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  • #41
    Originally posted by JanM View Post
    I would take my horses out of that barn the first second that stalls are available, even if one has to go to a temporary location until a stall opens up. It's one thing to raise board, and not tell you, but it's entirely different to say that they fed a horse grain that's not supposed to have it. The statement about your horses being exercised by being in their lesson program is terrible. People that clueless shouldn't have access to your horses for one second longer than you have to.

    I would worry about the woman you talked to getting upset about your move, and dumping a bunch of grain for your horse that's not supposed to have any.
    I agree. It sounds to me like these people probably have it in them to be petty enough to stop following any care instructions you have for your horses. I would also expect they’d do things like stop turning them out, use them in as many lessons as possible and give a lot more than a handful of grain to the no grain horse. They also might start charging for things and you’ll end up with an even bigger bill at the end of the month. It’s sucks paying board for a month and then leaving, but I would just for peace of mind and to be done with them.

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    • #42
      Originally posted by Bluey View Post

      Because once someone shows you who they are, here crazy and inconsistent, why would you expect that to change?
      Why leave a horse in the middle of that, where it may come to harm by some of the craziness?

      Horse is also being used for lessons there, remember?

      Better be proactive if possible and not go there, make a clean break of all that.
      I don't see where the care of the horses has changed or if that is even the question at all. Just that board was raised substantially.

      The mother sounds like a potential problem ( you are right there) and if she is suddenly taking control then it may well mean everything will change in the future and not for the better.

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      • #43
        Originally posted by candyappy View Post

        I don't see where the care of the horses has changed or if that is even the question at all. Just that board was raised substantially.

        The mother sounds like a potential problem ( you are right there) and if she is suddenly taking control then it may well mean everything will change in the future and not for the better.
        I think OP said care was changing since very good BM was fired and clueless were taking over.

        No telling how all is changing that OP doesn't know.
        She was told horse was given grain when not supposed to.
        Using horses for lessons was just to exercise horses, so she was not going to get a boarding break from that.
        That gives pause, what is happening with the lessons, how many, how often, who is put on the horses, are horses turned out or just out for lessons, etc.

        Once you lose trust on those you entrusted your horse's care, it is time to consider a change if there is not much hope of things improving any time soon, as it seems happening there.

        Some may just decide to wait it out and see what happens.
        Others would not, too risky for horses to be where you know things are questionable.

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Bluey View Post

          I think OP said care was changing since very good BM was fired and clueless were taking over.

          No telling how all is changing that OP doesn't know.
          She was told horse was given grain when not supposed to.
          Using horses for lessons was just to exercise horses, so she was not going to get a boarding break from that.
          That gives pause, what is happening with the lessons, how many, how often, who is put on the horses, are horses turned out or just out for lessons, etc.

          Once you lose trust on those you entrusted your horse's care, it is time to consider a change if there is not much hope of things improving any time soon, as it seems happening there.

          Some may just decide to wait it out and see what happens, others would not, too risky for horses to be where you know things are questionable.
          I missed where she knew the BM was gone. I thought that was just found out too.

          But I agree with your reasoning. I've only boarded at one place ( 13 yrs) and we might have had a little drama now and again with boarders over the years, but the BO/ BM and above average care stayed unchanged. Reading these threads I feel very fortunate!

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          • #45
            Originally posted by candyappy View Post

            I missed where she knew the BM was gone. I thought that was just found out too.

            But I agree with your reasoning. I've only boarded at one place ( 13 yrs) and we might have had a little drama now and again with boarders over the years, but the BO/ BM and above average care stayed unchanged. Reading these threads I feel very fortunate!
            Yes, is stressful when you leave your horses in the care of others under a certain set of expectations and then out of the blue find out things are not what you expected and will be changing even more and in ways you are not happy with.

            I think that shock is what stressed the OP about the whole situation, why this thread.

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              #46
              Originally posted by candyappy View Post

              I missed where she knew the BM was gone. I thought that was just found out too.I
              I just found out the BM had been fired. I had taken my mare up to the mountains to stay with a friend for a week. I had only been back for a few days when all this happened. I guess a lot happened while I was gone!
              Sheilah

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              • #47
                Agree with other's that suggest you move both horses now, I suspect their care will go down hill or worse. As far as the bill, you are likely stuck paying it. If your contract states there may be price increases without any specifics then you're kind of stuck with it. Bite the bullet and pay them and get your horses moved ASAP.

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                • #48
                  I would move to your new barn ASAP and would not allow the current barn to use your horses for lessons.

                  They are charging you full price, so no more lessons on your horses. Keeping them from using your horses will be difficult so I think you'd be better off leaving now.

                  Good luck.

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                    #49
                    Still trying to find a place for my mare. Gelding is taken care of.
                    Sheilah

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                    • #50
                      Guilherme I agree in places it's dirt cheap, but living in a somewhat expensive area the next state over, I was using what I felt like was a fairly equal ruler to compare. Around here $425/mo/horse would be full care plus amenities, and no extra charges for something like a fly mask. In other words, not dirt cheap. Last time I boarded full care with extras, I was paying.... Hang on.... $375, and that was.... 2015ish.
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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by IdahoRider View Post
                        Still trying to find a place for my mare. Gelding is taken care of.
                        Sheilah
                        Did you decide not to take her back to the Dressage barn?

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                          #52
                          Originally posted by skydy View Post

                          Did you decide not to take her back to the Dressage barn?
                          I am meeting pony club kid and her Mom out there in the morning and we'll see what happens. I would rather have her there. I am tempted to just tell them that this is where I am moving mare and they are welcome to continue the half-lease and use one of the trainers for lessons. Although dressage is the focus, there are two instructors that can come in and give jump lessons, too.
                          Sheilah

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                          • #53
                            I hope, if you explain to the pony club kiddo that this barn is the best choice for your mare, that she and Mom will understand.

                            Good luck tomorrow. I'm sorry this has happened. It's no fun to have such a big change happen so unexpectedly.

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                            • #54
                              Originally posted by candyappy View Post

                              I don't see where the care of the horses has changed or if that is even the question at all. Just that board was raised substantially.

                              The mother sounds like a potential problem ( you are right there) and if she is suddenly taking control then it may well mean everything will change in the future and not for the better.
                              Feeding grain to the horse that shouldn’t have grain is a question of appropriate care, in my opinion.
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                              • #55
                                Originally posted by Guilherme View Post

                                Depending on the area, it's towards the low end. In a rural area it would be about average.
                                I live/board my horse in a rural area fifty ish miles from OP and full care board is $120 a month. $400+ is definitely not the norm here, or on the low end.
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                                • #56
                                  then she said that she knew I didn't read my e-mails from the BO, but if I had read them I would have known that they told people in mid-April that the rates for everything were going up,
                                  an email is not notification of a contract change...period..... but even if they had sent the changes by registered mail receipt required unless there is a escalation clause in the boarding contract any notification is worthless until renewal

                                  pay the old rate and get out there before the whole thing collapses
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                                  I live/board my horse in a rural area fifty ish miles from OP and full care board is $120 a month.
                                  just wondering where in world is this place and what do the consider Full care?

                                  I am shocked there places charging what some of the posters have said...under $400 a month for full care? That is what we were paying back in the dark ages of the early 1990s and felt like then we were getting a good deal, if I was paying only $400 today I would be thinking I was a robber.

                                  My daughter just bought a weanling, she left it at the breeding farm for four months which charge $200 per month to watch over the foal which was agreeable...but this foal was out in never never land of eastern North Dakota
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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by IdahoRider View Post
                                    I am meeting pony club kid and her Mom out there in the morning and we'll see what happens. I would rather have her there. I am tempted to just tell them that this is where I am moving mare and they are welcome to continue the half-lease and use one of the trainers for lessons. Although dressage is the focus, there are two instructors that can come in and give jump lessons, too.
                                    Sheilah
                                    So you might be leaving one horse at this barn? There's no way I'd do that, even for the sake of continuing a lease.
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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by clanter View Post

                                      an email is not notification of a contract change...period..... but even if they had sent the changes by registered mail receipt required unless there is a escalation clause in the boarding contract any notification is worthless until renewal

                                      pay the old rate and get out there before the whole thing collapses
                                      \------


                                      just wondering where in world is this place and what do the consider Full care?

                                      I am shocked there places charging what some of the posters have said...under $400 a month for full care? That is what we were paying back in the dark ages of the early 1990s and felt like then we were getting a good deal, if I was paying only $400 today I would be thinking I was a robber.

                                      My daughter just bought a weanling, she left it at the breeding farm for four months which charge $200 per month to watch over the foal which was agreeable...but this foal was out in never never land of eastern North Dakota
                                      We have places here that rent stalls for $100 a month, one right now on the local Craigslist.
                                      Another listing was for $150 for full care, owner feeding mornings, would feed evenings for extra cost.

                                      I think that boarding stables seem to be more for transient people that find a job here and, until they decide if to stay here and buy their own place, or rent one with horse facilities, they board for a while.

                                      Then there are the training barns, they don't board but for their clients and horses in their training.
                                      Those can be over $1000 a month, especially if there is a cattle charge, like in cutting or working cow horse barns.

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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by Bluey View Post

                                        We have places here that rent stalls for $100 a month, one right now on the local Craigslist.
                                        Another listing was for $150 for full care, owner feeding mornings, would feed evenings for extra cost.
                                        In what everloving universe is feeding a horse once a day full care???

                                        I'm going to start a horse business where I only clean the stalls on even days and they get half a flake of hay on odd days and one scoop of grain every other Wednesday. Water buckets will be topped off once a week.

                                        Since that will be the full extent of care I am willing to provide the animals I will just call that full care!
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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by meupatdoes View Post

                                          In what everloving universe is feeding a horse once a day full care???

                                          I'm going to start a horse business where I only clean the stalls on even days and they get half a flake of hay on odd days and one scoop of grain every other Wednesday. Water buckets will be topped off once a week.

                                          Since that will be the full extent of care I am willing to provide the animals I will just call that full care!
                                          Here it seems that there are several levels of "full care".
                                          Some of those boarding places are run by retired people that live there:

                                          https://amarillo.craigslist.org/grd/...925642668.html

                                          Clients here come care for their horses and ride in the evenings.
                                          In the mornings most don't have time to travel many miles to the barn, clean themselves after being in the barn and drive more miles to their jobs.

                                          Seems that boarding barns have learned that cleaning after and feeding mornings for the boarders attracts clients.
                                          If people live where distances are not great, everything close, maybe other management will attract boarders there.

                                          I think our local conditions is why those alternative management situations evolved.

                                          My point was missed, that there are places where boarding is not that expensive.

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