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post #11 of 15 Old 01-22-2014, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TurkishVan View Post
Actually they did have a place they could have put her, where she would have been quite safe, but they were unwilling to work with me at all. It had been my hope that we could have put her in the indoor arena for a few hours while I went to take my final, but there was pink fiberglass insulation exposed on the walls, and they refused to watch her for that period. At that point they were still angry that I'd called a vet out in the first place (they thought it reflected badly on them, which it didn't, until they complained about the vet visit). I think my situation was more out of spite than anything. But again, the vet visit would be the only reason. I tried to keep on good terms with everyone at that particular barn.

I perfectly understand the 30 day notice, and I agree with it, until it goes sour, as it did once for me. I had to pay double board again when the next place I went to was also unsuitable (it was on its way towards closing down due to a lack of funds). That didn't bother me, as they took excellent care of my horse. I just saw where it was heading, and decided to find a place before everyone else at the facility went too.

I appreciate the types of barn owners that waive the 30 day notice. It's not very necessary around here, as all of the barns have huge waiting lists since my previous barn closed. (There are only 3-4 good barns in the area, with 2 being at full capacity, and my previous barn displaced about 40 horses when they shut down.)
I wouldn't say that not dropping what they're doing for a few hours to watch your mare isn't not being willing to work with you... I wouldn't expect my barn manager to just stop doing stalls to watch my horse...
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I wouldn't say that not dropping what they're doing for a few hours to watch your mare isn't not being willing to work with you... I wouldn't expect my barn manager to just stop doing stalls to watch my horse...
It's a long story, so I won't go into it. Needless to say, they had other areas where they could put her (other than the indoor arena) such as outdoor paddocks, but they never performed maintenance on their fencing and they were afraid she "might" go through it, so they claimed they didn't have anywhere to put her. You'd have to have lived the experience to truly understand what I went through.
The barn manager lived on site, and she literally did nothing all day. They had interns that cleaned the barn and took care of chores. She actually did have enough time.

Honestly and truly, I'm not a bad boarder!
But, back to the topic of a 30 day notice....
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-24-2014, 08:30 PM
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I guess 30 days notice is fair, although I think it can be a little excessive, but makes sense if you pay month by month. If you pay week by week I think it should be 21 days, and always both sides have to give it.

Although, some places do seem a little unfair about it. If you're in a full board position I think the rate should be reduced once your horse leaves to only stall/paddock rent and maintenance, like you shouldn't be charged the full price that includes feed or labour - in my mind these are "consumables" in a way. Also, I think it should be 30 days unless someone can be moved in earlier, so if there places has a waiting list you should be able to have someone take it over, or if you know that another boarder is getting a new they can take over your stall early.
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I pay for pasture board. I still can't understand why the last place didn't mail me 2 weeks board money back. It's not like she cost them anything, or took up a space.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-26-2014, 10:46 AM
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Because she was already counting on that money for the month to pay her own bills? And an open pasture is space that could potentially be taken up by another boarder.
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