Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Its standard at my barn to give 30 days notice if you're leaving.....less if you want to be a jerk, however. Mostly its for advertising purposes, so if someone is interested in a stall, they can say "yes, we'll have one open at the beginning of the month" but I would say no less than two weeks. That way you don't have to make a mass exodus and you can start clearing your stuff out now.
My horse is actually an instigator--meaning that he either beats up the other horses, or gets beat up on but he's always the one who picks. Take a day and maybe go out and watch your horse interact--it could be possible that he's a bully as much as the others are. My gelding is on turn out by himself, but he has over-the-fence contact with other horses if he so chooses. It works out just fine for him.
Have you brought the feeding errors to the BO's attention? I have all of my things labeled--The feed bin has the amount of hay, number of scoops and a reminder to give his supplements in the AM, and my supplement bin has his hay ration and his grain ration written on it as well. On top of that, its written on the place card outside of his stall, and on a whiteboard in the feed room. A lot of different people do feeding, depending on the day, so that way I know for certain, unless someone is blind or can't read that he's going to get the right amount.
Last edited by justsambam08; 12-13-2009 at 09:11 PM.