I currently board my horse at a private farm a half mile down the road from where I live but am considering moving him. The ride out and the amenities are pretty great and it's so close to my house. But the property owner is driving me a bit mad. She's a wonderful lady and I have a lot of respect for her, but she tells me what to do too much with my own horse. If there's a day I don't ride, she emails me and asks why I didn't ride. I can't have that.
There is a another barn I'm considering that is actually a boarding/training stable. It looks nice, but I have concerns that come along with boarding at smaller privately owned farm. The farm I'm at now, I don't have to worry about other people using my tack; I can bring my dog with me to the property; and as I've mentioned before, it's a half mile from my house.
Can anyone name off pros and cons for either? I really need to decide whether to try and find another privately owned farm or an actual boarding stable.
Any thoughts are appreciated!