The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Boarding Stable

Handing over the reins to someone to care for your horse is comparable to handing over your child to a daycare – it can be emotionally challenging. Even when you do find a great home for your equine partner, things can change in the blink of an eye: personal situations arise, riding goals change, sudden injuries happen, personalities clash, farms get sold. Likewise, if you’re the stable owner looking for a prospective boarder, finding a person who will be a good fit into your program can have similar challenges. It’s hard on everyone to change barns, particularly the horses, so it’s important to take the time to make an informed decision so that everyone involved has the greatest chance for a successful, long-term ‘stable’ relationship. THE BOARDER’S PERSPECTIVE First and foremost, understand your needs, and the needs of your horse. If you are a casual adult rider looking for a…

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