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I can't believe it, it just seems unreal that in this economy someone would turn down $15 a half our (doesn't included drive). This gal lives nearly around the block and she doesn't like that she has to feed hay from one bale feeder to the adjoining pasture (takes MAYBE 10 minutes) she said it is a pain. I do it and the WHOLE feeding process takes 30 minutes or less! We have a herd of 5 and a herd of 3 so one herd finishes faster than the other....so for one day we finish one bale of hay by tossing it to the larger herd. Anyways, if we end up feeding one bale early and the other late Mike has to go out 2x's a week with the tractor rather than just one day on the weekend....we've timed it so that we have to feed on the weekends only because it takes 2 hours to feed bales with the tractor (herd horses out, etc,etc) and he just doesn't have the time during the week.

Anyways, she said she WOULD feed the horses but would prefer not having to fork over the hay for one day.....she's lied a few times too and one time she didn't want to bring in a horse so she just left the whole pasture open ....sooooooooo I am going to find someone else. I also paid her once to let Tootsie out as Totosie was on pred and needed to go out every 4 hours or more. She didn't show up (my boarder who was out told me).....luckily the boarder was there and let Tootsie out! This time she just didn't call me back (rude and unprofessional) and lied saying she lost her phone.

I am so irritated that I pay someone well and they lie, don't do the work, and complain about it! The job is flipping easy! OK, gripe over and we are staying home.
 

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She lies in such a way that it does concern me....and it's so OBVIOUS! Anyways, it sucks because we have to cancel family plans but with out weather I'd probably not make it up north anyways! And we also have to hire someone to plow for the weekend, etc, etc soooooo, maybe it's for the best. I am really sad about it though. Lucas would have the opportunity to play with his cousin and I can hang out with my family. Oh well.
 

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If you want to send me the info for the job, I can put it on my Michigan Horse email list. Someone close to you might be looking to do something like that for a little extra cash.
 

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I might be way off on this one Jules, but $15 isn't much in this day's economy, even if it is just for 30 mins. Five horses are a huge responsibility especially forking hay. Not for nothing but you get what you pay for in my oh so humble opinion.
 

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Wendy said:
I might be way off on this one Jules, but $15 isn't much in this day's economy, even if it is just for 30 mins. Five horses are a huge responsibility especially forking hay. Not for nothing but you get what you pay for in my oh so humble opinion.
That's the the going rate around here. She doesn't stay the night she just drops in and feeds. I've asked on my Michigan horse board and ironically when I origially hired her this summer she only WANTED $10 a feed...I told her I wanted to pay her $15 a feed as that is what I've paid others. To feed horses for a weekend is over $60.
 

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I pay $20/feeding for two horses. It takes about 30 minutes but some of that time is waiting for the TB to finish. It's a little more than the going rate but I get to keep my horsesitter because of it.
 

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I pay $20/feeding for two horses. It takes about 30 minutes but some of that time is waiting for the TB to finish. It's a little more than the going rate but I get to keep my horsesitter because of it.
We have more than 2 but most only get a handful of grain. Do you feed outside? Where are youl located?
 
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