Choosing the Right Boarding Stable for Your Horse
When looking for the right boarding stable for your horse, there are many factors that you should take into consideration. To help with the process, here is a look at some of the things you should look for in your stable.
Your number one concern should be safety for your horse. This means ensuring all stalls, windows, doors, fences, walls and ceilings are free from safety hazards. The stable should also have a fire extinguisher, a phone and first aid kid available for both humans and horses.
As you visit the stable, you should observe the overall appearance of the horses and the facilities. Horses should appear healthy and content while adequate space should be provided for all of the horses kept in the stable. The feed should be top quality, while clean water and salt should be available at all times. Similarly, the stalls should be clean, the aisleways should be neat and the barn should not smell like manure or ammonia. The barn should also be bright and airy while remaining free from drafts.
Services and Training Methods
Available services and training methods should also be a consideration. Not all stables offer the same services, so you will want to learn more about what services are available and which are included in the cost of boarding. If training will be included in your services, you want to ensure the methods match those that you are using with your horse.