Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Get out and ride every single day or pay somebody to do so. Ride for a good length of time, and make the ride fairly active. Spend a lot of time playing with your horse before and after your ride. Turn out, let her walk around with you on lead, explore, sniff, and nibble on things. Converse with her while you walk her around. :) provide a lot of lower quality, munch hay. Meet the other boarders, and work deals where you will turn your horses out with each other every time each of you come up so the horses get turned out more and get more horsey interaction. I suppose that is all I can think of as I have never been in your situation.
I know this is out of your control, but stalling is a tough situation! I feel so bad for stalled horses. I believe stalling contributes a lot to mental and physical problems in horses. I try to mimic what is natural as much as possible for my horses, and stalling is the exact opposite of that. If you think about it, pet mice, reptiles, and fish have it better than stalled horses as it comes to proportional square footage. :) I do agree with others that there is a time to stall (prior to shows, sick horse, etc.). Even with our older horse, we keep him turned out. I like to use run in sheds for the field, and run in style barns that are only closed up into stalls when stalling is needed - otherwise they have open access to stall or paddock.
Good luck with the move.
I hope you are able to get into a better situation soon. :)