Thursday, January 28, 2010
Horse care options
Here is a question to any other horse owners out there...
My horse has always been boarded and now I may have the opportunity to have him home with me. What do you think the pros and cons are for each situation? Since I have never had him at home I am really curious to hear from those of you who have moved your horses home and how that compares to having them boarded.
I have boarded at a variety of barns and know first hand the downside of barn gossip, injuries, and bad barn management from owners more concerned about taking your money than caring for your horse. On the plus side boarding offers me the opportunity to go shopping after work, sleep in late, and take an occasional vacation.
Anything I should or you would look for when moving your horse? either to a new barn or to your own? What is the most important issue when taking care of your own horse?
My horse is going to be 25 this year and I really feel like I miss so much having someone else care for him.
PS the photo is not my horse but a very close resemblance if you add some mud!