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Step 1: Boarding Facility

Define What You Want.

Step 2: Type of Environment For Your Horse

Understand What You Want.

Step 3: Locating Facilities

Farms That Meet Your Criteria.

Step 4: Due Diligence

Research Available Facilities.

Step 5: Transporting Your Horse

Getting Your Horse There.

Step 6: Settling In

New Surroundings.

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6 Steps for Relocating Your Horse

relocationguide contributorBy Susan Tinder
Owner: Tolland Falls Ventures

Step 1: Defining What You Want From a Horse Boarding Facility


Relocating, or moving, is considered to be one of life's most stressful activities. If you are moving your family and that family includes a horse, you have just intensified the experience. This article is written to hopefully alleviate some of that stress by suggesting a process to locate an appropriate new home for your horse, how to get your horse there once you have selected a boarding facility and some hints on how to help you and your horse settle into your new home after arrival.

Defining what you want from a
Boarding Facility.

Whether you choose to place your horse in a temporary or permanent facility while you are moving your household and settling into a new environment there are a number of key factors to consider. By asking yourself some of the questions below and hopefully making a list of your own in advance of your move you should have a way to narrow down your choices and find the right stabling facility for your horse.

In most cases, location and cost of a boarding facility are the initial considerations of an owner when choosing a barn for their horse. In some cases these two factors may be the only thing that comes to mind from the human perspective. But the truth is these two factors alone are rarely the things that contribute to a satisfactory boarding experience for your equine friend. Depending upon the area that you are moving to you may find that your best choice may end up being a longer drive than you are used to or more expensive than you expected.

So before you start your search, before you call barns to ask questions, before you schedule farm visits for the list of finalists and long before you load your horse on a trailer, here is a list of criteria that should help direct you to the right facility for you and your horse.

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