Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Questions on boarding! Calgary people take a look too!
I might be moving up near Calgary for a little while and I would need to board my horse. I found one barn that is within 2 min. driving distance or 15 min. walking distance of the place I would be living! It is called Riqueza Riding Academy and I was wondering if any of you knew of it? It looks like a real nice facility and the pasture board is $230 which is more affordable than some of the other stables I looked at.
I have a few questions though as I've never boarded before! This is mainly a hunter/jumper barn. I do neither. Berdi is a western horse and we do a lot of trail rides and just general bareback riding also. I use her simply for pleasure - not competition. Would I fit in there or would it be kind of strange? I would like to take some lessons maybe there and would be happy to take english lessons as that is what I took a few years ago. I'm planning on buying an english saddle sometime, as soon as I can afford it!
Also, what are the vaccinations I would have to have current on Berdi to board there? This is Alberta, Canada if it makes any difference. I'm assuming for the price they are asking that they provide the hay - right? I would probably have to provide the RB at my own expense. Other then farrier and the before mentioned things are there any other things I would have to provide?
Anyhow - I'm just very interested in you answers as I've never boarded a horse before and would like to know more about it in case I end up boarding her. Thank-you!