I board my mare at Fish Creek Farm in Arlington, Washington. It's about 10-15 minutes away from my house. I like it because it's small enough that each person gets individual attention, but big enough that if there is ever any problem you can find someone to help you. The owners take good care of their horses and the boarders'. If anything at all happens (they move your horse to a different pasture, she looses a shoe, gets injured, or they're in any way concerned) Beverly (one of the owners) gives you a personal phone call to keep you "in the loop". Everybody is willing to lend a helping hand and a piece of advice. The other owner, Dick, even gave me advice on different brands when I was buying my first blanket. Because Hray is my first horse and none of my family is involved in equestrian activities it's important that I can ask the people around me questions and get knowledgeable opinions.
Their qualities include:
- 60 acre facility
- 60ft x 140ft lighted covered arena
- 100ft x 200ft lighted outdoor arena
- 50ft solid wall round pen
- 40ft hot walker
- Hot wash rack
- Individual tack rooms
- 32 matted 10ft x 12ft stalls
- 18 semi-private pastures
- A 12 acre group pasture
- Over 2 miles of horse trails on site and access to miles of trails on adjacent properties
- Open 24/7, 365 days a year
- Owners have over 30 years experience
- Trainer Dory Jackson has over 20 years experience
- Supports the Snohomish County 4H Program, the American Endurance Riders Conference, and the Pacific Northwest Endurance Riders
This info can all be found on the website
I use the semi-private pasture boarding for $300 a month.
However, I don't use the trainer.
Also, check out the stud, CCA Balistik. He's one utterly gorgeous Arabian.
I get to pet that every time I go into the barn.