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    03-10-2011, 09:49 PM
  #21
Foal
Churum---
Let me exercise some common sense right now...Common sense tells me nobody told you they loved you today. You need more hugs now don't ya? Common sense would tell YOU that this thread was to ask ONE SIMPLE QUESTION:
How do I warn other people about this barn?
I have recieved some great answers- so thank's yall!
So, Churum, why don't you get some good rest and maybe tomorrow will be a better day for you


Thank you Just Jump for your input- I agree with you that there are certain horses that are Hard Keepers...but since I have left, more boarders have left due to the terrible conditions...so it ISNT JUST ME Even the horse I rode has looks bad-

And all of this wouldnt be just for boarders- it would be to protect horses!

I might be new to all of this- but I can say one thing- my horse is just like one of my children to me now and I have done clinics, read tons of books and have a trainer now for both of us! You have to start somewhere!! And I am loving every minute of it!

Thanks everyone else for your links- they will be very helpful to me and my friends who have left...
     
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    03-11-2011, 02:54 PM
  #22
Green Broke
You are just looking out for other horses. Not a problem. If someone was looking to board their horse why always use trial and error when you can research a place to find one that would suit you and your horse instead of finding out the hard way and having to stay at a not so nice barn...

And when someone more experienced then you tells you something that could be very believable (Such as "That horse is a hard keeper") You will likely believe them. And that doesn't mean that the new horse owner is dumb and should already know everything about horse keeping... It's all a learning experience... And obviously she was smart enough to notice the bad things and decided that wasn't good horse keeping!

So good for you for not staying at a barn you didn't like! Kudos!
     
    03-11-2011, 03:10 PM
  #23
Green Broke
Hey there! I have nothing to say about how to deal with this situation as it is too hard to call without actually being there.

However, I recognised your username and couldn't figure out where from so I checked out your older thread and now I remember...

I just wanna say: "I TOLD YOU YOUR TRAINER WAS AN IDIOT!!!"

Hope the new place works out better for you and your lovely boy. Sometimes it is best to leave the past behind you and not get dragged down by such things. If Animal Protective services has been called then at least you can rest easy in the knowledge that the barn is being monitored by the appropriate authorities.

All the best!
     
    03-11-2011, 08:54 PM
  #24
Foal
Sarah-
Hey thanks for remembering me
The trainer you are speaking about is not the same trainer from this barn!! Lol

Ray,
Thank you for such sweet words! You TOTALLY GET IT!!! Hehe- I was starting to wonder about some of the people on here! Just wanting to constantly bash people! (I was tryin to protect horses people!!)

"You are just looking out for other horses. Not a problem. If someone was looking to board their horse why always use trial and error when you can research a place to find one that would suit you and your horse instead of finding out the hard way and having to stay at a not so nice barn...HELLOOOOOOOOO- YES!!! THANK YOU!

And when someone more experienced then you tells you something that could be very believable (Such as "That horse is a hard keeper") You will likely believe them.I totally did!!! And that doesn't mean that the new horse owner is dumb and should already know everything about horse keeping... It's all a learning experience...AMEN. And obviously she was smart enough to notice the bad things and decided that wasn't good horse keeping!"
)))

Everything you wrote is exactly what I was trying to convey!


     
    03-11-2011, 09:51 PM
  #25
Green Broke
No problem! Glad my words helped! I have kind of been in the same situation but the difference was that the barn I used to board at (My horses are at home now) was a good barn but I always here by people on here about how horses owners never ride them or only ride them once a week in a lesson...

Well that was me... I have an off the track standardbred that had to be re-trained and when she was almost finished I got to ride her in lessons once a week and did that until we got her home. And I also didn't get to see a lot of the other horse people there, so they could have been saying what a horrible person I was because I only rode my horse once a week...

And the fact that I was quite shy (still am) I didn't know how to pick out a horses feet! I didn't even know how to pick one up! Just thank god that I have such a forgiving mare! I have learned a lot from her and the barn owner/ manager/ trainer/ riding instuctor! She did a lot! LOL

So, don't worry about some people on here that say "Oh, you should be smarter about things like this!" But do take anything and everything you can learn from :)
     
    03-11-2011, 10:00 PM
  #26
Green Broke
OK, I take back my smugness then

Don't take this the wrong way but a seasoned horse owner will notice all sorts of small (and large) issues within any prospective barn and will be reticent to board their horse at such a place. I understand you are new to horses and so may not have picked up on these things straight away. I also understand the wish to prevent other horses from being in a bad place so I can see where you are coming from. My point is that if the place is as bad as you describe, they will not attract more horses easily.

Just a word of warning: The horse world is surprisingly small and badmouthing people/businesses in your own community is risky and may come back to bite you.

The important thing is that you moved your boy to a new place where he will hopefully get the treatment he deserves. Unfortunately in the horse world you will come across many many situations that you do not agree with but all you can really do is ensure that your own personal horse is being taken care of and try not to worry too much about everyone else's unless there is some type of critical danger being imposed upon a horse or a person.

Good luck and post some more piccies soon!
     
    03-12-2011, 05:49 PM
  #27
Foal
Ray,
Thanks again! Glad your have your horses at home with you! I see my horse everyday, sometimes twice a day But I can't even ride him anymore- since moving him to his new barn he has taken on a new attitude- from being FED, and being accepted to the herd and from all the ide and snow- now he has to have SOME SERIOUS training- which he has twice a week...i wish I could afford more!
I cannot wait to get back on him! But still, just taking him for walks and doing groundwork means so much to me- he is such a sweetheart. He loves kisses and he loves to do tricks! Such smart boy

And Sarah, you are absolutley correct about someone noticing those types of things...what people on this thread might not understand was that at my old barn...I was only a student. I didnt partake in any of the horse stuff...I just got on a horse and rode it then left...I didnt do any inspection of the barn ( which I should have!!), I didnt look at any of the water bowls...I just trusted the girl that I took lessons from 3x a week to be as great as she MADE ME THINK SHE WAS~!!
Lookin back- how stupid I was! I now know so much more- and now I realize- she barely taught me SQUAT!!!! I have a lot of learning to do about riding horses- but I am learning so much about the care from my new barn. I have him at a private barn where the woman is a horsewoman...she is 63, has had a horse since she was 6 and have had such a great experience with her so far. She is like a walking horse encyclopedia!( lucky me)
I already know not to drag anyone under the bus in the horseworld...but I will put it out there that this isnt the best barn...if asked!
     
    03-13-2011, 03:13 PM
  #28
Green Broke
:) Yeah my horses are going to be in a serious boot camp to get fit and their manners brushed up! Good luck with him!
     
    03-15-2011, 06:19 PM
  #29
Foal
Tell the truth about the way the horses are treated, but do not post your opinion. Some people think different than others and may not think that something is bad when you believe that it is. Let them know about the kind of environment the horses will be living in rather than saying that you think that the environment at the stable is one that nobody should be in. There is no need to lie to people about a stable and there is also no need to post your opinion when you tell them about it. Let them form their opinion on the stable without being mixed in with another person's opinion. That's all you need to know in order to warn others about a "bad" stable.

EDIT: Ignore the rude statements that another person has posted. There's no need for anyone to be rude in this topic. You did not make this topic to be bashed about being worried about the care of future boarders at this stable. If a stable was that bad I'd want to know about it. People need to understand that someone inexperienced doesn't always know the red flags. They were once new to the world of horses, but apparently they can't remember how hard it was to learn. Some people need to shove a plug into their mouth.
     
    03-15-2011, 06:36 PM
  #30
Green Broke
LOL, I agree!
     

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