If you want to introduce a child to horses in a gentle, caring way, you will find Tammy Mattingly is a teacher with  that special touch.  Our 6-year old granddaughter wanted to learn how to ride a horse when she came to visit us for a week this summer.  Each day we went to Broken Spoke Stable was a new adventure for her.  She learned how to groom a horse, how to tack it up, how to use her body to signal the horse to move and turn and stop, and how to hold the reins properly – such a good foundation for wherever this interest takes her in the future.  Tammy made her feel safe and confident, gave her the experience of riding in a ring indoors and out, and led her on brief trail rides around the property to have the fun of riding outdoors.  A great experience!




                                                 Pat Michener


                                                 August 2011


We had the pleasure of boarding with Tammy at Broken Spoke Stables just outside of Oakland, MD for over a year.  We moved to Tammy’s late fall after my horse had a serious hoof injury which needed daily wound care.  With the help of Tammy, John and their caring staff, good veterinary care, my horse fully recovered.  We were back in the saddle by spring with no signs of injury.

Tammy Mattingly is a very honest and caring individual.  She has a great love of horses and gives herself in creating a warm and hospitable place for both horses and riders.  You can see from their clean, well maintained facility that it reflects her care.  Not only is her stabling well maintained, her riding areas, indoor and outdoor arenas are groomed, lawns are manicured, and paths are laid out along her ninety acres of riding trails.  It is located in a picturesque setting through rolling farmland shadowed by Backbone Mountain.

Riders can work and train their horses all year long, take lessons from experienced instructors in a variety of disciplines including horsemanship, hunter/jumper, dressage or western riding.  It is also a peaceful, beautiful place where you would enjoy bringing family or friends for a visit.

Her horse care provides daily feedings, clean spring fed water, daily turn-out and surveillance of your horse.  Shelter is provided whether your horse is turned out full time or you have opted for indoor stabling.  Boarded horses are wormed, vaccinated and weighted in keeping with her equine care program.  Her experienced staff are trained and well versed in dealing with a variety of horses. 

Tammy has offered clinics, trail rides, lessons and has participated in local parades and shows.  She also provides trailering services for horses to and from shows, events or to veterinary facilities as needed.  You can count on her to be there for all your equine needs.

After making many friends and finding a nice place to board my horse close to home, I was sad to leave her facility when we moved out of the state.  I have some great memories of Broken Spoke and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in horses. 

Sandy & Larry, Payson, AZ

   ” My horse spent the winter at Broken Spoke Stable so that she could continue to be worked during the bad weather.  She is an alpha mare and doesn’t play well with others.  Tammy and her staff were excellent with her and provided a safe environment which allowed her to have outside time as the weather permitted.  The indoor arena has excellent footing and we were able to continue training throughout the winter months.  We had a very positive experience at Broken Spoke and would recommend it to others. “

Corbonnet and Jeri Jones