Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Hello Heilo. If you qualify to move here, whether temporarily or permanently, you will discover a fantastic country full of opportunities - horsey or otherwise. I'm in Alberta, near Edmonton.
Boarding Barns here tend to offer either full livery or grass livery, they don't use these terms though. There's pretty much no thing as DIY livery. I keep my horses at home on our acreage. That term is used for a house on anything from half an acre upwards. We're on 15 acres here.
You can do a ton of research on the 'net about houses for sale and to rent, also about employment prospects. Edmonton and Calgary are the biggest cities in Alberta, and both are Horse-world central.
When we were moving here I couldn't find anything to rent, so we chose to buy. If you came over and started by renting in a non-horse residence you would probably then start to find acreages to rent. But use of the Internet isn't as ubiquitous in Canada as it is in the UK so there are a lot of things that you just need to be 'on the ground' for.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.