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        05-30-2013, 04:28 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    What is the general area you live? Maybe we can help you find a stable to work at. I can't imagine every stable is 2days trip
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        05-30-2013, 07:56 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    You should probably not board. You have conflicting statements made. You asked for advice, when you got it, you got upset. If this upsets you, there is no way you are ready to deal with a pissed off boarder because of .. broken fence caused an injury, you threw bad hay, you grained / supplemented a horse that was not to get any, the water is frozen, dirty etc etc. the pens are not clean enough, the barn is drafty, the barn leaks, someone used thier tack, how dare you pet brush etc thier horse.
    And bottom line.. there is no money in boarding after you have a million dollar liablity insurance, whom charges by years of experience, feed cost if you supply feed.
    Also it B o a r d I n g. Lets see how you handle this small correction
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        05-30-2013, 10:05 PM
      #23
    Showing
    No one has mentioned boarders who are late in paying and this is common. First it's a few days, then a week, then a month and always excuses. It's just not worth the mental anguish.
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        06-01-2013, 10:30 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    you should probably not board. You have conflicting statements made. You asked for advice, when you got it, you got upset. If this upsets you, there is no way you are ready to deal with a pissed off boarder because of .. broken fence caused an injury, you threw bad hay, you grained / supplemented a horse that was not to get any, the water is frozen, dirty etc etc. the pens are not clean enough, the barn is drafty, the barn leaks, someone used thier tack, how dare you pet brush etc thier horse.
    And bottom line.. there is no money in boarding after you have a million dollar liablity insurance, whom charges by years of experience, feed cost if you supply feed.
    Also it B o a r d I n g. Lets see how you handle this small correction
    OK never would I EVER let the water freeze! I'm not stupid and I can follow instructions!
    Thank You for pointing out how to spell boarding! Also if you don't mind I will point out a mistake you made twice:) It isn't thier it is their.

    And to anyone I got upset at I'm Sorry! I know that it isn't a good idea to board horses until you know a lot about them and have been around them. I actually have a friend who owns horses and she has offered to teach me everything she knows about them. She owns a stable and she owns a lot of horses and has taught quite a few people before.:) So thank you everyone for advising me not to board horses until I have a bit more experience!
         
        06-01-2013, 10:37 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Oops.. my bad wonky fingers, I sure did spell their wrong !
    I think its good that you want to learn, and it is great you have someone willing to teach you. Always remember the first thing about horses.. there is always more to learn .
         
        06-02-2013, 06:45 PM
      #26
    Started
    How old are you OP? It doesn't matter HOW much you know about horses, if your parents don't know as much and more than you you're in for a big surprise. If you're not old enough to have a job then you're not old enough to deal with boarders, insurance, instructors, vets, etc. it's a sweet idea, I've always wanted to board horses but it's a HUGE liability and we just don't have the correct type of set up for more than ours. The set up is very very different from cattle and other farm animals, and since you mention having to build shelters it doesn't sound like your farm is quite ready. So you'll be pouring thousands of dollars into a set up to make little to no money back at all. It's just not worth it.

    Although I do second letting us know where abouts you are, and letting someone help find you a place to volunteer. If there are horses in your area (enough to assume you'll get boarders) I guarantee you there are stables too.
         
        06-02-2013, 07:09 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    How old are you OP? It doesn't matter HOW much you know about horses, if your parents don't know as much and more than you you're in for a big surprise. If you're not old enough to have a job then you're not old enough to deal with boarders, insurance, instructors, vets, etc. it's a sweet idea, I've always wanted to board horses but it's a HUGE liability and we just don't have the correct type of set up for more than ours. The set up is very very different from cattle and other farm animals, and since you mention having to build shelters it doesn't sound like your farm is quite ready. So you'll be pouring thousands of dollars into a set up to make little to no money back at all. It's just not worth it.

    Although I do second letting us know where abouts you are, and letting someone help find you a place to volunteer. If there are horses in your area (enough to assume you'll get boarders) I guarantee you there are stables too.

    I don't think that you need to know my age! Actually I do work, here at home I care for quite a few animals Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Rabbits, Dogs, Cats and quite a few inside pets. I also am a caregiver! I care for my Dad's Mum who has Dementia, yeah if you have ever been around someone who has Dementia then you know what I have to go through! Thankfully my job with my Dad's Mum is only part time.
    Oh I also plant the Garden! It is 62 feet by 40 feet or something like that.
    The reason I can't get a job is because I am already quite busy here and my Mum says that I have to be a 18 before I get a job because I have to be able to drive, we don't learn to drive in this family until we are 18 instead of 16.

    I live in The North Okanagan Canada. Like I already said in my last post (it seems you didn't read it) is that I already found a stable to work at. And I also mentioned that I'M NOT GOING TO BE BOARDING FOR A COUPLE YEARS! WHEN I KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT HORSES AND HAVE THE RIGHT BUILDINGS FOR THEM. I am really getting tired of people asking the same old questions and I have given the same answers to the same questions like 3 times now!

    I might not even decide to board horses! Maybe I will be able to just buy my own horse:)
         
        06-03-2013, 12:09 AM
      #28
    Started
    Now now, I did read your last post no need to get snippy and defensive.
    The fact still remains that if you're not old enough to work, you're not old enough to do any of the things listed and everything will fall on your parents, they are the ones who need to learn UNLESS you're going to wait, in which case you might be legal age.

    Have you looked into insurance? If you plan on working with any horses at all, volunteering or otherwise, most barns in your area will insist you have insurance for yourself (google horse council BC, it's personal, inexpensive and IMO worth while especially if you're learning from someone who isn't an insured instructor). The bad news is that there isn't as much of a market for boarders in your area, if you have land and if you want to wait anyway I think your best bet would be to learn, take lessons and lease a horse for yourself, from someone who can continue to teach you before you look into buying your own horse or caring for other peoples.
         

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