Well, the trainer moved out of the area shortly after we bought the place and we decided to open it up to self-care boarding. We both work VERY full-time and cannot provide care for any horses other than our own.
We will soon have a total of 14 horses and 7 different clients. Our 4 horses are kept in a back field with a run-in shelter, separate from client horses.
So, my question is, how do you handle turn-out in this situation?
We have about 8 acres of land for turn-out and our horses. There are two different turn-out areas, but they are not divided well between the two barns. We will be completely re-fencing next summer so we plan on dividing the pastures up differently and are looking for ideas.
We cannot provide separate areas for each horse or even each client. Do most stables provide one field for mares and one for geldings? Do you just cross your fingers that they'll all get along??? Any other suggestions for how to do this?