Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
THAT looks like an absolute H*LL hole. (Says she while wishing we had that rain.) I wouldn't find that to be an acceptable situation for one of my horses, period. Is stall board an option for you?
The horses are being kept off the nicer, large pasture with the lake ATM, because the ground is wet and I suppose they'll rut it up and graze on the new grass coming in.
(Please, take the rain. It's going to do that all week!!!) I worked out an agreement with her that I could bring my horse in (because I literally lost 3 pairs of boots in the mud. It was like walking through cookie dough. ) as long as I bought my own shavings and kept my stall mucked every other day.
There aren't any square bales on property, ATM. (Trust me, I looked for something to stick her in the stall with.) So, if she was put in the stall, I'm not sure she'd even get that kind of forage. I may just have to suck it up and buy some kind of forage I can soak, even though I am paying for her to get actual hay.
Stall board there costs $400. It's supposed to be a 2x/day feeding, but I can tell you right now that doesn't happen. It'd honestly just be a waste of money.
I did get some ideas once people started mentioning soaking forage, so I may just ask if I can do some kind of self-care setup. I don't feel like I'm getting what I pay for, but this barn is still infinitely better than the one I came from (where I wasn't allowed to pet or give my horse treats, and I wasn't allowed to use the arena) I'd be willing to pay for extra food that I put together myself, than to give that money to the BO who probably won't follow through with the feeding program we agree on.