Raising board as punishment? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 08:10 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 244
• Horses: 2
guys shes already said she was paying 200 for a stable pasture and turnout...... and that she buys her own feed and does all the work. atleast thats what i have understood. no i dont think its fair that your bourd should have doubled! and less that he demanded it that same day! good luck in your new barn i hope they have a bit more manners than this guy...
XxemmafuriaxX is offline  
post #22 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 08:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
I will start with, life is not fair. Which is what I tell everyone who asks "is this fair".

Maybe the barn owner does not want to deal with the liability risk of your horse that is one minute perfectly sane (that you are willing to sit in front of for photos) and then the next minute you need a $500/day trainer to fix how dangerous your horse is.

I personally see nothing wrong with a barn owner charging more for more stall use if the norm is less stall use for what the monies are for.

More stall time means more of lots of expenses. Wear on the barn. Manure pile management, etc.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #23 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 08:23 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,325
• Horses: 0
I would have thought that any board raise would have to be made in writing at least 30 days in advance....but I guess some barn owners are more curteous than others.

But using the stall more is an extra charge...even if you provide everything. It seems like a lot, but if you were just going to use the stall for a few days, there could have been an agreement made for a per day charge.

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
VelvetsAB is offline  
post #24 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 09:22 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Posts: 1,776
• Horses: 3
I agree this is unfair since the barn owner told you that $200 INCLUDED use of a stall. And that he gave you no warning a all that the board would be raised.

But I have been in a slightly similar situation when I boarded two horses at a small farm. They were aware I was looking to sell my mare and had a couple people out to see her. Eventualy I brought one out who decided to buy her and the BO was furious that I wouldn't be paying the following moths board on her. Granted we sold her on the 12th of the month and I had paid the remainder of that month for her already. They threw a fit and said either I was boarding both horses or none. So I was force to have a friend who had her horse at our farm for the day to ride trailer my other horse back with her and stay there a month til I found a new place.
Posted via Mobile Device
Poco1220 is offline  
post #25 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 10:08 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,300
• Horses: 0
"paying for a stall" usually means for whatever a normal turnout schedule is, for instance, out during the day and up at night. If that was what the BO was basing pricing on, and the horse owner now has the horse up 24/7, essentially on lay up, then the BO is perfectly entitled to charge more as his expense for hay, bedding and labor is going up.

Yes, it would have been better if that was in the schedule of fees somewhere, but undoubltably the BO was anticipating this.
maura is offline  
post #26 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,348
• Horses: 1
Maura - the OP already said she pays for hay, bedding and does all the work herself. Although I do see your point, and AlwaysBehind made a good point as well about the wear of the barn, manure, etc.

At the end of the day it all comes down to the fact that you did not sign a boarding contract. Your BO could make huge changes and no one would really have a chance to dispute him.

Wherever you end up, make sure they have you sign a contract.
Carleen is offline  
post #27 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,909
• Horses: 2
In my area if you want to use stall for the stall rest you'll have to pay extra per day (I believe in barn I take lessons in it's $10). Which makes sense since they feed the horse, clean, etc. When I used stall while boarding I never paid extra, BUT I used it for 2 weeks total in 1.5 years I kept my horses, I always cleaned it myself, and I did other work around the barn (for free of course). Frankly if you keep horse there for just several days I don't see why the BO raised your monthly payment. He/she could ask you to pay extra for those days, but not the whole month.

kitten_Val is offline  
post #28 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,471
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by VelvetsAB View Post
I would have thought that any board raise would have to be made in writing at least 30 days in advance....but I guess some barn owners are more curteous than others.
Courteous - maybe. The OP states she doesn't have a contract. There fore no obligation on either side.

Sounds to me as though the BO wanted her out. Now.

We charge a 'stall rest' fee. $5 per day unless the horse is out at night. Worth so much more than the $5 in time, labor, shavings, etc. (we provide everything except the supplements)
mls is offline  
post #29 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: at the barn
Posts: 1,812
• Horses: 1
maura: yep, i am doing my own mucking and i'm providing shavings but, i was using the stall since I first brought my horse there also, the BO doesn't do any of the work so i don't know. I'm sure he has his reasoning.

MaggiStar : yep, I asked him before I ever thought about trailering my horse there. I had asked him what the board includes and he stated in his own words "the board includes the stall, turnout, pasture"
beauforever23 is offline  
post #30 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: at the barn
Posts: 1,812
• Horses: 1
I do believe that the BO wanted me out but, I do appreciate you guys helping out and giving some advice on the situation. I have decided to move my horse and he'll be moved next week. I told the barn owner this morning that he'll be moving next week and he said he will give me back my board money when my horse leaves, I never asked for the money back I was actually expecting him to say fine than take the horse and get going but, I guess that is considered leaving off on good terms?
beauforever23 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stall Board or Pasture Board Puddintat Horse Talk 9 10-18-2010 06:48 AM
Fair punishment? I think not Lovehorsesandrunning Horse Riding & Horse Activity 3 08-26-2010 01:40 AM
which is better 3 board or 4 board wood fence ididasku Barn Maintenance 5 04-25-2010 04:31 AM
Raising Baby AKPaintLover Horse Breeding 7 07-25-2008 04:40 PM
Raising Echo Small_Town_Girl Member Journals 0 02-23-2008 10:26 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome