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post #11 of 30 Old 03-10-2011, 03:17 PM
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you say barn manager.. have you talked to the owner or are they the same person?
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lol- you know what- you are ABSOLUTELY right. Those things would be evident..."to someone who knows about horses and horse management..."
But for me- this trainer had ME buy HER a horse for her lesson program( he was to be living there for free and trained by her during the week) I was one of her students...The other horses were thin, and when I asked why they looked like that she would tell me that "one had Lyme's disease,OR that one just can't put on weight...OR TB's are supposed to be "ribby"..."
I believed everything she said...once I bought my own horse and got to really pay attention to the barn...I started noticing things...I also started reading about horses, horse care, horse management...THATS when I realized- RED FLAGS were RIGHT there in front of me and I got out of there.
I am sure some of you reading this are saying "Why would someone green buy a horse???" Its a long story, bottom line- The trainer had two horses in one week go lame- I was supposed to lease one of her horses, but was told I couldnt because he was too run down from doing 7 lessons in one day...so she proposed that if I bought her a lesson horse- he could live there for free...Two days later- she picked the horse, I bought him, and here we are. I fell in love with him and we have started on our journey together! He makes me so happy)) SO I should thank her for that;-0 HA.
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Don't worry, we all have to start somewhere in our horsey lives! And it doesn't sound like a good barn... What I would do is if someone asked me about the barn I would be honest and say facts not opinion, as stated above. But don't go around telling every person you see about how horrible that barn was, people won't want to talk to you lol :)

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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Prince, you can only be taken advantage of if you let yourself.

And honestly, I highly doubt anyone had one lesson horse teach seven lessons in one day.
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The barn manager is not the same as the owner- but the owner is always MIA...and really doesnt care...I complained about a couple of things and he always told me to take it up with her...he really doesnt care!
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Yes, Ray- we all start somewhere!!!
I will not be going around saying terrible things about this place- but if someone asks me...well, that's a different story! I will tell them what I saw.

And Always Behind-- I am not sure how to take your statement...but if I am thinking positively, I will say to you- you are correct. You can only be taken advantage of if you let someone-- but with that being said...You also must let go and trust what someone is telling you. I trusted her. And believe me- that trainer had a lesson almost every hour/half hour of the day- some of her days started at 8 am and ended at 8pm...she had up to 40 lessons a week at one point. I know, because I would try to sign up on her board for a lesson- and it would be filled before I could put my name in! All little kids, beginners...parents who don't know a thing about horses...like I did Whether this person was telling the truth about the horse having 7 lessons that day- now I have no idea if she was telling the truth because of all the lies she has told- EITHER WAY. None of this matters...I am almost wasting my time writing about how many lessons she had.
The point of this thread was:
How do I warn other people about this barn, or should I?
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Hey guys...
I was asked to define unsafe...
1.This barn manager starves horses.
2.This barn manager punches horses in the face.
3.This barn manager lets a horse go without water all night long and has YET to clean water buckets...they are all filled with sludge.
4.This barn manager lies to boarders about the health of their horses.

These are things that I know I CANNOT live with. Pretty basic stuff!
I just found out AFTER I left that LAPS had been called on this place while I was there...And just talking to "people" in general- I actually met a person that was the ONE to call LAPS on this barn- SMALL world? Or have there been several people to call LAPS on this place?

Thanks for the online review urls!!
If this were true it would be obvious to see before you moved in. A starving horse, dirty buckets, and you should know your own horses health.
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post #18 of 30 Old 03-10-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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If this were true it would be obvious to see before you moved in. A starving horse, dirty buckets, and you should know your own horses health.
What is the deal with all of these obnxoxious statements??
I was a student there. I did not always see all of the horses, I only rode one horse who looked fine to me... There were other horses there who were very skinny and if you read all of my other reply you would have known all this. Luckily my horse was and is very healthy, we were not there for more than 6 weeks. I am no dummy and once I saw allthe things going on over there I moved my horse out...
Again. Not looking for obnoxious statements, only helpful ones! ( I am beginning to think the people that have rude things to say must be sour barn managers, ha!)
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What is the deal with all of these obnxoxious statements??
I was a student there. I did not always see all of the horses, I only rode one horse who looked fine to me... There were other horses there who were very skinny and if you read all of my other reply you would have known all this. Luckily my horse was and is very healthy, we were not there for more than 6 weeks. I am no dummy and once I saw allthe things going on over there I moved my horse out...
Again. Not looking for obnoxious statements, only helpful ones! ( I am beginning to think the people that have rude things to say must be sour barn managers, ha!)
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Maybe you should exercise some common sense. You can smell a dirty and see a dirty bucket. Luckily not all horse owners are inexperienced and would see warning signs. Maybe the skinny ones did have health problems if some were not skinny. Why don't you just move on and quit worrying about future boarders.
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The only thing I have to say is about the skinny horses. My horse is a hard keeper and will always look skinny no matter what you put him on or how much hay he has in his stall. He has gained weight, but due to his build he will just not look like a "fat" horse. I'm not trying to stick up for the BO or anything or tryin to be rude, but there are horses out there that just can't put on weight.

However, back to your question. I would only tell people that ask or that you know are interested. Go on yahoo or google and it should have the barns name, make a fake SN and write a review. I know most of those links above I have never heard of, and I'm sure most people wouldnt think to check. Google and yahoo reviews are probably the most used(:
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