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post #11 of 26 Old 03-11-2010, 01:22 PM
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You have to respect that the barn is part of these people's home. While my barn does not have set hours (they realize some of us can't get away from work until 6PM), all the boarders respect that being there in the middle of the night is not fair to the owners.
Night feed is done usually after all the boarders have left (around 10PM). Morning feed is done around 5AM. Between those two times I don't think it's appropriate to show up to the barn, unless you are leaving for a show/clinic very early in the morning, or returning from a show/clinic very late.
They expect also that the last ones to leave will lock up and turn out the lights.

Barns that I have boarded at with hours have all been able to make exceptions for jobs, school hours, etc.. Mainly I think hours are mainly to deter inconsiderate behavior. Whenever I was at the barn "after hours" I would always help with final chores, sweep, help close up, etc..
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post #12 of 26 Old 03-11-2010, 02:00 PM
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i guess my barn is sort of different. the BO doesnt do night hay, the boarders do. he also doesnt even look at the horses or go into the barn after turn in [so about 3.30 or 4 in the afternoon] it is not uncommon for people to be at the barn at 9 or 10 because they are checking on all the horses.

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post #13 of 26 Old 03-11-2010, 02:08 PM
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Your not supposed to be at my barn after 10, but they don't really care as long as you get all the doors locked and the lights off.

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post #14 of 26 Old 03-12-2010, 07:06 PM
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Where I take lessons, the barn hours are 7-9, which seems to be pretty common hours. 7 days a week. On certain holidays, the barn is closed, and boarders are informed at the beginning of the year which holidays the barn will not be open. The rule is basically, no one shows up before 7 or after 9. If you are still riding after 9, it's no big deal as long as you close up shop properly. The BO goes in the house after her last lesson gets done around 7:30. It's generally common practice for boarders to check that everything is A-Okay with all the horses before they leave.

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post #15 of 26 Old 03-12-2010, 11:02 PM
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7am-10pm but their very relaxed. It's private family owned and a very relaxed environment. My trainer goes back to her house anywhere between 7 and 11pm at night depending on shows and chores and what not. I've been there anywhere from 5am to load up for a show to last week when I didn't leave until 12am because I was prepping her for a print photoshoot. As long as the property is locked up and all the lights are out there isn't a "set" time.

Oh I forgot the one strict time rule. Everyone under the age of 18 unless supervised by an adult has to be done and out by 7pm. The trainer normally goes home at that time and she doesn't want to stick around and babysit after a long day.

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post #16 of 26 Old 03-15-2010, 10:45 PM
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My barn's hours are around 8am-5pm and it's closed (no lessons, but the horses do get cared for) on Sunday. The hours aren't very strict though. We just don't ride after the sun has set since we don't have lights and barely even have electricity in the barn since it's so old.
If you're a boarder and over 18 you could technically come at whatever time you wanted. The only thing is that the barn is on an enclosed property where they lock the front gate every night, so you'd have to get the key from the BO if you were to go in at an odd hour or on Sunday.
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post #17 of 26 Old 03-23-2010, 03:49 PM
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We don't have barn hours at my current yard. The BO really should set some, though. There's a lady that sometimes stays out there until 1-2:00 in the morning. And the owners wonder why their electric bill is so high.

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post #18 of 26 Old 03-28-2010, 05:27 PM
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We don't really have "hours" per-se. but mostly we are a low-key barn with adults and pleasure/trail riders. (actually, I think I'm the youngest one at the barn, and I'm 31) Probably no one is going to be there at mid-night. nor do people usually get there in the early morning.
They would rather not have a bunch of people there while they're doing morning chores but as long as we're respectful, they don't really care when we get there.
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post #19 of 26 Old 03-28-2010, 06:00 PM
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Thank gosh my new barn doesn't. My personal hours are crazy, I would never get to see my boy. But my new BO Roy says he doesn't care if it is 3am or 8pm, I can come any time. He says the way he looks at it, I am paying for full use of his facilities, and that I paying so I have every right to use any of the facilities whenever it is convenient for me.

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post #20 of 26 Old 03-28-2010, 06:03 PM
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we dont have a set time, so we can come and go as we please. but we understand that it is a home as well and need to respect that. =)
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