We are in the market for another horse, just a trail buddy. Interestingly, I have had two sellers turn me down when I mentioned that we board, without ever getting a look at the property or talking to my BO or anything of the sort. One glance or mention of the B-word is enough to send them backpedaling.
In the case of the latest prospect, I did tell her that we plan on moving by autumn to a place where we can keep our horses with us. But the fact that her gelding would be boarded in the interim was not a palatable thought. Which is a shame, as I really liked this little guy.
I was wondering...does boarding really have that bad of a stigma? I was under the impression that lots of owners board and it is a pretty standard thing to do. But now I am getting the inkling that more than a few people seem to look down their noses at it. I understand not all boarding facilities are trustworthy or a horsie version of the Ritz, but if your animal is going to get good care...
If you wanted to sell your horse, would the fact that they would be boarded or not influence your decision? Why?