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post #31 of 36 Old 02-27-2013, 08:23 PM
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Have you are your BO checked state regulations on boarding a stallion? She may have to have 6' high fencing. A friend refused to geld her boy and no one would ride with her. When the city expanded the 6' fence law was enacted The BO refused to go to the additional expense and she had to leave.
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post #32 of 36 Old 02-27-2013, 08:57 PM
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First, board at my barn STARTS at $450 for pasture board in the pastures accross the street from the barn that are just mud when we even get a drop of rain. IMO you should be thanking the BO for that low board ESPECIALLY because of hay costs. Also, you are keeping an UNGELDED horse at a boarding barn. Maybe it's different in Michigan, but here, that's unheard of.

I think the only way to make you happy is to get your own place and do it your self. Otherwise- your horses are healthy and they have a safe place to stay. Isn't that enough?

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post #33 of 36 Old 02-27-2013, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by horsietori View Post
It isn't easy finding a new barn because price is a factor and my colt isn't gelded.
Well gee..... ever heard of "You get what you pay for"? You can't stomp on into a restaurant with a McDonalds budget and expect to be served steak and lobster!

So many horses she is running out of hay and room. Uh... why do you care? I board my horse and when hay runs low I go buy more. My BO doesn't come screeching at me that "your hay is LOW", now if I actually let it run out she might but low? Oh please... Out of room? That's the whole point of a boarding facility, to fill itself to capacity. Nobody ever made any $$ or broke even with a half-empty facility!

Dry lot pastures, no indoor, crappy footing in the outdoor, dangerous round pen.... So were all these problems not there BEFORE you moved in? Did the indoor just get up and run away one day?

You can't complain about existing problems because they are EXISTING, as in you should have toured the place and gone "well gee, this place isn't very well maintained, I won't board here"!!

Why do you care if she dumps HER wheelbarrow!? I don't dump the wheelbarrow at the end of the night. It's cold and I'm tired, no horse ever suffered from having a full wheelbarrow in the corner of the barn, so I leave it and dump it before I start the next night.

You are at a CHEAP barn, you are getting CHEAP service. Want better? Go elsewhere and PAY FOR IT!
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post #34 of 36 Old 02-27-2013, 09:46 PM
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I was always able to keep my horse in my backyard. We moved to town here 10 years ago and I am dying to get another horse. Just today I found a place just 4 miles out of town, $100 a month, including hay. Now I just have to pay off a few more of my husbands medical bills and I'm going to find me a weanling or yearling to dink around with. No arena, but then I can't miss what I never had, right?
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post #35 of 36 Old 02-28-2013, 06:31 AM
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I know I would have issues with a stallion boarding at my barn. Last year the barn I was at temporarily boarded a stud across the street in pastures the BO owned and no body was happy. People with mares in heat were nervous about riding the trails thru there, and those with geldings were nervous as well. While he never got out, the horses owner never could find permanent boarding anywhere in the area for him, and ended up gelding him just because it became impossible NOT to. ( and he stood at stud..not just a random ungelded male) So I think the OP needs to really think hard about why she wants to keep her stud colt intact unless she plans to keep him on her own property. WHen the mares come into heat, they may have a big issue on their hands! ( I notice she never came back to post anymore... )
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post #36 of 36 Old 03-01-2013, 01:47 PM
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So the OP hasn't posted since the first page.... I'm guessing we either scared her off or maybe she found a barn willing to pay her to be there.

If the OP, is trolling here's something to think about. Using YOUR contract to board at her place doesn't fly, I'm not even sure that would hold up. If there's things in HER contract with you, that she's not following, then by all means you have every right to be upset.

Are you there every second of everyday to know that she doesn't de-ice or refill water buckets? Or is it just when you show up they're frozen or empty. As for what you pay being to much, have you ever stopped to think about her monthly costs??? Not just hay & feed, but electricity, insurance, taxes, etc? What you pay in a month DOES NOT cover what my parents pay for 8 acres & 4 horses.

I'm not saying she's not completely innocent in your case, but guess what, if I was only making enough on your board to cover utilities not to mention your self professed attitude, opening the door to let your horse out would be out of the kindness of my own heart.

Just remember, you get what you pay for.
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