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        11-22-2010, 03:53 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    As everyone stated, $600 a month is rediculous. At the barn I ride and work at full board is only $525 and that includes a nice sized stall (I can't remember what size off my head), they are on a strict schedule ( I know, lol, I work there), nice fluffy shavings in the stall, stalls/hay/water done, blanketed when needed..etc..etc..very nice though. A nice club room and tack lockers included, a super nice BO, and nice big lighted arena and tons of awesome trails. No way I would pay $600 for what you described, no offense.
         
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        11-22-2010, 04:09 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Regan7312    
    As everyone stated, $600 a month is rediculous. At the barn I ride and work at full board is only $525 and that includes a nice sized stall (I can't remember what size off my head), they are on a strict schedule ( I know, lol, I work there), nice fluffy shavings in the stall, stalls/hay/water done, blanketed when needed..etc..etc..very nice though. A nice club room and tack lockers included, a super nice BO, and nice big lighted arena and tons of awesome trails. No way I would pay $600 for what you described, no offense.

    Agreed, here in NJ you'd be lucky to find full board at $525 especially not as nice as your place
         
        11-22-2010, 05:57 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Like I said I don't board there, I'm just asking opinions. I don't board my mare in general because she can't be kept in a stall (she freakys out to the point of hurting herself, or sweats)even if it just a dry lot at least 50 feet by 50 feet she is fine, and I want a good size arena because she needs alot more hours in the ring, a safe place to but my everyday tack. I don't think I ask for a lot? But I just thought the basics were missing from this stable.
         
        11-22-2010, 08:33 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mooney    
    Like I said I don't board there, I'm just asking opinions. I don't board my mare in general because she can't be kept in a stall (she freakys out to the point of hurting herself, or sweats)even if it just a dry lot at least 50 feet by 50 feet she is fine, and I want a good size arena because she needs alot more hours in the ring, a safe place to but my everyday tack. I don't think I ask for a lot? But I just thought the basics were missing from this stable.
    It seems to me a lot is missing if the BO is not a nice and personable person lol, I would not want to take lessons from someone who freaked if I was not doing it right, I would get no where.

    And the lack of stuff that they do when you pay $600 a month, if I paid $600 they better dang well put a blanket on my horse when its cold! And be nice about it!
         
        11-23-2010, 01:28 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    Places like that make me feel so much better about my barn. :o)
         
        12-03-2010, 04:31 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Yeah they make my little farm look like a dream come true (okay at 18, my place is my dream come true!)
         
        12-09-2010, 10:48 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Not going to lie that place sounds horrible, no mats? No place to put tack?? Crowded paddocks? Geez

    Sounds like they need a new barn manager
         
        12-24-2010, 07:06 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Okay, no one really has posted here lately but I have sad news of the stable. One or more of the horses tore down the 3 1/2 foot fence and ran loose. Considering that they are on a high way I am most cried. Luckly it was into the pasture next to it.
         

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