Originally Posted by aforred
What is your contract like, if you don't mind my asking?
And what led you to choose this one over the others?
I like gathering information, if you couldn't tell. And I'd like to know what people look for in a boarding facility, so I know what to expect if I'm ever in that position.
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the contract at this barn was actually one of the less extensive ones out of all the places I went (i asked for a copy of the board agreement for each place I toured). It covers what is provided, terms of the agreement, cost and liability - so relatively short and sweet all things considered.
I ended up choosing this particular place because the owner/manager has 30 years of BM experience, knows a lot about feed/care of hard keepers, is willing to accommodate my "cranky" gelding, has a safe and clean environment with both stall and turnout, no limit of the feed necessary o keep my horse in good condition, plenty of room for my tack/equipment AND the boarders all raved about how great a place it is. Given the cost and what is provided it was the best choice I could make financially and mentally (for my sanity as well as the care of my horse). Granted it's a little more expensive and a little bit further than i'd like to go on a daily basis, but I think it will be best barn for this particular horse.
I have two more horses to find a place for in the future so i'm taking this as a learning experience. ;)