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    06-17-2011, 12:13 PM
  #21
Green Broke
I just think about when the city is doing repairs to a water main, and how much notice they give to people on that block that they will be without water that day.

The boarders should have been told that there was going to be repairs done (if it was planned) so that they didn't come to the barn and find the water off, and horses extremely thirsty. Water buckets should have been put in the stalls for the duration of the water being off and kept full by the BO/BM.

You can't just shut water off for the weekend and not let horses have water....
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    06-17-2011, 12:34 PM
  #22
Banned
It does not sound like it was shut off for the weekend.
It sounds like a typical repair job. You think it will take you an hour and it does not.

The city only informs you because there are laws that require them to.

They do not inform you if there is a water main break over there that requires your water to be shut off over here to fix though.
That is what this sounds like to me.


If I was a boarder there I would be furious with you if I knew you turned the electric fence back off. Good way to put other horses at risk.

And any parent who lets their kid touch the fence is at fault, not the fence having lots of kick.


Please leave and find yourself another barn. But I do believe you are not going to be happy no matter where you go.
     
    06-17-2011, 12:38 PM
  #23
Showing
What concerns me about the old place is the contradictions. Not only the water but the stall space you were promised. It shouldn't be unusual for a barn to incorporate due to liability and tax advantages.

As for the new place, the dirt floors aren't a turn off (cowboy style) and the kids doing the work isn't either as long as they are properly supervised. BUT, if you have a bad feeling about it, that may be a red flag. I would go with my gut.
     
    06-17-2011, 12:53 PM
  #24
Green Broke
The dirt doesn't put me off, and I enjoy seeing kids working for what they want instead of whining for mummy and daddy to fork out $$ for everything they want, builds character. I don't know what gives me the odd feeling.

Been thinking about it all night and well, I will miss my friends but really want to make the move as I am more into "trails" than rails (arena) these days, and so is Cin. Would be nice to be where I don't have to "sneak" onto the trails or worry about getting caught/fined. The BM has a great attitude, everything else is cosmetic....it's a go.
     
    06-17-2011, 01:10 PM
  #25
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
It wasn't the water that upset me, it was that he didn't notify boarders, he never notifies boarders of anything. He didn't notify us when he decided to turn the electric fencing back on, or that it had a short and was extra strong. Someone's kid got seriously hurt on it (I'm talking severe burns and a trip in an ambulance because it knocked them out), and Cinny ended up with burns the size of quarters on his face from it trying to graze, he finally shut it off. He didn't notify us we had not hot water. He didn't notify anyone when he yanked the toilet out or when it would be put back in (a week). He doesn't notify of anything.' If you look at my original post, I only notified my friends, told them I was watering their horses and that they might want to check on them. 4 people total, they all look after Cinny too. There was no panic or drama caused.

Plus as I said, there are those people who have to follow rules and policies and those who don't. When you are paying a babysitter in order to go ride you don't want to have to wait an hour for someone to get their turned out horse out of the arena when it's policy you are not supposed to leave a turned out horse in there and that you are to remove it immediately for riders as they have dominance over turnout (we have beautiful turn out runs). BO turns a blind eye to his "buddies".
So along the lines of what I previously posted - have you presented your concerns to the appropriate person?

I'm not saying you have no right to be upset. However, it is impossible to read minds. No one can fix anything if they are not aware it's broken.
     
    06-17-2011, 01:19 PM
  #26
Banned
I have no problem letting kids do the work, at all. The problem I have is when kids do substandard work.
     
    06-17-2011, 01:32 PM
  #27
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by corinowalk    
I have no problem letting kids do the work, at all. The problem I have is when kids do substandard work.
And how old are the kids? Can they get there on their own or do they need a parental unit to haul them around?
     
    06-17-2011, 03:10 PM
  #28
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mls    
So along the lines of what I previously posted - have you presented your concerns to the appropriate person?

I'm not saying you have no right to be upset. However, it is impossible to read minds. No one can fix anything if they are not aware it's broken.
I have notified the BO over and over of things...broken cross ties, broken drain in the wash rack (the cover was busted off and it's big enough a horse could accidentally get their foot through it) boarders not getting their tuned out horses out of the arena, the water etc etc. He just makes excuses and walks away. This is what I am so tired of. When I showed him the burns on Cin's head he finally decided it was time to turn the electric fence off (it normally is never on, it was only on 1 week until he turned it off again). It's a classic wood fence and he has an electric line on the top rail to keep them from chewing, it's not to keep the horses in. Since it is rarely used, most people don't expect it to be on at all and we wouldn't possibly know if we weren't notified...

This morning I confirmed the move and a feeling of relief washed over me. :)
     
    06-17-2011, 03:42 PM
  #29
Started
Hope this new place makes you and your horse happy. :)
     
    06-19-2011, 11:46 AM
  #30
Foal
Too bad you cant(Im assuming you can't because if you could Im guessing you would have done so already) just buy your own place and keep Cinny there.One of my boarders just did that and though I am sooooo happy for them( Because I believe that if you can have your horse at home with you ,you should) its sad to see them go.
     

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