Originally Posted by ArabianChic
I don't know how likely they would be to give you that option....some barns don't like to do that because if the person isn't true to their word then they are loosing money .
No - it's not losing money - it's not making the money to pay the hay supplier, feed co-op, electric company, insurance, taxes.
We decided not to offer it. Also eliminates the boarders feeling anyone is being treated extra good - or neglected. No favorites - or anyone being 'picked' on by the boarders. Prevents burn out from all the time spent working at the barn and not having fun with your horse. Not to mention -headache or cramps, cold or hot, snow or rain, chores have to be done.
We have a couple of boarders who have been there for years. They know the routine and know the horses. If both my husband and I have to be out of town over night, we trust them to cover.