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    05-18-2009, 02:52 PM
Believe me I've been there not fun. Worst time in my life. I got outta there ASAP.
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    05-18-2009, 03:08 PM
Ya, I would just move, its not worth it.
    05-18-2009, 03:23 PM
Originally Posted by reining girl    
ya, I would just move, its not worth it.
Sometimes you just can't find a decent place right away. Sometimes thats the issue with leaving.
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    05-18-2009, 03:42 PM
Originally Posted by Trissacar    
Sometimes you just can't find a decent place right away. Sometimes thats the issue with leaving.
No one said that she had to leave tomorrow. Generally, most stables require a 30 day notice to vacate. If the OP does decide to leave, and she is required to give a 30 day notice, that should leave enough time to find another stable.
    05-18-2009, 04:45 PM
Not to sound paranoid or spark paranoia, but I'd keep an eye on your horse, too. If this lady is this petty, she may-- not even intentionally, mind you-- lack in her care of your horse to get "back" at you. I've unfortunately witnessed this before.
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    05-18-2009, 05:03 PM
As a matter of fact, I just moved my horse to a new place this weekend to get away from a psychotic BO. And I've been grinning ear to ear ever since. It was a MISERABLE five months having my mare there.
    05-20-2009, 09:39 AM
Bitchy Barn Managers

If you do end up moving your horse, consider a barn run by a gelding, not a mare.... you'll probably end up with less drama.

Seriously, good luck with trying to work it out but ultimately you need to be happy with the boarding. It may never be perfect but it should be pretty decent. It sounds like plain "catty"ness on the part of the barn manager.
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    05-20-2009, 09:49 AM
Hi all.
I'm having some issues with my manipulative, dragonish barn manager right now (as per usual) and I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar troubles? Maybe stories to share? I could use the laughs
Ahhhhh the great She Devils of Barns. Gotta love them! I sure had my experience with one, for sure.

Manipulative, controlling, opinionated, gossiper, her way or the highway.

My favorite part was when your horse soon became hers. If you did something she didn't think was right, she would take over control.

The sad thing though, is that she had no clue. She was always the victim and everyone around her were the horrible one's. She thought everyone were there for her, not the other way around.

Anways - this is YOUR horse. YOUR money. YOUR time. YOU are paying this person for their service. Nothing more, nothing less.

If a plumber treated you this way, you'd find another plumber. If your cable company treated you this way, you'd cancel service and find another. If a store clerk treated you this way, you'd shop at another store.

So why allow a BM to treat you this way? They are there FOR YOU and YOUR horse - nothing more, nothing less.

Move on.
    05-20-2009, 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by MIEventer    
Anways - this is YOUR horse. YOUR money. YOUR time. YOU are paying this person for their service. Nothing more, nothing less.
You forget YOUR decision to move to that barn in the first place.

Barn manager - barn owner - their barn, their rules. You know the rules when you agree to board, you follow them. If they don't fit with your ideal barn - do not move there.
    05-20-2009, 12:09 PM
The barn may have seemed like a good match in the beginning, but things change and sometimes aren't what they seem. Also it doesn't sound like she is breaking any rules. Not all barn managers are good people or good managers. It doesn't sound like a problem with the rules, it sounds like a crazy horse lady and anyone who has spend any time near a horse barn knows that there are plenty of them around... I also know that there are a lot of good barns with good managers out there, so best of luck to you with your search and I hope you find a great one!

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