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    08-02-2011, 02:38 PM
  #1
Weanling
Stabling and upset.

So today was the first day my horse was out in his field. I am pasture boarding him, which is what he likes. The boarding itself is great. He has over four acres to graze on with descent grass. This is not what I am upset about at all.

I am a bit irked at the owner. I had discussed with this person I did not want my horse without a pasture buddy. Come to find out she pretty much went against her word and told me she thought it would be okay because he can see them in their nice little stables. I made it very clear to this person I didn't want to board if he was not going to have someone with him. They ARE herd animals. I just feel like I have been double crossed.

On another note I leave a fly mask out and she told em she could not simply put the fly mask on my horse to "keep costs low". IN my head I am "Wtfing".


Is this a normal thing? Should I be as upset as I am now? The place is Okay, not the best. It's a pretty descent price.. but this just gets under my skin. I just need some advice. I've never really boarded before.
     
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    08-02-2011, 03:36 PM
  #2
Foal
My parents used to run a boarding stable years ago when I was growing up. At first they didn't have any type of contract in writing and rules were well you know "common sense". You use it, you put it back, if it's not yours, ask permission to use it. Clean up after yourself, be courteous to others etc... Then they realized some rules needed to be set. Best thing I've learned from boarding myself is try to get a boarding contract of some sort. Something in writing if possible. I've noticed you go to a place and talk to the BO and everything seems so "layed back". Oh we're easy going here they'd say. Until you do somethig that is against the rules. I would like to know the rules ahead of time. If I had something in writing when I first inquired about board I would have known that fans were not allowed to be put on your stall even if it's 110 degrees outside. I guess you could ask her why she changed your verbal agreement. Things like putting on fly masks and blankets and stuff like that are a bother to most BO's and usually require an additional charge at most places unless it's included in the boarding contract. Good luck to you.
     
    08-02-2011, 03:45 PM
  #3
Showing
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Originally Posted by Stakie    

I am a bit irked at the owner. I had discussed with this person I did not want my horse without a pasture buddy. Come to find out she pretty much went against her word and told me she thought it would be okay because he can see them in their nice little stables. I made it very clear to this person I didn't want to board if he was not going to have someone with him. They ARE herd animals. I just feel like I have been double crossed.

On another note I leave a fly mask out and she told em she could not simply put the fly mask on my horse to "keep costs low". IN my head I am "Wtfing".

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Personally I think you are way over reacting. Yes, horses are herd animals but as long as they are within sight with another horse they are fine. You don't have to have physical proximity. Secondly, many stables charge extra for additional services such as putting on or taking off blankets - fly masks would also fall into this category.

If you want full service then you should expect to pay for full service.
     
    08-02-2011, 03:46 PM
  #4
Weanling
Well, we do have a contract but these were not written in stone. I am the ONLY boarder for the time being. I did e-mail her and politely ask the situation. For not having a pasture buddy she told me it was because the dutch doors to HER horses stables were open and my horse could see them and be around them without having to be next to them. I don't like the feeling that I was lied to. I very obviously told this person the reason I would board there was because my horse could have a pasture buddy. Which he now ONLY has in the evenings. She said he would probably have a pasture buddy during the winter because she wants to bring in more boarders. Which I am also happy and sad for. I told her I liked that there were not a lot of boarders. I don't like having a whole bunch of people around me.

I don't even have space to put my stuff. At the moment it's int he barns attic. Which also means there is no stand for my saddle and I will have to get one myself. It also means when there are other boarders they could steal my stuff and that my saddle could get mold on it.

I really like how much space my horse is getting. I like that this place is VERY close and I like that it is a descent price.. but I am just so upset right now.
     
    08-02-2011, 03:48 PM
  #5
Weanling
I am PAYING for a full service care. I am upset because I was TOLD before I even boarded him there he would have a pasture buddy. Now he doesn't. I told her it was a big thing with him. He MUST have a pasture buddy. She agreed to this.. but yet now she is telling me he will not until another boarder comes along?
     
    08-02-2011, 03:54 PM
  #6
Foal
I do have to agree with iridehorses. If you expect full care treatment, you're going to have to pay full care prices.
     
    08-02-2011, 03:57 PM
  #7
Weanling
I am paying for full care...
     
    08-02-2011, 03:59 PM
  #8
Showing
I think your definition is incorrect. Full care never means putting on fly masks, blankets, etc. Full care means feeding and turnout.

I'm guessing this is your first horse and first time boarding.
     
    08-02-2011, 04:02 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Full Care doesn't include fly masks, blanketing and so forth usually.

If you want him to have a fly mask, ask her how much the charge would be.

As far as storage, weren't you aware of the lack thereof BEFORE you moved your horse there? It's not like a storage building grew wings and flapped off the day you moved in.

You can't realistically expect her to not have more boarders just because you don't like other people and told her so. It's HER facility, if she wants more boarders, that's her business.

If you don't like people, buy your own property and then you can do what you like with your horse, exactly the way you like it done and you don't ever have to see another soul.
     
    08-02-2011, 04:02 PM
  #10
Weanling
Not my first horse, yes first time boarding. Which is why I posted in the first place. I wanted to know if this was normal or not. I am still very pissed off to be told one thing and have another thing done.
     

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