Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Baytown, TX Close to Houston
• Horses: 0
One of the reasons I gave up horse ownership is having to board. I'm not a people person anyway, and it was always drama, drama, drama. When we were looking at one place to board, we saw two totally broken beyond use webbed lawn chairs, all the webbing was gone, nothing left but metal. We all laughed about why someone would leave them there. After we had been there a few months, the unofficial "boss" of the barn's 7 yr. old smarty pants daughter brought the chairs down to our stalls and said "My mom said to bring these chairs down here, since it was you who broke them." She was constantly telling my little 4 yr.old that she "stunk", which she didn't, and when I hired a trainer to give my kids lessons, the lady saddled up and took over our lessons!!! I've known a lot of people who board, and very rarely have any of them been happy. And, the complaints are almost always the same, drama, lies, and theft. My daughter has her own place, and I went last week and it was such a pleasure to groom and love on my mare without any nosiness or unwanted advice. I will never board again. There's aplace not too far from me, called Almost Heaven, and I once rode by there, and how they have the nerve to call it that, I'll never know, it was so dirty and trashy.