Boarders Articles

What is the cost of board and what is included? Are you making assumptions?

When I was new to boarding, and new to horse ownership, I didn’t know to pay attention to things like blanketing, type of feed, fly masks on and off. Actually, I paid attention to it, but was pretty clueless when it came to knowing what to look for or what were reasonable expectations to have. […]

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Transitioning your horse to a new horse boarding stable.

The transition process for you and your horse … Is this stressful time handled properly? Since I have to entrust my dearest friend to total strangers and a new environment, I don’t take the decision of moving my boy lightly. In one respect it’s an exciting time because I think the change is a positive […]

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Different styles of horse boarding … what’s right for you?

When I bought my first horse, a beautiful three year old Tobiano paint (no bias here!) I was boarded at a private full-board facility. Apart from trail access and an outdoor arena there wasn’t anything else. I really wanted to have access to a round pen seeing that my new boy was just halter broke […]

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What can you afford and where are some of the hidden costs?

Horses are expensive! I sure found that out. And it has nothing to do with the purchase price. That’s the easy part. It’s everything after the fact. Now we need halters, saddles, rain sheets, winter blankets, fly masks, grooming aids, you name it. He needs manicures and doctor’s appointments. For most of us we also […]

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What makes a good home for your horse … and what kind of care do you want him to have?

For me it’s very important that my horses get to live like horses. They need the safety of the herd, the social interactions, play mates, and the ability to move around. Within the constraints of available space on my 10 acres I’ve done my best to provide a happy, safe and healthy home for the […]

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The business side of things …

I’m thankful that I understand what it takes to run a business. That doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement, but at least I do have a solid background to draw from. When I started my journey it certainly was a leap of faith. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. […]

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Keeping Things in Perspective …

I have to sneak this one in here quickly … I know I promised you an article on feeding routines and letting a lesson barn use your horse in exchange for training. And I haven’t forgotten.

But I found this fascinating and I have to share it with you …

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Should Your Mare be Turned Out with Geldings?

I think your decision of moving your horse back to your mom’s farm was a very wise move.

Putting your girl with 12 geldings in a field based on her being “dominant” and not keeping a very watchful eye on her is not …

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Don’t let poor quality hay get the better of your horse

This year particularly you really need to watch the quality of hay your horse is being fed at any boarding stable. Of course the quality of hay should be a number one priority for every horse boarding stable, but this year costs have sky rocketed and …

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Wrap those buckets! It can save you $500 in vet bills.

We all use them, you know, those good heavy duty buckets with the flat backs? Mind you, I don’t think it really matters which kind of buckets you use, they’re all pretty well created equal. What’s the problem? Well, I’ve never had a problem in 10 years until …

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    Do you have that nagging feeling that you may be paying too much for board and are worried that your horse may not be happy? Finding the right horse boarding stable doesn't have to be that overwhelming ... When you have the RIGHT information at your finger tips! Pick up a copy of my book How to Find Trouble Free Horse Boarding, Even if You are New to Horses.

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