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    10-05-2011, 01:17 PM
  #11
mls
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Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
2nd : You have got to stop thinking everyone will do everything for you. It is YOUR horse so YOU are the one responsible for the care. Just because someone agrees/offers to do something for you/your horse does not mean it will be done/happen. It is your responsibility to check up on it. Get that persons phone number so you can call and double check if it was or was not done.
I agree. The person who agreed to take the blanket off was a fellow boarder, not the BO or an employee at the barn.

What would of happened if the blanket had been removed and you had come out to a normal day and the horse wasn't sweaty? You would be upset the blanket was off.

Some barns have temperature charts to ensure everyone is on the same page. I have my boarders make up their own minds. That way they are not mad at me.
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    10-05-2011, 01:44 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Well I wouldn't be upset at all if was a normal not pouring down rainy day but the weather warmed up and it's common sense. If yu say your going to do something the. Do it, and yes I did call this lady but she never picked up her phone no did she get back after 2 messages.

I now very much regret even putting any of this up. I don't feel supported I just needed to vet, wasn't asking for what people thought. So sorry if that was a mix up.

This is why I don't really use this forum that much cause I feel like everyone just tells me I'm not a good horse owner.

Ughh
     
    10-05-2011, 01:48 PM
  #13
Yearling
I don't see where anyone said you were a bad horse owner?

It sounds like you want the perfect situation for your horse without needing to worry about him. Of course, everyone does! The reality is that YOU are the owner and YOU are responsible for him no matter what. I do hope you find the right boarding situation but I think you need to take a step back and think about why you are getting so upset.
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    10-05-2011, 01:51 PM
  #14
Green Broke
The thing is though, I had explained to the barn, to the lady who offered this, put a note on the bord saying I will not be able to make out for a few days, if it's warm please feel to take his blanket off, to call me if wondering.... No one did anything and it was obvious he was very uncomfortable!
I know it's my responsibility but where I am I can't get to my horse in less then 30 minutes. It's just how it is.
     
    10-05-2011, 01:56 PM
  #15
Yearling
There is a big difference between putting a note on the board and talking to the BO personally. How do you know the note was seen? Also, are you paying for the blanket to be put on and taken off? If not, then again, its something you need to take care of yourself.

I board my horse 30 min away from where I live as well. I have an agreement with the BO about the blankets and she makes sure its on or off depending on the weather. I also pay her for her time.
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    10-05-2011, 04:00 PM
  #16
Foal
I hear ya, Superstar. And not that I don't see the sides of other posters on this thread because I get that too. Unless I have been in your frustration, how can I really know. But I just got my horse out of a ridiculous situation back in July that had me knots daily. I could never count on the care he was getting. I work full time and can't see my horse every day, although I make it out there 5-6 times a week. But some weeks, its just not possible. So when looking for a good boarding place, you want to find a barn that doesn't eliminate your worries, but one that has the least amount of worries. Ya feel me?

I always say, if you can get at least half of you wish list out of a boarding facility, you've done pretty good. I left a mediocre situation in favor of training. But a big training barn left my gelding edgy and stressed. He never got the turnout that I was paying for (and was included in writing in my contract) and his feeding was so messed up, I never knew what he was eating. All of these things combined caused an ulcer, which is an arm and a leg to treat. I knew the situation was not good for him and not good for me. So we evaluated, and left.

My current barn is quiet and private. He goes out every day for 10+ hours and is very happy. But I'm lucky if the arena survives a wind storm and there are no trainers there. Its the choice I made though. It sounds like your former barns were not a good fit for you and its such a relief to find what that makes you worry less. So look at it this way, you are going to get good training in a safe and well maintained barn. But you will be responsible for your own blanket. Its a trade up really. From what I'm hearing, you're doing just fine. Every day is a learning experience. Keep up the good work!
     
    10-05-2011, 04:35 PM
  #17
mls
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Originally Posted by Wancata    
So when looking for a good boarding place, you want to find a barn that doesn't eliminate your worries, but one that has the least amount of worries. Ya feel me?

I always say, if you can get at least half of you wish list out of a boarding facility, you've done pretty good.
I'm really at a loss here! I certainly hope my boarders are not sitting at work or home worrying about their horses.

Half of your wish list? Wow.
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    10-05-2011, 04:38 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by mls    
I'm really at a loss here! I certainly hope my boarders are not sitting at work or home worrying about their horses.

Half of your wish list? Wow.
I'm with you mls. It seems to me that the wish list of some people might be extremely unrealistic.
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    10-05-2011, 06:46 PM
  #19
Started
Wowza... reading stuff like this makes me even more afraid of going back to having to board my horses. It also goes to show that I was "giving it away" when I boarded horses for people and included all these things in with their flat board rate.

At any rate, like others have said, ultimately it comes down to you.
     
    10-05-2011, 07:03 PM
  #20
Yearling
I understand the OP fully.
I am lucky to have my horse at a barn where I do not have to worry at all. I KNOW that my horse is always taken care of. If I (or any boarder) want/need something done for with our horses (blanketing, leaving in/out, etc) the barn owners are happy to help. All it takes is a note on the board. The first thing any boarder or the barn owners do when they enter the barn is look for notes on the board. We are all casual horse owners, though some do show also. We're a small barn and no one is high maintenence. So I think that helps.
But I would be equally upset in the OP's situation. - I think people are being a little antagonistic and implying the OP doesn't do anything for her horse herself.
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