Originally Posted by MirrorStage2009 View Post
What are some issues that are cause for you to move out of your boarding barn?
Do you address problems and hope they get resolved? Or do you expect them to get resolved?
I -LOVE- where I am now but some things I would look for are:
-regular cleaning and feeding schedule
-good barn staff that keep an eye out on the horses
-approachable and responsive management/owners that will address all your concerns
-IF something needs correcting (horses not getting along, broken fencing etc etc) I expect it to be fixed promptly.
-Good notice of any changes made to the barn (construction, feeding schedule).
The board went up a few months ago with the hay prices and we had a great amount of notice. Pasture and paddock board was also re-arranged when they build the extension of 20-ish stalls to the barn. We had a problem boarder earlier this year which a few boarders complained about, that was also corrected.
You should generally get a good vib the second you make it on a property. If you are unsure, tag along with someone you know and try to get a feel for things before moving there.