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    06-12-2012, 10:19 AM
  #1
Foal
Question What would you like to see?

If you would like to add on to your barn or stables then just think about what you would expect at a stable you would chooseto board at.
Respond personally.
I would like an indoor ring and an outdoor ring. Several extra stalls. Easy access to shavings, hay, grain, water. Obstacles availible for borders like barrels and jumps. Having a batheroom and lounge is very nice. I like a big and non-scary parking area. Plenty of pasture room and several small round pens. Hot walkers are just a plus. Wash stalls are a must. A building or two is a good thing for obstacles. You are going to want a spacious and organized tack room with name tags. Cleanly painted. Extra helmets. Etc.
That's what I would like to see in a barn if I were to board. What would you like to see/have?
     
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    06-15-2012, 02:47 AM
  #2
Yearling
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Originally Posted by iamanequestrian    
If you would like to add on to your barn or stables then just think about what you would expect at a stable you would choose to board at.
Respond personally.
I would like an indoor ring and an outdoor ring. Several extra stalls. Easy access to shavings, hay, grain, water. Obstacles availible for boarders like barrels and jumps. Having a batheroom and lounge is very nice. I like a big and non-scary parking area trailer parking/storage away from the main buildings. Plenty of pasture room individual 24/7 turnout or runs connected to stalls and several small round pens. Hot walkers are just a plus Not unless supervised. Wash stalls are a must hot water. A building or two is a good thing for obstacles. You are going to want a spacious and organized tack room with name tags lockers you can lock. Cleanly painted. Extra helmets. Etc.
That's what I would like to see in a barn if I were to board. What would you like to see/have?
Prominent Fire Extinguishers and sprinkler system
Emergency contact numbers posted at every exit and on the tack room door
Appropriate and VERY well maintained fencing
Spacious stalls
Clean feed and water sources
Free choice hay 24/7 if stalled and when needed if not stalled
Well ventilated barns
Irradiate heaters for those 0 temp nights
Blanket hangers at each stall
Lighted arenas including the outdoor
SUPER clear and concise:
boarding agreement
emergency/disaster procedures
barn rules
Turn out schedule posted clearly so I know what pasture my horse is located in at any given time.
Pasture rotation (so my horse is familiar with all the fencing boundaries)
Trails
Creeks
Bridges
Trainers/Instructor of my own choosing

Geeze I am picky!
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    06-15-2012, 03:05 AM
  #3
Showing
The front gate never closed (as in open 24/7 to boarders)
Indoor is nice, outdoor is nice, access to trails is really nice.
Tack rooms that are well insulated and cleaned
Tidy spacious stalls to come inside and eat
Good fencing, no barbed wire.
BM on property
Good lighting throughout barn
Tidy shaving/feed area
Enough space for a turnout paddock, big fields for grazing in
No dangerous tying up places (as in if they exist, they need to be secure and not risk injury to my horse)
All hoses and spickets in good working order
Hay stored in an appropriate place
No barn machinery hanging around, stored away
Obstacles for jumping, calvaletti, mounting block, cones, etc.
Nice area for parking and for trailers
No loose dogs that cause trouble
Good draining around barn and arena
Wash stalls
Salt block dish in each stall
Rubber mats so boarders and horses don't slip in the winter and spring
Gates that close and latch properly
NO SINK HOLES

I think that's all..just basic good maintenance with some luxuries and common sense care for horses.
     
    06-17-2012, 07:48 PM
  #4
Foal
Clean area, no bared wire, well kept fences, no machinery or trailers where horses can get into them, large clean water access, nice well groomed trails & a lighted shaded open air arena and trail course obstacles to practice on. BM on property. Nice wash racks with working water access. Free feed grass hay to stalled horses. Nice clear large turnouts.
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