Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On the road again

I visited Bodhi on Sunday and the message on the white board read

"horses being moved Feb 27th"

That is still all I have heard from the actual barn manager about the move next weekend.

So I have obviously been busy investigating.

I went to visit the stable where Bodhi is being moved next weekend. Let me paint you a picture. Brand new facility. 60 stall barn. Riding arena the size of the Titanic. The office area has leather sofa's and a fire place. The viewing area has a full kitchen. The bathrooms have hand towels.

The pastures Bodhi is being moved to have no drainage (remember the flooding?) and get this--- no water troughs. Period. I asked the woman working at the time how they are planning on watering the horses that will be in the paddocks and she said "we are buying troughs and we will truck in water". Oh and the horses boarded currently get 6 hours of turn out a day. Without water evidently. Oh geese.

So i went barn shopping.... again....

I looked at 4 new facilities. I picked the farm with the nicest pastures (my number one priority). It is farther than our current digs. It has an indoor. And goats.

13 comments:

  1. Go for it. Nice facility, no water? Something wrong with that picture - glad you've got options.

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  2. Good pastures outweigh hand towels and leather sofas. :-) Glad that you found something. You must feel relieved.

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  3. My sister and I were just recently discussing the odd areas where barns will choose to cut corners. This is certainly a rather crazy example!

    Glad to hear you found something. I often think finding the right boarding situation is one of the greater challenges in horse ownership.

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  4. Bad boarding barns are so frustrating! I wish there was some kind of law that if you own a boarding barn then you have to be knowledgeable and decent. If only I ran the world...

    I really hope the next place works out better for you and Bodhi.

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  5. I'm new to your bog and enjoy reading about a Haflinger. I'm so happy you found something for your horse. The minute I read "The office area has leather sofa's and a fire place" I thought oh, oh.

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  6. Dreaming- I deleted your comment accidentally! I hit the wrong buttom! I am horrible with computers.

    QHHaflingerGal glad you are here! I am hoping to get back to my regular scheduled postings of cute haflingers soon...

    Thanks guys!

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  7. What!? no water??? Yikes. I swear, if I could I would LOVE to run a proper small boarding facility. Oh well...dreams

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  8. Leather sofa but no water?!

    Glad you were able to find another place.

    Mary

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  9. At first I was thinking maybe this place was going to be great. Clearly they've got their priorities backwards! I really hope this new place works out, especially with spring around the corner!

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  10. Hope the moves turns out to be great! Good luck

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  11. You'd think they would invest in water troughs before a nice huge arena! So strange!

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  12. Maybe this will be one of those blessings in disguise things; I sure hope so!

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  13. So sorry you have to deal with all that drama! Sounds like you are staying way ahead of the game. You rock!

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