Well, I just snapped a few quick pictures of the barn I'm boarding at. It's not too exciting. I guess I can use this prompt to complain about my barn :) When looking for barns around here though, this was by far the best we looked at. It has a very large arena with a nice sand/felt footing. There is kind-of trails to ride on outside. There is a turnout area, heated/locked tack rooms, 12x12 stalls, and it was very inexpensive to have full care (stall cleaning once a day, hay and grain included, feedings twice a day, and turnout/blanketing) compared to other places. BUT I am a very picky owner so there are several things that irk me about this barn.
|Supposedly, this will eventually become turnout, |
but right now it's being used as one of several manure piles...
|Barn aisle with all the ponies :)|
2) Stall cleaning = not very clean. I know my horse is super dirty and messy, but I hate seeing her stand in wet bedding. It's not healthy and it's not what I'm paying for. I've cleaned her stall several times myself, which I believe that I shouldn't have to do. And the other day, it looked like the stall cleaner was in a rush maybe and didn't actually clean the stall, just threw a bag of pellets on top of the wet bedding. Can you say wasteful and not at all helpful?
|Jetta looking out her stall|
|Huge 80x200 arena with GGT footing|