There are different horse boarding services offered by different set plans or general services offered for everyone. There are a few things that should be included to make the house happy and healthy especially the ones who advertise as a full-service boarding facility.
Cleaning of the stall and bedding on a regular basis is very important. Mucking should be done at least once a day and the stall should have a time range for cleaning. Apart from the stall, the muck bucket and other equipment and accessories should be cleaned and disinfected well.
Fresh water and a balanced diet
Having a fresh water supply is very important as the horses have a delicate internal system. During the boarding inspection, ensure that you have a fresh source of water near the stables. It can either be a natural source or in a large clean tank.
It is also very important to make sure that your horse gets a balanced diet. The diet should work on the horse’s condition and needs. Therefore, it is very important to ask the boarding owner about the different kinds of feed they give to horses and where they keep it.
Pasture and paddock
Most horse boarding facilities have general pastures for horses to get out and get some exercise. This is very good also as it gives the horses a chance to socialize. However, some horse owners are worried about the types of horses that will be with their horse.
Therefore, the best thing to do will be to check the other horses in the boarding facility before you decide to place your horse in the stables. If this does not solve your worry, requesting for a paddock will not be a bad idea.
Regular checkups are very important for any horse out there. Ask the owner if they have an on-site veterinarian or if they have any members of staff trained on how to care for horses. If they do not offer veterinarian visits, it is good to look for another facility.
Whether you are a leisure rider, english, jumper, into barrel racing, or have a retired horse boarding is a very important part of horse care.