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        10-10-2011, 07:18 PM
      #31
    Showing
    I think you need to approach the BO as tho applying for a job. Straight up. You get paid so much an hour and you just pay your board as always. She may be glad of help. Because she is a business she may be able to claim your wages, if she wants to pay for help. You would need to agree to so many hours per week and her expectations of what you'd be doing.
         
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        10-11-2011, 01:56 PM
      #32
    Foal
    I didn't get over last night, unfortunately. She's very hard to get a hold of. I don't know if she works, doesn't check emails often, or doesn't respond to unknown numbers or what. I hope she isn't like this for her boarders...

    I will approach it as a job. I will separate the board and the work. I want to do self care, so hopefully asking for a mild reduction on that won't be a big deal?

    I'll tell you how it goes when I finally get to tour the place and meet her!
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        10-11-2011, 02:09 PM
      #33
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by laughing    
    I didn't get over last night, unfortunately. She's very hard to get a hold of. I don't know if she works, doesn't check emails often, or doesn't respond to unknown numbers or what. I hope she isn't like this for her boarders...

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    Did you call or e-mail? What was your approach?
         
        10-11-2011, 02:19 PM
      #34
    Foal
    I did both. I called first, then emailed. I'm going to call again today.
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        10-11-2011, 02:21 PM
      #35
    mls
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by laughing    
    I did both. I called first, then emailed. I'm going to call again today.
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    And what was your approach?
         
        10-11-2011, 02:23 PM
      #36
    Foal
    The call was asking about board, the email asked if any volunteer spots were open (I need it for school anyhow so I told her that), and then asked if there was room for another boarder because I was considering boarding there. I don't think she knows the email and phone call were both me, though. Unless she connects names well.
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        10-11-2011, 03:50 PM
      #37
    Trained
    Just want to point out that if you told her you need volunteer hours for school, it is unlikely the BO will let you use those volunteer hours to work off your board.
         
        10-11-2011, 04:26 PM
      #38
    Foal
    It wasn't my intention for that. I won't need board until around December. In a month I will discuss that.

    Right now I just want to know the place, the people, and how it is run. Another place I liked I showed up excited, and it turned out kids run the place! They wear flip flops, sandals, shorts, barely shirts and just take horses out Willy-nilly to ride or do something. The place was also a dump. Garbage, junk, clutter, etc where all over. It isn't a place I want to be a part of, but the pictures online were beautiful, friendly, and inviting.
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        10-11-2011, 06:29 PM
      #39
    Foal
    FINALLY got a reply...

    I simply asked if there was board, it was a straight no, then after she took a moment she told me there wouldn't be any within anytime soon. Apparently there is only 8 stalls, but about 12 horses. Obviously some are on pasture board!

    You win some and lose some, right? Time to look for another place...
         
        10-11-2011, 06:34 PM
      #40
    Foal
    Ok, just quickly called up another place. Owner answered IMMEDIATELY. Was very nice and warming as well. He said rates start at 235$ and that's for a stall, plus there are 4 turn outs so the horses still get pasture! It is about the same distance as the other place, except opposite direction of where I head to school, so I will need full-care. He described the place and said there are round pens, wash racks, etc. Seems like a nice place. They offer lessons and training as well which makes me feel like it is a larger place.

    Going to tour it tonight! Whoop! Hopefully this place is nice!
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