Looking for Horse Boarding Facility in Howard County, MD
I'm looking for a place to board my horse in Howard County. What I'm looking for, in order of importance, are:
dependable, high quality, personal horse care by knowledgeable horse professional(s); smaller facility where my young horse (coming 5) and I won't be "lost"; outside ring and indoor arena; outside jumps and/or cross-country course; can use own trainer.
Desirable extras are: access to public riding areas; access to fox chasing.
I'm a working adult and ride primarily after 6 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, so I need a place that does not have a heavy lesson program that limits my access to the riding facilities at those times.
I live in Baltimore City and my trainer is in Mt. Airy, so I'm interested in a boarding facility between those areas. I'd very much appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
Try Southwind in Damascus. It's a larger barn with a small barn feel, excellent care, 2 outdoor rings & an indoor, many miles of trails, outside trainers allowed (no ring fee), some xc jumps, runs small CT's and derby crosses, great for a young horse. Added bonus of great people boarding there. I used to work in Baltimore and board there, not a bad drive, and convenient to Mt Airy
Try GoodNess Ridge in Mt. Airy. Not sure if they have jumps but the facility is top notch! Beautiful indoor and outdoor with awesome felt footing, mirrors inside. Barn full of professional women and excellent care. I don't board there but it is owned by a friend.