4-C Stables

Boarding ~ Lessons ~ Training

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About 4C

4-C Stables opened in June, 2006, and is owned and operated by Stacey Carpenter and Ryan Metcalf. Stacey is a veterinary technician and equine massage therapist. Stacey has spent the last 45 years growing up with horses and competing in shows, rodeos, parades, trail competitions and much more. She has attended many clinics with Clinton Anderson, John Lyons, Pat Parelli, Martha Josey, Dennis Reice, and Brad Cameron. Growing up she was active in 4-H and FFA and competed in many livestock shows and other activities. 

Ryan has spent over 35 years in the equine and cattle industry. He has managed and operated several of the most prestigious angus ranches in the U. S. Ryan has a strong nutritional background and has formulated feed rations for all types of livestock -- from goats and sheep to feedlot cattle, registered cattle herds, and horses. He grew up showing and judging cattle across the U. S. In school, he was active in 4-H and FFA and held positions (including state officer) for several years. For many years he was involved in reproductive technology on a large scale. 

4-C Stables has over 80 years combined experience in many aspects of the equine and livestock industries. We offer horse boarding and training, summer camps, birthday parties, trail rides, play days, lessons, clinics, seminars, farrier work, massage therapy, and much more. We always have good sound horses for sale and if we don't have what you are looking for we can find the right horse for you. We like to help you avoid horse sales and horse traders. If you have a horse you want sold, we can evaluate it for you and then help you sell it as well. Our goal is for you and your horse to have a pleasant and wonderful experience. Stop by and see us or call anytime. Visitors make us happy!


Riding and Horsemanship Lessons

$60/hour  - private

$40/hour - group

$35/group classes - non riding

$75/hour - private with Stacey

4-C Stables has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to provide truly exceptional service to each of our customers. We understand that your needs can change last minute, and we’re ready to adapt our services quickly to ensure your success. Read on to learn more about what we can do for you.

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Beginner Riding Lessons

  • Catching​

  • Haltering

  • Leading

  • Tying

  • Bathing

  • Stall Cleaning

  • Breed & Colors

  • Mounting

  • Dismounting

  • Emergency Stop

  • Direct Reining

  • Indirect Reining

  • Walk & Trot

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Intermediate Riding Lessons

  • Problem Solving

  • Leads

  • Patterns

  • Verbal Commands

  • Leg Pressure

  • Obstacle Crossings

  • Posture

  • Horse Manners

  • Balanced Trotting

  • Lope/Canter

  • Transitions

  • Backing

  • Tack Care

  • Tack Fitting

Summer Camp

Come spend a week learning all about horses!  We will have tons of fun and still learn all about horses and practice riding skills. 

We will also have games, crafts and swimming.  The confidence gained after a camp is amazing to see!

Ages 7 and up

Monday - Thursday

8 am to 2pm

$295 per camper per week

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 2022 Dates

Spring Break

March 7th - 11th


June 13th - 16th

June 20th - 23rd

June 27th - June 30th

July 11th - 14th

July 18th - 21nd

July 25th - 28th

Monday through Thursday

8am to 2pm

$295 each

Ages 7 & Up

Parties and Group Rides

Group rides - (not a lesson)

$40/hour per person

Horse riding party

$275 for 5 horses and use of the facility for 2 hours.  

Let us know how we can help you plan your horse experience!  


Contact Us

1355 Ovilla Rd
Waxahachie, T X 75167


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