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        01-01-2014, 05:53 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Big Change and Wasn't informed!

    I went out to the barn a couple days ago to give my horses from treats for Christmas. I get out there and see there are cows in the field a cross the drive way where the mares are. I look over to the field where my horses are and see the two older mares have been put in that field and my horses field is neighboring the stallions! I'm worried he's going to break through the fence when one of those mares goes into heat. And my other concern is that I don't have a ring to ride in, I riding the field so the mares in there idk how Shaggy will act now cause he clearly he doesn't like the mares. The thing that makes mad the most the BOs didn't tell us they were doing this! Don't you think because this was a big change that affects my horses so we should have been told?!
         
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        01-01-2014, 06:19 PM
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    Green Broke
    If you pay for a shared paddock I don't think you needed to be informed, horses can be added and removed as the managers please. If you pay for a private paddock and now it no longer is then I think that is a concern.

    It can take horses a couple of weeks to work out the new herd order, chances are things will settle down then. With the stallion... I wouldn't be too worried as long as they have him fenced adequately.
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        01-01-2014, 07:16 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    If you pay for a shared paddock I don't think you needed to be informed, horses can be added and removed as the managers please. If you pay for a private paddock and now it no longer is then I think that is a concern.

    It can take horses a couple of weeks to work out the new herd order, chances are things will settle down then. With the stallion... I wouldn't be too worried as long as they have him fenced adequately.
    I don't pay for a private paddock it's one huge field with the barn at the top and no the only thing keeping that stallion in is a few strands of barb wire. Which I have seen my older horse bust completely through and almost sever his hoof. I worry about my horses because 1: the stallion is the reason my older guy foundering in the first time. My older guy has been through hell and deserves to live a stress retired life. Those who have read my threads know what he's been through. 2: I also cannot ride now because there's no ring anymore. The BOs have let this place go to hell since my ex trainer left (there ex daughter in law) and it's like they just don't care. We pay them I deserve I safe environment for my horses and a safe place to ride.
    Don't not say move because I can't.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:22 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Well, personally, I would not consider a place with barbwire a "safe environment" to begin with, but……

    You have a choice. MOVE. Like the other poster said, unless you pay extra for a private turnout, the BO can put whatever horses go the best together and use their judgement. Mine does it all the time. I know that she know (and watches) who get along with who and the herd dynamics far better than ANY of us who are not there the amount of time she is.

    Your only other option is to talk to the BO. Ask where you can ride. Express your concern about the stud and your gelding. But I would have already been gone, due to the fencing.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:24 PM
      #5
    Started
    I too would have moved. Its the owners property and its their choice. If you can't move than really I don't know what you can do. Its the owner's choice how they house their stallion. If you don't pay for "extras" like a riding area than you can't really request/demand them. I feel like you have spent a lot of time being dissatisfied with this boarding situation and it it worth investigating other options.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:43 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    Well, personally, I would not consider a place with barbwire a "safe environment" to begin with, but……

    You have a choice. MOVE. Like the other poster said, unless you pay extra for a private turnout, the BO can put whatever horses go the best together and use their judgement. Mine does it all the time. I know that she know (and watches) who get along with who and the herd dynamics far better than ANY of us who are not there the amount of time she is.

    Your only other option is to talk to the BO. Ask where you can ride. Express your concern about the stud and your gelding. But I would have already been gone, due to the fencing.
    That's the thing they don't know what horses go together because they aren't BOs that know what there doing. There intentions are good but they just don't know theses horses like I do. I'm usually out there every other day. I know EVERY horse on that property better than they do. This was stupid thing to do since I know it wouldn't have matter if the mares stayed with the cows since they left the mule over there. Which is another thing that gets all the horses especially the stallion worked up cause she's running the fence screaming for the other mares.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:44 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    I just stated I can't move! I don't have the money or a trailer! So stop bring that up please.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:47 PM
      #8
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by rookie    
    I too would have moved. Its the owners property and its their choice. If you can't move than really I don't know what you can do. Its the owner's choice how they house their stallion. If you don't pay for "extras" like a riding area than you can't really request/demand them. I feel like you have spent a lot of time being dissatisfied with this boarding situation and it it worth investigating other options.
    I said I can't go anywhere. I've told them numerous times that I don't mind fixing things up at the barn the ring included. They just brush it off. Maybe when they have a 5000 dollar vet bill from those board and nails from the ring maybe they'll do something about it.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:50 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Just once I wish someone would agree me when comes to my horses.
         
        01-01-2014, 07:56 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    I highly doubt they'll have to pay any type of bet bills due to YOUR horse running through a fence. You knew the fencing when you moved the horses there, that's on you.

    Either talk to the barn owners or move. Period the end, it's that simple. I didn't have money or a trailer when I moved my horse due to the BO all of a sudden refusing to turn her out and kept her locked in a 10x10 cow stall. All within a few weeks. I found someone to trailer and went without buying any food for myself except a dollar chicken sandwich here and there so that I could move her.

    Honestly, if you care about your horses' well being that much, you'd either find a way to move them, come to an agreement with the barn owners (like, yesterday), or sell your horses to someone who can afford them.

    Not being rude here, just being blunt. One of my pet peeves because I've been through it and got myself out, at only 19 years old.
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