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post #11 of 21 Old 10-28-2009, 03:22 PM
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We run an organic / sustainable facility as well, but vaccinations and worming are certainly required. Unfortunately, you can't fix stupidity.
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-25-2010, 08:42 AM
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luv my perch = wow, that's great. My percheron is 21 and I've had to retire him due to ringbone. He was a great fox hunter, and fabulous trail horse, and a great babysitter to introducing new horses to large herds. We've now moved to our own property and he only has 3 other geldings to keep in line now. He is king of the place and he knows it. Why is it that everyone always blames the drafts for fence problems? Montie never hurt a fence or gate - some of the warmbloods in his previous pasture were pushing it and breaking it - *caught in action*... My foxtrotter pushes fences here and my appy scratches butt on gates, but... Not the big boy! My thoughts are the same that if I am visiting a facility and it has very aged horses - WOW - I'M IMPRESSED. I have a friend up in Washington State, that I keep threatening to send Montie to live with because she has had several live up into their 40's.....

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post #13 of 21 Old 07-25-2010, 08:54 AM
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I can see both sides of this one -

As a prospective client, I would view a barn that had a lot of geriatrics still in good condition as a wonderful barn, with careful individual care.

As a BO/BM, I woiuld be a little reluctant to take on a significantly aged horse because 1.) often they're expensive to keep and 2.) eventually having to deal with euthanasia and disposal.

As a BM, I once spent a ridiculous morning trying to hide a horse's body because 1.) the back hoe guy couldn't get there til the afternoon 2.) my boarders would have been totally freaked out, distressed and distraught if I had left the body in the pasture.
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-25-2010, 09:46 AM
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haha....the BO's are the reason I decided to keep my horse at home!

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post #15 of 21 Old 07-25-2010, 12:11 PM
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At our barn Hunter is the baby at almost 3. The other horses are 14, 18, 20, 28 and the BO's horse who is 36. Poor lil Hunter is living with the geriatrics lol. Its a great barn though.
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-25-2010, 12:41 PM
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haha....the BO's are the reason I decided to keep my horse at home!
haha don't worry, there are a lot of fantastic BO's that are amazing at running a barn, and helping in situations that you don't know what to do in. But, as always with people, there are the loonies, haha but there are more loonie boarders IMO then barn owners around here. Lol

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post #17 of 21 Old 07-25-2010, 04:58 PM
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haha don't worry, there are a lot of fantastic BO's that are amazing at running a barn, and helping in situations that you don't know what to do in. But, as always with people, there are the loonies, haha but there are more loonie boarders IMO then barn owners around here. Lol

I agree with this
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post #18 of 21 Old 07-26-2010, 08:13 AM
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haha don't worry, there are a lot of fantastic BO's that are amazing at running a barn, and helping in situations that you don't know what to do in. But, as always with people, there are the loonies, haha but there are more loonie boarders IMO then barn owners around here. Lol
haha, your probably right. I am not really much of a "social butterfly" though!lol

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post #19 of 21 Old 07-26-2010, 02:58 PM
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As in my experience, some BO are great, until 10 years down the road and want to move on to something else in their life... My BO was the most incredible loving person to begin, but in the end, nobody even knew her anymore... Jekyll / Hyde ?? I reluctantly became BM - and she turned on me, and evicted me because I asked about a safety issue...

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post #20 of 21 Old 07-26-2010, 03:46 PM
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Boarders make BOs crazy. It's not usually the other way around.

Even if they start out somewhat sane, the BO usually winds up bugnuts because of all the crazy, demanding, snobby, entitled boarders they have to deal with. Some of them even get out of horses all together.

Remember children, all horse people are crazy. Yes, all of us. There isn't one of us that doesn't have a lunatic hiding just beneath the surface, giggling, wheezing, and frothing at the mouth.

The nonhorse BOs always confoozle me, though. Do they really think they'll just 'pick it up' as far as experience in feeding and care? That's not something I'd want to try and learn by the seat of my pants and trial by fire!
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