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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2008, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Boarder question

I have a small boarding stable, I really do this on the side, not as a big money maker. My question, for those of you that are considered "outside boarders", if you bring your horses inside, do you use a box stall to put your horse in while they are inside to ride, and if so, do you clean the stall up after yourself? I have some boarders that are using stalls of the "inside stall boarder" and find they are not cleaning up after themselves. With winter coming, I may need to clarify a few rules, though I hate to be a big heavy handed owner.
Just wondering what other stables require.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-11-2008, 02:14 PM
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Well if they are outside pasture boarders then they should not use a stall at all. But if you have it worked out where they come inside then they should clean up there mess. What do they need to use a stall for. If its another boarders stall then it should be off limits.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-11-2008, 02:35 PM
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I don't see why a horse would need to use a stall as you'd just be grooming, tacking up, and then again after riding. Everywhere I've ever ridden has required you to clean up your grooming area before you go out to ride and when you are done putting your horse away, so I assume if you did allow a boarder to use a stall that she would clean up that too.

Personally I would just put up a notice that says "Stalls are for assigned horses only. Outside boarders are not permitted to use these stalls unless paid for. Also, please remember to clean up after yourself before going out for a ride and after putting your horse away. Thank you."

There really is no reason for them to use the stalls.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-12-2008, 10:04 PM
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every place I have been did it like this:

if you are pasture board, your horse cannot even come in the barn unless being seen by the vet or farrier.

Want to "put your horse up" for a few minutes? Then they'd charge you a full day's stall board on your monthly statement.

Seems harsh, but if they want the perks then they need to fork up the moolaa!

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-13-2008, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your thoughts, they are exactly as I was thinking. I tend to be "too nice" to my boarders, and they end pushing the limits sometimes. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't off base, which apparently I am not
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The first place I boarded the pasture horses were allowed to come in for tacking up but you were to clean up after yourself... some people didnt but they never got into trouble. Also we were suppose to pick up in the arena if the horse went while riding. Now i am the only boarder and I clean my horses stall and BOs 3-4 times a week... but i dont have to pay for boarding


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post #7 of 9 Old 11-19-2008, 09:19 PM
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I've never heard of such a thing!
If they are pasture boarders, they shouldn't be putting their horses in an inside stall at any time unless they have your permission to do so. And if they did use a stall that they weren't paying for, they should (for sure) clean up for their horses.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-22-2008, 03:11 PM
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My horses have a stall, but in the spring/summer they are out 24/7

When I do bring them in, and if I put them in a stall, I do clean up after them. As well as if they go in the arena.

I do it as a courtesy to my BO, as well as leaving it how I found it.
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-26-2008, 11:31 PM
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I agree, "pasture board" should be just that; "pasture board". I plan on taking on a few boarders and will certainly differentiate between pasture board and stall board. I know what you mean though about being too nice and then having people take advantage of that. It seems to come all too naturally for some people.

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