Learning The “Secrets” of Stables
There are boarding centers for horses where you can leave your horse temporarily to look after important issues. The service provider will take care of the horse for as long as you will be away, and you will be required to pay some fees. The following are the guidelines on how you can go about choosing a boarding facility for your horse.
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. If the available staff are professionally trained, they are likely to manage the horses even if the space is limited.
Another thing that you need to do, is look at what services are available in that facility, and the charges for each. Among these services are training and exercising. You can discuss with the boarding management on how regular you want the horse to be trained, and how it should be rode. You need to also look at the quality of that facility before you can decide to enroll your horse there. You are supposed to walk in the facility, interact with the staff, see how they relate with horses, and how clean the facility is. You need to visit the facility by yourself for you to be able to determine the quality of the facility. 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. Nobody is willing to take their horses to a facility where they will be mistreated. 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 restrooms and wash racks must be in a good condition, both hygienically, and physically. You must ensure that there are high levels of hygiene within the facility before the horse can go there. 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.