we have a "competitor" in town who has tacked together stalls with chainlink etc. who provides this:
175.00 a month...
No arena, roundpen outside only.. no washrack.
3 lbs of grain in the am, and hay in the am. According to owner 1 bale of hay covers 8 horses. I can fathom these bales don't weigh more than 50-60 lbs (i have seen them in person) and that is being generous.. meaning each horse if the bale was huge was getting about 7 lbs of hay a day. They clean stalls one time a week and let out horses one time a week. They offer pasture board for 145.00 a month where LOTS of horses are in a lot together..
I've had two horses move to me that were extremely thin (body condition score of 3-4) from this facility.
Im so frustrated because I just don't see how the bottom line can mean that much to these people that they would suffer their horses health for a cheaper rate.
Any other facilities deal with these situations? Or are your "competition" more on par with you?
If folks leave, they leave. It sucks and it hurts the check book and feelings. You are smaller as we are and the boarders do become friends. Horse people are emotional and react before they think.
Stress communication with those you have left and those who will come. No matter how hard we try, there will be those that choose to see the glass half empty.