Horse BoardingStable Board
Stable board refers to a common boarding service where horses are housed in individual stalls within a barn facility. The typical services provided for stable board include:
- Stalls: Horses are provided with individual stalls equipped with features such as bedding, rubber mats, automatic waterers, and feeders.
- Feed and Water: Regular feeding schedules offering high-quality hay or haylage, as well as grain or concentrate feeds.
- Turnout: Daily turnout or exercise opportunities in designated areas such as outdoor paddocks or arenas.
- Amenities: Additional amenities such as grooming areas, wash racks, and access to riding arenas or trails.
- Care and Monitoring: Regular monitoring by barn staff or caretakers who provide general care, stall cleaning, and address any specific needs or health concerns.
Field board, also known as pasture board, involves horses being kept in large open fields or pastures. The typical services provided for field board include:
- Pasture: Spacious fields or pastures with adequate fencing, shelters or run-in sheds, and a natural water source.
- Grazing and Forage: Access to quality grass or forage for the horses to primarily rely on grazing.
- Feed and Water: Supplemental feeding if necessary, such as hay during limited grazing periods, and accessible water sources within the pasture.
- Shelter: Access to run-in sheds or other forms of shelter for protection from weather and insects.
- Care and Monitoring: Regular checks on the horses' well-being, addressing health concerns, and arranging necessary services like deworming, hoof care, and basic veterinary care.