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post #1 of 5 Old 03-23-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Adjusting to horse at home to boarding

I have always had my horses at my house since I was 10 yrs old. Now we are moving from MI to CO and I am boarding my horse. I have NEVER boarded...can anyone tell me what to expect or have any advice for me?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-23-2012, 04:46 PM
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Be friendly,helpful,don't be too quick to make judgements,check out that your horse is safe,let people know you are responsible, & take your time about voicing opinions. good luck on your move.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-23-2012, 05:15 PM
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I've always had mine at home and recently started boarding.
Here is my advice:
1. Make sure everything is spelled out in the boarding contract such as:
- feeding
- worming
- any services they will supply (blanketing, fly spray, etc.)
- anything they expect of you should also be spelled out.
2. Double check everything. My contract included a service that apparently wasn't being done.
3. Remember that no one cares for your horse like you do. You will need to be there frequently to double check on everything. I really hate to go more than a week without getting there for several days in a row.
4. Vary your schedule when you visit. Don't want anyone to get used to your being there at the same time, all the time.

Good luck with everything. We are hoping to get property so that I can get the horses back to the house.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-23-2012, 08:15 PM
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Take things that your horse is familiar with. It's a big upset for him. Spend as much time as you can with him, just hanging out. He knows you.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-01-2012, 10:45 PM
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I just started boarding and agree with every says. Also don't be scared of small barns, as long as they have want you want and price hunt. Be friendly, remember some things the people are just trying to help you.

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