When I first started looking at stables I went to this one that was about 20 minutes away. On the phone the lady made it sound like paradise, got there and that was a different story. She had 12 acres of land, but they use their neighbores for trails. On that 12 acres only 3 maybe four was actually for the horses. On those 3-4 acres she had at least 15 horses on her property. The horses had no grazing, the "pastures" were no bigger than say a padock area and in those pastures she had at least 3 horses in each. She started talking about thrush before she even took me to the pastures, that was the first red flag. Then I saw where she was keeping the horses. There were 5 pastures and none of them had any grass, it was all mud and poop. Then she showed me where she would keep my horse. It was a small area just alittle bigger than a round pen!!! I still can not to this day understand why anyone would keep their horses there. It was $250 and just pasture board. There were more stables around the area where pasture board was alot cheaper than that, I just don't get it.