What you need to know about horse boarding


Author By Hope Horse

Before buying a horse, we must first think about one issue, that is, how to place your beloved horse after purchasing the horse. 

At this time, a farm or a stable is needed. Even if you have a sufficiently large farm, you still need to consider daily care, feeding, and other issues. 

Therefore, the most appropriate and convenient method is boarding. Choosing a good boarding environment is crucial.

Boarding horses has many benefits. For example, newcomers who have just started dealing with horses can learn to ride in a safe environment. 

They can focus on building a relationship with their horse without having to take care of daily chores. 

Experienced staff take care of the horses' daily needs, provide proper care when they are sick, and also provide insurance coverage.  

The costs of various tools are reduced, and you can meet other horse owners, trainers, and coaches to discuss and learn from them.

Horse Boarding Types

Horse boarding is divided into full boarding, paddock boarding, pasture boarding, part care boarding and retirement boarding.

Full boarding refers to stable boarding, where you can leave your horse completely to the facility, and they will take care of all the horse's daily needs, 

including food, cleaning, veterinary care, etc., and will also feed your horse supplements. 

You don't need to visit every day, and there are spacious arenas for riding.


Paddock boarding is similar to stable boarding, where the staff will keep the horses in a sheltered area with fencing. 

Other aspects are basically the same as full boarding, including food, water, daily care, a riding arena, etc. 

It's just that some facilities are carried out on larger pastures.


Pasture boarding means the horses are kept in pastures all day, only being brought into shelters for protection in severe weather conditions. 

Pasture boarding may not have arenas and running tracks. 

Therefore, it requires careful consideration. However, food, water, daily cleaning, and facility maintenance are included.


Partial care boarding is a cost-saving option where the accommodation for the horses is provided, but you need to provide some items yourself, such as hay, feed, and bedding. 

Some may even require you to clean the horse's accommodation yourself.


Retirement boarding is particularly relevant as horses age. In their later years, we should consider what we can do for them. 

Retirement boarding typically includes providing specialized diets, medication management, etc. 

For older horses. Of course, there are options for burial or cremation depending on the facility.