I dont know how I could live with having my horse at a boarding stable
. I just love her to much. So first of all, do you know enough about horses? Ok, so you are going to be told that A LOT, but it is VERY important. If your horse is acting odd- and you are boarding, you can have someones experienced opinion if you should call the vet, or even if you think you know enough, it is always nice to have that second opinion to confirm that they are colicing, or that it isnt just you being crazy thinking your horse is off, and that they really are sick. Also, what about a companion? Do you go on trips often? If so, who will look after your horse while you do? Dont get me wrong, its a lot of fun, and I love it, but if you try it and after a week, you cant handle it, its O.K. try boarding him, maybe at another place. Do you have enough room? Im a very strict about my horse having 10 hours or more of turnout, and when they are in, having constant access to hay and if turned out in dirt are having there be hay. Minimum size for drylot turnout - 80 ft by 180 ft. Typically 2 acres per horse for keeping grass in the pasture
. I totally understand you want that connection with your horse. If keeping your horse at your house doesnt work, look around at where you live, and if anyone was a pasture (even without a fence if they let you/you can put up a fence, and remember there will be two horses- one as companion, or a goat cow sheep or something to keep it company) and ask if you can use it. Also, if anyone has a pasture with an animal in it (cows, horses, sheeps, goats, etc, as long as they dont have horns) they may let you put your horse in it- and then, you wont have to get a buddy for your horse! And also where will you ride? If you dont have access to trails or nice arena, you will need a trailer if you dont have one. Im sorry bout this loooong paragraph to read, but I hope it helps! Please please please
message me if you have any more questions, and tell me what you decide!!