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Complaint Review: Rushing Wind Stables

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 17, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, June 24, 2013

  • Reported By: rbca — Olympia Washington
Rushing Wind Stables
11207 Crockett St. SW Olympia, Washington USA

Rushing Wind Stables AKA Rushing Wind Equestrian Center AKA Jared Mulvaine The place is operated by a guy who has never been around horses until he was given the job by the owner 2 years ago Olympia Washington

*Consumer Comment: meat eating wild animals

*Consumer Comment: It was 20 degrees Fahrenheit horses standing in mud all night

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Wow, the power of the internet...it's a good thing, right?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: If you don’t agree with the contract, then why did you sign it?

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Thank you for pointing out that I read!

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Rushing Wind Stables Management

*General Comment: Licensed Veterinarian

*Consumer Comment: Dont Sign a Contract

*Consumer Comment: The stable manager has a temper

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I had my horse there a short time but it was long enough to see that he was not properly cared for. The guy who runs the place comes across as a real horse expert. "Mulvaine Equine Management, inc". The truth is that Jared has never been around horses in his life until he was given the job to run the stable about 2 years ago.

It took a 30 day notice to get my horse out of there. My horse was under weight and had an abscess in his hoof when I took him out of Rushing Wind. My vet was sure it was caused by standing in mud.

Their web page advertises 12x12 stalls that are cleaned daily. But that is not true. If you read the extras, you will see that Jared charges another 50.00 a month to bring your horse in every night. Most of the time the horses are left outside to stand in cold wet pastures all winter, only brought in if it is raining so hard as to cause minor flooding. Then, for unknown reasons, I have found the horses locked in their stalls for several days at a time standing in their own waste.

Now some minor things; they advertise an indoor 72x120 arena. It is really a covered arena with the sides open. I rode in it once in the winter and the blowing wind was so bad I had to quit. Their 150x250 outdoor arena is a half mile away from the barn.

The reason I am filing this report is because if you care about your horse like I care about mine and want to keep your horse at Rushing Wind, you must check on your horse all the time. You should not trust Jared to care for your horse completely.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/17/2013 12:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Rushing-Wind-Stables/Olympia-Washington-98512/Rushing-Wind-Stables-AKA-Rushing-Wind-Equestrian-Center-AKA-Jared-Mulvaine-The-place-is-o-1059760. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

meat eating wild animals

AUTHOR: disgusted - ()

 Jared, you were very disrespectful to that veterinarian. Protective Dad was right, you are not only a convicted felon but you are a smart aleck too. You don't have to google rushing wind to find these reports. And it is true what the veterinarian said about the wild animals. There are even new Bear Crossing signs less than a mile away. Bears eat horses. Mountain lions and cougars eat horses. There are coyotes out there, they may not be able to catch a full grown horse but will chase one right through a fence. Those wild animals hunt at night. If available, every horse should be in a stall at night for warmth during the winter and protection year round. Your cross-fencing does not keep out wild animals. Shame on you. My horse has gained almost all his weight back since I took him out of rushing wind. Get out of the horse business Jared, you know nothing about taking care of horses. Holms could hire several people I know who DO know how to properly care for horses and manage that facility. You disgust me.

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#2 Consumer Comment

It was 20 degrees Fahrenheit horses standing in mud all night

AUTHOR: disgusted - ()

The horses at Rushing Wind are still out at night because Jared thinks that's acceptable weather, I would rather sleep in my bathroom (as Jared calls a stall). No wonder they lost weight. The horses don't get fed enough to begin with and then they have to be out in below freezing temps all night and that ground is not dry. I'm glad my horse isn't there anymore. 

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Wow, the power of the internet...it's a good thing, right?

AUTHOR: RWEC - ()

The philosophy of Rushing Wind “…striving to keep the horses outdoors as much as possible” was in place long before I assumed management. I have noticed that horses who have come to the barn high strung often settle down with extended time outdoors and quality feed. We have large paddocks so the horses have room to run without injuring themselves. Boarders comment frequently about how calm and happy the horses are.  Horses are animals that need lots of room to move around, how would you like to be locked up in your bathroom all night?

The barn is double fenced with additional security measures in place which, in part, is why the horses are safe outside. Stop trying to scare people with your comments about cougars and mountain lions. I would think it would have been more advantageous for a veterinarian to comment on all the zoonotic diseases (diseases that are transferred between animals and their owners) that can be transferred by mosquitos from unvaccinated animals. (Which is why we require all animals here to be vaccinated.)  Good thing I read!

If you are a licensed veterinarian I highly doubt you are a large animal veterinarian in practice. If you truly believe what you are saying, you would have stated who you are, making yourself more credible. Anyone can SAY they are a licensed veterinarian on the internet. (Powerful, right?)

Regarding the cost of the “extras,” other barns build this into their price, charging $400 or more. I can make horse ownership more affordable by charging a lesser amount and instead, charge for the extra services the owner wants that are outside of my standard care, which starts at $350.

If you were to Google for additional choices, this would never have shown up, it would have given you a list of stables, you had to specifically look for Rushing Wind to find this page.

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

If you don’t agree with the contract, then why did you sign it?

AUTHOR: RWEC - ()

Who doesn’t read a contract before they sign it? 

It is common for boarding facilities to require notice prior to terminating the contract.  Rushing Wind’s is 30 days. If you don’t agree with the contract, then why did you sign it?

Like I said before, potential boarders are encouraged to, and often do, visit the barn before bringing their horses, so they are fully aware of the accommodations and my management style prior to signing a contract.  They can also see that the horses are happy and healthy.

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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Thank you for pointing out that I read!

AUTHOR: RWEC - ()

Thank you for pointing out that I read! I do make it a point to research horse care. I also surround myself with knowledgeable horse people (horse experts) on a regular basis. I think it is important to continue learning and I strive to be quite ambitious when it comes to expanding my knowledge base on horses and horse care.

 I had hired someone to work for me and you must have been at the barn at that time. I was advised a horse was without water and I retraced the days events. The person I hired had left a horse without water, which is one of many mistakes she made. This is, in part, why she no longer works for me. I’m sorry if that was your horse and you can be assured she no longer works here.

 If any owner had called me and told me their horse was without water I would be apologetic, not angry. I do not understand how your daughter would be afraid of me if you were the one on the phone with me; however, I do not recall any such incident on the phone. I strive to be professional with the boarders at the barn and would not act in such a manner as you are describing.

The fact that the facility is in the country is something I cannot control. There are lights in the barn, the arena and along the walkways to the paddocks. If you do not like going to the paddocks at night, you can always have your horse brought in. In the winter the horses are brought in more often, especially during inclement weather. We do have a closing time as well, so no one should be at the barn too late anyway. 

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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Rushing Wind Stables Management

AUTHOR: RWEC - ()

I have been managing Rushing Wind Equestrian Center for over two years under the guidance of the property owner, who is a horse expert with over 30 years experience. 

When a boarder leaves the facility, they are required to give 30 days notice as stated in the contract they sign upon arrival.  If an owner has a question, comment or concern regarding their horse, I encourage them to talk to me about it.  I strive to accommodate any reasonable requests.  

The health and well-being of the horses at the barn are of utmost importance to me. I watch the weather closely and turn the horses out or bring them in accordingly with the forecast. 

Potential boarders are encouraged to, and often do, visit the barn prior to bringing their horses, so they are fully aware of the accommodations and my management style prior to signing a contract. There are also photographs on the website of the facility. I am consistently making improvements and updates to the facility.

The outdoor arena was placed a distance from the main barn strategically so that horse and rider can warm up and cool down with a pleasant short trail ride.

Rushing Wind Equestrian Center is a horse boarding facility that does care about and focuses on the well-being of the horses that board here and the happiness of their owners.  People can do things differently and still do them correctly.

If someone disagrees with something I’m doing, talk to me about it, don’t write nasty messages on the internet.  I prefer to be professional about it.  

I encourage people to not only check us out online but also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rushingwindstable. I have no reason to hide; I’m doing a good job. 

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#7 General Comment

Licensed Veterinarian

AUTHOR: animaldoc - ()

 Wow, the power of the internet...it's a good thing, right?

While helping my niece find a place to board her horse near Olympia,  I read the Rushing Wind stable/equestrian center web page thoroughly, then I googled for more choices. That's when this place (rip-off report) appeared on Rushing Wind. I feel compelled to leave my own comments as I am a licensed veterinarian and I disagree with their philosophy.

And I quote:

"To keep a horse healthy, be as natural as possible, Supported by the recommendations of our vets, our staff reinforce this concept by striving to keep the horses outdoor as much as possible."
 
After reading the "extras" I can deduce that the horses at Rushing Wind are not stalled every night unless the horse owner requests it and pays the extra 50.00 a month.
 
It is not my practice nor any of my colleagues practice to advise clients to leave their horses out at night. Horses are easily spooked/startled at night which can lead to injuries as their fight or flight instinct kicks in (most likely its flight). In addition there could be mosquitoes, wild animals and human criminals. I have treated 2 horses with suspicious wounds...perhaps left by a cougar or mt lion. Bottom line is if you have a safe barn and stall, your horse should be put in every night regardless of weather conditions. That way you lessen the chances of your horse being hurt, stolen or even worse.
 
Because of the other reports/drama and their philosophy I will tell my niece to stay away from Rushing Wind boarding stable.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Dont Sign a Contract

AUTHOR: mustang gal - ()

 I totally agree with the others that have reported their experience at this place. Beware of this place. Don't sign a contract with this guy. They require a 30 day notice to leave their facility and you will loose money because no one will hold a place for you with out paying them to hold the new place. IT WAS A COSTLY MISTAKE TO BOARD AT RUSHING WINDS. I could go on and on about the problems I encountered while boarding my horse there. I Just advise anyone to be aware and check it out thoroughly before going there and leaving your horse in their care. In my opinion he makes decisions that are for him and not in the animals best interest. The problem is with the manager Jarod, and his lack of knowledge of horses and their care. And unfortunately he makes the decisions that have to do with the welfare of your horse and tries to present himself as a real equine expert. Nothing could be further from the truth. Also the web page is exaggerated and is full of it. CHECK OUT THOROUGHLY BEFORE LEAVING YOUR HORSE THERE !!

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#9 Consumer Comment

The stable manager has a temper

AUTHOR: horselover - ()

Since someone else reported this place I will add to it. Jared, the man who manages the stables is a know it all who likes to boss you on how to take care of your horse, and he is new to horses And does NOT know anything except for what he reads.

The place is okay during the summer and as long as you check on your horse. I found my horse without water and called Jared, he seemed to be very upset that I bothered him....temper, temper. My daughter was scared.

During the winter you can't go see your horse at night because it is very dark there and the horses are left out in the fields.  

I took my horse out as soon as I found another place, lost money because I paid my rent a month ahead but it was worth it.

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