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Boarding Your Horse – Overview
Horse ownership revolves around an important decision: “Should I keep my horse on site or board it?”
Horses require at least 1 to 2 acres of “ good turn out. This is grassy pasture on high, dry ground. It is a good idea to keep a horse in a stall (Size based on size of the horse) sized from 10’ x 10’ to 15’ x 15’ for pregnant mares and stallions. If you have the space and plan to build a barn, keep reading. If not click on our list of boarding facilities below.
To new equestrian owners; as you read articles from this and other equestrian sites you are beginning understand the level of commitment in time and resources required in horse ownership. Boarding is an option which helps somewhat assuage this requirement.
Horses require a level of care which is beyond beginning equestrians. There are many pitfalls in horse care that are dangerous and sometimes deadly to both horse and inexperienced owner. For reasons of safety, it is recommended that beginning equestrian owners seriously consider boarding.