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post #11 of 29 Old 12-15-2010, 02:30 PM
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I would never have people go out and spy on my horse. I think that is wrong. However, I do think I have the right to pop in and check on him whenever I like to. I'm just going to talk with the BO and go from there.
Yes, as long as the barn doesn't have specific posted hours, you should be able to drop in and check on your horse anytime you wish. After all, he's your horse.

I think speaking with the BO is a great idea. There might just be some miscommunication that can be cleared up with a face to face.
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post #12 of 29 Old 12-15-2010, 02:34 PM
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I would never have people go out and spy on my horse. I think that is wrong. However, I do think I have the right to pop in and check on him whenever I like to. I'm just going to talk with the BO and go from there. I am going to ask her to please put him in the stall at night and let him out in the a.m., though. I really don't want to start a conflict with anyone about this. I am just concerned as a first time horse owner and wanted to get other people's opinions.
You have been asked a couple of times - what does the contract say?

Have you asked when they are normally brought in and turned out? Have you asked what the feeding schedule is?

We state very clearly that all horses are turned out daily unless medically necessary to be confined. I feed at 5:00 a.m. And turn out. We feed again between 8 and 9 pm. We do not feed and bring horses in when someone is there. All the stalled horses come in on their own. We have a series of connected turnouts and they come in through the indoor arena. We don't want to interfere with a workout and we don't want someone in the way for evening chores.
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post #13 of 29 Old 12-15-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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I know the feeding schedule and the contract just states that they will be brought in during inclement weather. This is why I asked when I signed up for full board if he would be brought in if it was raining or cold and I was told yes.
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post #14 of 29 Old 12-15-2010, 09:04 PM
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Just to clarify I never meant spy on your barn owner! I just stated simply that if people are around to shoot a peek at your horse if they go by or whatnot. If you can't get out everyday and your having doubts about whether your getting the services you paid for asking a friend if your horse is in or blanketed is not spying.
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Just to clarify I never meant spy on your barn owner! I just stated simply that if people are around to shoot a peek at your horse if they go by or whatnot. If you can't get out everyday and your having doubts about whether your getting the services you paid for asking a friend if your horse is in or blanketed is not spying.
I know what you meant No worries
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post #16 of 29 Old 12-15-2010, 11:14 PM
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If you feel like you are not getting what you want, then yes, you need to say something, otherwise resentment will build. You have expectations and your barn owner may not read your mind or be on the same page with you.... have a mature discussion that lets them know what you are thinking and wanting.... there is no harm in that.

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post #17 of 29 Old 12-15-2010, 11:54 PM
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As a boarder I think what you're doing is totally right!!! Its YOUR horse which makes it YOUR business!!! I know if I had the smallest doubt in the care of my horse I would be down there in a flash!!! If your paying for a stable board and you arnt getting one that's soo wrong! If I were you I would sit down with the BO or BM and explain to them your expectations! YOUR paying for the extra!!

Its your right to make sure your horse is getting the best care! I know my horse is like my child, that's how I think of her so would anyone want any doubt in the care of thier child? Uh I don't think so!!! And your BO will just have to accept that!!!

So don't think your over reacting in my mind your doing everything that's right!!
Good luck with everything!!!
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post #18 of 29 Old 12-16-2010, 08:20 AM
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I think that your horse is not getting the care it is supposed to be getting! I would be mad if that happened to my horse, if they were boarded. I don't see why you need to pay the extra, and yet get nothing for it! Talk with your BO, and make sure you guys agree on terms, or find a new stable that does agree with your terms.
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post #19 of 29 Old 12-16-2010, 05:16 PM
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I can agree with both sides to this.
However, right now I think that it all depends on after you talk with your BO! What if their interpretation of rain is pouring freezing cold rain? Or snow is a blizzard? You have to be on the same page, and at this point, you're not.
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post #20 of 29 Old 12-16-2010, 05:43 PM
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I completely understand your concerns. I don't see anything wrong with putting them out during the day so that they can move around and get some exercise, even when it is cold or rainy. I feel that it makes mine a lot happier horse. I have a tendency to want to baby my horse sometimes and have to remind myself that he is a horse and he will be fine.
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