Ill try to keep this as short as possible. I moved from Southern California to Idaho and brought my lovely gelding along with me. We found a place to board him that seemed decent enough and it was super cheap! (130$ a month) However, problems have begun to crop up. The barn is 20 minutes away from where I live and with college, I cannot always be down there everyday. The BO told us that they could clean daily, but they have not. The barn is a complete mess with old pallets, rusty metal barrels, 4 wheelers and a bunch of other stuff in the aisle way that makes it hard to even walk my horse out of his stall and impossible to tie him up anywhere in the aisleway. Not only this the "nice arena" that was listed online is instead a horrible fenced dirt patch with tons of rocks(most of which are larger than my fist!) and its also where they dump the poop when they actually do clean. I honestly do not feel comfortable with leaving my horse here. But here's the problem. Where I am there are not many boarding places. Most people who keep horses just have a pasture where they keep them. That doesn't really work for my horse since it is his first winter up here and he has a thin thoroughbred coat. My other problem is that I have found a few nice boarding situations that are about an hour or so away but they are quite a bit of money! Im currently in college so its not like I have any money to spare. So I guess my question would be if you guys know what the best way is to find a place to board(Ive looked at almost all the places I could find online) or even better if any of you guys know of places in south eastern idaho(I know its a long shot).