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        08-17-2013, 07:36 PM
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    Foal
    Unhappy Horse

    Okay so I really want this horse but my mom and dad will not let me because we do not have any space for one.. But they said we could board him. The only problem is, does that mean that he will be stuck in a stable all day long when I am not there?
         
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        08-17-2013, 07:54 PM
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    Trained
    Depends entirely on the stable.

    At my old barn, my horse was in his stall (a 20' by 15' outdoor pipe and rail stall with shade) all the time unless I, or my friend, turned him out. At the barn I'm at now, he has a slightly smaller stall (20' by 10' outdoor pipe and rail stall with shade), but he is turned out at least three days a week, usually more, by the barn owner.

    The only way to know is to check out the boarding facilities in your area.
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        08-17-2013, 07:56 PM
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    Okay thank you I will check. ^^


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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    Depends entirely on the stable.

    At my old barn, my horse was in his stall (a 20' by 15' outdoor pipe and rail stall with shade) all the time unless I, or my friend, turned him out. At the barn I'm at now, he has a slightly smaller stall (20' by 10' outdoor pipe and rail stall with shade), but he is turned out at least three days a week, usually more, by the barn owner.

    The only way to know is to check out the boarding facilities in your area.
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        08-17-2013, 07:57 PM
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    Green Broke
    Welcome to the forum! Most every stable I've ever seen and know of has daily turn-out to pasture/or a private paddock, usually until late afternoon/early evening. What is very important for you and your parents, is to go to the boarding stables in your area, look carefully at the buildings/stalls/pastures/fencing/etc., and have with you a list of direct questions to ask : "How long will my horse be stalled?", (usually during the night), "When and for how long will my horse be turned out to pasture?", "Is hay included in the boarding fee?" "How often are the stalls/water buckets cleaned?"....and any other very specific questions you can think of - don't be shy to look and examine the whole facility, and a good observation is, Do the other horses there look healthy, happy, and well-cared for? Do you notice anyone there who is not handling the horses appropriately/safely? A good Barn Owner will not hesitate to answer all of your questions, and take you through the entire property- then, a contract with all of the details/pricing should be there for you/your parents to sign - always insist on a specific contract! Good luck to you as you enter the exciting world of horse ownership! :)
         
        08-17-2013, 07:59 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Be sure to only look at places you can afford and go in knowing what you want.

    Do you full-care (BO cleans stall, does water, provides hay, etc), partial-care (you clean your own stall and do water, but BO takes care of hay), or pasture board (you do everything, including buy any feed needed)? Does having an arena make a difference to you? Would you rather have access to trails than an arena? That sort of stuff.
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        08-17-2013, 08:03 PM
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    There are different types of boarding available: the main two are stall board with turnout and pasture board.

    Turning a horse out means taking them out to pasture or pens to let them interact or just stretch out their legs. Pasture board they're typically outside all of the time.

    There are positives and negatives for each, and there are ones like pasture board but brought in to eat or in bad weather.

    Just make sure your parents know what they're getting themselves into. A horse is expensive and a complex creature to care for as they are pretty fragile.
         
        08-17-2013, 08:13 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Talking

    Thank you that is very helpful I will be sure to tell then this. ^^ Thank you!!!!



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    Originally Posted by Northernstar    
    Welcome to the forum! Most every stable I've ever seen and know of has daily turn-out to pasture/or a private paddock, usually until late afternoon/early evening. What is very important for you and your parents, is to go to the boarding stables in your area, look carefully at the buildings/stalls/pastures/fencing/etc., and have with you a list of direct questions to ask : "How long will my horse be stalled?", (usually during the night), "When and for how long will my horse be turned out to pasture?", "Is hay included in the boarding fee?" "How often are the stalls/water buckets cleaned?"....and any other very specific questions you can think of - don't be shy to look and examine the whole facility, and a good observation is, Do the other horses there look healthy, happy, and well-cared for? Do you notice anyone there who is not handling the horses appropriately/safely? A good Barn Owner will not hesitate to answer all of your questions, and take you through the entire property- then, a contract with all of the details/pricing should be there for you/your parents to sign - always insist on a specific contract! Good luck to you as you enter the exciting world of horse ownership! :)
         
        08-17-2013, 08:13 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Talking

    Okay thank you ^^

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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    Be sure to only look at places you can afford and go in knowing what you want.

    Do you full-care (BO cleans stall, does water, provides hay, etc), partial-care (you clean your own stall and do water, but BO takes care of hay), or pasture board (you do everything, including buy any feed needed)? Does having an arena make a difference to you? Would you rather have access to trails than an arena? That sort of stuff.
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        08-17-2013, 08:14 PM
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    Foal
    Talking

    Okay thank you ^^

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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    There are different types of boarding available: the main two are stall board with turnout and pasture board.

    Turning a horse out means taking them out to pasture or pens to let them interact or just stretch out their legs. Pasture board they're typically outside all of the time.

    There are positives and negatives for each, and there are ones like pasture board but brought in to eat or in bad weather.

    Just make sure your parents know what they're getting themselves into. A horse is expensive and a complex creature to care for as they are pretty fragile.
         

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