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        01-08-2014, 02:20 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by frlsgirl    
    The only reason I'm concerned about hay quality/source is because I've heard horror stories of horses eating bad hay and getting sick from it. One barn a few miles from here took round bales and re-pressed them into square bales and a bunch of horses got sick because the mold that was on the outside of the round bale got pressed into the middle. Just saying...stuff like that does happen.
    Well, that does not sound like the supplier, but the barn management who rebaled hay, and if it was a round bale with mold , and fed as a round bale with mold, there still would have been illness. Moldy hay is never fed to a horse. I would make sure that was indeed fact, before spreading rumours, and if it is fact, that would a place that you would say No to.
         
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        01-15-2014, 02:25 PM
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    Foal
    Here's a pretty good blog I recently found that has some pretty good questions that you should ask when looking for a boarding barn.

    The 5 Most Important Question’s To Ask When Boarding A Horse | Horse Health Source
         
        01-15-2014, 02:27 PM
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    Started
    Thank you.
         
        01-16-2014, 08:37 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    One thing that I had never thought to ask about but that came up recently was what the barn's plan is in terms of extended electrical outages. My barn lost power for a week and they had to get water from the fire station for over 20 horses every day and I'm so glad they had this plan in place.
         
        01-17-2014, 12:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by plomme    
    One thing that I had never thought to ask about but that came up recently was what the barn's plan is in terms of extended electrical outages. My barn lost power for a week and they had to get water from the fire station for over 20 horses every day and I'm so glad they had this plan in place.
    Interesting - I didn't think of that. Also, I should ask about emergency procedures in general. We get tornados here in OK so that makes me nervous about pasture boarding.
         
        01-17-2014, 11:16 PM
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    Weanling
    What can even be done in the event of a tornado? The one time one was super super close to my property, I almost walked my mare down in to the basement, but I figured I'd probably have to have a lot of help to get her out and I'd feel pretty silly if no tornado actually came. She is the type that could be walked in to a basement and stand quietly. I don't even know what you'd do with a full size horse, particularly a high strung one like my TB. Most barns would blow right over, so not much safer than the pasture. I am genuinely curious about this since we get several tornadoes every year.
         

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