Originally Posted by JustWingIt
even though I pay 650 dollars a moth they won't do the blanket changes I ask for...
So am I just being over reactive? Would you be frustrated? Should I just ask what she wants to charge for the extra blanket change?
*sigh* sorry for the novel/rant haha I'm just confused, first time horse owner over here.
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It doesn't matter if you pay $1000 month, if your contract doesn't state blanketing is included, then YES, you pay extra. Your horse isn't the only horse at the barn, and it is selfish and rediculous to expect that someone provide an additional service without being paid. If your barn owner did that same thing for every horse in their barn (sounds like a large barn), she'd spend all day blanketing/unblanketing horses, and that is crazy...
If you were being snotty about it (no matter what tone of voice, "whatever" is a childish, snide comment), then I would especially not expect to get the owner of the barn to do you any favors. If you want your horse blanketed your way, build your own barn and do it - or pay for that service up front, and be respectful about it when requesting it.
A. Yes, you are being over-reactive... and demanding, whiny and selfish...
B. No, I would not be frustrated - I would have promptly gone to the barn with my checkbook to discuss the additional cost and what exactly it includes, get it in writing, and pay them then and there for what you are expecting. If the barn owner refused at that point, or didn't do what was agreed upon after being paid for it, then YES, frustration would be reasonable.
C. "b" answered your last question, but in case there was any confusion - YES, you should have already done that, IMMEDIATELY since, apparently the blanket situation that you said "whatever" to was such a big deal.
Hopefully your attitude hasn't already damaged the relationship with the barn owner... that never makes for a comfortable boarding relationship. Hope you get it straightened out, ASAP... if for nothing more than your sanity/pocket book (blankets are rediculously expensive).