I support PETA, am an vegetarian and a huge animal lover having adopted several pets myself. I checked out other boarding facilities in the area and the horse stalls were small, the pasture was 10 acres for 80 horses, there was no arena to ride, the staff was rude, etc.
Palmerosa Ranch was amazing!
Stalls: Each (12 x 12) stall has a 12 x 12 run attached which makes your horse have twice the room! Plus each has an individual tack room big enough to store 20+ bales of hay or all your saddles, grain buckets, and other tack!
ammenities: It has a big arena with barrels, a large holding pen, a hot walker, a round pen, wash rack, and a gazebo complete with fan and 50cent coke machine to watch all the action.
Pasture: 100 acres of pasture with creek, lake, trails through a wood section, and open pasture! thats right, one hundred acres!
workers: being a first-time horse owner (and life-long horse obsessed kid) i was impressed by the staff who took the time to answer every small dumb question i asked, gave suggestions for which feed store to use, which vet, farrier, hay, supplement, etc.
maintenance: i have seen the maintenance guys treading thru the creek fixing fences, replacing dirt, removing trash, thru wind, snow, pouring rain, burning heat. They will hire extra help to get a big job done if needed. They are very quick to replace pannels, doors,and whatever else you need fixed.
cost: 110 bucks a month for self care! tack room, run, pasture all included! i would have paid three times for that! and if you are on vacation they will bring in your horse from the pasture and feed them for a small fee which is great for people like me who have no horse-loving friends!
environment: seems like there is always a group hanging out, chatting, having a party at the gazebo, organizing a trail ride around the area, or to nearby trails, sharing trailers for playday (but they have one to rent if you need it!). I have made lasting friendships here!
TO BE CONTINUED
Pros: huge pasture, trails, lake, private tack room, run well