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post #11 of 16 Old 12-30-2010, 09:10 AM
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WOW! Does someone really say something like that?

Interesting enough when I was boarding I noticed that not too many boarders were willing to help (and some didn't even clean after their own horses when they pooped in someone else stall or round pen or just in mid of barn ).
Oh yes. They really do.

It's amazing some of the stunts they pull. One texted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would put one of our blankets on her horse since she wasn't going to be able to get out for a week or so. (horse has never been blanketed - she lives 15 min away - our hours are 8 a.m. To 9 p.m.) The previous week she had left a blanket for her mare and TOLD me to put it on her when she came in for supper. Like a fool - I did it.

I've had them call and tell me they won't be out to drop board off because they have a headache or cramps. By contrast - The only time I have missed cleaning stalls in the morning was due to throwing up every few minutes. I got up and got the horses turned out on time but I just couldn't clean stalls. It was also the only time I have ever called in sick to work in 17 years.

Our barn is a huge source of pride for me. It's my workout - mentally and physically. It's my social life. It is my life. I work my full time job for the health insurance . . .
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-30-2010, 09:29 AM
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WOW! Does someone really say something like that?
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Kitten, there is a thread right on this forum where someone is complaining about their wet stalls because of the monsoon rain problems California is having.
ACTUALLY Kitten the OP was concerned about the care or lack there of given AFTER the rains etc.

Lets not get bad feelings up and condemn our fellow HF members for something that was not their intent.
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Oh yes. They really do.

It's amazing some of the stunts they pull. One texted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would put one of our blankets on her horse since she wasn't going to be able to get out for a week or so. (horse has never been blanketed - she lives 15 min away - our hours are 8 a.m. To 9 p.m.) The previous week she had left a blanket for her mare and TOLD me to put it on her when she came in for supper. Like a fool - I did it.

I've had them call and tell me they won't be out to drop board off because they have a headache or cramps. By contrast - The only time I have missed cleaning stalls in the morning was due to throwing up every few minutes. I got up and got the horses turned out on time but I just couldn't clean stalls. It was also the only time I have ever called in sick to work in 17 years.

Our barn is a huge source of pride for me. It's my workout - mentally and physically. It's my social life. It is my life. I work my full time job for the health insurance . . .
WOW again! You know, mls, I never actually thought about other borders, and that very likely some can be a big pain in butt... But now I do understand more when one says "appreciation of the barn owner". I guess dealing with some customers require lots of patience.
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ACTUALLY Kitten the OP was concerned about the care or lack there of given AFTER the rains etc.
Yep, I see what you are saying. I guess here we have both sides of the coin: some people complaining about the weather conditions (which is ridiculous IMHO), and in some cases there is lack of care in facility (which, I'm positive, is minority out there, the majority I'm sure take pride in the facility they own/run, at least from my experience with barns around).
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I clean my stall every day despite paying for full board. I enjoy the quiet time with Bourbon and it only takes me 15-20 minutes to really get it super clean. I figure it saves them time and I don't mind (heck, I enjoy it) so why not?
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-30-2010, 12:25 PM
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WOW again! You know, mls, I never actually thought about other borders, and that very likely some can be a big pain in butt... But now I do understand more when one says "appreciation of the barn owner". I guess dealing with some customers require lots of patience.
There always HAS to be a boarder that is a PITA.

As far as boarders helping out - I have two long time gals I know I can call and get help in a heart beat. I trust them, they know the horses, the barn and me.

Over the years I have figured out though that it's best to do things myself. Otherwise I am playing favorites, or accused of odd things -
'you don't like me', 'you don't like my horse', etc.

For the big once in a while jobs - our nephew and my BIL are awesome.
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