Ok my wife has a 2 almost 3 year old paint. She has about 30 days training on here maybe a little more and is rideable . So, we bought her brought her home. I built a stall about 10 by 15. Now after having here here for about 2 months she started going down hill in terms of manners. Just stubborn really and needs more training so we had to options. Have a trainer come to our house or have here put in a stable somewhere and pay for the lessons there.
We decided it would be better just to have her put up at a local barn for boarding. This guy offers boarding and he does western pleasure training etc. So, he picked the horse up and my wife has been boarding the horse there for 2 months.
BUT... he wanted $450 a month for boarding and training. We just couldn't afford it. He said ok you can board for just $250 a month and this is full care and he said he would just show her what to do and she could do it rather than him doing the training.
Well my wife after 2 months of boarding there said she is unhappy. He does not muck the stall. It's cold right now here in Texas and he does not put a blanket on her. When we go out there her water is always frozen over. She is also kept outside with only a tarp over her and one wall behind her and nothing else on either side.
I want to know if this is true and I actually think it probably is but were paying for full care so the horse shouldn't have to or even be doing this. He said he dose not clean out the sall very often because the horses like to lay in the manuer because it is warm! DO WHAT? That is why we are paying full care so she does not have to lay in manuer. Put a blanket on her it's 26 degress outside.
So, for $250 a month shouldn't we be getting better than this? Is this horse manuer just a story he made up?
I have another thread about moving her somewhere else.