If you have a horse and you are looking for a place to leave it for some time, you can take it to a boarding facility. The facility management will clean, feed, and train your horse for the time you will be away, and you pay them some fees. You can follow the steps below to find the best facility where you can take your horse for boarding.
Space should be the first factor to consider before anything else. Each horse has its own space requirements depending on its age, and how they will be handled in that facility. It is important to look at the practices that the staff carry out on the horse before delivering your horse for the boarding services. You can look at how big the stalls and pens are, then decide if it will be enough for your horse or not. However, high performing staff can be able to manage the feeding and cleaning of horses even in a limited space.
Secondly, you need to look at the services that are offered by the boarding facility. Training, riding, and exercising are some of the services you should inquire about from that boarding facility. It is your responsibility to engage in a conversation with the boarding management, and let them know how often you will like your horse to be rode and trained in a day. Before you can decide to take your horse to that boarding facility, it is important to look at the quality of that facility. It is prudent to go round the boarding facility to look at its general cleanliness, how staff members relate with people and horses, then make a decision. You need to visit the facility by yourself for you to be able to determine the quality of the facility. Upon request, you can be given an opportunity to tour the whole facility and judge it for yourself.
You need to evaluate the amenities of the facility and ensure that they meet the required standards. You can’t be happy to take your horse to a boarding facility where it will be subjected to torturous treatment. You need to evaluate the condition of the fences, paddocks, and any other structures within the facility. In so doing, you will be able to assess the security situation within that boarding facility. The condition of the restrooms and wash racks should equally be of a good standard. The hygiene levels within that facility is equally important to be considered. The feeds should be clean to avoid infecting your horse with diseases. The troughs used for feeding the horses and the kitchens at large need to be very clean to maintain hygiene.