I see some benefits to keeping your horse at your own place, but boarding for me FAR outweighs any of those. I board at a wonderful barn, and I work cleaning stalls at a couple other very good places!
I like boarding for 1) I Hate living in the country!!! (It's a nice place to visit, but Give me the city any day!)
2) I can go away on a vacation and not have to worry about who's going to come take care of my animals. I know my horse will always be taken care of by people I know and trust and who know my horse,.. probably better than I do.
3) I have an indoor arena at a boarding facility (most private homes/properties around here do not,) and this is not a place you don't want to have one.
4) companionship. for me AND my horse! - I have other people to ride with. my horse has other horses without me having to own more than one.
To name a few.
ETA: kitten Val, I can get All of your "pros" at my boarding facility.
Last edited by Reiterin; 01-31-2011 at 07:24 PM.