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post #1 of 36 Old 03-21-2010, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Boarder Rant

It really chaps my ass when horse owners come out once a month and think they know their horses better than I do especially when it comes to feeding.
I've probably spent more time with their horse in 6 months then they have owning them for 5 years! Very irritating! If I say your horse doesn't want to eat the 8 million lbs of grain you want me to give him.. I'm not just being cheap people!

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post #2 of 36 Old 03-21-2010, 11:37 PM
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Amen sista!!!
This is gotta be one of my biggest pet peeves with boarders.

This recently happened to me w a new boarder/ She had her horse on SOOO much feed when he arrived....(previous barn owners regime) he A) didn't need it, as he looked like shamoos twin. He also B) always dumped over half of it out on the floor, as he would just play w it, as he clearly wasn't all that Hungary for that large of an amount.
I finally had a discussion with her about cutting him back...she lost it....however after she talked to the vet sheepishly had to agree with my decision.

Drives me batty too!

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LOL, poor thing. Yeah that would chap my ass too... Maybe you should just explain to them why you think it best to not over grain their horse, explain the health implications and that you have observed the horse looking happier just munching on hay.

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post #4 of 36 Old 03-21-2010, 11:46 PM
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LOL, poor thing. Yeah that would chap my ass too... Maybe you should just explain to them why you think it best to not over grain their horse, explain the health implications and that you have observed the horse looking happier just munching on hay.
Oh your so sweet.
Its these types of boarders, that you can explain things till your purple in the face, but wont listen to you, as like STAR says you don't know their horse like they do,:roll: and we are only trying to save money, believe me sugar you feel like pounding your head on a brick wall some days

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post #5 of 36 Old 03-21-2010, 11:51 PM
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OH, lol, Yeah just tryin to be helpful, I have never boarded horses before lol. Well then poo just tell her he is going to get too fat and die hehehe.

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post #6 of 36 Old 03-23-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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THANK YOU MAVERICK!!!! Yes you can explain till you are blue in face and this lady doesn't want to listen! I have a 4 year equine science degree and apparently that doesn't mean crap to this lady. She wants to double his feed and he isn't eating it all. Her horse is a pasture boarder got fed once a day with a feed bag. I told her it would be a better idea to change his feed from omelene200 to Ultium so that it would save her a fortune on a second feeding and actually get him to eat it.

Also, she brought a blue scoop with her and INSIST on us using it. I measured it with her and it was 2.5 lbs. My help measured it with her and it was 3lbs. My help and I were discussing it yesterday and we got 2 lbs when we weighed it. Since I charge by the lb because she has a different feed that is more expensive I explained to her why I don't do "scoops" and she doesn't care. She wants to use the scoop end of story. WHATEVER lady... your "scoop" is about to "get eaten by mice" or something and disappear. GRRRR!

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Is it even healthy to shove that much grain down a horse's throat? I think not. Unless you want a rolly-polly butterball for a horse.

Smack that lady upside the head with a two-by-four.

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oh goodness, you guys are making me appreciate boarding at a barn where there are sane boarders that come to see their horses everyday, haha.
Silly boarders(even though im a boarer > ) they can be so troublesome!

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post #9 of 36 Old 03-23-2010, 06:26 PM
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Is it even healthy to shove that much grain down a horse's throat? I think not. Unless you want a rolly-polly butterball for a horse.

Smack that lady upside the head with a two-by-four.
Not really sure how much they are feeding it as I am sure it is not getting 8 million pds but 1 scoop at 3 pds is not alot.
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post #10 of 36 Old 03-23-2010, 06:29 PM
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She must know my mother lol. She insists of giving Tom crap tons of "Scoops" of sweet feed every day, grrrrr. I told her "stop, he only needs hay, he is nowhere near starving", she replied "But it isnt fair the other horses get so much and he doesnt", I replied " Yeah and when they founder and have laminitis, it wont be fair that he doesn't have it too, but I am sure he will live!" Needless to say he is now on a DIET.

Some people just think they know everything. Besides how would she know what and how much you are feeding him if you just make sure to have "already fed him" for whatever reason whenever she stops in...lol.

I guess you just have to let her harm her own horse, refuse to feed him, or lose her business... not much else to do. That really blows though.

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