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post #1 of 23 Old 01-22-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Horse boarding in the middle of nowhere

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This is the only boarding facility in Wendover, on the Utah/Nevada border (two hours west of Salt Lake City, UT..two hours from anywhere actually). I had to sell my horse because of the conditions this place provides. The city owns it, but doesn't do anything but collect our money. If a horse is sick, they don't take any measures to isolate it. If horses are starving, they don't care as long as the rent is payed. Other boarders are thieves, and sadists.

Before getting sold to a safer home 200 miles away, my OTTB was beaten with rocks, splashed with water in freezing weather, was released from his pen at night regularly, and had food stolen right from out of his dish. Kids would even hop on his back, which later required him to get chiropractic work. I had $1500 worth of tack stolen from me.

There is only one vet who is willing to come down, and only on the two scheduled days a year. Believe me, I tried. There is only one farrier, who is competent, but takes advantage of the fact that everyone relies on him.

If you plan on moving to this town (I will have to question your sanity on that, because the town isn't much better than the boarding facilities), do not bring your horse if you care about his health and safety.
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post #2 of 23 Old 01-22-2013, 06:45 PM
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Why not move?
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If that was an option, I would have kept my horse and moved. I am not able to for another year. Once I move, I am getting another horse though.
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-22-2013, 07:54 PM
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Well that sounds like a barn of horrors.
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post #5 of 23 Old 01-25-2013, 05:06 PM
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Are there actually people who will willingly move to that chithole?
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post #6 of 23 Old 01-25-2013, 05:16 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't you already posted about this before?? And you had loads of pics???
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post #7 of 23 Old 01-25-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Are there actually people who will willingly move to that chithole?
Surprisingly, yes. This town has a population of about 5000. The only reason people come here is for jobs. It's a casino town. It is very easy to get a job here (because it is so miserable that everyone quits their job and they need replacements). Literally, this town consists of 5 casinos, Family Dollar, and a Kroger grocery store. That is is. The only reason I'm here is because my dad needed a job. The second I turn 18 I am out of here though.
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-25-2013, 05:45 PM
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You should go to college , if you can afford it, get a degree , get a job that pays and will be around if this country goes to krap and not be stuck with no job and horses and no horse market. Sorry your boarding place was so awful.
maybe you could see if they need a ranch worker or a new manager and get a job there and improve it ! If it is city owned, they have to hire someone .. ?
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-25-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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You should go to college , if you can afford it, get a degree , get a job that pays and will be around if this country goes to krap and not be stuck with no job and horses and no horse market. Sorry your boarding place was so awful.
maybe you could see if they need a ranch worker or a new manager and get a job there and improve it ! If it is city owned, they have to hire someone .. ?
I plan on being a nurse. No matter how bad the economy is, people still get sick haha. And about getting more help, I've tried. They flat out do NOT care. The best I have been able to do it get the Humane Society to call the animal control officer (yes, there is only one, and he is incompetent and sadistic, don't even get me started on that). I like that they are trying, but it hasn't accomplished anything so far except getting me death threats.
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-25-2013, 06:23 PM
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Been through wendover many many times! I do question my sanity everytime I stop for gas even... always either try to get to elko, or that little town before salt late... Ugh there are better places to go for jobs IMO..
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