Ok, so, fences are down, fans are off in the open stalls in 112 degree heat, and there are 'bullies' in every other pasture.
I go out this morning to check on my horses since last night I put them up in some stalls due to down wire fence....AGAIN. While I'm out there, I call the owner/manager. No surprise when I don't get a hold of him. So, I call the girl who works for him, get in touch with her, and tell her that I need a solution to put my horses out for the day or until the fence is PROPERLY fixed. She tells me that she'll talk to the BO and call me back as soooon as she can. She can usually get a hold of him really fast because he really only hides from people who give a crap about their horses. Well, two hours pass and I don't hear from her, so I call her again. No answer, ok...call the manager again...no answer...Ok....Text the manager that I need to talk to him, wait half an hour, no answer.
Finally I can't wait ANY more and decide to put them in a smaller pasture with 2 other horses on it that my horses already know and are familiar with. Sure they are bullies during feeding time, but, it's not feeding time, so they should be fine until night when I go to check on them again. So, I text him that's what I'd like to do, and wait about 15 minutes for a response, nothing...so, I put my horses out there, lock everything up, and am on my way home to take care of other things because contrary to belief, I DO have a life outside of babysitting my horses 24/7 because of some idiots stupidity and laziness when it comes to managing horses and property.
I am halfway home when I FINALLY get a call from the manager. I try to explaine what is going on and it somehow gets turned around that I'm breaking his 'rules' (there are NO rules posted, none provided upon signing a contract, and no emails OTHER than to lock the gates before you leave) and that I can't just throw strange horses out with strange horses. Uh...they AREN'T strange horses...they used to be part of a herd until the 'bullies' were seperated due to having some grain agression issues last winter, BUT have been just over the fence the whole time since then and had been seen on several occations touching noses with my horses...they are NOT strangers! He also goes on to to lecture me about pulling my horses out of the pasture because of the danger of wire, but I just leave the other horses in there like I don't care about them (Excuse me, I care about ALL the horses...but he has already gotten onto me before for handling someone else's horse AND the only other horses that could get hurt are HIS!) I try to explain that I was following his advice to not mess with other people's horses and that I DID care about all the horses out there, and I even picked up the wire and put it back on the fence line. His next attack? That all the problems are MY horses' fault! I had my own property before with and without a hot wire. I've had horse fence, wood fence, and barbed wire and they NEVER even TESTED the fencing! And it was NOT good fencing and I'll be the first one to tell you so. However I was out there weekly making it as safe as I could for the next week and my work paid off because I never had a fence injury. HE can't say as much!
I play it calm though and take the blame, turning around to "Well, if it is my horses then they need to be put in a safer area where they aren't tempted to bring a fence down"
Now he's just talking in circles, blaming me for everything that's gone wrong at his place, what a bad boarder I am, and that he's just about ready to "clean house" and just dump all the drama at his 'business'. I'm sorry....but I wouldn't have to resort to doing things on my own if he'd take care of it, I wouldn't be such a pestering boarder if he'd take care of it or just TALKED to me about it and worked with me on how to fix it. AND, while it might technically be a business, he sure as HELL isn't running it like one. He's running it like it's a back yard favor, like we don't PAY him to be there, and like we have no RIGHT to tell him off for being a an absolutely unsavory person to deal with.
I have looked and looked for a place to board, and while the management isn't great, the property would be AMAZING with just a little fence repair and some musical pastures until all the horses find who they get along with and settle down and are properly managed (ie. Pulling out grain bullies during feeding time) The place is also close to home so I can get out there 1-2 times a day if needed (not that I want to be doing that in 112 degree heat!) and, at the moment, it's affordable. I have looked at other places and it's just an uphill battle trying to find a place affordable and close enough that I'm not wasting a quarter tank of gass ONE WAY to get out there.
I am just so very very frustrated and disheartened by all this.
I have even offered him my help FOR FREE to fix his fences and deal with other issues he clearly needs help with, and while he'll say "I'll talk to you about it" he never does and just continues to avoid me like the plague. Am I REALLY that bad of a boarder for wanting a safe environment for my best friend and companion?