Just when i think we have a good thing going it all goes downhill again. I currently partial self care pasture board both Annie and Rhaegar. My vet and farrier would prefer for Rhaegar to be stall boarded or in a dry lot long term because his metabolic issues are still being worked out and we are being SUPER careful with him right now. I can't do stall board at the barn im currently at. PLUS a bunch of stuff just happened that is screaming at me to get out while i can. -To start it, the BO raised board $50 a month per horse with no warning. Effective immediately. -They are feeding molded round bales that the horses are refusing to eat and both of my horses have dropped a substantial amount of weight (and neither of them were spring chickens anyway, and yes they are both UTD on teeth and being treated for ulcers) -Supplements (including Rhaegars ulcer guard and colicare and Annie's meds for her COPD) have not been fed multiple times. which likely means THEY didn't get fed -I was pretty much told if i want my horses fed regularly i have to do it myself even though its supposed to be included in my board - i got smacked with a $600 vet bill that i was told had been mostly covered by all the extra work i do around the farm. unfortunately i didn't get that in writing so its null and void. -only TWO of us are having our board raised apparently?? My brother (who has his horse there as well) has heard NOTHING about board going higher at all, neither have the other three boarders. Only my aunt and i were told we had to pay more now. and the other three boarders DONT EVEN PAY OR WORK THERE. THEY ARE LITERALLY KEEPING THEIR HORSES THERE FOR FREE -My work trade hours got increased because she is setting a certain monetary value on things even when that value is not correct (for example, it usually takes me around 4 hours to bring in, stall and feed all 26 horses from the three different pastures and barns. However, she is only going to count 2.5 hours towards my board discount because she doesn't think it takes that long. She says it should only take 2.5 hours tops. I have to track the horses down on 30 acres of hilly/ tree covered pasture, then lure them into the barn, stall them one at a time, mix feed once they are all in stalls, feed it, wait for them to eat, and then lead them all back one at a time. It takes FOREVER) and thats not including the time i spend cleaning up the barn after major lesson nights when the kids leave things EVERYWHERE, there is poop all over the arenas and aisles and nothing has been swept. Apparently its still not enough and i need to take on more chores to "compensate". -Everyone hates my horse because they don't know how to properly handle him but anytime i ask them to come out so i CAN show them, they blow me off and ignore it. Im getting really sick of everyone telling my horse is a dangerous jerk because they make stupid decisions and try to blame him (such as, taking three full buckets of grain into a pasture with three food aggressive horses before you put them in their feeding stalls. Like come on guys. Are you trying to die? ITs not that difficult. put the pony in the stall. Put the next pony in a stall. put the next pony in a stall. Put the last pony in a stall. Walk carefree through the now empty paddock with as much grain as your little heart desires, unhindered by large piglets. It just makes sense people) -People have also been complaining about high maintenance Rhaegar is and that the don't like dealing with him Im kind of frustrated because i do and have done SO MUCH extra work out here to try and bring in new clients and help improve everything and then this happens? Im paying MORE than i was for LESS than i am currently getting and my horses look like crap because the hay they have is so molded i don't even want to touch it. And i was told if i wanted to get better hay i had to provide enough for the whole pasture because my horses can't go in a private paddock. The good news is, i believe i have a back up plan that will hopefully benefit us very well. The trainer i have been riding with offered me reduced board if i would be willing to help around the farm a few days a week, which if course i am. I would be getting stall board with turnout for rhaegar and pasture board for annie, with good high quality hay and they would be fed grain twice a day instead of just once. Plus i have easy access to my trainer and way more opportunities for lessons and showing when i decide to go that direction again. Im really hoping i can make it work soon because having them at the current barn is giving me such anxiety im literally nauseous from it. I really liked the barn we are at, at first but it seems like they are just taking advantage of me now and trying to milk me for all the work and money they can get. especially when they have other people who are SUPPOSED to be out there working but they aren't, and then im expected to pick up the slack and get things done. Im really upset about it but i know for me and my horses sake i think we need to move. I don't want to constantly be worrying about whether or not my horses are getting taken care of or if someone decided to let them back on the pasture because its easier for them (yes that did happen. no they did not have my permission. i almost murdered them. I specifically left a message on the feed board that Rhaegar COULD NOT be on pasture and they completely ignored it, i was ****ED) so i really think the best thing is to move to a facility that is used to, and prepared to take care of horses with needs like mine.