Originally Posted by natisha
I hear of some self care facilities that run smoothly but I've never personally seen one where at least one horse didn't get pity from other boarders because of the way it's cared for.
Friend of mine boarded in "half" self-care (if it's possible to call this way). The owner has a breeding pony operation + 5 or 6 boarders. The agreement was he feeds all boarder's horses in morning, but they take care of the feeding in eve and clean the stalls. I know they rotate between themselves, and it's been quite smooth.
Personally as a very responsible person I'd have no problem to exist in self-care place as long as my own feed + boarding price would be appropriate. In fact it would be probably cheaper (because I did buy my own grain in both places I boarded at anyway). When the BO at the last place allowed me to keep my mare in stall for 2 weeks (I did field board), I got my butt there and cleaned the stall and did the feeding every morning at 8 am. But... I also know not everyone is like that, and unfortunately in my experience too many people don't like to clean after the horses when they leave them in stalls and all.