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        01-24-2011, 03:04 PM
    Stress & Moving... ???

    When I first got Chili, it took a while for her to get used to her surroundings and to Blaze. THEN, when I moved her again, she adjusted right away to Blaze (and him to her) but it took a few days to get adjusted to the new place.


    The Barn Owner where we keep her knew we were looking for a cheaper place to live. She made arrangements with her dad for us to check out a place he had and we are now going to move there. There is room for Chili - although we'd have to fix part of the fence and wait for him to sell a stallion he has. But, I'm concerned at moving her yet again. This place is more of a "backyard" like area with only about 2 acres and the pasture is winding, some on the side, some in the back and some on the other side. The barn needs cleaning up (alot) but she'd be RIGHT THERE with me instead of 20 mins away (same distance as now)...

    I'm thinking of keeping her where she is now and moving her in a few months. I'd love her with me right next door but don't want her by herself and at the other barn, I have help should I need it with questions, problems, etc. Not that I couldn't call and ask but if there was something wrong, I could ask her to look at Chili, yanno? Plus, if a farrier or vet has to come out - we'd get a discount bc of how many horses are there.

    The PROS tho are that I have to spend about 4 hrs/day cleaning up the other stalls in order for her to stay for free - and still have hay and feed to buy.

    What do ya'll think?
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        01-24-2011, 03:39 PM
    4 hours/day X 30 days/month X $6/hour = $720/month. Plus own hay/feed (other $150 in my area), that's one heck of expensive BY boarding!
        01-24-2011, 03:50 PM
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    4 hourse a day!! Seven days a week! That's more than 120 hours of labor a month. What are you being paid, 3$ and hour?! $2.50? That seems like a lot of work for what you are getting. I guess I shouldn't say 'cause I don't know what such a boarding situation would cost if you had to pay. In my area of US pasture turnout all day plus a stall, plus hay twice a day would be around $500.

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