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post #21 of 33 Old 07-20-2013, 03:22 PM
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compared to MY barn, that's a steal! Boarding | Imperial Stables

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post #22 of 33 Old 07-20-2013, 04:01 PM
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Nope. That's a ripoff. I pay $1.400 a month at a full service hunter and eq barn. That's so dumb to rent the arena and the whole $50 for fly stuff... So dumb! That's what grooms are for. Find a new place.
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rule #1 if you can't groom and tack up your own horse, then you don't deserve this sport. A groom every once in a while for shows is fine but 24/7? No. that's = snobbery and I can't stand that.
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rule #1 if you can't groom and tack up your own horse, then you don't deserve this sport. A groom every once in a while for shows is fine but 24/7? No. that's = snobbery and I can't stand that.
I'm pretty sure they meant putting on blankets / fly masks when the horses are being turned out. Note the '$50 for fly stuff' comment.

(Well I just noticed that user has been banned but still. Maybe I just don't see it the same way you guys do? )
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post #24 of 33 Old 07-20-2013, 08:30 PM
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$450 here gets you everything. feeding and hay twice a day, turnout, blankets on/off (same with fly stuff) worming is at my cost, $10 hold charge if you dont use their vet/farrier/dentist. and use of every arena.
thats also the cheapest here with an indoor. it goes from $450 to $750 but $750 gets you a groom, hot walker, exersize and special attention.
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post #25 of 33 Old 07-21-2013, 05:19 AM
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I'm pretty sure they meant putting on blankets / fly masks when the horses are being turned out. Note the '$50 for fly stuff' comment.

(Well I just noticed that user has been banned but still. Maybe I just don't see it the same way you guys do? )
She said full service last I checked that meant your horse as tacked up waiting for you when you got there, if you can't take on all the responsibilities of riding and owning a horse, you shouldn't own one

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post #26 of 33 Old 07-22-2013, 01:31 AM
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She said full service last I checked that meant your horse as tacked up waiting for you when you got there, if you can't take on all the responsibilities of riding and owning a horse, you shouldn't own one
I've never thought of full service meaning horse tacked up and waiting. I don't know of a barn in the area that provides that service though, so that may be why...
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post #27 of 33 Old 07-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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That's ridiculous to need to pay extra to use the arena. You pay your board, you should be able to use it whenever you'd like. I have honestly never heard of a barn charging extra to it's boarders to use the arena.

Either way, $450 in my area at least would be considered cheap for full board. It really does depend on your location, as well as the facilities offered. I live in a pricey area and board at an extremely nice barn, with very reasonable rates, and excellent care. I pay almost $1000 per month for two horses for semi-self board. I prefer semi-self since I am there every day anyhow and enjoy looking after my own horses.
IMHO I don't think barns should charge extra for blankets on/off, fly spray, etc. However, I do understand why BOs charge it, especially on a horse that may be difficult with such tasks, the BO has every right to charge.

I would look around at other barns in your area to get an idea of what is reasonable. What may be reasonable in some areas, could be considered pricey to others, or cheap to others.
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I wouldn't consider it a good deal becuase you have to pay to use the arena. Or is that included in the board? If not I wound't go there. I have never been at a place that charges extra to use the arena. I pay about $500 for both my horses to be on pasture, my mare to be in whenever she wants, a customized feed plan and use of the entire property, and I don't have a handling fee. That to me is a good deal. A barn that's gonna charge me so much for an arena.....sounds like too much money and work if I ever want to go ride in an arena. :P I'm with others about this one I would look around and see if I could find other deals and compare them.
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post #29 of 33 Old 07-30-2013, 05:33 PM
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Has the OP clarified with the barn if the arena usage fees was actual everyday use or more for events?

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post #30 of 33 Old 07-30-2013, 09:14 PM
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Those prices are nuts! way to expensive! full service? that is nuts to. Isn't that part of the enjoyment of owning a horse? is that not part of the sport? to me that is such a foreign concept. You would never see that service anywhere out here. That ridiculous(sorry maybe that my loud voice taking over).
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