"A Great Place to Rest Your Hooves"


Come Visit Oscar and friends!


Better Equine Ranch has Great shelters and lots, quality hay and feed, salt, fresh water and room to ride!  Boarders can ride in the arena, timber and hayfield when cut. ​It’s beautiful and peaceful. Everything we need for your horses Retirement Home or Boarding, here at Equine Rest Stop. 

Conveniently Located


Better Equine Ranch 29545 Pleasant Valley Road, Paola, Ks. 66071

5 Miles from Rantoul, Kansas - Ride the Rails

10 Miles from I-35 & 68 Hwy

15 miles from Saddle Ridge Trail riding area at Hillsdale Lake, in Hillsdale, Ks. 

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With our Regular Horse Boarding program, we also offer boarding for your Retired horses. We feel this is the perfect retirement home & boarding facility for your beloved horse(s).  

Our entire team has years of experience feeding and maintaining horses from new borns to aged horses. boarding horses

We do not accept Stallions

What we have to Offer


Retirement, Regular & Vacation Boarding Available; (call us for space availability)

  • Pens with Sheds - Perfect size grass lots with Lean-to shelters for up to 2 horses per pen.
  • Stall boarding - None at this time (Future plans)

What do your ponies receive?


  • All boarding areas have accessible to shelter, forage (hay &/or grass), fresh water 24-7 from heated automatic waterers & Salt and are fed am & pm with up to 4# Total Equine feed (More feed per feeding is available as needed for an additional fee) along with grass & hay.

On Site Shopping


There is shopping at the Better Equine® Tack, Feed, and More Store Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   

You can purchase Horse and Livestock items like Total Feeds, MasterHand Milling DDG's, Bridles, Reins, Girths, Tack, Fly sprays, dewormers, Ropes, Roping Dummies, SaddleRight Pads and more!   

While you are at the store pick up the latest issue of Everything Horses and Livestock® Magazine!  

Needed Items


  • Current Coggins, shots & deworming records are Required and Checked upon arrival before unloading.
  • You are welcome to email to;  janabarcus1@gmail.com
  • Price per Month; Custom to your horses needs-Call for monthly quote
  • Price per Day for Vacation Boarding - Call for quote.
  • Signed Contract/Release Form for your horse to stay at our facility
  • ​We accept Cash or Checks

Available to Boarders


  • Open riding areas are in the pasture/timber with natural and man made obstacles, hay field when cut, and our large 170 x 240 outdoor arena.
  • Stationary roping dummies, weekly and monthly events to enter.
  • Cow Horse lessons available with Bill Barcus - call to schedule 913-238-3139

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON AROUND HERE at Better Equine® Ranch for Everyone?

Invite your Friends!
Riding - Haul In per Day - Load your trailer and come ride! $15.00/Person - bring as many horses as you can get in your trailer!  (Haul in customers - Call for Riding date/time availability Mon-Fri 913-731-2509)

Watch for Specified nights for FREE Riding all 4H Members! Any county!!

Ride in the arena, pasture & timber. Obstacles in the timber, barrels and poles, Charlie the calf roping dummy, railroad tie set up to drag, orange cones for your use and more.  

Clean Port-a-Potty on site.  Water available for horses​.

Store Open - Shop Local! - The Better Equine® store is open every Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 - 2). Cool off and do some shopping for any supplies! 

Horse Massage & Assessments Available - ​We have several Horse & Human Massage Therapy Companies available to meet you here to work on your horses! Ask us for their numbers and setup a time for them to meet you here at the Ranch!  Call to set up an appointment at 913-731-2509 (9 am - 5 pm)

Monthly Events - Crossfire Ranch Fellowship is hosted here! - 1x per month on Tuesday evening starting at 6:30 pm Fellowship is here! Open to all and super fun.  Attend fellowship and You and your guests can ride, track cattle and rope for FREE after fellowship! For dates and more information visit their website. Fellowship nights are led by Cory Young of Golden Spur Ministries

Yearly Events - Each year is different, so join the Better Equine email list and "like" us on facebook to stay informed on what fun events are happening!  

Customer Appreciation Day w/Store Specials, see the chickens, baby goats, turkeys and assorted animals, hay wagon rides, visit with our Vendor rep's, all day concessions and more fun!


Like Better Equine® on Facebook where there are events made for the summer fun scheduled here! Don't have a facebook account? Visit our calendar at https://betterequineinc.com/event-calendar 

Go To our Facebook site & Click on Events