Basic Horse Care 101

Boarding

You have several options when it comes to boarding your horse. When deciding on what type of boarding you're interested in be sure to consider your budget and how much free time you have to devote to caring for your horse. Below are three options listed from least to most expensive.

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Partial

Full

  • • Form of leasing
  • • Owner allows another rider an alloted number of hrs/week to ride in exchange for a percentage of board from stable owner
  • • Ideal for owners who don't have enough time to ride
  • • A.K.A. self-service
  • • Hands-on experience
  • • Ideal for young riders
  • • Stable only responsible for feeding and turn out
  • • Most expensive
  • • Includes all of horse's daily needs
  • • Ideal for busy owner
  • • Call ahead grooming and tacking