In Starline's defense, I'm sure everyone will agree when I say horse boarding is a business like no other :/ Yes, there are professional ways to handle things, but I'll be the first to say it would be fantastic to have a "BO only", proof of Barn Ownership forum somewhere where you can post your rants/vents/questions to people who understand and have "been there, done that" experience... in a completely anonymous way. Not realistic, I know :/ So I generally try to watch what I post unless the bridge has already been burned, as in the instance with boarders who left their horses. Like, have the registration include a link to your business .com, but do not have to post that information?
I'll be the first to say that I'm not going to run to the farm down the street to go "WTF? Why did so and so do this, or blahblahblah... What are your thoughts?" as of course, that IS competition (as much as we like the people, haha). Having people far removed but in similar situations is helpful.
When we had to pursue lien laws for horses left without board for huge amounts of back board, it would have been fantastic to have an avenue in which to discuss it which is why I made the post about agisters liens on here. Other than write-ups by attorneys who leave you hanging so you need to consult with them to get every last bit of detail, there really was nothing definitive by way of "I had to do this, here is what I did..." By the way, not too many people have responded to that post, haha :/ ah well, I tried, haha. It would be great to get ideas as to what others in your situation would do, especially in technical areas where you might not know what you don't know, and the more input, the more you can analyze (although you have to be careful to sift through and sort out junk/troll/likes to hear self talk from good advice).
Last edited by leonalee; 10-01-2010 at 10:18 AM.