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post #11 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 02:40 PM
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One thing I found out 7 years ago as a first time horse owner, everybody will be offering you unsolicited advice on everything. Smile, thank them for their observations, and then go do what works for you and your new horse.
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 05:21 PM
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Hi Prunella1,

I agree with all the advice you have received - find a better place for you and your horse. Riding should be fun and it won't be if you have to deal with a below par boarding facility.


Hope this helps!
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 05:33 PM
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That sounds like just a crazy situation! Change can be hard but this sounds like it would be a definite change for the better. You should be able to enjoy time with your horse. I say move.
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post #14 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 06:17 PM
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That is ridiculous. I would have moved yesterday. I hope that isn't coming off as rude, but in all honesty if you are not happy there - move. It seems like that is what you are leaning toward anyhow. I can totally understand barn hours, but 4pm and wanting to know exactly when you are coming? Go to the barn when it suits you, not them.

I'm not sure where you are located, but I am positive you can find somewhere that better suits you/your horse's needs. Good luck!
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post #15 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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That is ridiculous. I would have moved yesterday. I hope that isn't coming off as rude, but in all honesty if you are not happy there - move. It seems like that is what you are leaning toward anyhow. I can totally understand barn hours, but 4pm and wanting to know exactly when you are coming? Go to the barn when it suits you, not them.

I'm not sure where you are located, but I am positive you can find somewhere that better suits you/your horse's needs. Good luck!

Thank you for your help. No, you were not rude at all, just expressing yourself as a horselover! Oh my, I visited a very secure, nice, calm, clean
stable today and I didn't have to mention any names and the barn manager said their name!!! Whew, boy was I happy to hear that I am not the only one who agrees with me. She said that she knew several people who left because of the same reasons. If I move, I'll have to pay $200 more a month, but, my gut is telling me that it would be a great move and she would be well taken care of there. I can handle the extra cost for my horse. PTL!! Yippee!
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post #16 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you to each one of you who has given me helpful information, and agreed with me! I was able to visit a stable in a very secure neighborhood, where there are lots of stalls, pastures, different disciplines, care, etc. After speaking to the barn manager about my horse, she named the stable immediately because she knew several people who had moved their horses from there for the same reasons. The cost is more per month, but, well worth it for my and my horse's happiness.

I am so relieved to know that my gut feelings were right on, and will plan on moving my horse after I talk to the vet about all of my horses' vaccinations, etc. I am also glad that there is tight security at this upscale neighborhood, stable and they are open most all day, seven days a week. The atmosphere there was so peaceful, and there were owners, riders of all ages.

I am so thankful for the help and being able to seek information on this website! Yea HorseForum!
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post #17 of 19 Old 06-04-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ohmy goodness....rode today and the bo and their family members were so laid back, calm. So, I asked the son about my horse's vaccinations, and he said the vet does them. So, after I got home, I called the vet's office and was told that I needed a release from the bo in order to get the records. Talked to the bo's wife and she said she had the coggins test results in my file, but didn't think my mare got her vaccinations this year - WHAT!!! Waiting to hear back from the vet to see if she has any records of my horse getting vaccinated this year. If not, it is going to cost me $103, plus the cost of floating her teeth, moving my horse, and new barn cost. Dang, makes me want to call the state vet since I was not given a negative coggins test when I bought her! Seems like they only vaccinate certain horses, and their horses!!!! RRGGHH. Ok, I'm trying to calm down.
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post #18 of 19 Old 06-04-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Told the barn owner's wife that I will be moving my horse to a friend's place to help me work her since my ankle is still bothering me and it will be much cooler in their indoor arena. Just waiting to see if she received her vaccinations this year - ugh. So, may have to pay $120 for my mare's teeth to be floated, possibly $103 for vaccinations, moving expense, and new board fees!!! Dang, wish I had done some homework on these people! At least the bo and their family were chilled out today...big change over the weekend. :)
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post #19 of 19 Old 06-06-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Great News!! My horse was moved today, and they didn't know what hit them. Had her vaccinations yesterday, and she did great. She seemed to relax after a while, and I feel so much better. Already had an offer from someone that the new bo knows who is looking for a working QH for their farm and may want to trade. Will know after some working with her at the new place what I am going to do. I feel that she is going to be a better horse for me at this new place already! Yea!! Plus, it is so much cooler inside their barn than the other one! Whew!
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