Owning a horse is a very exciting and rewarding pastime and building your beloved pet a new purpose-built home is very desirable, regardless of whether you have owned your horse for a while and are wanting it closer to you or in a safer area, or if your horse is a new purchase and a highly prized acquisition, there are a few things to think about in order to get the job done right and correctly from the start.
Having an Architect onboard your build
Getting a qualified architect involved with your build is important regardless of whether you are building a ten-bed mansion or a small single stable for your horse. They will not only be able to provide you with detailed drawings for any contractors to work from with accurate measurements, but they will also be able to assist you with materials, advise you on any constraints on your land or the local area, help you with planning and building regulations, as well as make your build aesthetically pleasing.
Choosing the right contractor
It is important to choose the right contractor to carry out your build for you. You may find that your architect can recommend a person or a business that they have worked with in the past and have provided good results. However, when deciding which contractor to use, it is wise to get at least three different quotes and have all of them and the work that they cover written on them.
This is so that you have a record of what was said at the initial viewing and can compare quotes accurately with each other. You may feel that after talking to the contractors that one stands out with superior knowledge or foresight. However, if this is not the case, you may have to rely on instinct if no previous customers can contact you for an honest review of their work.
Moving your horse in
So, you have your stables built, and all is good with the world. Now comes the exciting time of selecting your horse transport; obviously, you will want the horse transportation business that you choose to take extra care of your beautiful horse and be outstanding and reputable. This could take a while, but to save time, there are businesses that offer their services to act as a broker so that you do not have to spend hours of your life entering the same details over and over again into various websites to get some quality quotes.
Once you have selected your horse transportation, you will need to start getting your horse ready for its journey and the destination ready for its new occupant. It is a good idea to make that your new stable is fully secured and has a high level of security in place, that there is plenty of food, water, and shelter from weather available to your horse, even when it is out and roaming in order to keep your horse happy and healthy.