Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
I wasn't meaning to offend you.
To me, full care means if I don't want to show up for a week, I can rest assured that my horse is well-cared for. That means it includes turnout. At that price, turnout should be included. I pay just $15 more, and it includes turnout and Sunday stall cleanings--AND better footing, though with a smaller arena. It also includes grain and twice daily grain feedings. While blanketing isn't "included," the staff will change blankets if the weather changes unexpectedly or as things come up. Sure, OHC offers some of those things, but you pay for them. That, to me, isn't full care.
As for turnouts, your options are a small paddock or a big pasture with who-knows-what horses in there--no controls to make sure horses can get along. Any new person can just toss their horse in the pasture without warning. Not safe, IMO.
Then there's the horses in and out issue. With the sheer numbers of horses passing through there, it seems like a health risk.