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post #1 of 15 Old 09-21-2009, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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What do you all think of this barn????

I'm going out to see this barn tomorrow morning. I have an appointment with the BO/Manager at 10am. Unfortunately the other barn didn't have room for Carolina, the lady who was leaving who's stall I was going to take decided she wasn't leaving after all.

Anyway... this is the barn, it's 40 minutes away which kinda sucks but if I get a job nearby it won't be so bad I'll be able to ride after work and come home.

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It's more dressage than eventing but that's ok. She also said if I decide to go with her, she'll have Carolina picked up no charge and brought to the new facility.

It's $420 if I use the back barn (which isn't attached to the arena) or $470 if I use the remaining stall that's in the big arena building.

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-21-2009, 10:32 PM
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Looks like an awesome place!!! Very pretty!

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post #3 of 15 Old 09-21-2009, 10:32 PM
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ooooo it looks fantastic and i think if the people are nice then it will be worht a 40 min drive!! it can be hard to find a good barn, so i think snatch up this opertunity!!

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post #4 of 15 Old 09-21-2009, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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They only have two stalls left. I'm a little disappointed in the lack of jumping/eventing but I do need a good kick in the butt dressage wise so maybe this is a blessing in disguise?

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post #5 of 15 Old 09-22-2009, 01:11 AM
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It looks like a good barn. However I am not a fan of large openings in indoor arenas to the outside, it can cause a lot of distractions. Ideally more stall space/a paddock, but a lot of barns are lacking on stall space. I have a horse that would raise hell in his stall if it was cleaned only once a day, he needs it at least twice (and he has a paddock, it would be even worse in a box stall like this barn has). I am also not a fan of turning horses out as a group, I know it's natural but it can cause a lot of accidents. Overall very good though. One arena for how many horses? Where can the horses be lunged?

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post #6 of 15 Old 09-22-2009, 01:22 AM
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*also watch on the grain fed twice daily thing...they need to know what your horse gets for feed. Do you get your own tack locker or is it all together? I prefer individual lockers with locks because I don't trust anyone lol
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Well I just got home from checking the place out. It's a smaller barn, there are only about 20 horses there. But there is one indoor arena and one outdoor arena, plus two roundpens for lunging.

There is a quarantine pasture as well as 6 different pastures the horses get rotated through plus there are two more that are on rest right now.

There are only two other mares so Carolina will be in the pasture with them. All the horses seem fat and happy and have plenty to graze on as well as free choice hay. The stalls are huge! And clean!

I saw the feed they give, and it's a very good feed that they adjust according to plans set out between the owner, vet and BO.

Overall I'm fairly happy with the barn. Everyone I met there was really nice, and not fake nice if you get what I mean. I felt like I had known them all for years.

The BO is going to come and pick up Carolina tomorrow herself. She's not charging me for the hauling or for the rest of this month's board.

I'm very excited. Not very excited about telling the current barn goodbye. I'm not comfortable with them at all.

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-22-2009, 12:31 PM
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I'm very excited. Not very excited about telling the current barn goodbye. I'm not comfortable with them at all.
Did you give your 30 days notice?
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-22-2009, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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No, we only just moved here two weeks ago. So I'm probably going to have to eat another month's barn fee but I'll deal with that. I consider it a health issue leaving Carolina there. Not just their lack of feeding her - but their lack of cleaning her water. Her stallbucket looks like they fill it from a sewer pipe. Even smells like it.

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post #10 of 15 Old 09-22-2009, 03:09 PM
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^^ yikes!

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