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    03-06-2014, 11:56 PM
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Weanling
HELP what questions to ask when looking for board?

I'm moving my horse from WA to ID and am looking at a boarding facility tomorrow. What questions should I ask the facility owner?
     
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    03-07-2014, 01:30 AM
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Foal
If you have mare, ask if there are stallions on the property. Also ask how often they feed the horses, muck out their stalls, and what time they get turned out and brought back in if you stall board. Ask them about what vet, farrier, dentist, etc., they use and look them up and try to get info about the barn from them. Make sure they can comply to any special needs that your horse has, and discuss their rules, like if there are only certain times when you can come or use the arena. And make sure they have a tack room/area where your stuff will be safe. You should definitely talk to boarders that are there and ask their opinions of how well their horses are being taken care of and how they are treated, and make sure that all horses are vaccinated and do not have any contagious illnesses. Don't forget to be aware of your surroundings! Don't be afraid to ask to see most of the property up close like pastures, and riding areas, trails, of course the barn and everything. Maybe wrote down notes, or make mental notes that you won't forget! This is very important as it has a huge impact on you and your horse. You might also want to check the prices of other barns In the area because sometimes you can find a better quality barn for less money, some people in the horse world are very quick to take advantage. I wish you the best of luck! (:
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    03-07-2014, 04:10 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by LyraFreedom    
I'm moving my horse from WA to ID and am looking at a boarding facility tomorrow. What questions should I ask the facility owner?
You should ask how many horses are on property and what horse your horse would be with
What is there schedule? When do they feed hay many times a day
Do they bring the horses in at all? And figure out what your paying for full board part board pasture board. Good luck.
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    03-07-2014, 06:11 PM
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Weanling
Thanks guy's!
     
    03-11-2014, 09:51 AM
  #5
Yearling
Also ask to see a copy of their contract.
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    03-11-2014, 02:29 PM
  #6
Weanling
Other things that you might want to ask:

Are lessons included in the boarding price? If not, how much do they ask for them? Can you ride without a riding instructor being present? Can you bring another trainer/instructor if you feel you need one? Can you use the arena whilst the instructor is giving lessons? Can you use the round pen whilst the instructor is giving lessons?

How is the arena footing? Does it become a swimming pool when it rains? Do the paddocks become dangerous when it rains? If it rains for 3 weeks, will the horses stay 3 weeks inside the box?

What if you have personal problems and you cannot go to the barn for some time? Will someone work the horse, or at least let him outside? Will some extra money be needed?

Do they have a closing day and/or closing hours? What if the horse needs special medication every day / 3 times a day and such? Can you ride at uncommon hours, like at dawn or late at night? Do they have lights so you can ride after sunset in the winter?

What if you don't like the barn farrier/vet? Can you choose another?

Who does have the keys to what? Who has access to… property, tack room, pastures, etc?

Do they allow visitors inside the barn? Do they let random people pet and feed treats to random horses? Are there many kids who board/take lessons? Who looks after them?
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    03-11-2014, 06:50 PM
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Weanling
Thank you everyone!!
I found the perfect place!
     

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