Have to switch barns but haven't been told yet.. - Page 2

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

Have to switch barns but haven't been told yet..

This is a discussion on Have to switch barns but haven't been told yet.. within the Horse Boarding forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category

Like Tree18Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-27-2014, 11:11 AM
You will also save $100+ a month in gas, wear and tear on your car and time by having the horse at home. You work something out with the other boarder or hire someone to care for the horses when you need to go out of town.

I can't see where you are but $400 for rough board will more than likely backfire on him. It takes time to cultivate a barn full of boarders and if he needs that kind of money to pay the bills, things are going to start sliding.
Posted via Mobile Device
Corporal and Chasin Ponies like this.
Sponsored Links
    03-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Super Moderator
$400 does sound a lot for rough board even with a good indoor and a stable - unless that also includes hay and bedding
Have you thought to ask if the reason you haven't been told to move is because the husband wants to retain you in your current work in return for board agreement?
Corporal and Chasin Ponies like this.
    03-28-2014, 12:02 AM
The barn was completely packed with $1800/month training board for horses that go to Devon and all other huge shows. The trainer is sponsored by CWD saddle which cost $5000 or so each., so the barn is a big deal. I am in North Shore, MA.

He has 3 rough boarded horses at $400/month already.
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Super Moderator
I have you talked to him about staying on in your current agreement - sounds like they will need help?
    03-28-2014, 10:22 AM
Well that's the problem... Since the barn was bought out the trainer is leaving. The trainer just leased the barn from the barn owner that I had my agreement with. Does that make sense? It's kind of confusing.... Basically I never worked with the big show horses :)
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-28-2014, 10:27 AM
The barn owner's ex husband bought her out. I guess my barn owner said that he would probably cut me a deal, but that barn is 20 miles from my house and if board is no longer free it's not worth it.
Posted via Mobile Device
Corporal likes this.
    03-28-2014, 12:15 PM
It seems the fellow doesn't wish to devote his time to barn work when horses aren't his interest. He may still be interested in keeping you on for other work, fence fixing, grass cutting, painting, etc. Keep an open mind and see what the two of you can work out. There are times I could use help with nothing specific on a regular basis but all those things that sooner or later need maintenance.
    03-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Yeah. He doesn't want to do barn work at all. But it would be nice to not have to drive 30 minutes to see my horses. Granted it is near my work, but I have summers off as a teacher and I am started grad school this summer and wouldn't want to drive 30 minutes north in the AM to drive 45 minutes south after that to make class by 9am....only to do the reverse trip after the 4pm class.
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-28-2014, 12:56 PM
You are smart to be looking. DH is an atty who handles divorces and some ex's will buy out their former spouse's property and just let it sit.
Ask the current BO lots of questions, tt the ex and ask questions.
Is any border planning on staying, or is EVERYBODY going to gone May 1st?
    03-28-2014, 12:58 PM
So let's just assume I am leaving the barn I am at (because of various reasons, even with the fancy insulated barn, no frozen buckets, cool in the summer, and Wifi, awesome indoor and viewing room, and 22 acres)... the distance would probably kill me in the summer especially if I was truly rough boarding.

Would having a horse on your own property, where you could see him at any time, outweigh the smaller stall situation?

My horse is maybe 15hh, pretty average with STOCKY legs and a big head (but average body- for example, he wears an oversized bridle, but a medium tree saddle, and a 48" girth).

Any thoughts on if that is worth it? I have hours of amazing trails through my backyard and it would be fun to ride him in my backyard with my dog (my horse loves dogs)...
KigerQueen 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
Modular/Pre-fab Barns or Traditional Barns? Elizabeth Bowers Barn Maintenance 32 07-31-2012 12:55 PM
Shoud I switch barns and how should I do it? sheilabuffalo Farm Forum 7 07-22-2012 08:00 PM
How to switch boarding barns? Blondehorselover Horse Boarding 63 12-09-2011 06:04 PM
Should i switch barns?? ~pOnEh~ Jumping 1 04-29-2008 09:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0