In total, effective June 1, I will now be paying $84 more than I paid in May of 2013- just a hair over $1000 more a year.
This is the biggest increase so far of $49. It's easier to brush off the $25 here and there but overall this total seems to be reaching beyond the normal cost of inflation. With 40 horses at KMT plus a conservative 50 more throughout the other programs that's an additional $90,000 a year.
I think Shiloh West is a great facility. It's well maintained and the guys run it like a well oiled machine. However what I haven't seen over the past two years are any upgrades- no additional turnouts, no eurosizer, no GGT footing.
Rather than receiving a letter that referenced costs of hay, water, etc as being the reason for the increase, I'd prefer to see a list of things that the team is going to tackle to make the facility better!
I am 100% on board in paying a little bit more to get a little bit more!
So chime in. Have you dealt with board rate increases before? What's the favorite update your property has made with the extra funds?
|Ellie is equally perplexed- primarily about why a rein is looped over her ear|