Simple Times Farm

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Boarding at Simple Times

We are located at 9044 Gale Rd in Goodrich, MI. We have stall and pasture boarding. Please email or call us for availability. We are thankful for all the support through the building process two years ago and love the property that the Lord has given each of us, including our farm family to enjoy! We are a family & youth oriented farm. With our commitment to excellence and quality of care, you won't go wrong at Simple Times Farm. Your horse is treated like one of our own, receiving individualized care and attention. Prices start at $285 per month for pasture board & $395 for stall boarding. Call or email for additional details!

Lessons/Riding Instruction at Simple Times

At Simple Times we are sure to give each rider the chance to excel. Many of our new students have quickly established themselves as contenders in local, regional and state show circuits.

Students at Simple Times know how to ride, are fit for riding, and are taught to understand and care for their horses.

Lesson/Riding Instruction Prices

   $40 - private lessons - purchase a pack of 4 lessons and save $10 off per month

   $30 - semi private (2-3 riders-price is per person) 

   $30 - private lessons (1/2 hour)

   $25 - group lessons (4 or more riders-price is per person) if available

   $35 - Home School Lessons (lessons must be taken during normal operating hours for public schools)

Buy a pack of lessons (4) and get $10 off! - available for private lessons only

Lessons include a full 60 minutes of barn time including tacking up, groundwork and riding instruction. Our instructors are thorough and engaging. Tack is provided. Students must avoid loose or baggy clothing and wear boots with at least 1/2” heel.

Meet our instructors


Christina DeSota nurtured a love of horses throughout her youth, managing a barn for friends and developing her riding skills. An excellent rider with a love for children, she shines at communicating foundational skills and knowledge to the youngest members of the farm who come to ride and also enjoys teaching our more mature members more advanced skills in riding. She specializes in teaching western pleasure, showmanship, english pleasure and all around skill sets for 4H and above. She has won multiple firsts at PAINT, PINTO and local open shows and her clients have also done very well with mulitple first and high point awards. Christina is also one of the coaches for the local Goodrich equestrian team, a very successful team associated with MIHA over the last several years since coming on board in 2012.

Nathanael DeSota enjoys working with horses on the ground and in the saddle and is honored to have the chance to assist the clientelle of Simple Times Farm with their horses, especially those that are struggling through bad habits or poor ground manners with their equine partner. Whether your horse is unbroke, green or a finished show horse that needs a tune up or a gentle attitude adjustment, Nathanael would love to work with you. He also breaks out new horses and believes it is very important to establish a firm foundation in proper pressure and release so that your horse can be the best they can be at what they do, whether at home, on the trail, or at the show! Good training always begins with the proper balance of relationship, trust & appropriate boundaries. Call for more details. Nathanael also enjoys working with young people and especially enjoys working with students that have a passion to grow, both in their riding ability and in their growth as a person.

Collin DeSota, is a junior trainer, and is working diligently to make training and working with horses and students a full time vocation. He enjoys working with horses and our younger students and everybody that meets him loves his personality, especially the way he engages and works with kids. He wins ribbons everywhere he goes with his horse and would love to help your younger students become great riders as well!!


Leasing at Simple Times 

Prices start at $125 a month for you to have your own horse for a day each week - call or email for more information and details or go to our Training/Leasing page



Simple Times has served folks in Flint, Swartz Creek, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Linden, Holly, Goodrich, Ortonville, Davison and the surrounding communities.

Services Available:  Quality Grass Hay and Grain Twice Daily / Optional 3rd Feeding / Your Supplements Added at no Charge / Horse Training / Personal Instructors  / 100 x 200 Outdoor Arena  / 70 X 120 Indoor Arena Scenic Trails / Horses cared for by owners / Equi-Lease Program / Competitive Pricing / Group Outings and Birthday Packages . . .


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