I do self care board, but with other boarders (the farm has three barns, one is dedicated to self care). There is generally always someone riding, though I prefer to always have someone around just in case something happens so for me that's good. I personally don't really care if I ride alone or not, so that wouldn't bother me. But having other boarders around is good for letting you know if something is wrong with your horse. For example, my gelding was colicing one day, one of the boarders got there early and was able to call me and let me know and they also got him up and likely preventing him from twisting something. I wasn't going to be out at the barn for another few hours, and it could have been much worse if I was the one who found him later. As it was he had to spend a week in the hospital. So me personally I prefer to board with other boarders, even if I don't ride with them.
Sully ~Sullivan's Fly Supply~ [17.1 TB] RIP 2/24/14
Rio ~Camperio~ [18.0 Oldenburg]