Serenity Stables & Event Facility’s five acres of land are dotted with a regulation-size arena, covered stalls, and indoor facilities, creating a horse-riding haven for equine enthusiasts of all ages. Experienced, encouraging instructors lead riding lessons, which can be tailored to meet the needs of everyone from first-timers to professional cowboys hoping to learn the secret of galloping into the sunset without squinting. Teachers inform pupils about basic Western and English riding techniques, roping, queening, flags, and barrel racing. Serenity Stables also offers full boarding services and rents out their facilities for dances, musical events, birthdays, and interventions for oats-addicted unicorns.
Doggy Clips’ staff cleans and grooms dogs of all sizes and breeds. From haircuts to nail trimming, ear cleaning, and gland care, the grooming-school graduates gently and thoroughly bathe canines from the top to bottom. Dye jobs, nail polishing, and show patterns are also available.
When it comes to breed-appropriate dog grooming, you won’t find many people more knowledgeable than the staff at Wags To Riches All Breed Pet Salon. Resident groomer Lauren got her start 13 years ago in the dog-show ring, giving her a good introduction to proper breed styling and general dog care. She now puts those skills to use at Wags To Riches, keeping dogs pampered and healthy. She gives dogs a fresh scent during baths, and then uses breed-specific scissor clips to groom fur. In addition to cutting hair, she cuts nails for finicky pets and cleans ears and glands to ensure that pets stay in peak physical condition. For every six groomings a pet comes in for, their owners receive $10 off the next service, allowing them to save a little cash or splurge on a beef-jerky collar.
Vincent Eufemia has always loved animals, but his busy schedule as a computer consultant once kept him from giving proper attention to his furry best friend, a labrador named Cassady. After trying out several different daycares, he realized that at many of them, the dogs were not permitted outside to play. This absence of canine fun spurred him to leave consulting behind and open Emerald Street Kennels, a pet daycare and boarding facility anchored by an enormous indoor and outdoor play area. Four different rooms categorize dogs according to size, age, and temperament. When they're not frolicking in one of these spaces or the fluffy grass, up to nine overnight pooches can each lounge in their very own 4"x6" doggie apartment. Each one comes fully furnished with rubber matting, a trampoline bed, and a chaise lounge upholstered in bacon.
Feline guests reside in the Cattery, a block of padded cat condos with a variety of toys and a separate ventilation system to prevent airborne diseases. Owners can check in on their pets via Emerald Street's website, whose camera feed displays each animal sleeping soundly and chasing dream cars to the sounds of classical music.
Most popular offering: Local, organic, raw milk; Quest bars
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
It's not always easy to know if you're eating a balanced diet. But if you don't know how to get in all your leafy greens or omega fatty acids throughout the day, there's help. Total Health owners Kevin and Laurel set out to bring their knowledge of nutrition to the local community, helping all their customers live healthier lives and get over debilitating fears of swiss chard. They stock healthy snacks, gluten-free foods, vitamins, and a variety of organic and local goods.
Little Feather Ranch is owner and manager Teri Hallman’s equine oasis amid the verdant expanse of Eagle, Idaho. There, horses trot outdoors in cool summer breezes and prance around the insulated indoor arena all through the year. A nearby 5-mile trail allows visitors to explore Eagle Island State Park on guided horseback rides.
Accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association, Teri imparts riding skills in both Western and English styles. English riding entails a lighter saddle and more direct control over the horse’s reins, whereas the Western style requires a larger saddle, lax one-handed rein control, and an encyclopedic knowledge of John Wayne quotes. Little Feather’s boarding service treats horses to attentive care and a supply of grass and alfalfa hay grown onsite. While at the ranch, riders can peruse a line of exclusive handmade leather bags, Western shirts, and hat bands.