Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
This is really great! It isn't very often that people post the GOOD things about their BO or boarding situations. I know a lot end up being night mares, but most don't and I'm so happy to see this thread!
I absolutely ADORE my BO. He has a very small facility, and it isn't all decked out, 1/2 of our riding area gets flooded a LOT. I don't care. Ever since I have been there he has always gone above and beyond for ALL of us. He takes exquisite care of our big puppies, is ALWAYS available by phone and has never let us down in an emergency. Or ever, lol.
When I brought Butch back home from where he'd been sold to, he had lost about 100-150 lbs and my BO made it a priority to get his weight back up with a quickness and always keeps me in the loop of what he is doing, as far as the horses go.
I have to give extra props to my BO because he works 12 hours a day at a factory job, does shoeing etc. for another 2 hours each day, and still finds time to baby our boys and girls.
I feel like I am taking advantage of him sometimes, for the price he charges for board is ridiculously low, so every now and then I'll slip in a few bags of feed and clean the tack room or something, just to try and show him how much we appreciate him. I've tried cleaning the stalls, etc. but he always catches me and chases me out to ride, I think that's his meditation time!
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.