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post #11 of 17 Old 10-12-2015, 02:16 AM
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It sounds like the trainers are taking advantage, and if one horse is leaving for a race or show, they are bringing in a different horse.
I would have a description, with tattoo number of what horse belongs in what stall.
Tell them if they rotating 3 horses then they are paying stall board for 3 horses. not stall board for horse 1, and pasture board for horses 2 and 3. Stall board for all. If a stall is not assigned to a particular horse Put a Lock on it. If they remove the lock make it a 50 dollar damages fine. I would do the debit card/ pay pal or whatever. Also, it may be more time consuming, but if some boarders find the 15th instead of the 1st of the month easier for them to pay, you will have less hassle to collect the money . The last place I boarded at, I paid on the 2nd friday of the month, that was when I moved the horses in, so it was easier to pay on the second Friday. No set date, just the 2nd Friday of each month.
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Just wondering on a facility that large how would you even know who was in what stall? If stalls are filled and paid for do you care what horse is where?
That said it is not common for a horse not to go back into a regular stall.

I don't see the scam though. If all stalls being used are paid for.
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It sounds like the trainers are taking advantage, and if one horse is leaving for a race or show, they are bringing in a different horse.
I would have a description, with tattoo number of what horse belongs in what stall.
Tell them if they rotating 3 horses then they are paying stall board for 3 horses. not stall board for horse 1, and pasture board for horses 2 and 3. Stall board for all. If a stall is not assigned to a particular horse Put a Lock on it. If they remove the lock make it a 50 dollar damages fine. I would do the debit card/ pay pal or whatever. Also, it may be more time consuming, but if some boarders find the 15th instead of the 1st of the month easier for them to pay, you will have less hassle to collect the money . The last place I boarded at, I paid on the 2nd friday of the month, that was when I moved the horses in, so it was easier to pay on the second Friday. No set date, just the 2nd Friday of each month.
i can't imagine them going to the trouble to bring in another horse for a few days and then take it somewhere else. Doesn't make sense.
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-12-2015, 12:43 PM
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Please, please get that contract out fast! It will cover your butt. And, technically, if they're paying for a space and there is no contract, the number of horses could be fudged, if you know what I mean. I'm not saying it's right, but I'm saying they may have legal ground there.

Absolutely require assigned stalls.

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Just wondering on a facility that large how would you even know who was in what stall? If stalls are filled and paid for do you care what horse is where?
That said it is not common for a horse not to go back into a regular stall.

I don't see the scam though. If all stalls being used are paid for.
Not all stalls are being paid for. So the horses in the stalls matters because the correct owner has to be invoiced. Trainers bring the horses in late at night so it makes it hard if an employee to be there to unlock the stall at 2 am.... Why someone would be bringing a horse to the farm at that time makes no sense to me but that's what happens hahaha

the trainers are supposed to tell me when a horse comes and goes. if they don't tell me we usually notice eventually that there is a knew horse, or we find out the following month when I get a sheet from the trainers of all the horses.

there is a day rate if they are at the farm for less then a month.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-13-2015, 04:17 PM
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Not all stalls are being paid for. So the horses in the stalls matters because the correct owner has to be invoiced. Trainers bring the horses in late at night so it makes it hard if an employee to be there to unlock the stall at 2 am.... Why someone would be bringing a horse to the farm at that time makes no sense to me but that's what happens hahaha

the trainers are supposed to tell me when a horse comes and goes. if they don't tell me we usually notice eventually that there is a knew horse, or we find out the following month when I get a sheet from the trainers of all the horses.

there is a day rate if they are at the farm for less then a month.
a stall that isn't occupied should be locked. They should alert you during the day so the stall can be unlocked for a late arrival and they pay from that day on.
What I am saying is a horse is there for a certain amount of days and they pay. Why does it matter if to horses get there stalls swapped. Would you really know out of 150 horses which is which? They shouldn't be using a totally new stall as those should be locked.
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-13-2015, 04:36 PM
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If everyone is using all the stalls so that everyone is responsible for cleaning them, no one will clean them then no one will be responsible. These people are taking advantage of a system that is slack. You will get resistance changing it, but you are right so stick to your guns. Tighter management will make it easier for you and if the boarders don't like it they can discuss the problem. If they are offering constructive ideas you can take it on board but if they are just being pushy they can find somewhere else. If they rebel by being constantly difficult, put in place notice to leave, you don't need them.
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