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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2010, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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-Finding- a boarding barn?

Hi there,
As you guys have all been so helpful to me before, I have another question. :) I live in a tiny town in PA, near-ish to State College. I know that there's got to be some horse boarding farms around here somewhere, because I've seen tons of horse pictures and 4H is huge around here. It's a very agricultural area. However, I can't for the life of me find places to board at. There's only one listing in the yellow pages for Horse Stables, and that barn is about 30 minutes away from my house. Every internet search I try just comes back with ones for State College (of which there are plenty, I just really didn't want to have to drive that far).

So where do I look from here? I guess these BO's just don't advertise! I used to live in Harrisburg and there was a lovely privately owned tack store there that had a book listing all the barns in the area, and they advertised their lessons, boarding prices, etc. But the only "tack store" around here is Farm & Country. I'm just not sure where to look. Anyone have any ideas?

I should note that I do not have a horse, but I'm just looking. I'd like to get one in the future, and I'm trying to start budgeting so that I can convince my husband. :P

Thanks again!
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-30-2010, 02:55 PM
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Find the local tack shops and ask, call the county 4h agent as well...that's what we did.
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Post an ad on craigslist or look on craigslist. That's how I found my new place. Somone emailed me and said they knew someone who used to own this place a few minutes away, so I emailed the lady who he said he knew. She said her ex-husband owned it now and gave me the address. I definitely wouldn't have found it if that random guy hadn't emailed me after I posted an ad for boarding.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-30-2010, 03:47 PM
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Are you looking for some place to simply board or are you looking for a place to train, etc? Most back yard type places can be easily found by going to the tack store and going to the feed store and look on the bulletin boards.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-31-2010, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses, guys!
I guess I'll have to try to find a feed store or something. As far as I know, Tractor Supply (Farm & Country, whatever it's called) doesn't have a listing. They do have a bulletin board with ads on it, but there weren't any for boarding last I checked.
I'll see if I can get a hold of the 4-h people too. If that doesn't pan out, I'll put ads in craigslist and the local paper, lol.
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Ask the cashiers if they know any place. If they do not personally know any place I am sure they know someone who does.
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