I’m planning to winter in Gainesville area and am looking for some recommendations for wonderful layover barns with outdoor places (round pens, walk-outs of stalls, small paddocks, etc.) for my horses to stay along the way. Ideally the place would have room for my husband, and me (and my dog) at the facility or somewhere very close by. We will probably make 2 or 3 layover stops along the way, so recommendations along the way in Maryland, VA, NC, SC, and even northernmost FL are welcome.
Additionally, I’d love thoughts/experiences on the route to take: 81 or 95? Or, any other routes?