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    09-18-2010, 10:50 AM
  #21
Yearling
I do accept some of the responsibility for this obviously.. I think what the mystery boarder did was shameful, and above all shame XOX stables for treating their boarders like that. ** By the way I emailed the XOX barn owner and told her that I wasn't trying to talk bad about her facility per say, and I could personally care less how she conducts her business (because if she wants to run off all her boarders to me that would be great!) among other things..**

I do post a lot about my boarders... as I've said in my previous posts that I come from a training background and I've only been a barn owner for 2 years so I frequently want other peoples opinions on how to handle certain situations. I do no however, talk about boarders or even other barn owners behind their backs. I might ask here first, but I always go to them myself and address the situation. Not to mention, if I talk about someone good or bad, I have no problem saying it to their face. When I was full I have sent people to XOX not knowing much about their facility. If someone ask me about another facility or person I will give my honest opinion which usually includes something good and something bad.

With my newsletters, I do like to introduce people and other boarders have said they like it as well.. But I guess you can't please everyone. I don't always include the other barns but I don't usually say whether or no it's good or bad circumstances. I have one boarder who came from a multi-million dollar state of the art facility to my place and introduced her as such in a light hearted manner. I jokingly asked her why she would want to come to my dump for? So I'm not above admitting what my facilities strengths and weaknesses are.
     
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    09-23-2010, 07:42 AM
  #22
Weanling
Unfortunately, I think you need to just chalk this one up to a "hoof in mouth" experience and let it go with the knowledge that as someone who doesn't like to talk behind other people's backs, you said something you shouldn't have. I guarantee that confronting your "bad boarder" will result in a bad relationship, or worse, they'll leave. I agree with the prior response: it isn't your business to tell other boarders where new boarders are coming from. Welcoming someone to your barn family is always kind, but to be honest, I'd be kind of POd if I were the new boarder and got that email :/ Good luck!
     
    09-23-2010, 10:44 AM
  #23
Foal
I think this was a privacy issue & we should all be more careful of the consequences. I was at a boarding stable that when I told them I was leaving that weekend, after giving them more than 30 days notice, locked my horse in her stall. I had to call the police and sell my horse in order to get her out. People can be cruel.
     
    09-23-2010, 10:46 AM
  #24
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinkat1    
I think this was a privacy issue & we should all be more careful of the consequences. I was at a boarding stable that when I told them I was leaving that weekend, after giving them more than 30 days notice, locked my horse in her stall. I had to call the police and sell my horse in order to get her out. People can be cruel.
Surely there is more to it than that?
     
    09-23-2010, 11:27 AM
  #25
Foal
DA, the owners of the stable were trying to keep the good, paying boarders from leaving & they took advantage of me by using my horse as a lesson horse. I had to bring my own hay because my horse wouldn't eat the horrible stuff they were giving her. They fed my hay to all the horses because they were out. Never reimbursed me. I had to go to the barn every night, because I did not trust them. I loved the place, but not the care. It was a strange situation.
     
    09-23-2010, 11:50 AM
  #26
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by twinkat1    
DA
What is DA?

As a BO - I would never lock a horse in a stall. WAAAAYYYY more work for me than is worth it.
     
    09-23-2010, 12:11 PM
  #27
Foal
Da, means yes, learned it in Romania
     
    09-23-2010, 05:01 PM
  #28
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by starlinestables    
I do accept some of the responsibility for this obviously.. I think what the mystery boarder did was shameful, and above all shame XOX stables for treating their boarders like that. ** By the way I emailed the XOX barn owner and told her that I wasn't trying to talk bad about her facility per say, and I could personally care less how she conducts her business (because if she wants to run off all her boarders to me that would be great!) among other things..**

I do post a lot about my boarders... as I've said in my previous posts that I come from a training background and I've only been a barn owner for 2 years so I frequently want other peoples opinions on how to handle certain situations. I do no however, talk about boarders or even other barn owners behind their backs. I might ask here first, but I always go to them myself and address the situation. Not to mention, if I talk about someone good or bad, I have no problem saying it to their face. When I was full I have sent people to XOX not knowing much about their facility. If someone ask me about another facility or person I will give my honest opinion which usually includes something good and something bad.

With my newsletters, I do like to introduce people and other boarders have said they like it as well.. But I guess you can't please everyone. I don't always include the other barns but I don't usually say whether or no it's good or bad circumstances. I have one boarder who came from a multi-million dollar state of the art facility to my place and introduced her as such in a light hearted manner. I jokingly asked her why she would want to come to my dump for? So I'm not above admitting what my facilities strengths and weaknesses are.
I KNEW the name of this place looked familiar.

I have had my eye on a horse at this place....Bentley. Do you still have him?
     
    09-23-2010, 10:00 PM
  #29
Yearling
Dubya, Bentley is still for sale but he is having a lameness issue right now. :o/ but he is going for dirt cheap. His owners seriously can't afford any kind of vet care to figure out.

Email me or call and I'll explain it further. :o)
     
    09-23-2010, 10:12 PM
  #30
Weanling
To be perfectly honest, and in following with Alwaysbehind's first post, I would hate seeing anything written about me by my BO on a BB or anywhere without my express consent. Being a barn owner, you are a business owner, and thus you must be very careful about what you say, where. I think it's fantastic that you and other BOs participate on this forum, all of you have some really great input; at the same time you have to be very careful about just what you say, and complain about.
     

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