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  • I feed my own horse in boarding barn
  • Feeding your own horse at boarding barn

 
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    12-31-2008, 09:30 PM
  #21
Weanling
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Originally Posted by clover    
Got2Gallop- I can completely understand why a BO would not want you graining your own horse. If you are paying her to feed your horse, then it is the BO responsibility to assure that the horse is fed properly. Double feeding can be bad. But not just that, if the other horses see you feeding your horse, they are likely to act out and be harder for the BO to bring in and feed when she is ready. A horse may get hurt or a fence may be broken in the process. If you want to feed your own horse you may want to look into a self care facility or have the horse on your own property.
I can see what your saying but as I was out every evening and that was the only time my horse got grained, double feeding would not have been an issue. Also since all horses were brought in and grained in their stalls at night and none of them would have seen Lily getting her grain since I would bring her in an hour before the other horses when I got off work, it wouldn't have caused any issues for the BO in the pasture.
     
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    01-01-2009, 07:41 PM
  #22
Yearling
I'm with the other guys... Don't feed your horse if the BO does it. It gets confusing for everyone and there is always a chance of a double feed.

If you pay for your own feed, I guess you could feed whatever the heck you wanted but if feed is included in the agreement, then don't mess with the BO's feed. It may be your horse but its their feed so no touchy.

I also hate when boarders go grab extra hay for their horses... apparently people haven't heard of a budget.
     
    01-04-2009, 03:46 AM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
If you pay for your own feed, I guess you could feed whatever the heck you wanted but if feed is included in the agreement, then don't mess with the BO's feed. It may be your horse but its their feed so no touchy.
I bought all my own feed!
     
    01-04-2009, 03:53 PM
  #24
Yearling
If you by your own I guess you can feed what you want, but if they say they will feed it and your horse maintains a good weight why would you want to feed your own horse? If someone fed my horse for me.. I would be all over that!
     
    01-07-2009, 05:23 AM
  #25
Weanling
With my first two horses I always did self care board so I guess old habits are hard to break
     
    01-07-2009, 04:41 PM
  #26
Started
Over all my barn is great. The BO/trainer is a complete control freak, but it means everything is run well.
The biggest problem I had was another boarder feeding my horse. She was the one I bought him from, and I guess she feels she knows him better than I do (even though she's never ridden him, bought him from an auction, and only had him two months!) She started feeding him this really sugary mash stuff she was giving her old, retired horse while I was on vacation. Painter wouldn't even eat his own food for a week (wich meant he didn't get his much needed meds)! Worse still, Painter is on a special, high protein low carb diet. He isn't even supposed to have apples, let alone high sugar mashes My BO caught her doing this and basically told her if she EVER messed with any horse but her own again she would be kicked out of the barn
     
    01-31-2009, 11:32 PM
  #27
Weanling
After reading some of these stories, man I feel lucky to have a good boarding situation! We do have one problem boarder, she makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes. But it is a really small stables, only about 20+ horses and the BO is great. Gives everyone hugs when he greets you. The only problems I have ever had there are finding big chunks of rock in the stall. (The stall had been empty for a looong time before I moved my OTTB in, so the ground was packed down and as he moved around the stall, found all the big rocks. It is a piple corral with shelter.)So even though they clean the stalls 2x a day, I still go through it with a rake now and make sure there are no rocks.
     
    02-02-2009, 04:21 AM
  #28
Foal
I have had alot of issues at boarding barns, to many to name. Abuse people, people that didnt feed enough, wouldn't blanket, etc... if I have an issue at a barn I move. I have been with the same barn now for quite awhile and hope to never move my horses again! It takes awhile to find someone you trust as much as yourself to take care of your horses, and for the right price.
     
    02-08-2009, 01:17 PM
  #29
Weanling
the first move was because my trainer was moving to a differn`t barn.

second one was because barn was gross and dirty broken fenses makeing me and the other kids clean the stalls even thought it was full bord. She locked us in a stall one time and called us bitchs and hoes so my trainer bought a barn and that's my last move for a long time cus im staying with my trainer and its a prety little barn with 13 stalls and 4 pastures and its all people who I've know for a long time and will help you if your horse is bad and bucks and whont listen that's mostly outlaw
     
    02-10-2009, 11:42 AM
  #30
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosie9r    
We do have one problem boarder, she makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes.
There is one in every crowd! If you don't see one, look out - it might be you!
     

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