Do you board or own your own barn?

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        07-13-2010, 03:30 PM
    Do you board or own your own barn?

    Hey all! I was just wondering who boards and who keeps their horses at home? What do you like/dislike about it, and what are you reasons for doing so?
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        07-13-2010, 05:09 PM
    Our mares are at home, and I wouldn't have it any other way. We like to be able to just spend time with them, spend some training time, or saddle up and take off whenever we feel like.
        07-13-2010, 05:39 PM
    Our horses are at home and I love it! We go out and see them whenever and can go for a ride at anytime. We know that they are being taken care of properly, that our property is safe and how their health is. Since we spend a lot of time with them, we have created a really strong bond with our horses

    The biggest negative is that during the summer you have to find someone to watch them if you go on vacation.
        07-13-2010, 06:15 PM
    I keep my horses at home and I couldn't imagine boarding them somewhere. I have them at my fingertips whenever I want to ride (even if that's 2am) and I never have to worry about my riding areas being full of other riders that I have to avoid.
        07-13-2010, 06:19 PM
    I board my horse. And I dislike it a lot! Hah the barn is always so crowded and can't go there SUPER early or past 9pm. I wish I kept him at home.
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        07-13-2010, 06:46 PM
    My horses are at our house.

    * right there whenever I want to see them or ride
    * no worries about leaving when Liberty is in foal since she's right outside
    * guarantee they are getting the care I expect
    * many more captures of those once in a million photos :)

    * nothing can be put off until tomorrow
    * chores are my responsibility regardless of weather, tired, etc
    * finding someone to cover if we leave town
    * paying full farm call fee for shots/farrier/etc.
        07-13-2010, 07:14 PM
    I board and love it. I don't have the option to keep her at home and where she is boarded is at a friends and she gets taken care of well. I do wish I could see her everyday by just looking out a window or something.
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        07-13-2010, 08:47 PM
    I board, but we do half of the work, so he's it's kinda like he's at home...
    I wish that I could see him whenever, because driving to the barn is a PAIN!
    Where I board it is a neighborhood and I can't ride in the neighborhood arena without a resident, so that gets annoying, too. I don't live in horse property, so we really don't have a choice. We would love to move to horse property, but we can't afford it right now. Currently, it is just a dream...
        07-13-2010, 08:52 PM
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    I board, but I would love to keep her at home, but at the same time, I love boarding, because, keeps me in touch with the latest horse world gossip
    2.I love all the people at the barn liek family
    3.I can go away on holidays and know she is being cared for (its a great barn, no problems)
    4.I can bike to the barn within ten minutes, so its not a long drive, haha
    5.I LOVE my instructors and I can't imagine trying to learn dressage without them!
    and more, I just can't think of them right now. But I do really have an amazing place to board, I wouldnt trade it for the world! I've heard to many scary boarding stories to think of changing barns!
        07-13-2010, 09:06 PM
    Right now they are boarded. We are working on a shelter and fence of our own so we can bring my girls home. I look forward to them being here. I do all the care for them at the barn, so it will be easier once they are home.

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