Lately, our stable has turned into a 'hillbilly haven' as our boss/barn owner puts it. She complains that she doesn't have any money to pay for hay, yet she just left for the Dominican Republic to stay for two weeks in her own vacation house. She thinks that buying 11 round bales to feed 30 horses will last 2 weeks. I laughed so hard when I heard this. We have absolutely NO square bales in the barn. She's been making us push in (by ourselves) a round bale in to the barn. And wants us to pull off hay to use as flakes.
She doesn't want to fix the fence that separates two gelding paddocks. The fence looks TERRIBLE. It's the PVC fencing, it used to have wire that ran along both sides, but that also broke. The horses have kicked out/pushed over/broke in half so many boards/posts that the horses are only one or two rails away from walking in and out of each others paddocks. Oh, but the BO doesn't have any money to fix it! -sarcasm- We don't even have any extra posts/rails or even nails to fix the fence our selves. I've come to the point to where I've gone out with duck tape (yes duck tape!), and have taped over broken/sharp rails and tried to taped back together the broken posts. Now the barn looks like a 'hillbilly haven'!
If I ever drove by this stable looking for a nice place to keep my horse, I would skip right over this place. I feel bad about talkin' bad about my own stable because the workers (me included) really do care for the horses and try our best to make as nice/safe as possible for the them. How the heck am I going to convince my boss to wake-up, and put some money into fixing the stable?