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Bunker Hill Stables

Added: 03/26/2009 11:51pm
General Information
Stable manager/owner: Heidi Akerman
Stable website:
Type of stable: unknown

Address and Contact
Street: 252 Bunker Hill Road
City: New Boston
State: NH
ZIP Code: 03070
Phone number: (603) 487-3573

Property Profile
Approximate size of property: unknown
Approximate number of horses on property: unknown
Approximate age of stalls: unknown
Types/sizes of stalls: Box stall, Pasture
Number of arenas: 1-5
Type of footing in the arenas: unknown
Number of turnouts: unknown
Type of turnout: grass
Access to trails or bridle path: easy to access
Approx. number of vets in service area: unknown
Approx. number of farriers in service area: unknown

Number of trainers on premises: unknown
Trainers for which disciplines: Hunter/Jumper, Dressage

Disciplines supported: Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Trail Riding
Type of feed: Other
Supplemental feeding services: yes
Frequency of stall cleaning: once a day
Horse shows held: unknown
Indoor or covered arena available: yes
Eventing course available: unknown
Eventing course level: unknown
Race track available: no
Hot walker or Euroxciser available: none
Grooming/care services available: yes
Number of crossties: unknown
Number of hitching posts: unknown
Number of washracks: unknown
Heated water in washracks: yes
Breeding facilities available: yes
Trailer parking available: yes
Grazing available: yes

General boarding costs: $400-$600/month
Cost of trailer parking: unknown

Other features: Brand New Indoor Riding Arena Boarding Facility 80'x200' Indoor, 106'x163' Outdoor, 60' Round Pen, 12'x12' Heated Enclosed Wash Stall w Hot n Cold Water and Hot Air Dryer, 12'x12' Stalls w Rubber Mats, Automatic Waterers, Heated Tack Room w Locking Tack Cabinets, Heated Laundry, Heated Bathroom w Shower n Toilet, Heated Loft Viewing Area, Miles of Dirt Roads n Trails, Worming Included, All Disciplines Welcome.

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Disclaimer: The following reviews are solely the opinions and claimed experiences of the reviewers. Horse Stable Review does not endorse any of the following reviews and cannot attest to the veracity of the statements made by the reviewers.
Reviewed by Lakotah on 01/31/2014 9:42pm
What I like:
It is private. Barn manager is professional and cares about the horses. Indoor is great. Stalls are bigger than most. Clean. Lockable tack storage. Miles of trails fields and dirt roads. No drama barn the manager won\'t allow it. For this type of facility it is low key not snotty, uppity horse people. Just one chief in the barn not many makes it easy to now who you see for what you need. Poulan grain love that. No crappy blue seal or agway feeds. Manager will feed supplements and blanket if needed. Very affordable for such a nice facility and setting.
What needs improvement:
Fencing. Hate electric tape and that vinyl stuff.
But new manager is fixing all the fencing so not that big of a deal.
Reviewed by Horse-Nut on 12/13/2010 10:19pm
What I like:
I totally disagree with the negative remarks about the barn manager. She takes excellent care of the horses, is smart and funny and her daughters do an excellent job too. She is a nurse and provides extra care for some special needs horses (soaked hay, wound-care, rinsed beet pulp etc). Her husband is extremely polite and very helpful. He takes care of the heavy lifting and improvement projects at the barn.
The barn is one of the best places I have seen in the area. Large indoor with perfect footing, Nelson waterers, huge fields for the summer, brand new mud-free paddocks for regular turnout and if it is too icy or the weather is too bad the horses are rotated in the indoor arena. The stalls are large (12x12) rubber matted and perfect for warmbloods (even with remote cameras that you can watch your horse from home). I haven't seen any issues with shavings. They usually cover 2/3 of the stall to leave some space for the hay.
The owner is very smart, helpful and her contracts are fair to both sides. If you pay your board on time you don't have a problem with her.
Recently she got a great new trainer/instructor on site. She is from Germany and is specialized in training adults and their horses.
I finally can go on vacation without being nervous and know that my horses are taken care of.
What needs improvement:
Yes, the barn is on a dirt road (good for riding). From one direction it is just half a mile of dirt road so not too bad.
If New Boston is not too far it is the perfect boarding place.
Reviewed by Eeyore on 12/13/2010 8:41pm
What I like:
My horses have plaenty of room to run around in the 10 80x30 paddocks. There is a horse there that has severe heaves and the barn manager soaks his hay in water three times a day. administers his meds and his inhaler. Not many people would be willing to do that. If the weather is bad each horse gets to run around in the arena for 15 to 20 minutes. Each stall is cleaned once aday and gets new shaving put into it. All the horses are fed well. Each horse gets grain twice aday and hay for breakfast lunch and dinner. The barn manager is very helpful, responsable, has a great sence of hummor , and is sociable, along with her family.
What needs improvement:
There is nothing i thought that needed to be improved. This was the best barn i have been to by far.
Reviewed by Mr. Edd on 12/12/2010 11:32pm
What I like:
I find the barn very clean. paddocks are bigger then some i have seen at other barms. my horses have plenty of room to tear around in the 80x30 paddocks. paddocks have just been referbished with drainage and mud free materials.there is a 20 acre pasture for excelent grazing. my guy got very muscular running up and down the pasture last summer. as well as a new 3 acre pasture finished this summer ajecent to the arena. the barm manager is very helpful. as well as her husband and daughters.
What needs improvement:
cant really complain. best barn i have been at.
Reviewed by Kate on 12/11/2010 4:32pm
What I like:
All the horses are cared for properly from what I could see after visiting a friends horse numerous times.
It is kept very clean, which is good.
They supposedly have a large field for turnout in warmer months, only saw a hilly-rocky cow field while there, but the pics on the website show its nice, dont take my word for it.
What needs improvement:
There is VERY limited turnout in the winter, but they do have the indoor and they say they put each horse in there to run around when weather is bad. I just prefer the horses to have more room to move, barely enough for two strides of a trot, with two horses in each small paddock.
The owner seems very busy, have hardly seen her there.
There is a barn manager- who I felt lacked any sense of humor, and was not very sociable-o well.
The owner also breeds(arabs) and from what I have heard from people that know her, and that have purchased from her-is good luck, she can be difficult.(but thats from someone else's mouth)
The barn is extremely dark, even with all the lights on, could be much brighter, and they hardly use any shavings. If I were paying for a stall I would want substantial bedding-but hey -to each his own!
Can't say it would be my first choice if I were a boarder, I would prefer the barn owners to be more involved and more turnout. Not to mention the roads in there are kind of crappy (dirt).