Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I'm a bit of a "restless" person which means I tend to move around a lot, and bring my dog and horse with me wherever I go.
Right now I am renting a room on a thirty acre property, and paying a little extra for agistment. Harm is in an eight acre paddock with 3 other horses. There is some natural shelter. Not many facilities, but there is a roundyard and an enclosed grass riding area.
To me its important to keep my horse in a paddock, I'd consider stabling in the evening but prefer 24/7 pasture. Two agistment places ago, the best option was to rent a private 1 acre paddock with a shelter, horses on each side but my then horse, Rosie, really hated being alone. So to me a priority is having a paddock shared with another horse. Here in Australia about 95% of fencing is star pickets and wire, some with barbed and some not, but I try to go places where they have electric fences. I know my horse respects them, and so if they're on there is little chance she'll injure herself. Places with good feed and shelter are important.
I'd love to have an indoor, never going to happen in my price range. It's important to me to have a roundyard but I can live without but there must be a flattish, enclosed and safe riding area.
I live there to be a good fire plan, and ideally some people coming and going, so if something happens to my horse someone will notice. Beyond that, as I am self care, it doesn't matter so much.
Price is always a thing for me, also distance.