Having come from Australia and always done everything myself it took a little while to relinquish control to someone else in regards to my horse's every day care. I have boarded at two places here and both have taken wonderful care of my horse.
Originally Posted by wild_spot
Such a different culture! I can't even imagine not having 100% control over my horses care. Though some days when i'm out there in the rain feeding, I think it would be nice, lol!
I am now spoiled rotten and don't think I would want to go back to shouldering all the responsibility in between working and studying!
Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy
Is it just my area, or is it an Australian thing? We don't tend to do full-care and we seem to do more self-care?
I think it is much more common in Australia to do everything yourself and often agistment is really just the right to put your horse on someone's property - everything else is up to the owner.
If there is one thing that continually amazes me about America is that if there is a way to make something easier, faster or more ergonomic, it is available! On top of that, most things are also cheaper