Boarder may have to leave - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 Old 03-01-2014, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 40
• Horses: 1
Boarder may have to leave

Okay this is a little bit of venting but I also want your opinion. We just opened up our 3 acre barn and pastures to two horses (owned by the same family) under a co op contract. They have two young/growing draft breeds. We told them before they moved their horses here that they would outgrow our property and they would have to move their horses. They agreed and still moved their horses to our farm. I have a 26 year old 15.3h QH. Both of them were smaller than my horse in October (when we started) and now they are either his height or way taller. Also my horse is underweight right now so I have adde molasses, corn oil, beet pulp, MSM, and a vitamin supplement to his senior feed. All I pre mix his feed and supplement in ziplock bags. I wrote specific instructions on our dry erase board on how much molasses, beet pulp, and corn oil into his feed and to put MSM in it at night. I also ask them to have one feeding ready to go, soaked with water, for the next person. So we don't have to wait for the mixture (lol) to soak due to the beet pulp. Twice they have forgotten (that I know of) to put water in it to soak. I confronted them the first time (the 2nd was this afternoon.) They were pissed when we went from feeding once a day to twice a day. They were feeding their young draft breeds 1 scoop once a day (now twice).
My Godfather (owns the property) and I are both tired of them and their horses (very pushy and follow your every move all the time). Also we have repeatedly told them to park on the driveway when the side of it is too muddy and they still park on the side of the driveway. I even put a cone there and still they do it. We warned them people get stuck and we don't appreciate the ruts. What would you do ?
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by horsyluvr; 03-01-2014 at 10:12 PM.
horsyluvr is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 27 Old 03-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
I'd tell them they have run their course at your place and give them X amount of days to move out.
Posted via Mobile Device
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old 03-01-2014, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 40
• Horses: 1
That is more than likely what we are going to do, but I still wanted someone else's opinion on the matter. We will probably give them 2 months to find a place since I'm sure finding a place for draft breeds is hard. / it just threw me over the top when they don't follow directions on feeding my horse. I even explained to them I need them to soak it bcuz it expands and that I don't want it to expand in his stomach.
Posted via Mobile Device
horsyluvr is offline  
post #4 of 27 Old 03-01-2014, 11:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,487
• Horses: 0
Just adding that beet pulp is actually soaked to prevent choke, it expanding is a myth that has been disproven.
Posted via Mobile Device
6gun Kid likes this.
GamingGrrl is offline  
post #5 of 27 Old 03-01-2014, 11:40 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: new york state
Posts: 1,715
• Horses: 1
first welcome to the forum I would ask them to leave I am a barn manager and the rule are there for all to enjoy the place and there horses . They have no regard for the place or how the place is set up to work as for the beet pulp soaking is need to soak up water other wise it will do it in the horse and course colic

ride a draft and see the world differently
loveduffy is offline  
post #6 of 27 Old 03-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 10,583
• Horses: 12
I would write them a letter and hand it to them tomorrow, since today is March 1, and I would give 30 days notice to move. It's not your problem if they have trouble finding a new place, 60 days is too long and will not make them feel any urgency.

I would enumerate the reasons they are being asked to move, basically they broke their contract with you, and that would be that.

The next time they left a rut in my driveway or on the side, I would make them move their car and hand them a shovel to fill in the ruts.

As for them preparing your feed for your, that's touchy. I would mix up enough beet pulp and put it to soak in the morning, so that there was enough for the night feeding and the next morning's feeding. That way all they would have to do is serve it up. Remember, if you want it done right, do it yourself.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
post #7 of 27 Old 03-02-2014, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 40
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by GamingGrrl View Post
Just adding that beet pulp is actually soaked to prevent choke, it expanding is a myth that has been disproven.
Posted via Mobile Device
Either way still not good lol :)
Posted via Mobile Device
horsyluvr is offline  
post #8 of 27 Old 03-02-2014, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 40
• Horses: 1
I do not live there (15-30 mins away depending on time of day/rush hour). That is why I have to ask them to mix in the liquids and MSM. They want me to treat their horses as if they were my own when it comes to this stuff so I expect the same for my horse from them. They have asked me to soak one of their horses feed bcuz they believe he chokes on his food, so I do. Otherwise I would gladly do it myself all the time. Thank you all for your advice/opinions :)
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by horsyluvr; 03-02-2014 at 12:13 AM.
horsyluvr is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old 03-02-2014, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 40
• Horses: 1
Also my horse will pick out the beet pulp if I just soak that and then add it to his dry senior feed. We tried that lol :)
Posted via Mobile Device
horsyluvr is offline  
post #10 of 27 Old 03-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 888
• Horses: 0
I agree with Dreamcatcher in that it has to be in a written format rather than verbal. It may sound a bit heavy, but I would consider a registered letter as proof that they did receive it. Hopefully you will never need the documentation, but without it they could simply say that they never received it.
Keep your writing on a professional level and as purely a matter of business.

I also might use this experience to create a nice set of rules/requirements for the next individual to sign.

My very best !
Chasin Ponies likes this.
bkylem is offline  

boarders , horse boarding , horse boarding drama

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
There is always that one boarder... Horsequeen08 Horse Boarding 1 02-28-2013 12:01 AM
To leave the trees... or not to leave the trees... That is the question LOL dressagesweethart Barn Maintenance 14 01-25-2013 11:44 AM
New boarder SierraSyd Horse Talk 2 10-18-2009 08:02 PM
Reasons for asking a boarder to leave QtrHorse Barn Maintenance 4 12-15-2008 10:02 PM
Looking for a boarder Jojo Barn Maintenance 1 11-11-2007 12:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome