I can not speak highly enough about Diana and Big Lake Farm. My horse has several health concerns that require close monitoring, Diana's knowledge and exceptional care give me peace of mind that my special guy is in good hands. Her training methods are calm, positive, and always encouraging, allowing both horses and riders to advance to the next level with confidence. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned rider, you will find the family atmosphere at Big Lake warm and welcoming!
--Cathy Fitzgerald, mom to Moun
My experience at Big Lake has been wonderful! From integrating my horse to his new herd, having a great feeding program, well maintained arena footing, and friendly atmosphere. I'm never worried about my horse! This farm came highly recommended by our vet. --Kristen M, Malone's mom.
Me and my 3 horses absolutely love it at Big Lake! The property is beautiful, the facilities are well-kept, and everyone is super nice. Diana takes such great care of the horses and is extremely helpful. Highly recommended! --Cat Guenther, mom to Beamer, Teddy, and Aspen and owner of Behind The Bit Show Clothing
One of, if not the most important thing to consider when owning a horse is where his/her home will be. Thank heavens for Diana Tomes and Big Lake Farm. It has EVERYTHING I was looking for. Not only is Diana an accomplished rider, her knowledge extends to helping horses and owners develop a relationship through groundwork and natural horsemanship. As a trainer she has taken me and my horse to the next level in a positive and encouraging manner. Her understanding in overall horse care from feeding to general health and wellbeing for our four legged friends is second to none. She watches over every horse on our property as if it were her own. I can honestly say that my horses have found their forever homes! --Tracy, mama to Riley and CW
"Big Lake Farm has been an amazing place for my daughter. Over the past 10 years, we have lived in 2 different states, and Big Lake is by far the most peaceful, positive and supportive barn at which we've been.
Diana has vast knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of horsemanship. She not only trains her students to be successful riders, but moreso, how to communicate and understand a horse's body language. Diana is compassionate, patient, and kind-hearted. If one suggestion doesn't work to accomplish a rider's goal, she is creative in coming up with another solution. We can't say enough good things about Diana and Big Lake Farm. We are so lucky to be here!"
--Lisa Cooper, Mom to Madison
We love Big Lake Farm and Diana is an amazing trainer! My daughter started out as a fairly new rider at Big Lake over a year ago. Now, she is competing on her high school equestrian team and loving it. Diana has a unique way of tuning into her students and meeting them where they are at skill/confidence wise, while building their skills safely during every lesson. The barn has a family feel as everyone is so friendly and helpful. Thank you Diana, for all you do! We highly recommend Big Lake Farm!
Carrie & Allie