If you want to keep a child out of trouble,
get them a horse.
The physical address to our Barn is:
30625 Old Hockley Rd.
Magnolia, TX. 77355
Between FM 1488 and Nichols Sawmill Rd.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 560
Magnolia, TX. 77353
For questions about the horses:
please call Doug at 832-374-1164
For questions about the website:
please email Laura at
Come out and visit Doug, Laura, our horses
and our dogs.
Feeling Down? Then Saddle Up!!!
First Appointment - Last appointment
11:00 am to Before Dusk Mon.-Sat.
1:00 pm to Before Dusk on Sun.
Always make an appointment
to come out to the barn to
"Git" the right one!!!!!!
~If you make an appointment,
and you can't make it out,
please let us know, our time is important too.
What To Expect When You Come Out To Our Barn
You check out the horse/horses first without tack, you can inspect them, watch them walk, do ground work, pick up their feet, groom them etc...
We will saddle and bridle the horse you want to see first.
Our rider will ride the horses first, in the round pen to show you how the horse rides, then in the pasture, if you want to see.
Then you and/or your family can ride, first in the round pen (so we can see how you ride).
Then if your comfortable with the horse, and we are comfortable with you. You can ride where ever you want (on our property), we have a pasture.
Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for riding, we recommend blue jeans/riding britches, boots, and horse riding helmets (especially for kids, we don't want anyone to be put in any danger especially children).
SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT EVER ACCEPTABLE RIDING ATTIRE (we don't care who you think you are)
You are welcome to bring your own saddle (in good repair) and a bridle as long as it's not too severe in the bit and it's in good condition (we usually use a light dog bone snaffle or similar).
And please if you need another person(s) opinion; as in a trainer, spouse, parent, child, friend, etc. to make the decision on whether to buy or not. Please bring them with you on the first day you plan to ride the horse(s) or you can just come and look. (Our time is valuable too).
Please check out buyer etiquette and responsibility from HTT (Horse Traders Tricks) and look for their recommendation of us on our Links page
And remember there is no such thing as a "bomb proof" horse!!!
Our Barn, Our Rules!!
He knows when your happy,
He knows when your comfortable,
He knows when your confident,
And he always knows when you have carrots!!!!
All horses Guaranteed* by Doug Gittins
All horses are sold with a signed contract, current negative coggins, and
vacation/farrier/deworming records will be given to the buyer when they take possession of the horse.
Any registration papers that they may have,
will be given to the buyer at the time of
purchase (unless being purchased online,
then they will be delivered with the horse by the transported or by certified mail).
We welcome all pre-purchase
and drug screens on all of our horses,
at the buyer expense.
We also give EVERY horse a Strangles vaccine
(Streptococcus Equi Strep vax II) and a Flu/Rhino Vaccine (Fluvac Innovator EHV-4/1) that includes EHV-1, EHV-4, type A2 equine influenza/Kentucky 97 influenza, all that is passed from horse to horse
We also recommend you give your horse/s
an East/West Nile Vaccine, and a Venezuelan/Eastern/Western Encephalitis, and a Tetanus (VEWT) Vaccine (these can be purchased from your Veterinarian or local
feed store and administered yourself).
And as with every pet we highly recommend a Rabies Vaccine, this should only be administered by a Veterinarian.
(Yes horses can get Rabies)
*30 day Guarantee!!!
If for any reason, you don't like the horse/s we will TRADE
you another horse/s of EQUAL value.
There is Absolutely
no money EVER given back,
and all horses returned must be in the same
(or better) condition as when they left.
Sorry but we do NOT offer payment plans on any of our horses. And ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE TRADE IN'S. All sales are to be paid in full before the time the horse leaves our barn.
And every horse is for sale until sold.
(Paid For, and with A Signed Contract)
Sorry, No *Holds/No Deposits
First Come/First Serve.
*We will hold a horse for a pre-purchase exam
(after the appointment is made)
as long as it's done within 3 days of the appointment.
If you can't make the vet appointment
because it's the weekend,
a holiday, or after hours, the horse will still be for sale until the
appointment is made*
We can deliver!!! Local to SE Texas Only!!!
(Within 50"ish" Miles Of Our Barn, Magnolia, TX.)
~Fee negotiable, usually just gas $$
Doug has been in the business of horses
for more than 50 years,
from a small town, in mid-west Iowa,
to the PRCA rodeo,
to the racetracks in NE America.
He has been buying and
selling horses his whole life, with his dad
(Bernard Gittins) in his sale barn,
to his rodeo days,
in mid America and the Northeast,
and then on to the
racetrack as an assistant trainer
(under the leading trainer of the nation,
Jack Van Berg).
Unto now, buying and selling
beginner, kids, play days, drill team,
trail riding, gentle,
beginner roping, family horses,
with his life partner, and wife Laura.
Doug has always had exceptional eye for horses, and their attributes.
Doug's dad has always been an inspiration
to him and instilled in him life long lesson's like;
"Be as honest as you can, whether you're are a
banker, a grocer, or a horse broker,
always be honest, and you'll be successful".
And "The harder you work, the luckier you get".
Doug truly tries to live by his
words of wisdom and maintain
a great reputation to honor his dad.
WHAT WE FEED
We feed our horses 1 to 2 scoops
(1 scoop = 3 qrt.)
of M-G 12-8 pellets*
(12% protein-8% fat)
twice daily, depending on need.
*unless otherwise noted
1 oz. flax seed oil
and 1 cup of Outlast per day,
with all the coastal hay they can eat.
We strive to keep our horses fat and healthy,
and we work closely with our Veterinarian's at
If you do see a thin horse at our barn,
it's because he/she came that way
and won't stay that way for long.
The Most Asked Question
"Why do most your descriptions say
almost the same thing?"
~That's an easy answer,
they have to fit into a specific "mold" on attitude, dispositition and "brokenness"
that all of our horses HAVE to fit in to,
or we do not standby, represent or guarantee them.
They are guaranteed to us,
so we can guarantee them to you.