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    11-18-2010, 10:33 PM
  #11
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Have you been stalking me? Lol. I went thru this this spring where my landlord had said we could put the horses at the house but I hadn't put the fence up yet so he was boarded. I finally bought the fence and the landlord suddenly changed his mind.

Fast forward 60 daysand we had moved to another house where I can have the horses on my property and am happier than ever!
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    11-18-2010, 10:40 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by Poco1220    
Have you been stalking me? Lol. I went thru this this spring where my landlord had said we could put the horses at the house but I hadn't put the fence up yet so he was boarded. I finally bought the fence and the landlord suddenly changed his mind.

Fast forward 60 daysand we had moved to another house where I can have the horses on my property and am happier than ever!
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LOL Nooo... I'd never stalk anyone.. Sounds like your landlord and our's should be friends.

We are helping out our future landlord renovate the house.. we're doing the heating/ac and plumbing as that's what we do for a living.. so he's giving us a break on the rent in return...

We originally were going to turn down the guy about the place as it wouldn't be ready in time for us to bring the horses home from the breeder but after thinking about it we couldn't pass up the deal.

I'm glad you're quite happy with the move though... and here I thought people would think we were nuts for moving just so we could have horses on our property! LOL.
     
    11-18-2010, 11:56 PM
  #13
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People still think Im nuts but there's so many days where I wouldn't have the time to go out to a farm and see them. So instead I just wait until my son is in bed and my hubby is at work and sneak out to the barn :)
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    11-19-2010, 12:32 AM
  #14
Foal
I would do exactly as you are. It was always my dream to have a place where I could see my horses from the house and now I can, for the past 8 yrs, out the windows I watch the horses, sit on the deck and watch the girls ride, go out anytime to ride, groom, feed, day or night, it is great! Before we bought our place I had to board and it is nothing like having your horse at home, not for me anyway. Go for it, it is a lot of work with a lot of rewards, and you do get to know your horse on a deeper level.
     
    11-19-2010, 12:43 AM
  #15
Foal
I've never boarded before as I've always had my horses on the property that I've lived... so I don't know anything different. I think that's why I was so against boarding. Plus then you have to worry about someone else getting to know your horse better than you! And I don't like that AT ALL... but it's something I'm willing to put up with for short period of time if I have to.

When the gelding we had when I was a teenager skewered his hoof with a 10" long rusty spike I was able to spend all my time with him because he was at my barn... although if something was to ever happen to the horses we're buying while they're at the boarding farm you better believe that I won't leave them! Not if it's something serious... but like someone said those few minutes it takes for me to get there might make the difference. I'll worry about them constantly when I'm not there with them... *sigh* but I gotta deal with it.

Thanks again for all the advice... it's nice to hear it from different pov as mine is kinda biased.
     
    11-21-2010, 11:57 PM
  #16
Weanling
I'd stay and just board. Right now, I'm boarding and am at an awesome barn. If my husband and I bought/rented a place where I could have my gelding at home, I'm not sure I would at first, I'd need to learn a lot when it comes to keeping him at home, I'd need to know how to treat certain injuries, about feeding and body mass, I know when he's getting fat but I wouldn't know how much feed to cut him back on, etc.
     
    11-24-2010, 02:22 AM
  #17
Foal
Well, just an update on my situation. I think we're going to just leave the horses at the farm where they are currently... the lady who is selling them to us who also happens to be the lady that raised them from birth is willing to keep them for us until the new place is ready.

We went out to view a boarding stable that is only about 5 miles from our current house and I was NOT impressed! I'm sure the people there are just as nice as the lady told me they are BUT I'm afraid that I have higher standards for my horses quality of care. I mean I realize that running a boarding operation is expensive and it takes time to get things up to snuff so to speak but you'd think that after two and a half years of being on a property that they'd be able to at least upgrade the fencing so that it is safe for the horses?! I mean they're asking good money for their services... I guess my expectations are just too high???

Anyways, sorry to ramble on but I just wasn't happy with the overall look of the place.... the final red flag was that the owner of the property who was showing us around had their stud in a paddock/arena area that had NO forage and NO HAY!?! But he gives all the horses free choice hay? Hmm... funny... I didn't see ANY remnants of hay out there for his own stud horse... and to top it off the horse started eating his own poop!! :-O Not a good sign in my opinion.

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice on my question as it's always appreciated.
     
    12-13-2010, 01:46 AM
  #18
Weanling
Good on you for not moving there! IMO it is of utmost importance to be picky about where your horse goes! Whether the people are nice or not, it is your horse that is going to be living there, not you lol. :)
     

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