I need some input on what people pay to have someone feed and look after their horses while on vacation. Also, how do you find a reputable person you can trust with your horses? We have been using a neighbor boy, who has grown up with horses, but the older he gets, the worse job he does. We came back recently,after a 2 day trip, and the stalls were a complete disaster, and he left us with a full wheelbarrow of manure. I pre make their feed, and put them in plastic bags, and these were tossed around the barn. We always said as long as they were fed and watered, we would be happy, but it takes so long to clean up the mess after we get home, and we are usually exhausted by then. We have been paying him $20 a day, but I think he is overpaid for the amount of time he spends.