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        09-13-2013, 12:11 AM
    Well yall need to come on over to Missouri and I'll show ya how its done haha I just know how I would want my horses to be treated, and that's how I would treat anyone's.
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        09-14-2013, 01:02 PM
    Cleanliness is a big one for me. How clean the facility is and how friendly the barn staff is. Another big thing is the fencing, what type and how well cared for the facility is. I would want to take a look and make sure clean water is something that is readily available to the horses. Arenas-they have to be in clean condition without any manure left behind.
        09-14-2013, 11:03 PM
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    KCJo .. I would nix the outside trainers. I have seen it at large public boarding, and my o my
    Does the stuff hit the fans..

    You could suggest boarders meet and use your Vet, but always have more than one Vet in case of emergencies, vacations, illness etc.. Vets have problems and family ! And you really don't want anyone bad mouthing your Vet or any Vet in the area. Word does spread that this barn or that barn said such and such..

    Feeders.. you can get barrel feeders for the ground so they are not in teh dirt as much, or put down old stall mats and put the hay on those to prevent sand.
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        09-14-2013, 11:37 PM
    My2Gelding- what kind of fencing do you prefer? I have some board and electric right now. What do ya'll like?

    And Stevenson- I have rubber tubs that I feed grain in and I love em. I like the rubber mats to.
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        09-15-2013, 12:22 AM
    Green Broke
    I have pipe and tpost with hot wire.. I had board fences, but they did not last long, what they did eat the just pushed through even with hot wire on it. Cannot wait until I have all the pastures in Pipe..
        09-15-2013, 03:30 AM
    I wouldn't put locks on stalls, what if there was a fire?
        09-15-2013, 10:08 AM
    I would love all pipe fencing. Don't have to worry about all the work with boards, keeping fencers going for the hot wire, and pipe has really low upkeep to. And it looks good to.

    And about the locks on the stalls- I am not really feeling that one either. It would be nice just for the security, but I think there are to many dangers.
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