I've been a 'Sweet Talker' for five years now. They've taken me from a dead beginner who screamed the first time I tried to trot, to a horse owner that has done western, English, jumping, dressage, cow work, the finer points of collection and impulsion, fun gymkhanas, etc. A fun family barn with lots of events and something for every level of rider. My horse is well cared for and happy. Many options for types of board. Lots of lesson horses for different levels. Highly recommend.
Great family friendly place. If you or your kids are wanting lessons then this is the place. Always something fun going on and more ridable horses than any other stable we've been to. We have looked at many stables and find ST suits our needs just fine.
I have been at Sweet Talk for a long time taking lessons and I love that they are so professional while maintaining a friendly environment for students to learn. I like that they teach both English and Western riding and I can go to big competitions, like the ones held at Spruce Meadows, and cheer Sweet Talk's riders on. Sweet Talk Stables is a professionally run facility so close to Calgary where the whole family is welcome.
Joyce and her family run an amazing barn! I know that my horse will always be cared for. There are many options for board, from inside in the cold winter to pasture and everything in between. I have learned so much in the lesson program, including how to really ride at Sweettalk. English, western, competitive, beginners, intermediates... they can teach you all and help you improve. I highly recommend this barn!
Look around for another facility, there are so many in the area. They make their agreements verbally and then forget what they have said. They do not honour their lease agreements, the horse that you have leased could be gone at any given time with no notice. The barn is old and rundown and when it rains there is 4 inches of water on the floor. The children often teach the lessons and while they are experienced riders they are not yet experienced teachers. Do yourself a favour and keep looking.