The place (Gresham, OR) I'm keeping Lacey right now (and next year, at least) is free. It's only 3 acres of pasture but that's really plenty for one horse and the property owner (my neighbor)'s 2 llamas. There's a shed with storage for a few bales of hay/a 16x16 area that can be turned into a in/out stall (normally just a run in) and a 6x12 little smaller stall/run in. It's totally self care but I really don't mind because I have the time and inclination to do everything for us. Other than the shed/stall/run-in areas, there's nothing more of note except for the trails that are really close by. They're pretty great.
All I have to do in return for board is feed the llamas, on a daily basis, food that my neighbor gets for them, and I have to fill his 3 bird feeders/suet feeders/squirrel feeders when they go out of town for a month or two every couple of months. It's really extremely perfect for me right now.
Tinylily: that stinks! You need to come down to Oregon, my friend! Haha Here, we have the land of bad horse trainers and free horse boarding. It's beautiful (expect for the bad horse trainers, of course!).
Actually, in the three years I've owned Lacey, I haven't paid board yet for her and the place before our current place was full care. It wasn't great full care, but it was full care. I'm going to have to work hard to wrap my mind around paying board when I inevitably have to move to an actual paying facility one day. Haha
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Last edited by Wallaby; 02-09-2011 at 01:41 AM.