my parents are mad at my current barn because i was thrown off my horse the other week because he was really fresh and cause the arena is located next to the public pool golf course and lacrosse field he is a young horse and has not seen a lot yet. he does not get grass turnout witch he is used to. this barn is known in the area to cause horses to go crazy you can't walk trough the barn without a crazy horse lunging at you . the grooms also don't do their work mine usually does but its a problem i do the work they don't want to do like tacking horses and cleaning tack. a very big problem is there is not anyone there at night and some could just go and steal a horse. we have been looking at new barns and we are going to try lionshare in ct. the trainer is amazing peter leone who is an olympic silver medalist and beautiful facilities and care.
Okay? What is the purpose of this thread...there aren't any questions to discuss....
I don't think it's so reasonable to be mad at a barn because you fell off.
You're responsible for the care your horse gets, and when you choose to board somewhere you should be happy with the services they provide. When you moved there you would have known where the arena is situated and still chose to stay there. You also would have known they didn't have turn out. I've never really heard of a board place that tacks horses for you and cleans tack, if that's a service you want make sure you ask about it.
If you're not happy there then move. When you look at a new place ask a lot of questions and make sure you are clear about the services they offer. Find out how much time your horse will spend in turn out, if the board service includes tacking up etc, and check out the riding areas to make sure you'll feel safe in them.
Boarding places don't make crazy horses, owners make crazy horses through the decisions they make.
theres something called full service boarding they do everything for you. he got spooked by a golfer. at this barn horses get turned out in dirt most horses here are crazy and bite and are really mean i have already been to the new barn also full service and it is really nice
Does it actually say in the contract "we will clean your tack, etc. for you" because if it doesn't then they are going to do it and without paying them extra, it is not gonna happen!
it says board includes tacking and untacking blanketing feeding cliping and pulling etc and my parents pay 100 dollar required monthly tip and 100 dollars a month for buying supplies
What do your parents pay on top of the $200?
Honestly, it's completely unreasonable for your family to be angry that you fell off your horse. It happens- I would be HAPPY to board next to a busy golf course / pool, it helps prepare the horse for real life. Trails, shows, events, whatever you choose to do, if you choose to go off property there ARE going to be 'spooks' and distractions, it's best your horse learns how to deal with it.
Was GRASS turn out specified in your board? A lot of places have dry lots for horses, it isn't the absolute best but if they're getting adequate hay then there's nothing wrong with that.
If the barn help isn't doing their job, let the barn manager or owner know. It could be that the help is new and doesn't know all their duties.
It really isn't the barns fault you fell off your horse. I'm sure the pool, golf course and lacrosse field didn't just appear overnight. It is your responsibility to assess your horses state before you ride, whether he is fresh, nervous, anxious, or whatever.
Personally, I like to tack and untack my horse. Then I can check over the horse for injuries, or sore spots, and make sure the tack is in good condition and on right. Sounds to me that this is a show barn, that all you have to do is go and ride. To each their own.
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You mean there are barns where people clean your tack? I've heard of barns that tack your horses up for you, but I guess I'm a country bumpkin...I tack my own horse up, and clean my tack (I would pay for someone else to do it though!)
If I got mad whenever my daughter's horse did something stupid, or spooked at something new, I'd be mad all the time. They're horses. Her horse is broke broke broke, but she's still a horse and gets her panties in a bunch sometimes. Personally, I'd love to have my horse at a place with that much going on near the arena. It would be hard to get them used to at first, but imagine what they could learn to put up with. When the elk got into my horse's field I wasn't mad, I was over joyed that he had to experience it (without me on him) and got over it.
So, do you have to call ahead and say when you will be riding so that your horse is tacked up on time for you? This is why I'm a fan of doing things myself, it gets done when you want it and exactly the way you want it.
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