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    10-27-2011, 09:49 PM
  #121
Yearling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
I have boarded at many places over the years, but have never ever had my board vary month to month based on hay or bedding. If a BO ups the board, it is usually a permanent change they do not take lightly,without serious thought. Many only charge more to new boarders, and do not change those of us who have been there. I would never agree to board that is THAT variable. I did have one that actually charged a $25 extra board fee in the winter, but that was reliable and in the original contract. That was as close as I can come to what you do.

So basically your boarders can choose, even tho they PAY for "stall" board, to have their horses out in the rain, or pay more for bedding. *shaking head* Wow.
Everyone is charging a temporary hay surcharge right now because hay prices have doubled.

Bedding is not usually an issue just FYI. Not to mention there are shelters in my pastures if it were raining. However, we keep horses in when its too muddy. The large pastures are less muddy.
     
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    10-28-2011, 12:33 AM
  #122
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
Everyone is charging a temporary hay surcharge right now because hay prices have doubled.
Everyone?

Guess I better take my bill back to my trainer and tell her she forgot to add a hay surcharge on.
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    10-28-2011, 12:41 AM
  #123
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
Everyone?

Guess I better take my bill back to my trainer and tell her she forgot to add a hay surcharge on.
I don't know about you, but my board rate hasn't changed this month!

I understand that sometimes you have to raise board- but I would be darn near in an uproar if I didn't get a notice saying "next month board will be raised by amount of dollars". My board has never fluctuated on the price of hay.
     
    10-28-2011, 12:52 AM
  #124
Yearling
Google hay prices in Texas. Most barns have been charging a surcharge all summer. I just started November because I still had hay left. Sorry don't have $4600 EXTRA a month to cover it..
     
    10-28-2011, 01:00 AM
  #125
Started
Ok that was way to many pages to read through
The charge to walk a colicing horse or tending to any emergency that may happen to me goes with the territory of managing a barn is uncalled for IMO.As long as the appropriate people have been notified like vet & horse owner & they arrive in reasonable time frame.These events are unplanned & something I'd expect a caring BO to do.Not to be thinking of the compensation they should receive for there time,I know I wouldn't be & same with most everyone I know. If horse owner decides they can't come & wants you to deal with it well then that's a different story. As far as other charges at the barn,feed,bedding shelter is the norm for most places in the monthly board charge.Extra charges I've seen & don't feel are out of line are additional feeding, blanketing,holding for vet or farrier etc.
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    10-28-2011, 01:10 AM
  #126
Yearling
Here's a link about the horrible drought and about the hay surcharges.. I've seen them any where from $20-70 extra a month!
Horse owners can't find hay, prices soar - Dallas Business Journal

I just let my husband by a giant trailer so we could go to Nebraska and get our own so that we don't have to charge so much and maybe sell some too. I have to go to get my class A on my drivers license to do it too... If that's not freaking dedication I don't know what is.
     
    10-28-2011, 01:23 AM
  #127
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
Here's a link about the horrible drought and about the hay surcharges.. I've seen them any where from $20-70 extra a month!
Horse owners can't find hay, prices soar - Dallas Business Journal

I just let my husband by a giant trailer so we could go to Nebraska and get our own so that we don't have to charge so much and maybe sell some too. I have to go to get my class A on my drivers license to do it too... If that's not freaking dedication I don't know what is.
How do you usually buy it? What do you feed?
     
    10-28-2011, 01:48 AM
  #128
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Originally Posted by jumpingrules92    
How do you usually buy it? What do you feed?
We feed coastal.. I usually get it from a local grower but of course they don't have any.
     
    10-28-2011, 01:50 AM
  #129
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
We feed coastal.. I usually get it from a local grower but of course they don't have any.
how do you buy it?

Luckily in CA we have so many options locally for Hay. So many places within 1hr that you can go to and all really nice stuff- glad we aren't dealing with that. However our hay prices have always been rather high.
     
    10-28-2011, 07:59 AM
  #130
Showing
Wow, such high hay prices astound me. We can pick up quality 50-lb bales of certified organic horse hay for $3-3.50 from any of the farmers down the street. Round bales are $20 a pop.
     

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