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    10-05-2011, 07:13 PM
  #21
Green Broke
Reiterin... Wow thank you so so so much this is all I was wanting to hear, that someone would feel that same way! I am at no means a high end fancy show barn. I just let out a huge sigh of relief durning and after reading your post on here. Can't say thank you enough!! I hope that this ends this thread cause I can't take to much more of it after the extremely long day I have had if writing two papers and studying for a huge psychology test today while still very much hoping that time goes. Y faster till he is a safer barn!!
     
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    10-05-2011, 07:31 PM
  #22
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I am sorry if you took my original post as me saying you were a bad horse owner because no matter how many times I reread it I do not take it in a negative way.


You seem very young and seem to have a lot to learn when it comes to horse care, either by you or others. Not saying you are clueless or a bad horse owner just saying you sound very naive (again not trying to be mean).


I worked at a boarding facility for about 12 years before I owned my own horse.
I was the one feeding everyone elses horses, cleaning their stalls, and moving them from outside to inside and vise versa. I got to see first hand what all it takes to care for a horse on a daily basis and I know what it is like to deal with other peoples horses.

You have to understand, unless you talk with the facilities owner and make sure all of the horse hands are clear of the information then things you want done for you or your horse will not get done. Also there are a lot of "extra" things, like taking blankets on and off or even feeding your horse supplements or different feed then the barn offers, that some places charge for it to be done or do not offer it at all.

As far as getting another person who keeps their horse at the same place to do something for you or your horse ---> well here is a little hint THERE IS A REASON THEY ARE HAVING THEIR HORSE KEPT SOMEWHERE IN THE FIRST PLACE they do not have to worry about much or do much for their own horse, what makes you think they would worry or do anything for your horse? Unless you know you can trust someone else to do/help you then you can never be so naive to think it will be done.

Again I do not mean this to sound mean, I am only trying to help you understand how others may view your situation.
I know what its like to deal with bad barns/barn hands/fellow borders, but there is only so much you can complain or get upset about before you have to suck it up and do what you have to do to take care of your horse. All I was trying to say is you can NEVER rely/depend on someone else caring for YOUR horse.

I hope you find the barn the fits you best and offers all of the things that you want, unlike what someone said above about getting half of what is on your wish list, I believe if I am going to pay money every month for my horses care it will be worth my money and it will meet the requirements that I expect out of a good boarding facility but maybe that is just me.


Make a list of what you want, make sure the facility offers all that is on your MUST HAVE list and do not settle, it make take time and a lot more frustration but there is a place out there that will offer all that you need.

I did read you are moving your horse and I do hope this will be the place.

Also in reference to your comment about why you do not like to use the forum, when you post something on a site that allows people to comment you are agreeing to take both the good and the bad replies. If you are not open to everyones point of views then do not post on a public site :)
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    10-05-2011, 07:32 PM
  #23
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar    
Okay so I have to rant a bit cause I am pretty darn annoyed with the past two barns I have boarded my new horse at in the past 2 months. Luckily this will be the last move for a very very very very long time.

So I got Oliver at the beginning of August to a what you might call "high end" barn just by looking at it. It's 650 to board and you don't have to be in any training program but I really felt Oliver needed more solid work and training. We got there on the second, the trainer I chose from that barn went out to go see him and evaluate him for me to see if it was a safe and good fit, she agreed and even rode him and she said she would love to work with both of us, being very pleased with the essment I went ahead got him, he was delivered the next afternoon to the barn. I let him settle in for about a week and adjust to all the new stuff. I then later had my first lesson within the 2nd week of him being the, I had ridden him a couple times before and he was great.

OP, I think we all understand you are frustrated but you are now contradicting yourself.

I hope you can find a place that is up to your standards.
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    10-05-2011, 07:42 PM
  #24
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Reiterin    
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.
Ahh... but see you can't compare barns because what is provided at a barn is tied into how much the individual is paying and the contract they have.

If I wanted to pay a small fortune, my trainer would be more than happy to do whatever I wanted, even sing my horse lullabies at night if I so wished. I don't, so she provides the care outlined in my contract which includes blanketing at HER discretion. If she feels he needs a sheet, blanket, fly mask or whatever, she puts it on/off. Otherwise he goes without or I can drive over and do whatever I'd like. I trust her judgment, so my boarding arrangement and what I pay is suitable for me.

I can't pay bargain basement prices and expect blanketing, hand walking, nighty-night lullabies and the like. I could wallpaper my horse's stall with notes demanding all sorts of services and all that would get me is an e-mail or phone call to inform me I was a dolt and not getting them unless I wanted to pay for each one.

If blanketing is not specific in your contract and you aren't paying for it, you cannot realistically expect it, no matter how large a note you leave.

And, as a boarder, I wouldn't touch another person's horse. Warm to my horse isn't warm to a different horse that shivers if they think the wind might blow. Not to mention, if I don't know anything about someone's horse, the last thing I would do is go into a stall and try to remove a blanket. What if the horse is completely and utterly terrified of flappy blankets being pulled off!!?? I value my safety and a horse being mildly uncomfortable with a blanket on is better than me being kicked or bitten for trying to take it off.
     
    10-05-2011, 07:43 PM
  #25
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Originally Posted by Reiterin    
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.

Yes I would say being a small barn and everyone being low maintenance has VERY MUCH to do with how things get done. I wish things were that easy, just post a note and no worries, but unlike your place most places set up stuff from the get go and do not change much in their schedules thus eliminating confusion.

I would love for someone to point out where ANYONE made the comment that the OP does not do anything for her horse herself. I do not recall reading that statement other then the OP not understanding what others, including myself, were trying to explain, the OP automatically got defensive and shut out all other feedback that was not the same as her opinion on the matter.

To you Reiterin I have to say congrates on finding/boarding at a facility that fits your needs and is low maintenance, can't say I have run in to many of those in the past few years.
     
    10-06-2011, 07:16 AM
  #26
Foal
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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.
There seems to be a missunderstanding here. Yes, half of a wish list. Before moving to my current barn, I was looking at a training barn that was beautiful, 2 arenas, and my trainer. But not only was turnout extra, turnout was only every other day for half a day. So I had to decide. Can I live with my horse standing in his stall every other day so I can have excellent training at my finger tips? I decided no, so I chose a private barn where I am one of three boarders and there is no drama. Just large rolling pastures of grass for my horse to go out on all day long. However, the arena needs work and I have to call my trainer in when she's available.

What I mean is, some barns do blankets included. Some do not. Some will feed supplements, some will not. Turn out, no turnout, ect. When you pick a place, if it lacks in one of your "wants," you have to decide if the other pros are high enough. Peace of mind is a delecate process for your babies. Superstar learned this having to move twice. Maybe Im jaded because I left a not so hot place for a place that I thought would give me a heart attack!

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Originally Posted by Dressage10135    
I'm with you mls. It seems to me that the wish list of some people might be extremely unrealistic.
My wish list is in no way unrealisitic, but like I said, I gave up the unlimitied training for turnout because I felt that was better for my boy. That's all. Sorry for the confusion!
     
    10-06-2011, 06:14 PM
  #27
Yearling
Delfina, my barn is one of the least expensive barns in the area, and it also provides the most. It's a small barn and everyone knows everyone. And everyone knows all the horses. That said, No one just goes and does something to/for a horse without being asked. But if someone is concerned about a horse, we communicate! (i.e. A horse sweating in a blanket.)
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    10-06-2011, 06:27 PM
  #28
Yearling
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Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
I would love for someone to point out where ANYONE made the comment that the OP does not do anything for her horse herself. I do not recall reading that statement other then the OP not understanding what others, including myself, were trying to explain, the OP automatically got defensive and shut out all other feedback that was not the same as her opinion on the matter.
Well, I got the Exact same impression that the OP did when I read your first post. So, yes. There was nasty "feedback" and not just from you. The OP came here to rant. Nothing more. She did not need a bunch of people telling her she doesn't know what she's doing and has no horse experience. - Which seems to Still be going on.
Yes it's a public forum, but if you cannot be constructive, if you can not tell the difference between someone asking for advice and just wanting to vent, then don't post. This is supposed to be a friendly forum, yet everyone feels the need to demean others.
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    10-06-2011, 07:03 PM
  #29
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Originally Posted by Reiterin    
Yes it's a public forum, but if you cannot be constructive, if you can not tell the difference between someone asking for advice and just wanting to vent, then don't post. This is supposed to be a friendly forum, yet everyone feels the need to demean others.
i think the point of people posting where it has been taken as criticism is due to the way the opening post was written.

Imo, having read the OP, I was left with the impression that someone with less than expert/experienced/long term horse care/ownership was venting/ranting about how her "new" horse was being cared for and the people that she was dealing with (trainer/s). It came across, to ME (note I am NOT speaking for anyone else), like a spoiled child complaining or throwing a bit of a temper tantrum that life isn't going her way. That annoys me. The ranting of this thread was not a matter of "wow these barns are total crap - I can't believe this is happening", it's a matter of a person who doesn't seem to have done her homework and is now complaining that things aren't going her way. That doesn't lend the reader (in this case, any of us) to have any sympathy for her. Do you see how potentially demeaning responses could come about?

Should I adhere to one of the basic rules of dealing with people and if I have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all? Yes i'm sure I should. But after a certain point of reading through the OPs whining about things, not to mention the atrocious grammar and spelling, i'm appalled, hence I posted.

This is however, how a public forum functions. Anyone can post anything (regardless of whether or not they SHOULD) and people have to either learn to deal with it in their own way, or they can leave the forum. Such is life in any aspect. *shrug*

/rant
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    10-06-2011, 07:10 PM
  #30
Green Broke
OKAY IAM GETTING SICK OF THIS.
I am 20 years old
I have been riding since I was 4
I have started a few young horses myself and pretty much always been under a trainer. I was in 4h and pony club I am a current working studnent under my trainer have worked for a few good named riders/trainers out there.
Stop with telling I am inexperainced cause im NOT!
If there was a way for me to delete this thread I would have yesterday.
IF YOU don't HAVE SOMTHING NICE TO SAY don't SAY ANYTHING I told people on here I didnt feel help or support with what was being posted on here. Some people continued to go on and repate themselvs after I said it was hurtful adn untrue.
Im done Stop posting on this thread now please.
Thank you Reiterin for stickingup for me :)
     

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