10-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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I just posted the following on another thread of mine which stems from the same issue but is a slightly different topic which contributes to this conversation.
If you read this you'll probably understand much more of what I'm going through:
I don't even know how to identify how the care is. At first what happened is the fired both of the stable hands. At that point, my old trainer took his string of 9 horses and left, and then more people began to pour out. At that point my trainer was then forced to do all of the work of the entire stable from feeding to watering to cleaning the stalls. There was a whole lot of drama between him and the owner (this trainer is seriously the sweetest person ever), talk of gossip and people turning on each other, and more and more people began to leave. I feel like most of the people up there have left, and the amount of boarders has really shrunken. I heard some things of the care being negative. The problem is that I haven't had any personally horrible experiences with the BO being rude or anything, but I hear things of her being a liar, unstable, blaming people for random things, being unprofessional (I have experienced some of this), leaving a halter and chain on in a stall or something like that for some time, having the hay nets too low, etc. I have seen her ride my horse and I know she is trying hard but her riding did not have the experience to deal with my horse who is a challenging horse to ride and didn't compare to my old trainer. It's kind of a bummer to hear myself say these things such as that she isn't nice or such because I haven't experienced any issues with her personally, but I can say that I am concerned about her being unstable for my horse. My horse is field board and I always know she is getting fed and watered and all of that, but I really am just done with the drama and I want to get out. Plus it is 40 minutes away and the distance is too far for me to be feeling that negative every time. My dream stable just gave away their last stall yesterday, but they may have another opening in the next few weeks... so I'm praying and being patient... I wish I could move somewhere in the meantime but I don't have a place so...