Choosing The Best Stable
By Lynn Lopez
Unless you have your own ranch or several acres of land, finding the right boarding stable for your horse is your best option. A boarding stable can provide a good living space for your horse and give it ample care and attention. This is probably one of the important things for you to consider for your horse's optimum welfare and safety.
Boarding stables can provide your horse with more than enough room to graze and roam around, and this is particularly important because this will keep your horse from suffering from any health problems brought about by extended confinement in a stall and give them exercise as well.
So how do you go about finding the right stable for your horse? Your horse's condition and preferences are top priority, so make a list of your horse’s requirements first.
You must also take into consideration the knowledge of the stable's workers. Do they know a lot about horses? How many years of experience have they had working with these animals? Can they tell when a horse is ill? You’re leaving your pet in their hands, so be sure they are skilled and reliable.
Stable owners can provide an assessment of their boarding stable, but there's nothing like inspecting the place yourself. Take note of the facilities, in particular, from the water quality to the appearance, if they’re well-maintained.
Take a look at the number of horses as well. Your horse may be more comfortable with a large herd or might prefer fewer companions, so select the stable that best suits your horse.
Find out if the stable can accommodate special needs. For example, your horse may require certain medicines and food, so you should check if the stable can provide these.
Don't forget to consider the stable's proximity. You need not drive for hours to see your pet. You would want the boarding stable to be easily accessible to you so you have plenty of time and opportunities to visit your horse and see how it’s doing.
The right boarding stable can give you peace of mind and assure you that your horse is well taken cared of, at the same time giving your horse a good home.