Horse Care – Boarding Options

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Horse Care – Boarding Options
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Allison Haley Luffman works as a regional manager for Showplace Design Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She has over 10 years of experience as a sales and management professional in the interior design field. In her spare time, Allison Haley Luffman enjoys outdoor activities such as boating and equestrian sports.

Owning horses requires a commitment of time and finances. Most immediately, equestrians have to decide whether to keep their horses on their own property or to board them. Owners who keep horses on their own land must provide for all the horses’ needs (food, shelter, bedding, pasture, medical care, and exercise) themselves. The benefit is that they keep their costs down.

On the other hand, if they pay to board their horses, they don’t have to spend time taking care of the chores and can instead ride or enjoy other fun activities with their mounts. Some owners see the lack of involvement in intimate details as a downside, however, and prefer to care for their horses themselves to strengthen the bond between animal and owner.

There are many choices and different types of boarding facilities available for those who choose to board. Basic self-boarding just provides space, and the owner takes responsibility for daily feeding, cleaning, grooming, and other needs. Full boarding includes feeding, turning in and out, cleaning, and facility use and sometimes even includes blanketing and basic medical care. Because there is such a broad spectrum, owners should ask questions to find out what is covered under the different boarding plans.

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The Impact of Hands On Nashville and Its Volunteers in the Community

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Hands On Nashville
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Allison Haley Luffman, a management professional in the interior design sector, is an advocate of her community. A Tennessee resident, Allison Haley Luffman dedicates much of her time to supporting local organizations, such as Hands On Nashville.

With history dating back to 1991, Hands On Nashville addresses the needs of Middle Tennessee communities through its volunteer program. Ranked among the top 10 organizations in the nation to log the most volunteer hours per resident, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the group focuses its efforts in areas of public education, home energy savings, youth leadership development, and urban agriculture.

In particular, the Urban Agriculture Program aims to improve community health through provisions that educate people on food systems. The nonprofit hosts many of its activities on its five-acre farm in South Nashville, where it utilizes volunteers to manage crops that are then enjoyed by visitors who learn about harvesting produce and preparing healthy meals. Volunteers also support the organization’s school garden initiative. In partnership with the Nashville School Garden Coalition and local schools, Hands On Nashville and volunteers play a crucial role in integrating garden-based education into curriculums, thus supporting the goal of building a healthier and food-secure community.