Originally Posted by MirrorStage2009
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?
You know, I've only been to one farm my entire life. And the coach there is very assertive. I learnt to ride there and I'm never leaving. It's been 7 years and I wouldn't dare leave them... why? Because I know I'm safe, my horses are safe, and my items are safe there.
They have dogs who bark at the sight of a new car or person. They bark so loud, people look to see who would come out. The house overlooks the entire stable area & pastures, I couldn't even imagine someone trying to steal something from the farm without being seen.
The coach/owner there is very trusting, but she has never accepted a boarder or new student who seemed to be sneaky or secretive.
Its such a safe and excellent environment. Nothing has ever been stolen or broken. I like it that way - you could leave your $3000 saddle on the saddle stand drying from oiling overnight, and come back 3 days later and see someone has kindly put it back on its rack for you, even taking the time to put the saddle cover over. And if you leave the bit on your bridle dirty, you'll come back seeing it cleaned. Sure, we all take responsibility to do it ourselves, but sometimes we're in a hurry and forget. Lazy riders aren't accepted to ride or board there. And I know my stuff is safe in the tack room during shows - knowing the barn dogs are in there (very friendly and harmless, but so big that a stranger would presume they are guard dogs) and that the door is locked and all my things are safe.
It's a clean environment, so no, I've never experienced the bad.