So basically I'm going to ask you guys your opinions. I'm not going to state the reason I, or some of the other boarders are leaving/looking at other barns, just the different facilities :)
The place I'm at/the facilities I'm "allowed" to use/do use.
Field board: $275
Self care stall: $270..? (i'm a little confused there because it's less lol.)
Outdoor bluestone ring, 100x200
No run-in sheds. Only trees and hills
Cross country schooling farm ride-to-able
Garage for a tack room (not sealed from the elements)
Hot/cold inside and outside wash stalls
I feed once in the evening and have to provide the shavings for the "field boarder" stall that I can use. Round bales are put out, not as often as I like, but that's another story. The fields are in good shape, lots of rocks though. Pasture mates situation finally figured out. Uhmmm..GREAT set of boarders.
Only 11 miles from my house.
Other things they have.
New Indoor barn with heated tack room (can't use)
Uhmm..there is an older barn that is only 3 sided, has crossties and the garage part connected, decent enough, but would be much happier using the other lol. Without explaining the situation, and making it sound "bad" I guess that's all I've got lol.
Other potential place:
100x200 lighted indoor
200x200 lighted outdoor
2 indoor washtalls (per barn)
1/2 mile excercise track
40' Circular Saltwater Equine Pool
Large Saltwater Pool for Dogs
Pastures with run-in sheds
25 miles from my house.
I would still be field boarded, which I don't know what that costs yet, but stall board is $375 and the field board with probably be the same, maybe a little more, or even less, than the current place.
There are no jumps yet. I would still probably be feeding in the evening.
A little backround info on this one. It is a racehorse training facility. The last guy who owned it was forclosed on and it was bought at auction for $6million.
There are no jumps because the other guy took them with him, they are for sale though. There are a total of 3 racetrack people there, but they take up all 57 stalls. They are in 24/7 (racehorses obviously lol) which means I would have pick of the pastures.
The only thing that I'm concerned with at this point is the mileage and whether or not he puts hay out, or if we have to provide it. (As they do not have any field boarders, or horses that go out for that matter) The jumps are also a must, since I show in the Hunter/Jumper circuit. The other lady, who told us about the place, lives literally across the street from them. She boards with us now, and she keeps an eye on my horse, and feeds him for me if need be. If she leaves, another boarder will leave, which will leave me all by myself. Just wondering if you guys would make the switch. All of the boarders have been having problems, I just didn't feel it was necessary to explain the whole thing, since I feel I should be able to make the decision based on that myself. Sorry for the novel! Give me some feedback