Curious, was the water to the barn shut off for a reason?
The water was shut off to do a repair. This I understand, things happen but I still think we should have been informed that it was shut off.
The BO has been texting me all day saying if I change my mind I may stay, just let him know and is giving me all these excuses and the such. Yesterday when he chewed me out he said it was a planned repair that he contracted with a plumber for weeks ago. I complained then that we should have had prior notice, I'm thinking 24 hours at least if he knew 2 weeks in advance. But then he started saying that it was a sudden break in the pipes that needed fixed...well, which is it?? Either way, it would have been nice had they put buckets of water in with the horses or notified us in some way.
It's now past midnight and I still keep getting texts from him, all sorts of things, going back and forth etc. I know there are other people that are mad at him over the situation and mad at him for chewing me out even though I only told my close friend about that, opting to rant it on here because I'm 99% sure nobody from my area let alone my stable is on here. And alas, he is now saying he's going to change his policies and that in the close future he's planning on incorporating...... incorporating? Do little 25-30 horse stables do that????
The stable I looked at today has up sides and down sides. Let me know if you foresee any issues. The barns are owned by a lady, can't remember her name. The front barn is the self serve barn, the back barn is the full serve barn and ran by a separate person. We write two checks, one to the stable owner, one to the full care person. It turns out the full care person actually has the care done by her 4H'rs, not herself she just supervises. But she provides hay and bedding. The bedding looked clean in all the horses stalls and the horses all looked relatively healthy. However there is a definite fly issue, the worst I have seen anywhere. The person running the self care just started and she is planning on a LOT of improvements including a new tack locker that was just finished (ooh ahh it's cedar lined....she makes a big deal about the cedar it's kinda cute). There are two tack lockers, everyone shares and the current one looks crammed but she says it will be better when the new one is finished. This weekend the indoor arena is being remodeled. The outdoor arena is absolutely gorgeous and has appears to have a sand mix footing. Horses are turned out daily for most of the day unless it's over 90 in which she leaves them in all day and turns them out overnight. Direct access to a horse trail system that yes....it's legal to ride your horse on.
The place does look a little worse for wear but it appears they are doing their best to start improvements with the new management...it could go either way. It looks like it was once either a fine racing farm or breeder as the front barn actually looks like a colonial mansion, very very beautiful. Everyone likes to go to shows together and have fun together (I got this from other boarders I spoke with as well as the girl running the full serve) and over all it seems fine. I have heard rumors from people who have moved FROM this stable that there could be Drama, but that was during previous management. Still, it's a red flag and something to watch for. Oh and a plus, the girl who does the full serve says she will trailer Cin there for me too.
I just sort of have a weird vibe. I don't know if it's the flys, or because I'm used to a stable that is cleaner with cement floors in the barns or what but...just a weird feeling. I don't know.