Not sure if this is the right place for this or not.
I'm really frustrated with my boarding barn and the barn manager. I've been there since last July and it just seems like one thing after another with this place. To start, my board was $25 more than I was told when I gave notice for moving in (they had 30 days notice). Then, I wanted him kept inside for a couple of weeks until he acclimated to the place and they acclimated to him. He's the only arab there in a sea of laid back horses. He's excitable and young and not what most of those people are used to. Plus, I wanted to make sure he wouldn't have any health issues with the barn change. After a couple of days, they were pouting him outside by himself and not asking me first. He's very social and will pace and be upset outside by himself and that's what he did. I went there early one day and he was completely sweaty and lathered and he was calling a lot. I told the BM that he can't go outside alone for that reason and he's fine in his stall for a couple more days. Then, they weren't turning on his fan...in July! They cut his feed in half without warning. I picked up my own feed and said I would provide it provide myself and how much to feed. She never changed the amount like I requested and then she completely switched feed the next month without saying a word to me let alone asking if it was okay. Then, things were okay for a bit. I'm still not happy about the feed, but I added a vit/min supplement to my smartpaks (even though I wouldn't have needed it with what I was wanting to provide) and moved on. He doesn't get enough hay...ever. The field he was in during the summer was almost completely weeds and she even admitted that it needed to be shocked this winter. Well, she wasn't throwing out hay for the horses in his field and she wasn't compensating for it in their stalls when they were in either. My young horse wa losing weight when he would normally be getting fat. So I bought alfalfa pellets to add to his feed. It was getting into winter and he loses weight in the winter. I asked to have him bumped up on feed and the BM agreed, but it never was changed. There was a barn meeting at the beginning of January and my board went up. She said if it would help, they'd pick up his alfalfa pellets. Well, he ran out 2 weeks ago and it still hasn't been replaced. Sunday, he was turned out with his stable blankets on instead of his turnout blanket. He's very active outside and he ended up ripping some of the seams in both of his blankets. In the fall, his nylon sheet had disappeared for 3 weeks and it was found crumpled in a corner of the tack room. It should never have been off his body because none of the horses were going outside and there weren't any warm days. My very nice cooler disappeared after I moved in and was never found. I had to spend $60 to buy a new one. Now, his jolly ball is missing. I just got it at Congress in October. It is nowhere to be found.
My husband is really mad and so am I. I'm bringing all of my concerns to the BM, but it's not making a difference. Unfortunately, there's nowhere comparable in size of the indoor arena and field sizes that is within my price range (those facilities are much nicer overall, but outside of what I can afford). I'm vibrantly on the lookout for a new place, but I'm stuck at the moment. I'm losing my mind!
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