I was talking to my BO the other day, the weather has started getting cold here and windy, she was saying she will put my horses blanket on and take it off in the morning for $60 a month. Is that a fair price? It seemed kinda much to me. I looked at websites for other stables and most of them price blanketing at an extra $30 a month. Im confused.
Also the BO lives on the property, she was saying something about not always being able to blanket and having her friend who stays with her do it or trade with me, if I help her blanket and do other things I could get the blanket service for free.
However I don't know how we would judge what $60 of work would be, for me it could be otoally differnt then what she epects. I have also heard from another boarder that she trades with people all the time and that some previous boarders and her have had issues with this, saying they do more work and she gives them less then whats entitled. So Im kinda worried this could happen to me.
I've helped her out before, bathing horses, tacking up, warming up, cooling down, and untacking and supplementing all the horses when she was out of town. I have only had 1 lesson and her riding my horse 1 time so far in return and have been thinking I put more time into helping her then she helps me.
I think I could work out a situation between me and another boarder who lives closer, to have them blanket for me for a cheaper price. I just wanted to ask you guys first if $60 is a lot. From what I've heard and experianced from my BO it might be a way of her just getting more money.
Ps. Also heard from another boarder that with supplementing that she is suppose to do daily, that she doesnt always do it and forgets at times (thats why I do my own) and still charges people as if she does it everyday when its usually only 5 times a week.
I plan on leaving soon by the way, just waiting for that new "perfect" place