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Barn - (317) 416-8632
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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
Please call between regular business hours.

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The Barn

Barn Front 2013

Barn Front 2013

Our barn is located at 5129 N 600 W (also known as Mt Comfort Road & Olio Road) in Mc Cordsville Indiana. It is approximately 4 miles north of I70 on the East side of the street tucked behind the row of houses. It is a bit tough to find at first so look for the intersection sign and the overhead blinking caution lights at 500 N. In the spring of 2014 we will have a new bigger better sign that has been approved by Hancock County Zoning – Thank you Mr. Dale for allowing our sign and for all of your help with it. As soon as the ground is able to be worked with look for our easy to see sign at the front of our driveway. We are really looking forward to putting it up.

Open Door Equine acquired the barn in mid April 2012, We moved our horses in on the 20th and have been pushing forward ever since. We are a volunteer run facility, we have a strong little community that enjoys working outdoors with and for our horses. We believe in being eco-responsable and have a multitude of experimental re-purposing projects planed for this summer.

Indoor Arena

Indoor Arena

Mutt Strut 2013

Mutt Strut 2013

We also believe in actively supporting our community outside of the barn activities. One of the benefits of boarding with us is that we participate in community events such as The Mutt Strut for the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The community has supported us and we like giving back. Other benefits include price breaks for boarders with lessons, training, trailering to equine events and barn parties.

Our belief is that horses should eat in peace so we feed individually in the stall. This also insures each horse receives the supplements and proper amount of feed at each meal time. Each horse has their own stall in our expanded 20 stall barn. The stalls vary in size from 9.9×9.5 to 11.5×11.5. The cement side has sliding doors while the north side has swinging doors.

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We also like to get them outside as much as posable as long as weather and the grounds permit safe tur

n out. During extended inclement weather we turn out horses that get along well in the riding arenas together in turns. However, when

the weather is nice we make sure they get out to graze as often as posable. Each season the pastures are re-seaded and a grazing rotation is implemented to insure grazing availability.