Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
This is a tough decision. I would say, in this case, your best option would be to lease her out for the three years you are gone. Instead of trying to find someplace that will board her for three years and then find an additional rider or riders to pay, just write up a contract for a possible leasor that states that at the end of the three years you'll be taking her back. I would be very strict (and include it in the contract) that you have to recieve updates, etc on her bi-weekly, monthly, etc by email. Video and pictures would definitely be a must. Also, in the case that her condition starts to decline, I would list some horse friends as sort of "emergency contacts" who can take her and move her to a boarding facility. Where are you located?