Boarding can be tricky. I've boarded at 3 barns, one of them twice. All of them have had their fair share of drama. Sometimes it's the boarders, sometimes it's BOs. Some people just need drama. I'm not one of them, that is what t.v. Is for!
I was at one barn for 8 years and it was fairly low drama. But when there was drama, it blew up the whole place. That made it difficult. Both times I left there it was because of petty, childish drama caused by adults.
I was at another barn for 11 months. The only source of drama there was the BO and her daughter, but then again, I was her only boarder at the time...
I have been at my new barn for all of 10 months. The care is 10X better here than it was at either of the other barns. That alone makes the drama here tolerable. It is a show barn and the Trainer is the only one causing drama. I can deal with it because I don't lease from her. I show my own horses and only ride hers if she asks me to. In other words, I keep to myself and no one gets hurt. Lol