at the fundraiser?

  • Feed and supplements
    Veterinarian Care
    Farrier Care
    Acquisition of OTTBs
    Training of OTTBs
    Operating Expenses such as; the electric bill, building maintenance supplies, certification of PATH instructors, marketing for our programs, professional business assistance, growth of ODE, and payroll for future employees (we would really like to have the opportunity to employ people).
    Property acquisition
    Property improvements
    Your requested developments
    and more

Alice before and after.

Alice's hip


The horse you see above was found at a kill buyer’s lot in Columbus Indiana waiting for a long ride to a slaughter plant either in Mexico or Canada. She had a body score of 1.5, it was thought that she would not make it. Her pedigree is incredible, balanced, a daughter of the great Cryptoclearance, and had been raced not long before the hip picture was taken. She did not limp, she was not sick, she simply didn’t continue to run fast enough for her last two owners therefore making her existence a great inconvenience to them. You see she had been dumped at this kill buyer’s lot not once, but twice. She is just one example, there are many many more.


Alice Faye is now entered into the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and will be at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. If you like what we do please vote for Stacey Sheley and Alice Faye for the Thoroughbred Ambassador Award. If they win the award Open Door Equine will receive the prize money, $5000 which will go to other Off Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB)

Where will the Thoroughbred Ambassador money go?

  • Supporting our OTTBs
  • Feed and supplements
  • Veterinarian Care
  • Farrier Care
  • Acquisition of OTTBs
  • Training of OTTBs
  • Showing expenses (not including tack or show clothes)