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        10-09-2012, 06:21 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    That's quite the busy therapeutic center to need exclusive use of the arena every weekday until 7 and the entire weekend. Are they an established business? If not, I'm wondering if they're overestimating the amount of income they'll receive from therapeutic riding once they've run all their boarders off. If they have some sort of business model that makes money, let me know so I can pass it along to the non-profit therapeutic that runs at the barn where I ride. They're very unobtrusive; they serve quite a few riders, but I don't believe they even come close to turning a profit.

    I'd be looking for somewhere else. If the board were a great rate, I could maybe work with after 7 pm on weekdays, but no riding on weekends is a deal breaker.
         
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        10-09-2012, 06:42 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Personally, I would move. Not every horse is cut out to live in that environment, let alone the restrictions they are placing on you. I have one who is free leased (I have retired him myself) to a therapeutic center and loves his job. My other guy-I would never, ever trust in that environment. It woud be an accident waiting to happen So there are even more reasons to leave........
         
        10-09-2012, 07:45 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    That's quite the busy therapeutic center to need exclusive use of the arena every weekday until 7 and the entire weekend. Are they an established business? If not, I'm wondering if they're overestimating the amount of income they'll receive from therapeutic riding once they've run all their boarders off. If they have some sort of business model that makes money, let me know so I can pass it along to the non-profit therapeutic that runs at the barn where I ride. They're very unobtrusive; they serve quite a few riders, but I don't believe they even come close to turning a profit.

    I'd be looking for somewhere else. If the board were a great rate, I could maybe work with after 7 pm on weekdays, but no riding on weekends is a deal breaker.
    Yes they are already a business that just outgrew where they are at now!
         
        10-09-2012, 07:58 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I'd move. Plus that website you posted of the other place you were thinking of going looks really awesome! Then you wouldn't have restrictions on what YOU are paying THEM for. Paying board, you pay for feed, stall cleaning, a close eye at all times, shavings and also the facility, and if you don't have access to the facility except quite rarely, then you aren't getting what you're paying for. That's imo anyway ;)
         
        10-09-2012, 08:05 PM
      #15
    Trained
    They more or less told you, "you can't ride your horse except 5 days a week in the late evening". I would be choked and out of there!
         
        10-10-2012, 01:44 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Sounds like they don't really want to run a boarding facility, but don't have the decency to come out and say it. Instead, they're just imposing outrageous rules until everyone decides to leave on their own.
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        10-11-2012, 09:43 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Thanks everybody! So I decied to stay till the closing date to make sure it dosnt fall through, then me and my horse are gone! :)
         
        10-12-2012, 12:54 AM
      #18
    Started
    I board at a therapeutic barn and we get access on weekends and have a couple lesson free days in the week. Some nights the arena isn't open until 7 or 8 but it's not a big deal for me.
         
        10-12-2012, 01:07 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    I wonder if that's what they were planning in the first place. For everyone to leave.
         
        10-12-2012, 01:20 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    That's quite the busy therapeutic center to need exclusive use of the arena every weekday until 7 and the entire weekend. Are they an established business? If not, I'm wondering if they're overestimating the amount of income they'll receive from therapeutic riding once they've run all their boarders off. If they have some sort of business model that makes money, let me know so I can pass it along to the non-profit therapeutic that runs at the barn where I ride. They're very unobtrusive; they serve quite a few riders, but I don't believe they even come close to turning a profit.

    I'd be looking for somewhere else. If the board were a great rate, I could maybe work with after 7 pm on weekdays, but no riding on weekends is a deal breaker.
    The therapy barn I worked at was busy until 745pm Monday through Saturday. No classes Sunday so the horses could be out. The other local one has the same hours, so it's not unheard of.

    OP, I'm glad you decided to leave. I can't imagine someone restricting my horse time that much.
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