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post #1 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Rant!!! IMPORTANT!

Ok I'm not sure where to post this so i'm putting it here. So here's the deal my barn is in foreclosure do to the economy but the thing is that I found out from another boarder. He found out by his work. I guess this situation is bad like really bad. But the thing that gets me is that the owner still wont tell us "look this is whats going on." He has been so hostile and almost mean lately. You can't talk to, you can't ask him anything. I'm 17, i'm not going to talk to an adult that may very well lash out at me for asking a question. So were of course looking for another place to board, wouldn't you? He jumped down a boarders throat for looking for another place, which I think is wrong. I mean these are, are horse's are life's. They can't find another place for themselves and if I don't have a backup plan for my horse it's not like I can take him home with me for the night. I just don't understand why he won't hold a barn meeting and let people know whats going on. I guess my questions are, what would you do in this situation. How would you Handle it? And if anyone is in the Arizona area could you post some barns on here that are worth looking at or PM me them.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 08:49 PM
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switch! even if the barn isn't under foreclosure, it's not fair for you to be paying for your barn owner to give you attitude. for the well-being of your horse and your riding enjoyment, find a new barn :)

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 08:50 PM
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If you know for a fact that it is actually being foreclosed then i would tell the other boarders you see but only if you know 100% that it is happening

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Indy was $150 we keep her in a pasture with a shed for free and she is brushed and fussed over dailey. Other then deworming and feet trimming she isn't costing us anything.
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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It is 100%. We've been thinking of switching sense my horse took a bad fall in the arena because it is not well kept. Thank you for your replies.
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 11:21 PM
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Just look for the new place and don't pay too much attention at the owner being mean. I in fact can understand his mood - foreclosure is a nasty thing to deal with. Should he be honest and tell boarder - yes, absolutely, but some people just can't handle such changes. So again - good luck in your search!
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 11:26 PM
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Maybe he feels like he can still save his farm. I know if I owned a barn and was scrambling to pay the bills...if boarders started looking for another place to board I would be angry with them. Try looking at it from your BO's standpoint. He is losing something he probably atleast likes. Its his business and way of life.

I would be looking but I would want to be 150% sure that it was really going down. There is actual forclosure and there is pre-forclosure. Pre-forclosure is being behind a payment or two. Forclosure means there is no going back.

I guess it really all comes down to how much you like it there. Even if it is just a month behind and the bank sent out notices...it sounds like you don't like the barn very much. It might be worth leaving anyways.

If you like it there, why not have your parents approach him with the 'rumors' that the farm is in the process of being forclosed.
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-11-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe he feels like he can still save his farm. I know if I owned a barn and was scrambling to pay the bills...if boarders started looking for another place to board I would be angry with them. Try looking at it from your BO's standpoint. He is losing something he probably atleast likes. Its his business and way of life.

I would be looking but I would want to be 150% sure that it was really going down. There is actual forclosure and there is pre-forclosure. Pre-forclosure is being behind a payment or two. Forclosure means there is no going back.

I guess it really all comes down to how much you like it there. Even if it is just a month behind and the bank sent out notices...it sounds like you don't like the barn very much. It might be worth leaving anyways.

If you like it there, why not have your parents approach him with the 'rumors' that the farm is in the process of being forclosed.
He is open about the fact that he is not a horsemen what so ever and this is just a business opportunity. We are looking at this point just to make sure we have my horse covered. What has been told to me is that he is very very very behind on his payments and there is no coming back from this it's just a matter of when. I can understand why he is upset and grouchy, I just don't like the fact that I have to walk on egg shells around him or he practically jumps down my throat then calls my mom and has a talk with her. Over the smallest things. Thank you for your feed back though, this all really helps.
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Him not being a horseman is probably why the business is failing! It takes a knowledgeable horse person to make a horse business thrive, or to at least make it float. My question to him would be if you're not a horse person, why would you get into a horse based business in the first place?

What kind of condition is the facility in?

Just find another place for your horse, and move on. You will be much happier and better off after moving your horse.

Good luck finding a new home for your horse. I know from personal experience that it can be difficult.
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Him not being a horseman is probably why the business is failing! It takes a knowledgeable horse person to make a horse business thrive, or to at least make it float. My question to him would be if you're not a horse person, why would you get into a horse based business in the first place?

What kind of condition is the facility in?

Just find another place for your horse, and move on. You will be much happier and better off after moving your horse.

Good luck finding a new home for your horse. I know from personal experience that it can be difficult.
The only thing I don't like about the facility is the footing in the arena, its horrible but he thinks its perfect. We've had a few issue's with feeding too. It's just hard to be around my horse and it be enjoyable in such a hostile internment .
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And again thank you for everyone's impute. What would I do without you guys. :]
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