Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dark side of the moon
I am not rich by any reach of the imagination, but I am willing to pay for quality care. A barn I used to board at raised their board $25 a month (and I have two), and BO was afraid to tell people but I said that honestly, the extra $50 was worth peace of mind. Unfortunately, some time after that, the barn worker quit and they never had anyone in as good, and all the "extras" he did for the horses went away, and it was no longer worth the value. Yes, the same hay and shavings and grain, but not that extra care. I left. Actually, it wasn't just about value, even if they dropped the price $100 at that moment, the care was no longer what I wanted.
Being a good barn and caring owner for both the horses and the boarders (and I can tell you are, by this post!) goes a lot farther with most people. Not just the people with $ at their disposal, but with horse lovers, and that's who you want there!