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    12-19-2013, 10:40 AM
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Is this an appropriate action?

I sent my BO a text early this morning to switch my horse's blanket to the lighter weight turnout. He's partially clipped, and it's going to be 44 and partly sunny today. She just sent a response saying he's already out, but she can go catch him.

Should I have her catch him sometime this morning and switch the blankets? He'll be wearing it through the weekend, so it's only the one time. I won't be out again until Friday evening or Saturday afternoon.

What would be appropriate? I don't want to be *that* boarder.
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    12-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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As long as you're not having her change blankets 3,684 times a day when the temps change a quarter of a degree, you're not THAT boarder.
     
    12-19-2013, 01:10 PM
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He wears his blanket through the weekend? Is it that cold where you are? O.o
     
    12-19-2013, 03:42 PM
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Umm... The weekend weather is typically similar weekday weather. It'll be a bit warmer, but not warm enough to go out unblanketed since he's clipped.
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    12-19-2013, 03:43 PM
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As long as you're not having her change blankets 3,684 times a day when the temps change a quarter of a degree, you're not THAT boarder.
I had no idea people asked for multiple changes per day until I heard a horror story from someone who manages the barn where my daughter takes lessons.
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    12-19-2013, 03:48 PM
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Once will be fine. I agree I had a boarder once who wanted her old horse blanketed if it was under 60 degrees. As soon as the weather showed is was 60 or higher, she would bug me, and make sure I took the horse's blanket off. Unfortunately I worked at the barn part time, and a couple of times it was well below 60 when I left mid morning, and if the temp spiked the guys wouldn't unblanket, and the owner would get upset, but if I took it off before I left, knowing the temps said it would get above 60, the owner would freak that her horse was getting too cold. So you definitely won't be THAT boarder.
     
    12-19-2013, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SEAmom    
I sent my BO a text early this morning to switch my horse's blanket to the lighter weight turnout. He's partially clipped, and it's going to be 44 and partly sunny today. She just sent a response saying he's already out, but she can go catch him.

Should I have her catch him sometime this morning and switch the blankets? He'll be wearing it through the weekend, so it's only the one time. I won't be out again until Friday evening or Saturday afternoon.

What would be appropriate? I don't want to be *that* boarder.
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Do you pay for blanketing or is it included in your board bill? If yes, then ask, you're paying for it. If not, if this is the first time you're asking, I'd do it but be sure you give a nice Christmas present to the BO to show your appreciation. She'll mind less if she's appreciated.

That's all assuming you're in a big barn with multiple boarders. If it's just your horse, then ask, it's not a big deal.
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    12-19-2013, 04:30 PM
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It's included in my board along with a blanketing chart she asked to be filled out with the contract. The chart is actually supposed to be on his stall like the other horses' stalls, but it hasn't made its way there yet.

There are 7 other boarder horses and only 3 other boarder owners. 5 of those horses are always unblanketed. So she isn't messing with a million blankets every day. She also works from home, so she's usually on the property.

Eta: I got her a $50 gift certificate toa track store she likes and I got permission to make horse treats for all the horses as a Christmas gift to the "owners".
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    12-19-2013, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SEAmom    
Umm... The weekend weather is typically similar weekday weather. It'll be a bit warmer, but not warm enough to go out unblanketed since he's clipped.
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Lol :P

If you're paying for the service, then should the barn manager be changing them as weather permits regardless? Don't worry- making a special request one time is just fine. Especially since you're getting her such a nice gift ;)
     
    12-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SEAmom    
It's included in my board along with a blanketing chart she asked to be filled out with the contract. The chart is actually supposed to be on his stall like the other horses' stalls, but it hasn't made its way there yet.

There are 7 other boarder horses and only 3 other boarder owners. 5 of those horses are always unblanketed. So she isn't messing with a million blankets every day. She also works from home, so she's usually on the property.

Eta: I got her a $50 gift certificate toa track store she likes and I got permission to make horse treats for all the horses as a Christmas gift to the "owners".
Ok, you're paying for it AND being grateful. A good boarder. Don't sweat the small infrequent stuff, go ahead and ask.
     



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