While the woman seems overbearing on many levels, and I know this is probably out of context, BUT:
We have posted "If you are sick, stay home" signs at our barn because frankly, HORSES HAVE NO CONCEPT OF SICK DAYS! If the person taking care of them is vomiting, or coughing up their lungs, they don't suddenly not need to be fed. So, if you get the barn owner (who might be the one and only caretaker at the farm) ILL, guess who suffers? We do our darndest to not get sick and are lucky to have tough immune systems. However, I would be very upset/borderline LIVID if I had a boarder come to my farm with a specific illness and then I came down with it shortly thereafter. It is disrespectful and rude to expose others to an illness because you aren't willing to be considerate. I'm not sure about you, but working while sick is AWFUL in my opinion, and as a barn owner, you don't get the option to "not work". Perhaps the woman was trying to indirectly keep you away for that reason? Although in all honestly, it seems not. Sorry for the soapbox, but that is the word from a BO's mouth ;) Good luck!
Last edited by leonalee; 11-08-2010 at 01:02 AM.