Should I change barns?
My boyfriend and I purchased our 2 horses from the place where we are currently boarding. I took lessons there for a bout 2 weeks before we bought them (ive been riding for 12 years, just moved and found another stable). We have had a few...er.... many problems i guess with the people currently there. The first time was when I took my horse's halter off because i didnt want it on all the time, and there was no sign nor did anyone say their halters had to be on 24/7, so i got sternly talked to in front of a lot of people that it had to stay on. The next time was when my horse had mud fever and her leg was swollen to twice the size. I asked the owner there to check it out and she said she was just stocking up and it was nothing to worry about. The next day i had someone else who worked there take a look at her still swollen leg. She said it was mud fever and not to worry about it either, that the swelling was normal. Well after doing quite a bit of research, swelling = call the vet. So i went and got a vet out there. The owner of the barn came up to my boyfriend and I and YELLED at us. Again this was in front of quite a few people, and we found it really unprofessional. After that they stopped talking to us and we felt like an outcast. Most times too, if we would go there when our horses were out, there would be other random horses in my horse's stall. I had put a likit type toy in there for my horse, and a different horse ate it! That really ticked me off. They also seem to put whatever horse they were just riding into someone else's stall. I dont get why you pay to have a stall, if other horses use it. Recently, they have filled in all the horses stalls (this past week) but it wasn't just filled in with dirt, there is a huge volume of rocks in there. Its more so like "would you like some dirt with your rocks" and we find this very dangerous because our horses like to lay down at times. We have gone through over the past couple of days to pick out the rocks and its helped a little bit, but there's still a lot in there. Should we stay there, or should we find another barn? Part of me wants to keep them there because its stressful to move a horse, but more of me wants to move them so my boyfriend and I can really and truly enjoy spending time with our horses. Sorry this is so long, but i would like some opinions. Thanks for reading it!!