Originally Posted by karebear444
I agree and I don't understand why so many boarding stables do that. My current stable is unfortunately this way. They give a couple flakes for the am and pm feeding. That irritates me to no end because I also believe free choice hay is the best. They have show horses and are worried about them getting overweight so I'm stuck spending a lot of money buying expensive supplements to add to my grain just because of the lack of hay. I added a flake of hay to my horse's stall once, they had a cow and told me if I wanted more hay I should buy it myself. When I brought her there we agreed my mare was to get as least 3 flakes of hay per meal and they only give her two. Of course this was verbal I should have had it put in the contract. There is no such thing as a perfect boarding place, if I had the land I would have my mare at home.
A LOT of barns do this actually, mine's one as well. A few of us just end up buying our own hay to add to what they feed so that our horses who are getting worked more than a lot of the others in the barn get enough.
Oh well, such is life, and boarding!