So let's just assume I am leaving the barn I am at (because of various reasons, even with the fancy insulated barn, no frozen buckets, cool in the summer, and Wifi, awesome indoor and viewing room, and 22 acres)... the distance would probably kill me in the summer especially if I was truly rough boarding.
Would having a horse on your own property, where you could see him at any time, outweigh the smaller stall situation?
My horse is maybe 15hh, pretty average with STOCKY legs and a big head (but average body- for example, he wears an oversized bridle, but a medium tree saddle, and a 48" girth).
Any thoughts on if that is worth it? I have hours of amazing trails through my backyard and it would be fun to ride him in my backyard with my dog (my horse loves dogs)...