alright guys....i like the new option. The horses are out from like 9am-330 pm and then they get hay and they are in for the night. there are clean runs and spacious stalls. the owner seems nice, a little quiet and stand offish, but sincere. it is however, 20-30 mins away, and by paying the arena fee, it equals to $320 for board. and thats for daytime only use, night use is a different charge. the big arena is usually stocked full for the high school equistrian (sp? oops) teams and team penning. but there is a scheduled time for normal usage. i really like how its more open and the horses can socialize pretty welll.
the place im at now is 5 mins away from my house. its $335 board, has round pen, free arena usage, and descent stalls (however, the runs are about 1 ft of mud that is puddling with green stuff). There is little turn out outside, and its about 6 acres to about 30 horses. plus the owner is unfriendly, but i can deal with it. he's just rough with the horses sometimes.
ugh im so confused...i dont know what to do :( ill have to think about it some more