Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Do you pay for maintenance of stall at boarding facility yourself?
I'm trying to figure out what is reasonable.
JT is boarded at a self care facility, I clean and provide feed. I also pay separate to make sure someone looks after his water (only $25 a month, but still). At first he was in the barn with a little outside run for $175/month. Because of his allergies I moved him outside, where he has a shade, size is about the same as when he was in the barn, but all outside for $100/month.
We has a lot of rain the last few weeks and his stall turned into a mucky, muddy mess, it was awful! Now that it has mostly dried up some of the other boarders have had filler and chat delivered to make sure that next time it rains their horses don't have to deal with the mud. They paid for everything themselves and it ran them about $200.
Is it normal that boarders have to take care of things like that themselves? Can I expect to have the BO take care of things like that or does $100 really only pay for a piece of their property and everything else is my responsibility?
I don't want JT to have to stand in something like that ever again and have started looking at other barns, but maybe it's the same everywhere and I should just have his stall fixed up.