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post #1 of 17 Old 06-26-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Potential Boarders...

I've been advertising boarding recently and I've got quite a few potential clients. Some are alright but others repeat exactly what I said back to me three times. I'm charging $100/mo, the owner provides hay and I will feed. I stated that very clearly in my ad, I got a few responses that said, "Do we have to buy the hay or do you supply it here?" and I also stated I have both stalls and pasture space available so I got this response "Do you have stalls and a pasture on the same property? I have two horses I want one stalled and the other on pasture".......*facepalm* I'm assuming this person wouldn't read the boarding rules/agreement very well so I'm assuming that they would not be very good boarders... I maybe wrong. Anybody else ever had a little bit different clients/potential clients? Were they so bad?
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-26-2012, 12:36 PM
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I've done that before.. it's when I am replying to several ads and forget which one is which... I feel like this post is deja vu though o_O Weird..

But just bear with the silly people, like me, and make sure you have contracts!!!!!

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post #3 of 17 Old 06-26-2012, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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I hope that's really the case! I agreed to show them the property at least :)
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 01:17 AM
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One thing you could do is have every potential boarder fill out an application- and ask them to list references at places they've kept horses previously. This is a valuable tool for hiring an employee and can be for you too; if information is spotty or confusing, or the reference can't vouch for them, then you can weed out the problems and save a lot of headaches :)
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Good idea! :)
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Well I have 5 people scheduled to come look at the property on the 1st, it's really run down right now, but it'll be acceptable by then. I plan on upgrading thru out the rest of the year.
There's one, she has three horses, I charge $100/horse, you bring feed and clean, I'll provide other basic care. But she's out of a job so offered $250 and work around the horsey/barn area. So I told her to come look at the place. Good idea or no?
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I'd be leery about people having no source of income boarding. Just make sure you have a contract

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I'd be leery about people having no source of income boarding. Just make sure you have a contract
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I would wonder about why she's leaving her last barn. Working off part board also often creates problems so if you do it, assign specific chores and times for them to be done with some sort of "fee" if they're not.
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Agreed.. also make sure you set a standard. One person's 'clean' stall is another's smelly mess.
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