Just looking for opinions on stall boarding vs sheltered pen...
Where I have the horses at the moment, it is very handy as it's only about 2 miles down the road from me. I have a stall for each of them and a small paddock to turn them out in. I have no arena or riding facilities. Their paddock is too mucky to ride in, but if I bring in a broodmare I can ride in her field. Otherwise, I am restricted to the road.
There is a yard about 25 min away, and for the same price I'm paying now I can have sheltered pen board. It will just be my two in the paddock, but there will be other horses over the fence to keep them company when one is taken out. They have great facilities - 3 floodlit arenas, another under construction, a lunging ring and a cross country course that I have full use of. Also, there is a BHS qualified instructor if we want lessons. On their facebook page, the place looks well set up.
I do like where they are, but also miss having people to ride and socialize with. I will have more of a drive, but I think financially I would break even as I would no longer be paying for bedding. It will also be about 5 min from work, so the days I'm in work I can pop out for a spin before coming home.
I'm going to look at it tomorrow after I drop the little one to school.