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post #11 of 36 Old 10-08-2009, 12:15 PM
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Doggie daycares have webcams, so why not the barn??!! One down the asile, one for each paddock. I'd definitely pay an extra couple of bucks a month for that!!!
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post #12 of 36 Old 10-08-2009, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Knowledgeable BO that lives on site. Someone who obviously knows more than me and has a ton of experience, but also someone who is willing to partner with me on making decisions about my horse's care. Someone who can make suggestions but ultimately understand and respect that the final decision is mine.

Well kept facilities, large stalls with good bedding and good ventilation. Good lighting and safe areas. Large pastures with good grass, safe fencing and large run-in shelters.

Lighted outdoor ring, indoor arena, wash stall, trails & fields, good instructor/trainer, flexible hours, how about a webcam?! Few or no other boarders around when I'm there after work, clean & secure tack room, space for my trunk close to the area that I tie my horse. Oh only in a perfect world could there exist such a place...


So you would want a security cam?? Or just a web cam that you would be able to get online and look at the barn and your horses, or both???

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post #13 of 36 Old 10-08-2009, 12:29 PM
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Security cam would be nice, but I was actually thinking of something that I could watch while I'm at work all day! I'd love to log on and watch Noah out in the pasture.
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Security cam would be nice, but I was actually thinking of something that I could watch while I'm at work all day! I'd love to log on and watch Noah out in the pasture.

Lol, never thought of that. Good idea!

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post #15 of 36 Old 10-08-2009, 12:41 PM
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I have boarded at a few places and I would take a little something from them all ... here is what I would want:

- on site knowledgeable owners
- area for turn out with multiple horses or just your horse
- more then one arena (hopefully one is covered)
- stalls with paddocks (the place I am at right now doesn't have very big paddocks and so I would want at least 12X24)
- wash racks
- round pen
- tack room
- a trainer or two on site (i can always use someone picking on my riding :) )
- place to park your trailer
- somewhere to tie your horse up (my mare doesn't do so well in cross ties)
- services offered (blanketing, turn out, graining)
- jumps
- my choice of hay and how much
- bed checks

I think that's it for now :)

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i have boarded at a few places and I would take a little something from them all ... here is what I would want:

- on site knowledgeable owners
- area for turn out with multiple horses or just your horse
- more then one arena (hopefully one is covered)
- stalls with paddocks (the place I am at right now doesn't have very big paddocks and so I would want at least 12X24)
- wash racks
- round pen
- tack room
- a trainer or two on site (i can always use someone picking on my riding :) )
- place to park your trailer
- somewhere to tie your horse up (my mare doesn't do so well in cross ties)
- services offered (blanketing, turn out, graining)
- jumps
- my choice of hay and how much
- bed checks

I think that's it for now :)

How much are you paying a month?? If you don't mind me asking

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post #17 of 36 Old 10-09-2009, 10:29 AM
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cheap(under $350 p/ month)
Arena with good footing
Nice stalls/pasture
Round pen
At least 2 wash racks
Takes blanket on/off your horse
Good hay
Feeds grain if you buy it
Automatic gate in front
Shade
Nice place for tack
Covered or indoor arena(dont care)
Mostly western place
Knowledgeable,experienced,friendly people(Barn Owner,Manager)

Of course I don't board anymore, I keep mine at my house now! :)
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post #18 of 36 Old 10-09-2009, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, 350 or less is considered cheap! Well about 4 years ago was boreding my horse for 175 full bored. Include grain twice a day, hay, stall, indoor arena, round pen, tailer parking, trails for trail riding, tack room, wash rack, outdoor arena, and the owner was on site. I guess this was a steal!

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post #19 of 36 Old 10-10-2009, 01:11 AM
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How much are you paying a month?? If you don't mind me asking
the place that I am at is $450 for board (if you want extras it is $25 a service) ... the only things I don't like are that we don't have many turn outs and there isn't a covered arena and the paddocks are smaller in the stalls

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post #20 of 36 Old 10-10-2009, 02:04 AM
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Any place that had built a Paddock Paradise. Well, and a hot and cold wash rack, maybe an indoor with good footing, and great trails connected to the property. Just dreaming... :)
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