I have been riding at RRA for ALONG time. It is my second home and she is like my second mom!! I am there every day riding my baby woody!! I started with Mrs.Susie when i was 5 now i am 13. She showed me so much over the years. I am her little helper over the summer and during the lessons. I lease woody from her. He is the best!!! I help her feed so they are getting food, for who ever said they are not!!!! Every one at RRA are friendly and nice!!! It is the best place to go ride, all the horses are great. She is great with the kids!! She takes us on campouts they are SO fun!! If you want to go some where riding here is the place!! iI
this place is great. not sure who made the statement of how good or bad this place is but i have been to quite a few farms and ranches and this was the first time i was at a place where the air of the entire place did not feel heavy with the stench of animal feces. Susie takes real good care of her horses they are always in good shape. Go to some of the other riding areas in and around the redlands and tell me you will feel as good about the animals and the persons as you do around Susie and her horses.
I have just started working here. i have worked on several working farms, before i came here. the students are great, always smiling and willing to help, the owners, Mrs. Susie is a really nice woman, she is one of those people you might meet out west, real nice- give you the shirt off her back to help you. I dont know about the other post on here, but she does know about riding, and her horses are some if not the healthiest. they see a vet and blacksmith regulary, they recieve tons of attention from children from brushing to just being scratched in the hard to reach spots. ALL horses are let out everyday, unless the wheather is bad. they are on the best food. and we can talk to the farm hand, he is a nice man who will help you if you need it. I do not have a safe horse for my husband to ride, but if i had to pick a barn (to teach him) that had the best bomb proof horses and healthiest it would be this one.
Redland Riding has been a pleasure to go to for years. My 10 year old daughter calls it her second home. These animals here are the healthiest in the area and Ms. Susies takes pride in her barn and the help. These people are top notch and deserve to be recognized as the best.
As for "never board your horse here" It is funny how once you have failed your exams to be promoted you become negative and cranky. Shooting a bird in front of kids and saying the f bomb was real nice. You need to grow up. This lady was nothing but helpful and respectful to you and your horses.
We have been boarding here for awhile. Safety has always been a number one priority. Susie is great with the Girl Scouts. She plans rides and events, camp outs. If our horses need anything, Susie or Liane will help us with them. There is no smoking allowed at the barn period. This is a safe environment for horses,and people. The area is a very educational and relaxing place to be.
I think its very interesting that people write these reviews and have yet no idea what on earth they are talking about. Ive known Susie Petersen and her family all my life and I've never had any of these so called "bad experiences". These people who write these reviews obviously have no intellience at all. Her horses, are well care for, eat the very best of the best quality feed, and on hay in the pasture or 7-8 hours a day.Not to mention there stalls get cleaned TWICE A DAY. And for people to really undermind the quality of this barn is just outrageous.The people who wrote those reviews should really consider going out to these other barns in the redlands where there are horses standing in their own soil all day, skinny enough to see their ribs, and are caged in their stalls the majority of the day, and have no pasture to go out in. This family/business is well organized and very pleasant to either ride at or board. Please dont listen to the other negative reviews, take the time to know RRA and you will see what a truely remarkable place it is.
I am a 12 year old girl and I LOVE the horses. My favorite horse is Lucky. He is ADORABLE! We brush the horses (clean injuries), warmup,(walk, Trot, and sometimes Canter)go on trail rides, come back,clean horses, and release them into one of the huge pastures. Horses are always in great condition, and are fed well. This is a riding academy, where you learn how to take care of the horses as well as riding techniques. This is a family oriented business, on many occasions the girl scouts have camped out, and ridden the horses on weekends. When ever Mrs. Susie needs something, her daughter, Liane comes to help. This is an excellent enviroment for anybody of any age. My brother also loves the cats.
Unless of course it's a small pony that needs no additional food!!
These 'horse' people are not horse people at all. They trail ride and do an occasional rodeo show, that's true, and to a beginner they seem like experienced individuals but their feeding program is atrocious, they have someone caring for the horses with absolutely no equine experience and he can't even speak english. To top it off , they don't want you talking to the stablehand yet they are not available half the time. Boarder's horses are left confined in their stalls for over 24 hours at a time with no hay. Horses with injuries are overlooked or ignored. And no fans are allowed in the stalls for horses standing inside in over 100 F degree weather. Also, curiously enough, the board was increased 2 times in a month quoting raised hay prices. Yet riding stables I know of in Gainesville, Ocala and Winterhaven had no increase in their hay costs, yet the husband at Redland Riding Academy had just bought a new 40,000$+ truck. Curious where their priorities lie.
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