Argh! To find a boarding stable that fits!

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    10-12-2009, 06:03 PM
Argh! To find a boarding stable that fits!

When I first moved herein September, I found a stable that was close, but they were heinous. Their care of the horses was abysmal at best.

So I moved Carolina to a dressage barn. Only problem is it's an hour away and kinda expensive for what it offers. The trainer is very lovely but there are some basic things that we really disagree on. No big deal. I can't justify the boarding fee PLUS the gas money to get out there.

I found a boarding stable right behind our subdivision. It's going to cost me $300 for both the horses to have full care. But there's just an indoor arena. So it's still not combined training or even just hunter/jumper.

However - in the spring, the combined training barn that I absolutely positively have to move to (it's my dream barn) will have space.

I'm trying to justify the moves. Having the girls at the barn right behind us until Spring. Does that sound so terrible???
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    10-12-2009, 06:32 PM
No- it will save you money for the winter and then in the spring you can move them ... just make sure that you for sure what to keep them at the place you are moving them to for the winter, seems like you are bouncing around :) Your girls are troopers haha but hey you have to do what you have to do to be at the right place!
    10-12-2009, 07:14 PM
I know it's absolutely bouncing around. I'm most definitely keeping the girls at this place behind us til Spring. It'll give me time to save up for two new saddles and plump up the showing fund. Plus having them so close means I can be there more. Then the combined training barn is only 10 minutes away.
    10-12-2009, 07:56 PM
I moved Maddy 2 times from the original place that I had her at to find the right place .. sometimes you have to do that to get to the right place for you and the horses :)

Good luck!
    10-12-2009, 08:28 PM
I completely understand how you feel! Noah was at his first barn for a week before I realized that the BO was clueless. I moved him to another barn, further away. I'm spending a ton in gas and takes so much time when I work full time and am taking three classes this semester. I found another barn 8 miles from home, with an indoor and all the ameneties I want. I feel so bad even thinking about moving him again! I would really love to have him close before winter hits and I would LOVE to have an indoor to continue working with him... Decisions, decisions...
    10-12-2009, 09:07 PM
Six months goes by very quickly. It sounds like that other place will be a good spot for you and your horse, so just save your $$ and watch the months fly by.
    10-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Thanks all. I think it'll be a good six months of weight gain (hopefully not me gaining weight) and resting.
    10-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Well I have CoCo in the new barn. And I'm pretty excited! Even though it's not ideal, there is another eventing girl there that I got to talking to and when the time comes next year, we're going to trailer together to the combined stables to do the lessons!! So neither of us will have to move or worry about the wait list!
    10-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Glad to hear it all worked out!
    10-16-2009, 02:01 PM
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Good to hear!

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