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post #11 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 01:17 PM
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Sky, that sounds like me :p If my mom goes in to clean one of my stalls ... I have to go in after her, and sift through all the shavings she didn't, get the hidden pee spots out, LEVEL IT ... I just thank her for the help, and ask her to fill the easy water buckets instead :p

I agree with getting a contract for sure. If something pops up, the court wants it all in writing. I would get a whiteboard, and write on it a list of things to do for that day. Treat this lady like an employee, because in all reality, she is.

Were you planning to hire instructors and give lessons? Lesson horses? Arenas? Just curious :)

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post #12 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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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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Apparently they're keeping all three of their horses in a friend's backyard for $100/mo for all three.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Agreed.. also make sure you set a standard. One person's 'clean' stall is another's smelly mess.

I never thought about that, I always thought clean was clean but I understand now LOL Some of my co-boarders wouldn't clean their stall ever and it stunk up the barn, therefore hardly anyone would ever board there.
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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And as for a contract, wouldn't even have a horse set foot on my property without one ;)

As for lessons, I do not. I don't want anything to get big, but just horse friendly. I would like to finish the covering over the stalls, misters, finish paddock, arena and round pen.
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 02:40 PM
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I've not hd that spacific problem, but I've had a boarding barn e-mail me with exactly what as on their web site, and no answers to ANY of the questions that I asked. The end of the e-mail said "if you have any more questions feel free to ask."

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post #16 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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LOL! That's why barns need to be personal :)
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post #17 of 17 Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 PM
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Some people aren't so good at reading and retaining information, so if they come out and you explain the thing to them, show them your facilities, they'll likely be fine. If you meet them you can get a feel for them and if they are the sort you want around your property.

With the one working off part of the board, I'd do something like charge the full $100 for two of the horses, and then in third contract have a provision where up to $50 can be worked off through a negotiated work agreement, and write that up separately. If she doesn't fulfil the work agreement then she pays the full amount by default. If you're worried about the reliability of an unemployed person, keep the board always in advance or something, and have a provision if they are late by a small amount of days you can seize the horses.

I'd also be explicit about the amount of care you expect from an owner. Your idea of regular care and cleaning might be very different to theirs.

Good luck!
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