Well after much stress and thought, and more stress I've decided to back to public boarding barn.
I had a couple of requirements beyond the obvious.. clean and safe. Having a draft horse I was looking for place with draft experience, maybe at least one other heavy draft in the barn. Free trailer storage. Closes to trails.
And the MOST important.. NO DRAMA.
I know I've found the place that fits all but the drama aspect. That is still yet to be determined.
I came sort of "un-announced". I talked to the barn owner yesterday for a good bit of time on the phone. I asked "What evening this week is good for me to stop by?" She said "Any". So this evening I called and asked "is tonight a good night to come out and talk?" when I was 15 minutes away. I got a "Absolutely!"
So this place has all the things you would expect - indoor arena, outdoor arena, tack room, restroom, heated lounge etc... BUT it also has walk on access 100 acres of maintained trails !!!!
I was also very very pleased to see, not one, but 3 heavy drafts in this barn. All with shiny coats, nice feet, and perfect weight. One of the drafts owners was there and I got a chance to talk to her off alone. She is very happy with the care of her draft and couldn't say enough about the place.
When I asked what they fed she said no sweet feed - it's a 12% Pellet, up to 1 bale of hay per horse per day + any supplements I provide. Very low sugar and starch feed meets my feed requirements.
I will be moving Rosie and Bonnie on Sunday. I'm not obligated to give anyone a 30 day notice or anything where I'm at now. My friend who owns the property is actually relieved as now he can do what he needs without effecting me negatively.
My new horsie home is Triple S Equine