I went out to a stable today that was a little further of a drive than I was hoping for but I'm trying to look at as many options as I can. I think having an indoor arena is more important to me than trails right off the property, also a round pen is good to have. I have limited time frames when I can ride, mainly evenings after work and just on the weekends so I'll need to have access no matter the weather or time of day (aka if it's winter and the sun sets early). I do also want there to be several other boarders so I can meet some more riders and have people to do horsie things with on occasion.
This stable was nice. Lower price than a lot right now, it had stalls for stall board with turn out included in the board, you just have to provide the grain or supplements you want if needed. The field board was decent, originally that is what I thought I wanted but then the run in shed has a foot tall drop at the entrance. I saw it thinking that it would be a dangerous situation for horses particularly if the ground is wet or icy . The pasture board is the primary feed in the summer, grain can be provided. There will only be 5 horses total on that field but I'm concerned with the nutrient content of the field. The owner said she keeps an eye on the health of the horses and that her husband who has run boarding facilities before is very aware of poisonous plants and proper nutrition.
Apparently they are from Denver and recently moved down here and have been working on the property. Piles of lumber are on the side of a barn that is near their house, this will be used to update the fencing and improve other areas of the barn where swallows fly inside the arena. LOL.