traveling nurse with horses....

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    My husband and I are recently returning to travel nursing. We are looking to travel some on California central and coastal areas, for example san Francisco, Eureka, or Sacramento etc. We are wanting to haul our horses up with us from oklahoma but just need help finding place to board them or pasture to lease. Any info help would be great.
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    Quote from rntraveler2012
    My husband and I are recently returning to travel nursing. We are looking to travel some on California central and coastal areas, for example san Francisco, Eureka, or Sacramento etc. We are wanting to haul our horses up with us from oklahoma but just need help finding place to board them or pasture to lease. Any info help would be great.
    Hello,
    Im new to the site but i am from norther cali - sacramento specifically. If you consider sacramento you want to look on the out skirts where there is still country side. Galt, stockton,woodlands, roseville, citrus heights, or possibly even west sacramento. Anywhere else is very modernized and not suitable. Hope this helps and Good Luck!
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    I know a nurse at Eureka who has horses and can probably board yours. Let me know if you get a contract at Eureka (pm me if you need some help there too).
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    I agree, around Sacramento is the best bet. Give Horse Park Polo Club, in Woodside CA a call and ask them for Tara Leonard's phone number. I think they should have it. She's in Capay and boards polo ponies. I'm sure she doesn't care if they are polo ponies or not though.
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    I can't figure out how to edit my comment. Horse Park Polo Club probably won't work - sorry, I was thinking Woodland and got Woodside. Anyway, if you make some calls around using google for Woodland or Capay Horse Boarding, you can probably get someone to direct you to Tara Leonard or another boarder in the area - there are plenty online.
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    San Francisco Bay Area is VERY expensive to board. I lived there for 5 years in my early 20's, and wanted to bring my horse up from Southern California. Many of the boards with decent facilities were more than double my rent (as much as my entire apartment!), some over 2K/month, and these were basic 12x24 or 24x24 pipe stalls; some completely uncovered. This was over 5 years ago. Plus a lot of the clubs were really snooty (I was a vet tech for awhile so I saw a lot of the horse property in the area). The only affordable place (Portola Valley, Stanford area) was a HUGE beautiful pasture but only had a barb-wire fence, and I could just see my mare kicking up her heels and going right through it. The more rural areas further north like the other ones you mentioned are probably a little more affordable. You could even come down here to the Temecula Valley (So Cal)! We're friendly and there's LOTS of horse country, but only small community hospitals.
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    I agree with everything BD-RN said. For the bay area, imagine the highest real estate prices in the country, now immagine the boarding prices.

    There are actually lots of places in the Bay area however I wouldn't recommend them. Woodside, Portola Valley, or maybe over on the coast. Any land large enough for horses will me a million+ dollar piece of property. So don't expect it to be cheap. The coast will be cheaper but still probably way more than your used too. If you can afford it Woodside is the nicest. The whole town is connected by a deeded horse trail network. You can ride through Huddart park, down town and through a 10 million dollar property(not exaggerating) or 2 all in one ride. But you will need to hook up with some one with a trail club key. There are a few larger commercial stables but the really nice ones are the people with a couple stalls behind their house. Doubt you could live there and board horses on 2 nurses salary but you might get lucky and find somewhere for your horses. The stanford land is OK but not really the kind of place I would want to be at, be it Webb ranch or over on the race track side. If your looking to get ahead financially I would avoid the bay area with horses, even if you have to take lesser wages somewhere else.


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