With the ownership of a new horse many owners, especially ones living in an urban setting, face the dilemma of where to house it. For owners living in urban settings there is only one choice. They must seek out the services of a local boarding stable. Boarding stables are large, commercial stables that will house and provide limited services for a monthly fee. Some stables even offer special services such as exercising and blanketing your horse. The cost also determines whether your horse is boarded in a box stall, which is an indoor structure, or in the pasture. When trying to choose a boarding stable for your horse there are many things to consider to ensure the best place for your horse. You need to take tours of all the nearby stables offering boarding services and talk to the other borders. Look for things like fresh feed, ample water supply, and a clean environment. Another aspect to look at is security, is there surveillance 24/7 to ensure the saftety of your horse. As mentioned, boarding stables are mainly useful if you live in an urban setting and horse land is not readily available. There is another instance where using a facility to board your horse is an accepted option. Researchers suggest that first time horse owners board their horses at a stable for at least the first year, even though using your own land is ideal. There are many pros for choosing this route. There is the convenience of the set up to consider.