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post #11 of 15 Old 05-30-2014, 02:45 PM
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What... Obama passed new tax laws?
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With her mentality level and "more work" for her...will she "allow" you the cubes?
Best would be if she would soak them, then feed them softened {think you know that already}....

For "ease" for her...so best chance she will willingly agree...
think I might do Purina Amplify or Nutrena Empower to top-dress their feed with. You could pre-measure the amount so all she needs to do is open a bag and dump it on top of their feed ration...
No work, no mess, no fuss for her....

A cup at each feeding would make a difference to your horse...

Something simple...

Where in NJ are you searching for boarding services...
I have many friends that have connections in Jersey...I can ask around and see if there is availability if located in close proximity...and these people feed well, the horses are competition horses and they won't stand for neglectful care.

I just can't believe that so many barns are being neglectful and getting away with it because of a law that Obama passed?
Or are you referring to the law passed in 2006 requiring NJ state sales tax to be collected on board?
Many barns didn't and still do not collect/pass on those monthly monies and when caught have severe fees, fines and hand slapping done.
That to me is no ones fault but the BO for not keeping up on current law and policy...it should not fall upon the horse to be neglected....NJ sales tax was 7%, so not horrible on a monthly basis for the owner to find the difference..figures out to a big bag of carrots a week less fed, instead paid in board monies.
Most places would just pass the cost difference down to their boarders in a cost raise that if legit, boarders won't gripe about because they know it factual, not cut the horses feed and make them suffer...something sounds fishy, sorry.

Unfortunately in your case I think you have a penny-pinching misinformed Barn Owner about good feeding principles...
Oh...btw...that board sales tax law is in for review and possible reversal...

What about a "rough-board" place?
Some place where you would be responsible for providing your food & shavings, maybe feeding some days and times and doing your own stall?
There are barn co-ops out there that work well with the concept of shared feeding responsibilities...everyone does their own stall...

jmo...
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With her mentality level and "more work" for her...will she "allow" you the cubes?
Best would be if she would soak them, then feed them softened {think you know that already}....

For "ease" for her...so best chance she will willingly agree...
think I might do Purina Amplify or Nutrena Empower to top-dress their feed with. You could pre-measure the amount so all she needs to do is open a bag and dump it on top of their feed ration...
No work, no mess, no fuss for her....

A cup at each feeding would make a difference to your horse...

Something simple...

Where in NJ are you searching for boarding services...
I have many friends that have connections in Jersey...I can ask around and see if there is availability if located in close proximity...and these people feed well, the horses are competition horses and they won't stand for neglectful care.

I just can't believe that so many barns are being neglectful and getting away with it because of a law that Obama passed?
Or are you referring to the law passed in 2006 requiring NJ state sales tax to be collected on board?
Many barns didn't and still do not collect/pass on those monthly monies and when caught have severe fees, fines and hand slapping done.
That to me is no ones fault but the BO for not keeping up on current law and policy...it should not fall upon the horse to be neglected....NJ sales tax was 7%, so not horrible on a monthly basis for the owner to find the difference..figures out to a big bag of carrots a week less fed, instead paid in board monies.
Most places would just pass the cost difference down to their boarders in a cost raise that if legit, boarders won't gripe about because they know it factual, not cut the horses feed and make them suffer...something sounds fishy, sorry.

Unfortunately in your case I think you have a penny-pinching misinformed Barn Owner about good feeding principles...
Oh...btw...that board sales tax law is in for review and possible reversal...

What about a "rough-board" place?
Some place where you would be responsible for providing your food & shavings, maybe feeding some days and times and doing your own stall?
There are barn co-ops out there that work well with the concept of shared feeding responsibilities...everyone does their own stall...

jmo...

She's said she wouldn't have a problem with feeding him cubes, I don't think the issues is REALLY that it's more work for her, I think it's more that she doesn't do what I want her to do. I've butted heads with her over feed before several times, and she openly tells the other people who feed for her not to listen to what I ask them to do and do what she says to do. Lucky for me I'm friends with most of them so they just ignore her, but it's ridiculous. The way I see it, it's really more of a "me vs. her" than a "not wanting to work more" issue in her mind.

I think I'm gonna try Nutrena Empower, it looks good and like it might help, as well as the alfalfa/timothy cubes. Thanks for the suggestion!

I'm looking for somewhere that offers pasture board and has space for 3 horses, and within 30 miles or so of 07712. I live in Asbury Park, so there isn't a lot in the really close radius so I've been looking in the area of Howell, Colt's Neck, Wall, parts of Jackson, Freehold, Middletown, etc. I'm paying $400 each now and I'd prefer not to go up too much higher in price, but if it means that my horses will be taken care of properly I'll pay the price it takes. It's a tricky area to be in because there just isn't a lot nearby that offers pasture board, which I need, and has openings. I could talk for hours about places I've looked at and why they haven't worked out, and most of it is just because they aren't flexible on how much hay they feed or the type of grain they feed.

I would spring for a rough board place if my work schedule wasn't all over the place, I don't really have the consistency to be able to feed myself. If I could do a semi-rough board where I buy the hay and grain and they feed it that would be perfect, but I just haven't found that yet. Again there are a couple places I'm waitlisted on, and I'm just waiting to hear back.
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Emily...I will send out a message to my friends.
I am not sure exactly where or who they know in any areas...
If I get any information I will send you a private message with the contact info and then you take it from there.

I hope I can help you...what you are currently dealing with is unconscionable.

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Emily...I will send out a message to my friends.
I am not sure exactly where or who they know in any areas...
If I get any information I will send you a private message with the contact info and then you take it from there.

I hope I can help you...what you are currently dealing with is unconscionable.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!
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