The hallmark of Barb's character is her honesty. This extends from those areas where it is easily seen in relationships and the workplace, as well as in integrity of thought. She approaches any analytical task with an exacting eye that is thorough and meticulous. Barb is one of the most pleasant persons you shall ever meet or work with. She is forthright, but neither intimidating nor intrusive. She is genuinely friendly as well as highly organized. You will be impressed with her authentic and professional manner.
Over the past two years Barb has cared for our horses when we’ve been out of town. She has proven herself to be knowledgeable, trustworthy, and talented. Having Barb care for our horses has improved the quality of our lives, since we can travel knowing how well our horses are being attended to. Each time, she has invariably impressed us with her attentiveness and attention to detail. She has a keen eye and is passionate about what she does. Barb has also helped me assess horses we’ve had on a trial basis, for suitability as a trail mount for beginner riders. She knew exactly how to test these geldings and approached the task with an impressive professionalism. In the end, thanks to her guidance, we did find a sound, sane beginner level trail horse for my husband. David and I consider ourselves to be so fortunate to have met Barb. Her enthusiastic, cheerful demeanor, extensive experience with horses, talent as a trainer and genuine concern for the horses make her a rare individual.
Gina and David Moore
Barb has been working with our daughter teaching her horseback riding lessons for the last three years. During those lessons, Barb has been absolutely amazing! She goes above and beyond every time. When we first started lessons, our daughter was young and weak with her left and right. Barb would always take that into consideration and put colors wrapped around her arms and legs to help her distinguish her right and left, always making it fun. Barb always sets up the arena with many plans, taking into consideration our daughters young age and inexperience with the horse. Her enthusiasm for working with the horse and our daughter has always made the lessons fun, and as a result, our daughter begs for continuous lessons. I would highly recommend Barb to anyone whose children are looking to have horseback riding lessons as she has a great demeanor with the kids and is very professional and articulate with us as parents.
Ryan and Tesia Fulton
Being new horse owners, we were thrilled to find boarding within a short driving distance from Rifle. We couldn’t be more pleased with the staff, facility and scenery!
Longacre Equine offers everything we need to board and care for our horse, and so much more! Barb, Tony and the staff are super helpful, always willing to help, keep everything organized and tidy, the indoor and outdoor arena are well kept and our horse is happy! Barb also gives lessons to our daughter and she is super knowledgeable, patient and is a great teacher! Our daughter rides year round, day or night, it’s affordable, and is a safe, quality environment. We highly recommend Longacre Equine for horse-boarding, lessons and events in our valley!
Tanya, John, and Ashley Doose
Barb has been working with me and my quarter horses for years! She makes having six horses a seamless situation. Everything at my barn is organized in a timely manner. My horses could not be better cared for, better trained, or happier!
Barb is diligent, trustworthy, hardworking, energetic, and relates to adults as well as to all of my grandchildren! Best of all, she is fun to spend time trail riding with! We all love her!