Hi all! I am new to barn mice, so maybe you have had this discussion before...if you have please direct me to the archived discussion.
Here is my question: What do you look for in a horse boarding facility as far as whats available, pens, care, arenas, riding areas, etc.
We are in the planning stages of opening a boarding facility hopefully next summer. We currently have a round pen, 120 x 270 foot outdoor arena, and 160 acres of trials to ride on, on our property, and 1 mile from our home you can be out on public trails that you could ride for days...
Our plans are to provide hay, mineral supplement, salt licks, water (of course!) for the horses that will be coming here to be boarded. We are planning our pens to be private pens, that is there is no nose to nose contact over the fence with someone elses horse, so each pen will be separated by an alley. Each pen will have its own shed, with an attached tack room. Oh, and the pens are going to all be steel.
Any other suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. -- My first suggestion is an indoor riding arena - but hubby has a hard time with that!
I look forward to your ideas.