How to Choose the Best Horse Boarding Stables Near Me
If you are looking for a boarding stable for your own horse you may wish to consider the facilities available at each particular stable. For example, will your horse’s stable have adequate drainage, a fan, will it be large enough. Also the facilities offered outside of just the stable for example, wash facilities, paddocks for riding, stall maintenance, blanketing and feeding plans. This does give a lot to consider with each particular boarding horse stable and many of them do provide these services. Generally this is considered Full Board. Quite often boarding stables have facilities for owners to stay in too, primarily for children so they can live with their horses. Obviously in this kind of situation there is a lot more to consider, like how are the facilities for the child and their education, etc.
Another option will be what is called Part Board, where the horses are provided shelter, water and fed hay. In this instance it is the responsibility of the owner to clean the horse’s stall, feed it any grain in addition to the hay and groom and exercise it. This can be useful if you have a horse but do not have your own facilities to house it. Many horse owners enjoy the ritual of personally providing care for their animal and this gives you that option without having to house the horse yourself.
A third option available is Self-Board, where the stabling is provided but all other care is the owner’s responsibility. Much of the time hay and bedding is provided however all feeding, cleaning, exercise and grooming is the responsibility of the owner. This is very similar to Part Board, except that the full care and feeding of the horse is the owner’s responsibility.