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post #11 of 33 Old 02-23-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Wyld Eyed View Post
How do you expect people to make money? Just because you board there they should do everything for free? Where do you think all that "high end" stuff comes from? I cant stand it when boarders think we should do everything for them for free....Barn owners time is worth nothing?? Im sure they will be glad to see you go...
Wyld Eyed, I understand how you have to make money at a stable. They have charged us for things that weren't done (e.g. they said they repaired my blanket which wasn't used once.), they fed my horse a type of feed without my permission, they charged us for clinics he was used in(which i didn't give permission to), they charged us for hay(which was supposed to be included in the board). Their board is already ridiculously expensive: $750/month and then you are charged for mandatory things like hay and turnout. That is not something they told us when we started there. They have also charged me for lessons I never signed up for (not lessons I didn't show up for, I always show up for my lessons anyways).

Originally Posted by mls View Post
One word of advice - throw out anything you have 'heard' and only go on what you have seen.

As far as leaving, give notice and do it. You do not have to say why.

"Dear Barn Owner -

This is written 30 day notice that I will be removing Lancer from XYZ Stable as of February 28, 2011."

Signed - Lancer's owner

If you are concerned about anything going missing, clean out your locker prior to handing notice over. If you are REALLY concerned, pack up your tack locker, have a trailer come in and leave your notice with your final check, load the horse and leave. No drama. Done.
Thank you, that is good advice! A co-trainer told us about his training, they were actually laughing about how funny it was to see a horse hopping around for 1.5 hours.

Originally Posted by Salila View Post

Myself, I would even consider suing the stable your horse is currently in, for damages done to your horse, both physical and mental, and for improper use of him, where you said that they were letting other people ride him and work with him without your permission. That seriously bothers me when people do that.
I'm going to stay away from anything like that

Originally Posted by kitten_Val View Post
Not being fancy doesn't mean they don't have a great care! If you current contract tells anything about advance notice (like 2 weeks or 1 month) then send it to the BO as certified mail now. If not, tell them you are moving and just move on.
I'm just going to give notice by the end of February. I'm pretty sure there is a 30 day notice fee, I'll move my horse and pay for March at both stables...
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post #12 of 33 Old 02-24-2011, 05:48 AM
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Hi! Im sure there are tons of barns that would love to have a knowlagable boarder that pays on time.If your not happy im sure there are barns that would be very happy to have you!!Personally I would do everything in my power to make boarders happy! Its their loss,Give your notice,get your stuff out ,(not nessasarily in that order) and go somewhere you guys can be happy! Good luck! DW

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post #13 of 33 Old 02-26-2011, 07:10 PM
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Exclamation Horrible

Right now I am still in shock. THAT STABLE is HORRIBLE, get your HORSE OUT OF THERE!!! I can't believe that the stable is doing that! What in the world are they thinking! Both stables do have drawbacks but I think that this all comes down to how your horse is getting treated. If I found out my horse was being abused I would be leaving that stable ASAP!!! Rigt now you shouldn't worry about other peoples feelings, right now get your horse to safe and secure stable. I think that the only problem with the other stable is the not fenced in ring, you could put cones on the outside of the ring for now, the shelter thing is with my experience not that much of a problem. You can get a run-in shed for a very cheap price on Amazon or ebay.
Wish you all the luck and get you and your horse out of that stable

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post #14 of 33 Old 02-26-2011, 07:33 PM
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Leave this stable right now! THat is horrible what they are doing don't let ur feelings for people get in the way right now, worry about the horse now instead of fearing hurting other peoples feelings,
also there is a thing called a run-in shed which is used as a shelter for horses which you can get cheap on amazon or ebay,
leave right now, rather ride in a ring that is fenced in with cones or something than having your horse get hurt
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post #15 of 33 Old 02-26-2011, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Good news! The arenas are fenced. As for the shelters, my horse is indoors in the winter so if it is horrible weather he can go inside, in the summer I can have them put a rain sheet on him if i need.
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I won't even touch on how horrible that other stable is, but as far as the new one and there being no shelters in the turnouts - My mare, before I moved her to my boyfriend's house, was boarded at a nice little facility where they had probably around 15 stalls and about 60 acres of pastures. When I went to look at it before I took her there, I noticed that there were NO outdoor shelters and I asked the BO about it. He said he didn't see the point of building 20-25 shelters out there when the stupid horses just stand in the wind and rain and snow anyway. Which is true and definately something I've also noticed. lol He said that when the weather gets bad, he'll bring the horses inside. The ones that are paying for stalls get stalled. And for the pasture boarders, he puts up temporary stalls in the indoor arena for them to go into. Maybe they do something similar?

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post #17 of 33 Old 02-26-2011, 11:32 PM
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I'd say move to this other place. I know not having shelters isn't ideal and this winter has been brutal, but we're almost out and if you have to pay a little extra for indoor board for the next month it may be way worth it to get your horse out of the other place.

Hopefully you can get your boy out of that place as easily as possible.

I'd also like to add that the least fancy place my mare has ever stayed was actually the place she was best cared for and had the best trainers.

Can I ask where the heck in Southern Alberta you are that you are paying $750 a month!?
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post #18 of 33 Old 02-27-2011, 11:15 AM
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I think you've had your answer all along. You know that you need to get your horse out of that terrible place. If possible go NOW. The forum can wait, your horse may be enduring something awful at this moment...

As far as this other facility, it sounds as though you liked the place when you checked it out. If the only real concern is the lack of run-in sheds, maybe you could ask the owner if they would consider building one. Maybe you could help. Maybe everyone would help. Have a "barn-raising" of sorts with other boarders, students, etc and end the event with a bonfire or cookout. ;) Really, run-ins are not that complicated and it would improve the owner's property. And you could split the cost between the owner and all of the people who keep their horses in that pasture.
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post #19 of 33 Old 02-27-2011, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SPhorsemanship View Post
Good news! The arenas are fenced. As for the shelters, my horse is indoors in the winter so if it is horrible weather he can go inside, in the summer I can have them put a rain sheet on him if i need.
thats great!!! your current barn is CRUEL. that is VERY unfair and mean of them. get out of there ASAP!!! which you already r!! LOL i bet u cant wait till march;) i hope the new barn is a MUCH BETTER PLACE!!! good luck!!!
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Moved him out today . Hauling him to the new place went well although the roads were in poor condition. I had to pay for march. Not only did I have to pay for march but they added on a whole bunch of services and fees I know my horse didn't get. I just cut my losses and paid them because I couldn't prove anything and I wanted to get my horse out of there; they wouldn't let him go until I paid, which I fully understand. -$2800 and at least $800 of it was BS. Can't do anything about it now...The new place was great though and my horse settled right in very quickly.

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