Welcome to the forum, Amelia! Horses are such a wonderful addition to one's life, aren't they? I'm sure all of us can relate. :) I have to ask, though, as you mention that you are "fairly new" to horse ownership - is there anyone in your family with lots of horsemanship experience? You will want to have all the experience you can get before keeping a horse in a boarding facility, let alone several horses on your own property!
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.