I pay too much for what I get. At least, that's my opinion.
I get reduced board since I work there (for 5 years and counting), so instead of $350 per horse a month it's $210 or something like that.
I have to clean my own stalls during my own time. Yea... my own time. Pffft.
The horses are fed, watered, taken in or out weather I'm there or not.
The paddocks are barely an 1 acre maybe not even that. They're sand paddocks, so that basically means they're dusty in the summer and very muddy any other time of the year. The flies and bugs are TERRIBLE in the summer because of this. It doesn't help that the manure pile is right next to the barn.
The barn owner also owns a 50+ acre pasture not even a mile away where I guess they used to keep the horses at night and have pasture board. They havn't used the pasture for years for this. We can still go ride in it, but the fence is broken in many places.
I think she would get MUCH more business if she ditched the trail riding business, fixed the barn up a little, and fenced in that pasture. Just saying.
Besides the pasture for riding, we have the biggest indoor arena in northwest Indiana, 4 1/2 miles of trails, and in the winter we go ride on the beach even though we're not supposed to.