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|About||The amenities at Diamond B Ranch include: 144 acres,100-stalls,three large riding enclosures (one covered), three round pens, 38 turnouts and 6 stud pens|
The 144-acre Diamond B Ranch in Alvin, Texas, has been a boarding facility for horses since 1978 when it was purchased from a dairy farmer. Over several years, the five original milking open barns were converted to enclosed horse stalls, and three additional barns as well as a covered riding arena were added. The ranch has developed into one of the largest horse boarding and riding facilities around Houston, Texas.
Today the Ranch has one hundred (100) horse stalls in eight barns. Most stalls are twelve feet by twelve feet (12x12). A few smaller stalls are appropriate for ponies, and four large foaling stalls are available. The ranch provides unlimited wood-chip bedding for the stalls. Each barn is equipped with a working fly spray system that mists natural pyrethrum into each stall in order to minimize flies and mosquitoes. Heated water wash-racks and lighted tack-rooms are also accessible to boarders.
In 1979 we built one of the largest lighted covered riding arenas in the area. This lighted covered arena is 100 feet x 200 feet with an extension of an additional 75 feet that is open and unlighted. The covered arena can provide dry footing for multiple riders during inclement or muddy conditions. We also have three open round pens, and two additional open outdoor arenas, one 100 feet x 180 feet and the other 125 feet x 150 feet, and a 100-acre pasture for trail riding and cross-country exercise.
Thirty-eight ½-acre to 2-acre pastures provide turnouts for stabled horses. Two to four horses are assigned to each pasture depending on temperaments, pasture size and grass density. The Ranch also has six smaller pipe-enclosed turnouts that are appropriate for studs and horses recovering from lameness or surgery. All of our turnouts have water and most have some shade. Our turnouts drain fairly well and within a few days of a major rain they are very usable. The roads to the turnout paddocks are surfaced with rock and crushed concrete and can be accessed on foot or b