Ok, so, I have finally found yet another place to move. Oddly enough, it is another 'back yard boarder'...however, they know what they're doing and they know how to take care of horses. It's a little more expensive but not by much and it is a little farther. I went out and saw it several times and covered ALL the bases I could think of.
It's VERY nice for my needs. Not 'fancy' by any means, but I don't need fancy, I need calm and functional!
So, this place is in all 35 acres. 15 pasture the other a combo of woods, house, and barn with a turn out area (not really a paddock, not really a pasture) There is one horse out there now that belongs to the owner, a rescued TB who is very laid back and sweet, and she will only allow 5 horses total on the property. She's not hung up on rules, other than to let her know when I'm on my way (which I'm totally fine with since I wouldn't want someone randomly driving up my driveway lol). On top of the acreage, there's 15 acres of woods to ride trails on, a stocked pond that is part of the pasture that I can fish in, an 'ok' barn (which she will put the horses up when it snows as part of the pasture board!!!) and they personally have 'bath parties' every other weekend where friends and family come out to give their horse and dogs a bath lol. They also do other general activities that I, and anyone I wish to bring, can join in on!!! My horse will also be fed daily, proved fresh water daily even though there's a pond, and I can use ANYTHING I need!!! Come winter, round bales will be split between all horse owners by the number of horses owned by that owner (so if I have one, and someone else has 2, I pay 1/4th the cost of the bale, the owner pays 1/4th of the bale, and the person with two horses pays for half) I can also put my horse in the turn out area and pay for my own hay if I like free of charge!
I know it sounds like I'm concentrating on money, but who doesn't in this economy? The things that have me going there however, is most deffinitely the SPACE, and the willingness to work out solutions from the owner. The owners are very laid back, and horse knowledgeable, as well as VERY friendly and inviting, things that the place I had her at had NONE of...So, more money, farther away, but like...a hundred better reasons to be there!
Not to mention that if anyone read one of my other posts about first moving to this other place, I kept saying I had a bad feeling that something was going to happen and that it was 'too good to be true'...which is basically what happened...I haven't had ONE negative feeling about this new place...
I move her tomorrow...or well...today lol. Thursday.
If you read this, please send me positive thoughts, wishes, and good luck! I am more than ready to simply settle in and enjoy my horse without feeling as if I'm walking on glass every step of the way.
p.s.....I found out through a third party that the place I'm moving away from is taking in ANOTHER horse this weekend...without asking for vet records or coggins...2 horses on 3 acres is already too much for 'just' pasture board...if I wasn't leaving, it'd be 3 on 3...Talk about good timing...