Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
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I will start with, if you do not like their theories on horse care, find a barn whose theories you agree with.
The boarding barns near me vary on what weather they turn out in. Some do not turn out if there is a slight hint of precipitation. Others the horses are out unless there is an ice storm of some type. Rain or shine they are out there in their paddocks and pastures.
I would not find it surprising to go to the barn and find a horse still out in the evening. Why not simply ask, "what is your normal schedule for turn out and bringing them in?", instead of sneaking and assuming?
One boarding barn I know of turns out around 10am and they do not come in until 10 or 11 pm. Another they turn out around 8 or 9 am and back in around 4:30pm.
Assuming and listening to gossip will get you no where quick.
If you get facts and you still do not agree with them, then, like I said at the top, find a barn whose theories match your theories.