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Boarding ~ Lessons ~ Training

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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 50+ years growing up with horses and competing in shows, rodeos, parades, trail competitions and much more. She has attended many clinics with Buck Brannaman, Clinton Anderson, John Lyons, Pat Parelli, Martha Josey, 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, lessons, and clinics.  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!

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$60/hour  - private

$40/hour - group

$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.


  • Catching​

  • Haltering

  • Leading

  • Tying

  • Bathing

  • Stall Cleaning

  • Breed & Colors

  • Mounting

  • Dismounting

  • Emergency Stop

  • Direct Reining

  • Indirect Reining

  • Walk & Trot

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  • Problem Solving

  • Leads

  • Patterns

  • Verbal Commands

  • Leg Pressure

  • Obstacle Crossings

  • Posture

  • Horse Manners

  • Balanced Trotting

  • Lope/Canter

  • Transitions

  • Backing

  • Tack Care

  • Tack Fitting


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

Even the kids with experience will enjoy their time at camp.   

The confidence gained after a camp is amazing to see!

Ages 7 and up

Monday - Thursday

8 am to 2pm

$395 per camper per week

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 2024  DATES

JUNE 10-13

JUNE 17-20

JUNE 24-27

JULY 8-11

JULY 15-18

JULY 22-25


Monday through Thursday

8am to 2pm

$395 each camp 

Ages 7 and up 

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1355 Ovilla Rd
Waxahachie, T X 75167


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