I was at a place for a year here in CO that the BO did the feeding and cleaning and us horse owners supplied the feed and hay...I didn't mind the situation, since we were all in seperate pens.
Well mid-way through this year, my horse and another horse swapped pens, I was cool with that, since my mare was in a larger run. But then a couple of months later, the BO decided to bring in another horse into the large pen with my horse...she didn't really discuss it with me, either, just all of a sudden said hey, there's another horse moving in with your horse. What???
During this time I was also dealing with some kind of illness that made hauling hay impossible for me, and my husband and I were tossing around the idea of moving her to a full care boarding facility that supplied hay and feed anyway, but the BO bringing in another horse without our consent, and us still having to supply our own hay and not knowing what kind of hay this other owner would provide, kind of sealed the deal for us.
My mare did have to be with the new horse for a few weeks until we found a new barn that worked for our budget, and had what I wanted, and then we had to set up a day to have her hauled.
If I could, I would prefer to have my horse in my own backyard...I hate having to board, but it is what it is! My current boarding place is pretty good; the owners are down to earth, the trainer is friendly, and pleasant to talk too, and always asks how you are and how your horse is. It is a bigger stable too, and nothing fancy, but it I like it, and my horse is content there, so that is what matters.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 01-23-2012 at 01:30 PM.