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    11-15-2012, 03:03 PM
  #11
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What barns in my area do is have a clean the barn day so every body feels like they are part of a community and they see what it takes to keep a barn nice looking
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    11-15-2012, 03:39 PM
  #12
Weanling
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what barns in my area do is have a clean the barn day so every body feels like they are part of a community and they see what it takes to keep a barn nice looking
What a great idea! I've had a few friends mention this... Hmmm...
     
    11-15-2012, 04:01 PM
  #13
Trained
I guess I'm alone. I would talk to the trainer and have the trainer bring it up with the clients and deal with it should it happen again. The trainer really should have interrupted the or cleaned it off.
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    11-15-2012, 04:19 PM
  #14
Trained
While it was pretty juvenile, and that's the key JUVENILE, to do that I kind of feel like it goes with the territory. I think if you're going to run a facility, then you're going to have stuff like this occasionally. I'd be grateful it wasn't permanent damage.

I WOULD do my dusting during their next lesson, to just sort of let them see who is having to clean up after them. I'd also schedule 2 or 3 barn days at the barn and have a potluck BBQ afterwards with some entertainment as a "Thanks for your help" kind of thing. If you don't have good local entertainment, then cater the BBQ instead of potluck-ing it.

I would not be shy about telling the instructor the next time her clients do something like that, that I would expect her to clean it up herself.
     
    11-15-2012, 04:43 PM
  #15
mls
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Anybody have any suggestions on how to let people know that this type of "temporary" defacing of our property is UNACCEPTABLE without sounding like a complete tyrant? I'm feeling like one right now... literally, I want to interrupt their lesson, hand them a broom and say "Don't worry about paying for your lesson this evening - tonight is going to be a lesson in barn management. My arena walls looks terrible, please spend the next hour completing the dust job you started."
Add calcium chloride to the footing. It will GREATLY reduce the dust. Problem solved on more than one front.
     
    11-25-2012, 12:30 AM
  #16
Weanling
I mgiht be looking at this from the wrong side.

But if dust on the walls being disturbed ruffles your feathers the wrong way, clean them off a bit more often.

Defacing property is one thing but kids playing in the dust on a wall is anotehr in my eyes.
     
    11-25-2012, 06:57 AM
  #17
Trained
I like the clean the barn party idea......I think that is great! WE do that for trail maintenance too! Personally, with respect to this incident-I would not clean during their lesson-that is really passive aggressive, IMO. I would say something to the instructor for sure, not the clients. To them, I might just suggest that they ride with brooms or towels. That way they can do their designs, clean and "bombproof" all at once. Multitasking.
     



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