Awkward situation- how to approach BO? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 17Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 28 Old 10-11-2011, 01:46 PM
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dresden View Post
Yep, the BO would still feed him, I would just be leading him into his stall. He is skinny. I can see his ribs and I've watched him get chased away from the food in the pasture so I know there is some validity to X's claims. Thank you all for the suggestions :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Are you there at the same time every day? The feed isn't going to sit in the stall as an attraction for mice or birds? You won't be going on vacation or get sick?

If the owner is going to board at this facility, the BO needs to work out the issues with the owner of the horse.

I am a BO, I have been in the situation of the hard to catch horse. It needs to be addressed by the person carries the liability for the situation. Horse continues to get skinny, gets hurt, colic, etc - while on your watch . . .

Just saying . . .
mls is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 28 Old 10-12-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 384
• Horses: 0
To answer the questions, yes im there at the same time and X only asked me to bring him into when I am there. Not every day.

To update - I spoke to the BO and she says he isn't any trouble to catch in the evening as Lucky comes up looking for food and pony follows him to the gate. So she's just going to leave him in overnight and turnout after morning feeding. She did say if he hadn't come in yet when I go get Lucky she would be quite pleased if I grabbed him too since he's less likely to come up if Lucky is already gone. So it seems like it'll work out for everyone. (Also got the impression from BO that X may be a bit of a barn drama creator which doesn't surprise me from some things she said). While X isn't entirely wrong, her handling of the situation by talking to another boarder instead of just talking to the BO herself did stir some drama or at least had the potential to do so. Im glad it worked out with very little nonsense. Thanks again for the advice.
Posted via Mobile Device
Dresden is offline  
post #23 of 28 Old 10-13-2011, 06:36 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,211
• Horses: 1
Hellooo???? Has anyone heard of a feed bag? It will solve both problems of being fed and catching very quickly.

~ Starline Stables ~
starlinestables is offline  
post #24 of 28 Old 10-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olds, AB Canada
Posts: 2,749
• Horses: 2
Or the BO could just hold that bucket while the horse ate so it wouldn't be taken away from another horse. It only takes a horse a couple of minutes for a horse to eat grain. Wouldn't she have to collect the buckets anyway?

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
Ray MacDonald is offline  
post #25 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 05:49 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: oregon
Posts: 968
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
It's the pony's owner who should say something. It's the pony's owner who should spend some time training her pony to be caught as well.
That's easier said than done. It took me 3 and half YEARS to "train" my horse to be caught. Now she will come to me every time, but no one else in the world can catch her! As a result my horse never gets let out if she's in. And never gets brought in if she's out.

OP, I imagine everyone at the barn is aware of this situation including the owner/BO. I don't think any one is going to see it as a problem with you for simply helping out. I certainly wouldn't mind! And I know my BOs have asked other boarders to "try" and help catch my horse. (with no success!)
Dresden likes this.
Reiterin is offline  
post #26 of 28 Old 10-21-2011, 10:24 AM
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by starlinestables View Post
Hellooo???? Has anyone heard of a feed bag? It will solve both problems of being fed and catching very quickly.
Not knowing why this horse is hard to catch = feedbag no no. Head shy? Eye problems? Then add a scarey object he can't get away from?
mls is offline  
post #27 of 28 Old 10-21-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 384
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by mls View Post
Not knowing why this horse is hard to catch = feedbag no no. Head shy? Eye problems? Then add a scarey object he can't get away from?
And they'd still have to catch him to put feed in said bag. I don't see how that'd help since catching is the problem... its worked out for now for this pony but I am curious as to how a feed bag would help?

He's already fed every time he's caught so the catching = food doesn't seem to matter much to him...
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by Dresden; 10-21-2011 at 12:29 PM.
Dresden is offline  
post #28 of 28 Old 10-21-2011, 12:34 PM
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dresden View Post
And they'd still have to catch him to put feed in said bag. I don't see how that'd help since catching is the problem... its worked out for now for this pony but I am curious as to how a feed bag would help?

He's already fed every time he's caught so the catching = food doesn't seem to matter much to him...
Posted via Mobile Device
Very true! If he was food motivated enough for a feed bag, slipping a catch rope on him would be just as easy.
mls is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how should i approach someone? katieandduke General Off Topic Discussion 15 09-05-2010 03:29 PM
Confused on how to approach this... Icrazyaboutu Horse Talk 4 04-20-2010 07:03 AM
Awkward poneh is ... awkward... JustDressageIt Horse Pictures 21 02-25-2010 03:27 PM
Jump Approach XxXequinegrlXxX Horse Riding Critique 15 04-19-2009 10:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome