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    12-27-2010, 02:16 PM
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Angry Self Care Boarding Nightmare!?!?!? What would you do?!?!

Ok so I board at a self care facility we provide everything just pay to keep our horses there. There are three separate barns and three separate boarders me being one of them, Each barn has its own field attatched. All the fields are attached so that if we wanted we could let all our horse mingle.. BUT we don't. Each barn has a little pasture then goes out into a large pasture. So the horse can go in and out of their stalls as they please.
So last week we went down their and our horses were locked out of their large pasture, and the other boarders horses were in my field. Now a horse could not open and close gates and lock them. Our three horses were stuck in a little pasture... We just fixed the problem and left it at that.
We each buy our own hay but my barn is where me and one of the boarders keep store. All of the hay is separated and Im the only one who has alfalfa.
So today we go down their and a bucnch of alfalfa is missing so we look in her stalls and each one had about a half a BALE of alfalfa in them. She has four horses. SO we counted and were missing A lot of hay. What the hell I'm so furious hay is not cheap...
Sorry just a little rant What would you do?!?!
     
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    12-27-2010, 02:20 PM
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Time to communicate!

I like to think things are a mistake before getting totally mad at people.


So the person who shares storage space with your used your hay by accident? Could it be that some relative was helping her out and she did not notice they took the wrong hay?

You said four horses 1/2 bale each, so that is only 2 bales of hay we are talking about.
Did you call this person right up and ask?
     
    12-27-2010, 02:25 PM
  #3
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Yeah only 2 bales today but we counted and like 20 bales of hay is missing because we keep track of ours and how much we use. I only ever see her down there feeding but it could be a possibility that someone was helping her out. But I'm def going to talk to her and see whats going on.
We just don't want to start something because its really cheap where we are and it's two minutes from home we don't want to have to move.
     
    12-27-2010, 02:33 PM
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I would simply suggest there must be some confusion.

How are you missing 20 bales of hay and not noticing it?


It seems like if she was using it frequently you would notice your hay pile looking differently than you left it.
     
    12-27-2010, 02:42 PM
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We know how much we bought. Today we went down there in the morning and the hay stack looked the same. So when we went down there at 11:30 because rocket gets lunch our hay stack was dramatically smaller so we counted. And there was 20 missing.
Just so you know she has a horse that lives else where and she frequently takes hay to the other barn. I don't know if that's what happen to all the hay but we will find out..
     
    12-27-2010, 02:44 PM
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I would just call that boarder and let them know that their horses were 'accidentally' fed *your* hay. I would let them know that its not a huge deal and that you don't intend to make a big deal of it but that your hay is very expensive and if any more goes missing, you will need compensated.

Another thing you could try is offering to split hay with that boarder. Let them know that you get good quality alfalfa and that if they liked their horses eating that hay, that you can hook them up with a good quality hay dealer.
     
    12-27-2010, 03:01 PM
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mls
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I'm a bit confused here? Where is the nightmare?

It might be a headache and inconvenient but it certainly is not a nightmare.
     
    12-27-2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Buckcherry    
today we went down there in the morning and the hay stack looked the same. So when we went down there at 11:30 because rocket gets lunch our hay stack was dramatically smaller so we counted. And there was 20 missing.
So, between morning feeding and lunch time feeding 20 bales went missing and you can only account for 2 bales missing and those are in another person's horses stalls?
     
    12-27-2010, 03:24 PM
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I would not be happy, either! Communicating with the other boarder is number 1, I think. See what's going on with HER horses getting YOUR hay. Hopefully, it's some silly mistake - maybe somebody was feeding for her and they goofed. With the cost of hay, I would certainly find out about the 20 bales of hay that's missing - seems like that would be a hard mistake to make! It would concern me that all the horses were together. That could have been a costly mistake if your horses didn't get along. Too many odd things going on all at once. I do hope you get to the bottom of it all and everyone can remain friendly. Keep us posted and best of luck!
     
    12-27-2010, 04:46 PM
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[QUOTESo, between morning feeding and lunch time feeding 20 bales went missing and you can only account for 2 bales missing and those are in another person's horses stalls?

Yes. She often takes hay up to her other horse that she boards about 40 mins from our place. And I do know that for a fact because we've talked, he's in training.
I'm going to talk to her just didn't call right away cause I was aggrevated and wanted to be calm before I talked to her.

[QUOTEIt might be a headache and inconvenient but it certainly is not a nightmare.

Maybe not a nightmare, a little dramatic but someone either taking my hay or whatever happen is kind of a big deal to us. Hay is not cheap and the people we buy from tend to run low on hay or run out in winter. And that is a big deal. Money is not an issue for her she shouldn't take our hay..If that is what happened
And as for the other boarder letting her horses in our field and locking ours out that is common.. because our three horses only had a area smaller than a round pen to walk around in because she closed the gate and locked it.
     

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