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post #1 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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*Rant* Need new boarding!

So the self care boarding fell through about a week ago. They decided they liked to use their pasture better as a car lot.

I NEED to move my horse and NOW. Bo JUST texted me saying I have been out of hay for 3 days. My hay should last 2 weeks (it has for the past 3 years) so I should not be out of hay until MAYBE today. 3 days I now owe her for feed. I am not happy, not only dose my mare no longer have a stall door (she has the chains they use at the track), but now they leave the gate open all day! 2 of their dogs have been killed in the past 6 months, and my horse is not being handled well by BOs husband.

Im going to lose my mind! I cant afford more than 160 in board at the moment. I buy my own hay and pay $100 right now. There is another barn in the area that is $100 but the stalls are NOT safe (and there is a stud on the property).

Ok now that the vent is over, do any AZ people know of boarding barns in the phoenix/Glendale area? Im a student looking for a job so until i can get one, my finds are limited.
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post #2 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 04:15 PM
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Sorry, do not know anything about the Phoenix area-never plan on going there. Could you post a board wanted ad on Craig's list-I know there are some flakes there, but I have gotten my last 2 horses from the site & I'm picking up an appliance Monday in the Prescott area, so really nice people there, too.
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post #3 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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I did, but I would rather network lol.
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post #4 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 07:34 PM
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Can you look for board that costs $200-250 that includes hay?

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post #5 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Sadly not at the moment. Im still looking for a job so my FASFA is paying for my mare. There MAY be a place I could keep her for the same price, just need to talk to the lady. If I can pay $200+ I will move her to Vista Stables (where my bf works).

I am now more irritated because the other boarder (who was throwing food out of my slow feeder because "Poor thing looks frustrated". She needs it because what a normal" horse would eat in an hour she eats in 10 min, causing her to be over fed because people think she was not fed/ they forgot to feed her) is cleaning my stall. I normally would not be miffed but no one said anything to me (seriously texting is not hard!), and she is giving her water. My mare HATES the hose. IDK what her issue is but if it comes into her stall she is done. Sence she (now has a chain) has a rope across the entrance of her stall its NOT ok for just anyone to give her water if she is in there. Bos husband went to give her water one day and did not give her time to exit the box stall into the run. She spooked, broke the rope and ran out the front gate, thankfully she stopped in the driveway (this will be time #2 that my horse has gotten out of the yard and has been "at large"). I do NOT need a repeat. I have been lucky so far but I don't feel like testing how long it will last. I love the Bo and i love the barn, but I need to do whats right by my mare, and staying there is not it.
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post #6 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 06:03 AM
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Kiger... can you not text the girl who is at least seeing your horse has water {when the BO doesn't} about her hose quirk? She would then know and be able to water her safely...
As for the stall cleaning...let her know you will do it yourself later in the day, she at least is thinking about the comfort and health of your horse.

As for the barn....I would of been gone or looking for new accommodations after the first "escape" episode and gaining entry to a unsecured area with potential road dangers.
Many horses do fine behind true racetrack stall guards and chains... your horse suddenly now having a actual stall door missing...
What are you waiting for...get out before you have a vet bill or worse to deal with. The handwriting is on the wall that the place is no longer safe for the horse nor are her food needs being met...hay missing...that is garbage...someone fed/stole your food...that is stealing $$ from your pocket!!
If you figure out what you pay monthly for your hay...take your "stall" board and add them together...now search for a place in that price range and you might possibly have a better selection of barns with nice amenities.
More importantly, you will not have to purchase the hay yourself but it will just be there for your horse, magical. No one to take what is not theirs...
Just a thought to consider....
Good luck.

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post #7 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 12:07 PM
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I only know the Mesa area, but if you were willing to board your horse that far, even until you could find some place better, I paid $220 for pasture board on Mesa Dr and Lehi. When I was there my horses had the pasture to themselves, so it's not an over crowded place, nice people, a couple arenas, trails. I really liked it.
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Yikes this sounds like a mess... I hope you find something good ):

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post #9 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Im going to be talking to a lady today about moving her. I do not have the boarder's number and I don't pay HER to clean my stall, I pay BO. I would not have cared if someone said "hay care if she cleans Negra's stall?". I would have stated the water issue and been fine with it. But this lady cannot control her own horse (who has almost hurt bo by running her over and body slamming her) much less mine. Trust me i have been looking for board. And I was after the second escape (I was not informed of ANY of the escapes until after the second). I'm applying for jobs and hopefully can get one that will work with my school schedule.

As for the stall door, it was starting to lean and was impossible to close at one point. Yesterday they had screws next to the stalls (but not mine thankfully) to hand things on. Issue is that they stick out 2 inch and they are within horsie-impale-eye range. I Love BO but after their dog got shot because of their inability to secure the backyard, I started looking. I really hope this lady lets me board there. It will give me time to get a job and move my mare.
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post #10 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Mesa is over an hour from me sadly. Im in glendale and dont really drive (I CAN but i have panic attacks in the passenger seat... I don't need to be driving lol) So I bus or bribe my bf lol. anything over 160 and I can't really afford it. the job market in my area is non existent for entry level jobs, and at 160 (that is including the food I buy) I have 6 months of board. That gives me time to find a job, but if i pay more Im in trouble. (dont give me the "if you don't have the money" speech. She is well taken care of and was saved from going to slaughter, and I HAD a job)
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