Originally Posted by Endeavors
The "rule" has been that he gets turned out first to reduce his anxiousness and reduce danger to the blanket/turnout crew. Is it fair that if the person responsible gets scared they just leave him in with his blanket on and dont' call to let me know? Hmmmm. Full Care, just what does that mean in a "professional" facility?
Full care at a professional facility varies greatly (as I'm sure you've noticed). Typically it involves regular feeding (at the amount required to keep your horse healthy) and turn out. What is important is to read your boarders release or contract.... whatever they give to you to sign that tells you what the farm does. If they don't stick to it, politely bring it up. If they fail to hold up their end... say notifying you because they've cancelled turnout or that your horse needs it's blanket removed, then that's a breach of contract and you can up and move... In my opinion... others may have something else to say.
Blanketing here is typically included, however, I have a horse that was difficult to blanket when I originally purchased him. He was randomly terrified of his clothes. He still acts stupid in the early fall... so I make it a point to change his blanket till he settles. It's a pain, but it's part of being his owner and keeping the barn staff from possibly getting hurt.
The most important thing in boarding and training is communication. If they are not doing what you think they should be, then it needs to be addressed. Perhaps they are wrong, perhaps you are.