I'm looking for a good boarding facility near Louisville, just poking around the internet. I'm attending the University of Louisville in the fall, and I'm going to try to get my Walker mare up there with me. It'll be my first time away from my horses EVER with no daily contact (other than overnight trips). I literally have not taken a vacation longer than 3 days since I was 6yrs old because I had to get back to the horses. I'm an equine business student (shocker), too.
So as someone who has never boarded a horse in her life, what do I need to know? Look for? Any good books out there? I'll have at least one friend that I know who can help a bit, but she's almost my age and I'm hoping for a few wiser opinions.
Should there be any problem with my mare's breed or size? She's a 17.2hh Tenn Walker mare, 7yrs old, and a slightly hard keeper. But as long as she's in a stall and fed once a day with turnout, she stays a good weight. She gets a pinch thin in the winter, but gets back to a good weight again in the spring and summer.