My family rides at Shiloh Farms. It is a wonderful family friendly barn with the utmost care for people and horses safety. Tam is very knowledgeable and patient. The 4H club is wonderful and overall I highly recommend this barn for a true horsemanship lifestyle.
Posted: 6/30/2016 • Link to this review
This facility is by far the best I've ever been to. Everyone is family here and we work together as a team. The owner is one of the most knowledgable and dedicated horse people I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Not everyone will agree with her methods, but they also don't know the reasons behind them. Everything she does is for the betterment of her horses and the safety of her clients. She has 45+ years of experience in perfecting her techniques. The way she trains her horses may be different than other trainers, but her horses are the most well-behaved I've seen and they LOVE their job. And thats because they are fed properly, not overworked, and most importantly, they are loved unconditionally. I would absolutely recommend this barn to anyone who wants to learn how to ride in a family oriented, drama-free atmosphere. If you have any doubt in how wonderful this barn is, I suggest you come experience it for yourself. And for those who complain about the pasture situation, take time and do research on why the owner may be doing what she is. Some reasons feed hay instead of grass include: less risk of obesity, lower parasite infection rates, lower risk of laminitis from overgrazing, less tetanus infections, less mycotoxicosis from fungi that grow on grass, no poisonous weeds, and many more. Yes, horses need forage, but they can come from hay or grass, and there are pros and cons to feeding each.
Posted: 3/25/2015 • Link to this review
Driving up the drive way the farm looks beautiful, but thing quickly change once you reach the owner's house. It becomes apparent that there is little to no grass on the farm. Manure is spread in the fields which creates an over abundance of muck in the fields. The owner acts sweet at first but soon starts yelling at both children and adults. She is rude to people and mean and forceful with the horses. If they make any sounds at all during feeding time they are not feed at all. If they do not immediately come up to the gate to come in from the field she leaves them out in the heat and cold. The lessons tend to be diverse as far as skill level of the riders and little individual attention is given. Some of the lesson horse are old and they all tend to have feet problems most likely due to the amount of mud in the fields. The horses are required to wear solid nylon halters and not allowed to wear safety halters. This wouldn't be a problem if there weren't round hay bale feeders in the fields with exposed bolts. I have seen a horse panic, flip herself, break her neck from getting her halter caught on the exposed bolts. Please save yourself the money and time and find another better farm to ride at.
Posted: 12/02/2009 • Link to this review
Shiloh is superb for training in hunter/jumper or dressage, for purchasing a horse, and for boarding. Stalls (all with fans) are cleaned and water changed daily; horses are grained individually; there are many beautiful pastures. Shiloh has three arenas, including outdoor jumping, dressage, and covered arena. The owner, trainer, and breeder has 40 years of experience and runs the farm impeccably. She is the most generous trainer in the area, giving lessons for usually 1 1/2 hours for the same price that other barns charge for 45 minutes. Tack is of the best quality. School horses work only one lesson a day, and never more than four days a week. The horses are kind, well-mannered, professionally trained, safe, healthy, and beautiful. The Shiloh community of riders is mutually supportive and interactive, comprised of riders from age 5 to over 70. I have been at Shiloh for five years, and bought my horse from Ms. Hall who bred him.
Posted: 8/30/2009 • Last edited: 12/02/2009 • Link to this review
I've boarded my two horse at Shiloh Farms for over 19 years. I have only praise and appreciation for the wonderful care my mares have received. The excellent riding instruction and horsemanship practiced at this barn have made my experience here all the more enjoyable. The owner/trainer is a very nurturing and skilled instructor and I love to watch her and her assistants help new riders, both children and adults, develop confidence and pride in their riding abilities. It's a great barn!
Posted: 8/26/2009 • Last edited: 12/02/2009 • Link to this review