My boys are at home now and are on pasture with a run-in 24-7, but up until the past year they were boarded.
Every place I've kept my boys at, I pretty much did partial care.
I boarded at a military stable for probably close to 20 years and did partial care. I cleaned my own stall and bought my own grain/shavings. People could feed their own hay or buy it from the barn at "x" amount per flake. For a minimal monthly fee they would feed your horse twice a day (you had to set out the meals for them to feed). Turn out a was also the owner's responsibility, but often we'd help each other out. One would turn out, another would bring in. They started to offer full-care several years ago- but the owner still had to provide their own shavings and grain, 4 flakes of hay per day was included. The only difference is they cleaned the stay and turned out/brought in.
After leaving there I moved them to a private barn, where the lady had 5 stalls and only one other boarder. I was still partial care - I was responsible for cleaning my stalls and providing grain. She provided shavings and hay, fed twice a day and turned them in/out. She would clean for me if I was ill or the weather was extremely bad.
The last place I kept them at briefly, they were pretty much out to pasture, but had access to a barn for shelter. He would feed grain that I provided (or he said he did, I don't really think he fed them like he was supposed to, not that they lost weight or anything) and I had to provide hay - which kind of sucked because he didn't provide hay for his horses in the winter and there was no way to really separate them so I got stuck feeding 4 additional horses hay over that winter. Needless to say I didn't stay there very long and was luckily able to find a place to keep them home with me.
I've never really been a big fan of "full-care" because I'm pretty particular about how I liked my stalls to be, so when I've kept them stalls I made sure to board them at places where I was responsible for cleaning their stalls, and it wasn't ever an issue for me to get out there daily, most cases I was there several times a day.
Last edited by AllegroAdante; 01-08-2012 at 09:20 PM.