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post #11 of 44 Old 05-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by flytobecat View Post
Closing on a Sat. Most people ride on the weekends. That really doesn't seem fair and is very inconsiderate on the BO's part not to mention unprofessional. From a business aspect you think they would want to inconvenience their client's as little as possible.
Agreed... very poor business move and completely rude.

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Well normaly i would have my mom stay at the barn with me while im riding. But today shes away for the day. My dad isnt a horse he couldnt help out if there was a problem.

So in two weeks i can go back to riding on saturdays(hopefully)because my mom can stay and watch.

I do wish that the Bo would close the barn later in the day and not at 12:00 when i would normaly show up and ride. She could close the barn at 3 or something.

oh well.
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post #13 of 44 Old 05-12-2012, 12:32 PM
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That's a poor decision on the business side of things. I don't have boarders but do have lesson students, Saturday is my busiest day of the week. (I'm in for lunch right now but have been at it all morning and start back again in an hour and will be out there until dark) I'd lose a good chunk of income if I closed the barn on the weekend.

I agree with others, I would absolutely expect a break on board because you have limited access to YOUR horse. I've never boarded but if I did, I'd expect to be able to ride my own any time I wanted.
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post #14 of 44 Old 05-12-2012, 03:18 PM
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I board, but I don't really expect to ride at any hour. My barn has posted hours - 8:30am to something-at-night (never been an issue for me). But my BO lives on the property, and I can totally understand that she wants a little peace-and-quiet over night. I'm sure that if my horse was sick, or injured and needed me to come at odd hours for poullticing or heaven-knows-what that would not be a problem. And as long as I let her know about it in advance, it's fine if I have the farrier or chiropractor or vet out at some time "outside" of the barn hours. But I don't think it's particularly peculiar to have "hours" for the barn.

As a boarder, I don't have an issue with the BO saying "everyone's gone at this hour, if you want to ride, please make sure that you or someone else can call 911 if something happens". And they also "closed" the barn last fall when one of the boarding horses died from colic - it had been transported to the regional intensive care vet facility, died in surgery, and was being brought home to be buried, and the BO wanted everyone who was not personally involved in this situation to stay away when they brought the horse home to inter it. I thought that made plenty of sense too. I expect that when that moment comes for my boy, I'd appreciate being able to take a few hours over my Good-Byes without having a lesson or training going on in the background, or even having to watch someone else ride a living, healthy horse. I wouldn't demand it, but I think I'd probably appreciate it.

But to just say "no, you can't come see/work with/ride your horse all day" whether you've got company or not, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me...
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post #15 of 44 Old 05-12-2012, 03:30 PM
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I'd be finding another barn ASAP.
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Is the barn completely closed as in, you can't even go visit your horse? Or is just the arena closed and you could tack up and go on a trail ride? Closing the whole barn down doesn't make sense to me. I board other people's horses and we're open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week. After 7 pm, I close the gates but if someone were to come to me and tell me their work schedule had changed and they couldn't get there until 7:30 or something for a few days, I'd accomodate them. Same if someone's horse was sick or injured, you can always access your horse here, just I might not be in the barn when you do it if it's after hours. I live on premises too and while I wouldn't like boarders coming to the house for tea after 7 p.m. or before 8 a.m., doesn't mean I wouldn't be available in an emergency and would shut the entire barn down. Wierd.

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post #17 of 44 Old 05-12-2012, 04:15 PM
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I would be pretty annoyed. I am paying to have my horses boarded and taken care of but I can go out there and ride whenever I choose - I wouldn't late at night as they live there. I am always respectful of their home but to lock you out of riding so they can go off to do whatever seems a little odd - and just plain wrong!!
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What a selfish decision...
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I have honestly NEVER heard of a barn closing!!! Except of course for Thursday's reason. But even then we didn't close the barn (I used to manage it), when one of the older horses passed.

A "closing" time at night, say 8 or 9, is completely reasonable. BUT closed closed, nope, no way!! They want your $$, you get 365 day/yr access to your horse.
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The barn is completely closed . the front gates are locked. lucky to have lessons all day.

Its the opposite with my trainer.. Sunday is her busy lesson day. So i guess thats why shes painting the house on saturdays now. which stinks for me because i dont ride my horse on sundays. my mom rides him. so i ride someone else then.
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