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        08-02-2011, 09:33 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    Livestoride... Great post!
         
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        08-03-2011, 06:59 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Just my $.02...

    Sometimes full care DOES include blanketing and fly-masks...AND taking care of boo-boos...and other little things as they arise.

    Most, unfortunately, do not.

    Like anything else, it sometimes takes a while to find a "good" BO, a truly caring person who goes above and beyond for our horses. And when you find him/her? Bend over backwards to show them how much you appreciate everything they do!

    Keep looking! They are out there....
         
        08-03-2011, 07:19 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    I can definitely see why you are upset about being told one thing and another actually happening. I would think that the BO probably was aware that they weren't going to have another horse with yours unless the situation has changed since you first signed on with them. It's never a good feeling to have someone jerking you around. It never hurts to look around for something better. Like Daisy25 says, good BOs are out there. Mine in incredible. Not only does board include fly mask and blanket tending but she holds for the farrier/vet and administers medications without charging. I think the trick is to find someone who LOVES taking care of horses. Easier said than done... Don't be hard on yourself for all this, we've all had horsey misunderstandings (even if everyone doesn't want to admit it).
         
        08-03-2011, 09:40 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    As you can see form these answers, definitions differ from person to person. I think its funny that you are mad because your horse DOESN"T have a buddy when 9 times out of 10 boarders want a 4.7 acre private turn out with 8ft pipe with no climb fencing, timothy/coastal grass with 2 shade trees, a wooden 3 sided shed lined with rubber (preferably red with a cute little cupola and horsey weather vane!) that has a fan that mists water, an automatic nelson waterer and a regular water trough so the horse has a "choice", with free choice hay, and absolutely, positively no mud!

    Lol sorry for the joke/rant! There was clearly a misunderstanding. You wanted a buddy for your horse and she thought that this would be an acceptable arrangement until another boarder arrives. I doubt she is trying to deceive you... How long have you been there?
         
        08-04-2011, 04:53 PM
      #25
    Foal
    I have boarded horses all my life, full care. Flymasks were NEVER a problem and cause more money to be paid. C'mon people it takes five seconds to put one on (unless the horse is weird about its face, which I can understand her not wanting to do it)

    I think you're more upset about being lied to than her not giving your horse a pasture buddy. If he has one in the evening or all night, and can see horses the rest of the time I think he'll be okay. But I do not know your horse personally so I can't fully say whether he'll be okay about that.
    My older gelding is a grumpy old man, he beats up other horses. So he is turned out but shares a fence line with other horses. 4 acres with good grass is REALLY hard to find...so you may have to be flexible if you want a good place that's close by.

    I would talk to the owner. Talk about space for your tack. Do you have a trailer you can keep your tack in?

    Horse boarding is a public service, you have to meet the needs of the boarders who are paying you. That's how it needs to be. If she's being disrespectful to you and your horses needs then you need to leave and go to a place who will repect the business you bring in.

    The barn is supposed to be a fun place for you and your horse, not a stressful environment.
         
        08-04-2011, 05:03 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    I am very upset about feeling lied to. Not as much as I was before I posted this thread. I think she knows that I am not as happy as I was when I first talked to her. (The BO) My horse is very friendly and is usually low on the pecking order. He is old and I made it clear I wanted another horse out there with him. He gets upset and clingy when a horse isn't physically there. I spoke about the tack room. I questioned her about where I would put my stuff. I was told one thing and then they turned around and did another. So I put my trust in their word that things would happen.That made me upset. It did make me upset that I am the only boarder and all I asked is when they go out to catch him to put the fly mask on him in the morning and take it off when they feed at night. However, I didn't know at the time that usually costs extra. This is the first time I am actually boarding a horse with someone I do not know personally or is related to. This is definitely a different situation for me. I am concerned because what I thought was normal in horse care really isn't. Hopefully things will smooth out. Otherwise I will be asking a lot more questions the next stables I go to.

    I appreciate all the advice and this really does open my eyes to a whole new world.
         
        08-05-2011, 12:32 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stakie    
    I spoke about the tack room. I questioned her about where I would put my stuff. I was told one thing and then they turned around and did another. So I put my trust in their word that things would happen.That made me upset.
    I have one of those barns that is always building and growing and if you've looked at my other thread you'll learn that things almost never go as planned! I planned on riding in my covered arena by the end of this week.. HA!

    This economy/drought/crappy weather puts a hitch in a lot of peoples' giddy up!
         
        08-05-2011, 01:22 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    I should have figured as much. It was my mistake. I think I am going to make my own tack trunk to fix the problem. Trying not to be so upset about everything but it is hard.. since I have never gone through a situation like this.
         
        08-05-2011, 01:25 AM
      #29
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stakie    
    I should have figured as much. It was my mistake. I think I am going to make my own tack trunk to fix the problem. Trying not to be so upset about everything but it is hard.. since I have never gone through a situation like this.
    I completely understand. Your horse is your baby, and if you're anything like me, you're entire world. My horse coliced, very minorly, was only out for a day before the vet said everything was perfectly fine. I had ulcers for six months afterward! You are very reasonable to want the best for your horse. We can't all afford uber barns!!

    If this place is good price/location wise than try to make it work. But remember the barn is supposed to be your fun place.
         
        08-05-2011, 02:07 AM
      #30
    Weanling
    That is the exact reason I am trying to make this work out. I want to be able to see him was much was possible.
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