Lakewood Farm feels that our horses are family, therefore we offer a family atmosphere. There are many folks who would love to own a horse if only they had a place to put it. We offer peace of mind with a well planned turn out & feeding schedule.  

Your horse (s) will be in the safest fencing available Eletrobraid. Automatic watering as well as tanks. Our farm is  great for the trail lover.  

Because of the extra care we have limited openings for full time boarding. Monthly boarding fees are very reasonable for basic care. (Stallions, Mares in foal or with a foal are extra.) Included in this fee is twice daily feeding and unlimited turn out.

Horses are closely monitored. Our goal is to have a closenit friendly / family oriented  farm. Therefore only having a handful of boarders that can work well together. 

Take a stroll along the creek. The 8 miles of trails at Lakewood has rolling hills that are great for conditioning an endurance / event horse.

 Also a variety of trails leaving from the farm. We are close to two state parks. Kings Mt. State park is only 15 minutes away and Wood's Ferry 30 minutes away. 

 Located in Smyrna, SC just off  HWY 5 .  Just 12 minutes off I-85. A close commute from Rock Hill, Clover , Gastonia and Charlotte, NC.

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We are Family owned and operated farm, We strive on safety fist!

General House Keeping:

 It is my belief that we all want the barn to look and smell its best, and for our horses to be as happy and healthy as possible.  In an effort to ensure that everyone is clear and on the same page regarding needs in the barn, I'd like to call the following to everyone's attention.  I believe that if we all have the same understanding about things that need to be done to keep the Lakewood Farm facility looking and functioning at its best, we can all best contribute to keeping things neat and tidy. The following will greatly contribute to a pleasant environment.

  1. I've carefully adjusted every gate and stall to be both safe and secure for the horses inside and outside. Please pay careful attention to stall door latches and chains, as well as gate chains.  Changing the hooks and latches creates openings that can cause heads and/or hooves to become stuck leading to injury or even fatalities.  Help keep all of our horses safe by not adjusting gate and stall chains and hooks.  Additionally make sure the back gate to tack room is tied shut so that no horses can get a nose or head through. 

  2. Horses digestive systems are extremely sensitive, and veterinarian visits can be costly.  We make sure  that every horse has fresh, clean water available. Being very careful to ensure that all water buckets and water troughs are filled to the top without overflowing prevents colic's and other health concerns.  Do not fill a dirty water tank! 

  3. Avoid creating mud at all costs.  Overflowing water tanks and buckets, washing horses and equipment near the barn, and forgetting to turn off hoses or to prevent leaks where hoses connect to hydrant are the primary causes of mud.  Mother Nature does a great job of soaking the farm at times.  If we can be diligent about not overflowing waters or leaving hoses leaking or on, we can prevent a lot of muddy areas.  In the summer time, this decreases the fly population and in the wintertime this keeps mud and ice from being a safety hazard for you and your horse.  Muddy spots are a nuisance and a danger, and dealing with mud keeps horses and equipment much messier than if we can avoid muddy spots.  Even grabbing a quick drink from the hose directly in front of the barn causes extra mud holes that have to be dealt with and tromped through.  Make double sure all handles or water nozzles are off, DON’T leave handle on water on or any waters in the “on” position.   

  4. A clean barn is a more pleasant, healthier environment for you and your horse.  Clean up after yourself if your horse drops a load, or you clip your horse or pull a large amount of hair, PLEASE pick up.. If you see ANY trash around the barn pick it up. Please keep things picked up and put up. The barn is your horse's home, and you wouldn't want dirty rooms in your house.

  5. Don’t move or change any feed bucket or horses with out asking.

  6. Feed management. Don't spill feed on the ground or allow your horse to eat out of the feed barrel. This will cause flies and smell.  If you spill it, please take time to pick up whatever you can salvage.  I appreciate every effort you make to prevent waste. Don’t  feed hay!

  7. Keeping the farm looking clean and neat is an ongoing project that we all need to work towards. Cleaning the round pen and the arena after you use it.  Again, just a few extra minutes of effort from everyone makes the barn more pleasant for everyone who works here, rides here, visits here, and of course lives here.

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