There are boarding centers for horses where you can leave your horse temporarily to look after important issues. The facility management will clean, feed, and train your horse for the time you will be away, and you pay them some fees. The following are the guidelines on how you can go about choosing a boarding facility for your horse.
First, you need to look at the amount of space available in that facility. The space requirements for every horse may vary depending on the size of the horse, and how the horses are managed in that facility. The basic routine practices that are carried out on horses should be evaluated properly, and a decision made. You are the one to make the judgement based on the size of pen, and stall that your horse will require. 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. You need to take a walk around the facility and make observations on how the staff are relating with you and the horses, and the general cleanliness of the facility. It is prudent to go to the facility by yourself, and carry out an evaluation of its condition before bringing your horse in. You can request to take a walk around the boarding facility to see the situation with your own eyes.
Lastly, carry out an evaluation on the amenities within the boarding facility, and ensure you are fully satisfied that it is ok for your horse. 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 doing this, you will be able to know the security status of the facility. The restrooms and wash racks must be in a good condition, both hygienically, and physically. It is also important to ensure that the levels of hygiene within that premise is maintained at its highest. The feed stuff for the horses have to be kept clean and in a clean store where they will maintain their nutritive value. The troughs used for feeding the horses and the kitchens at large need to be very clean to maintain hygiene.