Questions I should ask to my new stables? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Posts: 169
• Horses: 0
Questions I should ask to my new stables?

Hey all,

I have always kept my horses on my property, but now having moved I have for the first time had to board. I had them at a "friends" place, but have had problems with the level of care they were receiving, and have decided to move them. I am super excited for the new place due to the facilities they can offer me, how ever what kind of questions should I ask???? What kind of papers should be signed? I just want to cover my bases due to the mess I got into at the last boarders.

Thanks

Cowgirl Up and Git R Dun
yukontanya is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
Posts: 925
• Horses: 2
Ask any questions you think seem fit. For example, what comes with board? How do you determine which horses get turned out together? How often are the horses fed? How do you handle boarder disputes? Do you allow outside trainers to be brought in?
These are just random questions that you might think about asking. You can be expected to sign a liability waiver, possibly a boarding contract depending on where you are moving.
haleylvsshammy is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:13 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,892
• Horses: 2
^^some great questions there too...ill just add on!

Are your farrier/vet allowed...if not who do they use. Im in a crappy situation because of this rule now. We have a crappy vet and a crappy farrier but they dont allow outside vets/farriers/trainers.

What kind of feed to they use? What is the charge for addition grain? What if you want your own special feed?

Whats the bedding like? Straw/sawdust/nothing? Stall mats?

Hay? How much, how many times a day and whats the quality.

Finding a good boarding barn can be so difficult. Boarding is soo expensive but when you add up the costs, boarding barns arent exactly raking it in. You do usually get what you pay for. Good luck!
corinowalk is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Posts: 169
• Horses: 0
I am field boarding, and the two of them will be sharing a half acre or so with a run-in shelter. They get free choice (free feed). I don't work with trainers, so thats not a concern of mine. Thanks there were a couple questions I will ask her.

Cowgirl Up and Git R Dun
yukontanya is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Posts: 169
• Horses: 0
The Riding Arena - Whitehorse, Yukon this is where they will be moving to. I guess boarding way up here is very different then others place. They don't feed grain, just free choice hay, I will be there everyday, its a 15min drive from my house. Whats usually included in boarding fees?

Cowgirl Up and Git R Dun
yukontanya is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 01:53 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 144
• Horses: 1
I'm glad you asked this, as I am in a very similar situation. My husband warned me about boarding at a friend's place. =/ I can say he was right. In order to keep the friendship, I'm moving my mare, and I am actually excited as there are many more resources at the new place. I am hoping I will work off some of the board. Will you also work off some of the board, since you will be there everyday?
Islandrea is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Posts: 169
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Islandrea View Post
I'm glad you asked this, as I am in a very similar situation. My husband warned me about boarding at a friend's place. =/ I can say he was right. In order to keep the friendship, I'm moving my mare, and I am actually excited as there are many more resources at the new place. I am hoping I will work off some of the board. Will you also work off some of the board, since you will be there everyday?
I was working off board at my friends place, as I own a cleaning company and was cleaning her place. But I keep finding every time I trade like that, I always get ripped off. Yes I probably could work off some off the costs, however I would rather spent the time I have with my horses. I am a very busy person, and my day does not offer me a extra lot of time during the week.

Thanks for all your advice guys

Cowgirl Up and Git R Dun
yukontanya is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 03:19 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 144
• Horses: 1
A noble trade I think. =)
Islandrea is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stables :) ilovemyhorsies Barn Maintenance 9 07-31-2010 03:07 PM
Padlock on Stables Hannahl Barn Maintenance 20 05-10-2010 09:57 PM
? tax on stables embee Horse Talk 0 11-26-2009 05:05 PM
Ultra sound questions and some feed and other questions... HalfPass Horse Health 7 06-18-2009 11:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome