I've had a really ranged experience with horses, but I've never settled in one place yet. I was wondering what I should expect with boarding at a good facility. The best one in my area doesn't have any land that isn't a ring.
Anyways, I would like to be competitive, but I was wondering if I should expect to have the ability to take out my horse whenever I want? Like, can I ride it and work it without having to pay for a lesson? I really enjoy doing my own work and practicing between lessons.
What should I expect with boarding or should I just plan on waiting until we get more acreage to get a horse?