Fresh Start on the web for 2018


We are so excited to launch our new website for you, barn friends.  Take a look around. We hope you will find it easy to navigate with plenty of details. Great communication is the beginning of great relationships!

Several times a month we will be updating the site, here on Barn Diaries page, with all kinds of fun information! Here are some things you might see.

  • Welcome to New Students and Riders
  • Funny Stories of our crazy days at the barn
  • Accomplishments and Celebrations of our current riders and students
  • Quotes and Motivation
  • Social Media Featured Post
  • Horse Tips for great riders and excellent owners
  • Reminders
  • Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Past Event Reviews

See that one that says “Social Media Featured Post”? That is YOUR chance to be featured on this website! Each time you share about something that happened at the barn or at one of our events, please use the hashtag #carouselobreeds We will be monitoring this hashtag and featuring your pictures and stories right here! We may even have a prize or two along the way for our featured barn friends!

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope a visit to will become a routine part of your week as we share all the great things that are happening here in our Barn Diaries


Extreme Trail Camp 2016 Memories

What fun horse camp was last year!  We had great times and made lasting friendships.  Check out the highlights from Extreme Trail Camp 2016 on this video produced by Southern Horse Talk …  And, we’ll see YOU at this year’s Extreme Trail Camp 2017, starting May 29th at Carousel O Breeds in Montevallo.

For more information on the camp, call me, Libby Shackelford, at 205-533-0432.  Enjoy! Ms Libby Western Dressage

Summer Riding Lessons at COB

Summer riding lessons begin at Carousel O Breeds starting June 5th.  Lessons can be scheduled every day except Tuesday and Sunday.  Sign up now to assure your riding spot!  Contact Libby Shackelford for more information and to check schedule availability at (205) 533-0432.  Get your ride on at Carousel O Breeds!

Extreme Trail Camp

Extreme Trail Competition 2017

Join us for the last day of summer camp as our campers show off all they have learned at horse camp to their parents, friends, and family.  The Extreme Trail Competition takes place at 10:00 am at the back arena of Carousel O Breeds.  Be sure to bring your lawn chairs.  Carousel O Breeds will provide the drinks.  Camp pick up is immediately after the competition.  Good luck to everyone!



Extreme Trail Summer Camp 2017

Sign up for summer camp to save your spot for Carousel O Breeds’ EXTREME TRAIL CAMP 2017!  Camp begins May 29 with the arrival of the campers between 3-6 pm.   Camp activities include: riding, swimming, crafts, lectures, and great food!  Campers should bring riding clothes, helmets, boots, bug spray, swim suit, towel, sleeping bag, pillow, play clothes, and snacks.  Each camper receives a trophy and a camp shirt.  Parents, friends, and family are invited to attend the Extreme Trail Competition on June 3 at 10:00 am at the back arena at COB.  Pick up is after the performance on June 3.

Cost:  $485 for overnight camp, $450 for day camp, $75 per day.

For more information:  Libby Shackelford, 205-533-0432.