What do we need to know about shareboarding?
December 19, 2012 7:28 AM Subscribe
Have you ever shareboarded? We're thinking of shareboarding a horse for our daughter to ride, and we want to know your experiences, advice and suggestions.
posted by SuperSquirrel to Pets & Animals (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My daughter is 17 and has been volunteering weekly at a therapeutic riding stable for over 3 years. She loves horses, loves to ride, and loves being at the stable. The owner of the stable has suggested that she shareboard her favorite horse.
Being transplanted city folk, I'd never heard of shareboarding, so googling reveals it to be a legitimate thing. But we're still wondering if this is a good idea for my daughter and for our family.
Have you shareboarded, or been close to a shareboarding situation? Can you give me advice on what to consider? What should I discuss with the stable owner? What are the downsides? My searching has not really turned up anyone who regretted their decision to shareboard (other than minor disagreements about rates and horse availability). Did you regret your decision to shareboard? If we go through with it, what do we need to be aware of?
My daughter is pretty much a typical quiet, nerdy 17-year-old who gets good grades (A's and B's) and wants to be a veterinarian. She doesn't have a job or any money of her own.