Frustrating boarder issues - Page 7

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Horse Boarding

Frustrating boarder issues

This is a discussion on Frustrating boarder issues within the Horse Boarding forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • Looking for boarding sucks horse

Like Tree74Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-25-2012, 01:37 PM
Originally Posted by liz48170    
It has been my experience that humans are more likey to see the human services, unless they really know the equine care end and most do not. Some think keeping their horse in a stall all day with grain no hay, is the best thing for the horse. Pretty tack rooms, gorgeous arenas, rest areas for humans, show barns. It is sad to me when I walk in barns (and I live in horse country) and see the stalls full or horses, only to be let out of prison when their owner takes them into the arena. Maybe that is the way to train a horse for a show, but not the way I want my horse to live. Most of the horses are miserable, unhappy, depressed.

When you manage the human, the rest will fall into place. Harsh, but try not to get attached to the horses owned by the human. Keep business as business. Keep your horses as your horses and work on really separating the two.

Once you feel sorry for the equine, the human has got ya and can do whatever they want, cause they know you won't do nothing to them.

HAY - make a few examples, what would you do if your horse pushed you around?

Treat humans the same way, and then you need to act if they fail per contract, find a home for the equine that is abandoned on your property or send to auction.

Some one some where will find that horse and if its a good horse, take care of it

So very well written. Thank you so much for the insight. We started charging late fees as per our contract. People were suddenly on time... we've got one we will unfortunetly be selling off in the next few weeks if the owner does not contact us and get caught up. Sucks but that's life. I cannot afford to be feeding and caring for others horses. We are a business not a rescue
liz48170 likes this.
Sponsored Links
    05-25-2012, 03:22 PM
You could have 2 rates, one for your dedicated year round boarders and one for the ones who like to come for winter. I have some of those too! It is annoying.
liz48170 likes this.
    05-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Originally Posted by GhostwindAppaloosa    
So very well written. Thank you so much for the insight. We started charging late fees as per our contract. People were suddenly on time... we've got one we will unfortunetly be selling off in the next few weeks if the owner does not contact us and get caught up. Sucks but that's life. I cannot afford to be feeding and caring for others horses. We are a business not a rescue
Good for you.

Job well done

The best manager of human adults (parents) was a woman that provided in home child care services.

I liked her style; She was very specific in writing of when she got paid, on Monday for the entire week, when you drop off your child (secondary customer). Not Tuesday, not Wed, etc. No payment for the week, no service.

I knew she loved those kids, and I went into her home and hung around, here at there at any time, to see how she managed my kid.

But that is me - I look beyond the front door.

You would be suprised !!

My good friend, a high ranking Prof. Asked me one day if I thought she was wrong to ask why her child came out the caregivers door with a few scratches.

She had never gone into the caregivers home, and the caregiver "packaged" each child and handed them to their parent at the door at pick up time and would not allow parents inside her home.

I told her to RUN with her kid, that is not the person you can trust your child with.

That is how many behave with their most precious assets; the just do not understand what to look for in child care

So - do not ever assume a horse owner knows squat about horse care - best assume they know NOTHING and educate them, as they need this info when shopping around.

BTW: The caregiver of my son, had a full house and waiting list at ALL times, while other caregivers were empty.

She had a reputation of running a very tight ship, that brought her business, don't know if the parents knew as much as I did or dropped in enough

But, word will get around quickly

Be FIRM with HUMANS, put everything in writing (contract especially payment and what happens if you do not get paid), and you will find that for the most part, humans will fall into place.

Those that do not, are not responsible enough to own an equine, and you will be doing a huge favor to the equine by removing it from its owner.

Best Wishes
    05-25-2012, 11:17 PM
Unhappy So much frustration

The one thing to consider about going back to work is that when you come home your day is done, nobody coming in and out 12 hours a day, and your yard is your own. I am sure if you figured out ALL the costs including insurance upkeep etc, you would find you work for free, and that is depressing. I am in the same boat, and we are trying to find a way to balance it. Raising rates does make some people upset. We don't run a big "program" of any kind, we are smaller, and people do come and go. We send some off who really disrupt our peace! If I thought for one minute we could sell this place within 3-6 months I would be gone! And go back to boarding out my horse so I can take a much needed holiday.
Good luck it is a really tough balance!
GhostwindAppaloosa likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frustrating Hooves! ButterfliEterna Hoof Care 25 03-16-2012 03:48 PM
Frustrating! MIEventer Horse Health 46 04-27-2010 10:26 AM
how frustrating rottenweiler Horse Training 8 02-11-2010 08:46 PM
Frustrating! lol. ilovemyPhillip Horse Talk 22 08-07-2009 03:37 PM
That's frustrating goldilockz Horse Tack and Equipment 0 07-16-2009 11:04 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0