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        06-03-2008, 10:15 PM
    I like the looks of Riverwood Hollow Farm!! And I'm jealous of the prices; $375 for full board? I WISH! Hehe.
    I like the fact that they'll let you bring a trainer in as well, so if you decide to take lessons and the trainers there aren't what you're looking for, you can bring someone else in.
    The only thing is that they don't look to have an indoor arena - is that important to you? Looks like they have a nice-sized outdoor though!! The barn looks gorgeous, and the fences look good too.
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        06-03-2008, 10:44 PM
    When we were first looking at barns (several months ago) we wanted an indoor so we could work them all the time. But having an indoor at the current place has really turned me off. It's small, dark, and there's always a lot of people in there. And we didn't ride or do much with them this winter so not having an indoor isn't a big deal.

    I tried to find it today, but got lost several times
    So I gave up after 20 min. Of looking. I'll print out directions next time.

    I showed my mom the website and she loved it! And I love the fact that they can get 24 hour turnout. I know the horses will love that. I told Vega and Gem about it and Gem loved the idea of grass(I think that's all that was on his mind today after I grazed him) and Vega loved the idea of being able to run.

    I'm going to call them tomorrow, see if they have any available stalls, thinking about doing pasture turnout for Vega if they have that, and asking if I could take a tour of the barn.

    I didn't talk to any of the owners while I was there. 1 I didn't think they were going to be up there (i got there around 7:30) b. They didn't even say hello (which is actually normal.. even if I say hello, they ignore me ) and c. I didn't have the contract with me.

    I think i'll call them tomorrow as well and ask them about it.
        06-03-2008, 11:16 PM
    Green Broke
    Yeah I love the new place! :)
        06-04-2008, 01:08 AM
    If they are on 24 hour turnout, make sure they have a shelter :)
        06-04-2008, 03:22 AM
    Yeah, I agree- shelter is important.
    Ahh...that's soo rude they don't even say hello! People these days... :roll: I hope you check out the new place, it looks super nice.
        06-04-2008, 09:37 AM
    How is the cost of fuel affecting the cost of board??
        06-04-2008, 01:31 PM
    Originally Posted by Miss Katie
    How is the cost of fuel affecting the cost of board??
    I have no idea. Maybe because it's costing them more to get grain/hay/shavings delivered?

    I will definitely make sure they have shelter in the paddocks if they're out 24 hours.

    Ahh...that's soo rude they don't even say hello! People these days... :roll:
    Oh that's just the beginning of it, but I won't get into that. But I think when an owner doesn't say hello to you, it's pretty bad
        06-04-2008, 02:51 PM
    Green Broke
    Yeah I wouldnt like that
        06-05-2008, 05:43 AM
    Ok that doesn't any sense to me (maybe because it's past 3 am and i'm still up) but how does the cost of fuel reflect in there board?, yes every thing has gone I went from paying $5.40 to $8.10 for a bag of horse feed! With a increase from $415 to $440 that already reflects the increase.....the board has already gone up $25. And they want $25 more on top of that?........make sure you know what this is all about............
    Dispite that the horse is missing a eye and a tail at the new place ......i love it, a smaller barn is some what better, you'll find that your horses will be more laid back once they settle in....hope every thing works out
        06-05-2008, 04:47 PM
    That is correct KT. They upped their board, and I guess instead of upping their board again, they decided to add a surcharge.

    Ok, I brought the letter so i'm going to write exactly what's in it.

    "Dear Customer,
    As we are all aware of, fuel prices have skyrocketed. Fuel seems to dictate prices on everything involved with running a farm. We have tried to hold our rates, but with the significant price increases in the feed, shavings, and utilites over the past few months, we are forced to add a surcharge to offset these costs.

    You will see this surcharge on your June board bill.
    We appreciate your business and your understandings"

    I do understand how everything with owning/running a horse facility can get pricey, but to go up in board TWICE in ONE YEAR seems a bit extreme to me. And according to the news, gas prices are going to continue to increase, so does that mean the board will go over $500/month? Probably. Is the place worth $500 a month? Not in my eyes

    This is the price agreement in our board, about changing prices.
    "This Stable's fee schedule may change at any time. Should such a change be required, This Stable shall give Owner no less than 30 days written notice"

    That does mean that if they knew they were going to increase the board, they'd have to give us at least a month's notice of it, and not the day you get the bill, correct?

    About the new place, they only have 10 horses boarding at a single time, no more than that. It's very low key. Horses are seperated according to pecking order. They are there all the time (live on premises) and will take care of the horse how you want (mostly for turnout but as well as feedings and such). The owner wrote me a really detailed e-mail about the place and i'm really looking forward to going there.

    She did say she does not have any run in shelters, but there are trees in the paddocks to give adequate shade. But she is in the market for getting some. Hopefully Tom will agree to check the place out (men can be so stubborn) and that he'll like it and all

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