Originally Posted by Spotted Image
I have never boarded before, but now I will be boarding two horses starting Oct. 31 at the latest. I'm looking around at places, but what makes a good boarding stable to you.
My list so far:
Must allow self care or at least part
Would be nice to have arena
Round Pen would be nice
Must have some pasture
Trails would be nice
Must sign a contact.
Anything else you guy can think of, I have let people board horses here, but never boarded some where else.
What size stall/turn out/corral/pasture are you looking for? Indoor only? Outdoor? If self care then do you buy the shavings for a stall from the barn or do you supply your own. Do you get a feed/tack area of your own? Any hour restrictions, I.e. 8-5 or 7am to 9pm or ......, any days they're closed except for you coming in to feed and pick? .....If no arena or round pen is there an area designated for working your horse? How about a wash rack? Hot water or no?