i wouldt take posts on this forum as an average. I assume people with drama or BO issues are far more likely to make a post here.
Think about it, how many people gonna make a post. All is well at my barn nothing to report". Even though Id bet that is by far the majority.
I totally agree with this. I have been boarding for about a year, though leased my mare for two years prior and she was at the same barn. In that time, there has been some turnover of all staff (BM, instructors, and barn assistants), but the barn always manages to attract nice, caring people with good horse sense. There are people I've liked more or less than others, but ALL have treated my horse as if she was their own and provided impeccable care.
There are a couple of barn assistants and other boarders who can be a little chatty for my liking at times- after being in meetings at work all day long, I just want to go to the barn and NOT
have to talk to anyone- but they all mean well, love horses, and are not gossipy.
The barn has 12 horses- 9 are owned by the therapy program and used for lessons, 3 are boarders. One boarder is a very nice middle aged woman, the other boarder is the sweetest, most responsible teenage girl you've ever met (and her nice family that usually tags along). There are also a couple of leasors around, families with kids and single women.
I always feel so bad for people when I hear about boarding drama, because I truly feel like I've had a great experience and have the utmost faith my horse is being taken care of well- couldn't ask for much more!