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    09-12-2012, 03:41 PM
  #31
Foal
I haven't boarded since college..and we had full care and you feed and care,which I always did..we bought our hay and fed and cleaned our own stalls which I prefered.
We had alot of fun,made great life time friends. Now I have my own barn and place..It was fun getting together with other horse peeps.

I often wondered what they are charging now, compared to the 80's I paid 125 per horse and I did all the feeding and care,stall cleaning..they provided shavings and out door exercise paddocks and indoor arena.
I remember some months sleeping on a cot next to my Gus in his stall..now that is love or dedication lol or just plain crazy,but I have always had horses and they are huge responcibilities,especially financially..I guess it comes down to priorities and sacrifices because your heart is invested, It's easy to choose for me.
To have faith helps to,when all of us have gone through this drought,I think about my neighbors culling their herds...the corn and soy bean farmers..but It's part of the life of farming and ranching, we stay supportive of eachother..sometimes it can be alot like a crapshoot...but we just have enough faith that next year will be better.
     
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    09-12-2012, 04:01 PM
  #32
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Originally Posted by Roperchick    
you asked what we thought about the drought....how is anything we say contrary to the question you asked?


I hope things work out for you.
Because there are people who don't believe that there is a drought, and to be fair our problem this year is excess moisture, so there is a shortage of good hay, or that drought doesn't cause a shortage.

Strangely some people also seem to think that barn owners should pay for all repairs and maintenance out of their own pocket rather than charge the boarders for that I'm not sure how that one works.
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    09-12-2012, 04:06 PM
  #33
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Originally Posted by luvmyBlackBeauty    
Based on some of these rude responses ( I was not rude at all ) perhaps some posters might be identifying or personalizing with my own BO. Oh well... I know there are good honest BOs out there, just not this one
Fortunately I have ppl inviting me to barns all the time bc I am the ideal boarder...
Things will work out
They always do
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An "ideal boarder" would maturely and privately work out his/her differences with the BO or simply find another barn rather than pointlessly gripe about it online.
     
    09-12-2012, 04:29 PM
  #34
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You really don't think there is a serious drought?



You think this hay farmer is going to get many cuts off of this field?


     
    09-12-2012, 05:08 PM
  #35
QOS
Green Broke
Last year in my corner of Texas we literally had no rain and I would see 18 wheelers on Interstate 10 rolling west with a full load of hay - always with a Mississippi, Alabama or Georgia plates. There were many people who were grateful to get that hay no matter what the price. This year we have had rain all year long and sometimes more than we want but the hay is growing (yay!) and I passed a field in front of the airport yesterday evening that they had just cut and were starting to bale - tons of hay! Drought is a bad thing with long lasting results because hay doesn't grow overnight.

We were lucky at our barn - there are about 25 horses and Ms. Jean has her own hay fields - it is bahaia hay - but it is still hay. She sells off some and keeps the rest for our horses so I was lucky and we didn't get a price increase. Had that not been the case, I am sure I would have been paying more for hay.
     
    09-12-2012, 05:19 PM
  #36
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Originally Posted by Gallopingiggles    
The fuel costs...All it takes is for a camel to fart in the middle east and the fuel prices go up, so I think it starts there. The price of hay has dropped here ,I was paying 100 bucks for 4x6 and they were baled so loose, same with the squares. I think they made quite a bit of profit off of me.

Your lucky if you have a BO with ethics ,you best stick with them.

I have yet to find a good BO with ethics and when I do ( im optimistic I will stick with them alright. Appreciate your post
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    09-12-2012, 05:23 PM
  #37
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
I'm sure they will, and I'm glad that you are the ideal boarder, good luck in your new barn.
Thank you
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    09-12-2012, 05:26 PM
  #38
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Originally Posted by luvmyBlackBeauty    
I have yet to find a good BO with ethics and when I do ( im optimistic I will stick with them alright. Appreciate your post
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Huh. Interesting.
I would strongly encourage you to sit down one day and figure out how much it REALLY costs to run a barn, per day. Right down to every nail you have to buy to fix something.
I think you would be astounded.
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    09-12-2012, 05:29 PM
  #39
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Originally Posted by Seven Red Roses    
An "ideal boarder" would maturely and privately work out his/her differences with the BO or simply find another barn rather than pointlessly gripe about it online.
Well..... My BO is not someone you can have a normal conversation with and just bc I come to a forum to post doesn't give ppl like you the right to call me immature or accuse me of griping or yammering .. I thought the rules said " no rudeness "? There is so much rudeness in here ! I'm not unintelligent or too young or out of touch ... My post was not rude. I never said there was no drought. Horse forums are all the same lol
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    09-12-2012, 05:31 PM
  #40
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Originally Posted by luvmyBlackBeauty    
Well..... My BO is not someone you can have a normal conversation with and just bc I come to a forum to post doesn't give ppl like you the right to call me immature or accuse me of griping or yammering .. I thought the rules said " no rudeness "? There is so much rudeness in here ! I'm not unintelligent or too young or out of touch ... My post was not rude. I never said there was no drought. Horse forums are all the same lol
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When you ask for responses, be prepared to take em in whatever form they come.

On my side, I'm just thankful I have a farmer who has me as one of his only 3 customers. He's small time, and only sells the grass hay that he doesn't need for his cows, but it usually gets us through most of the winter... I'm VERY thankful for him, he's probably more important than my vet in all honesty.
     

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