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post #31 of 56 Old 09-24-2010, 04:52 PM
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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.
But yet Boarders can rant, and complain all they want about BO, and BM's on a public forum and thats ok:roll:

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post #32 of 56 Old 09-24-2010, 04:54 PM
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But yet Boarders can rant, and complain all they want about BO, and BM's on a public forum and thats ok:roll:
Yes, and if their BOs/BMs find out about it, they can boot them and their horses out of the barn.

Nothing is without consequences, and as I stated earlier, the interwebz is far from being a private playground.

If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't post it on a public forum.
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post #33 of 56 Old 09-24-2010, 05:00 PM
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Yours missing MY point with my comment

Its funny how people come on here b*tch and complain about how bad and stupid thier BOs and BMs are.....and the minute a BO vents about an issue they are having everyone jumps down their throat how its unprofessional, how its not what they shouldn't do so on a public forum yadda yadda yadda...... Practice what ya preach is all I'm going to say.

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post #34 of 56 Old 09-24-2010, 05:09 PM
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It wasn't obvious what you were trying to get across, so any misunderstanding came from your lack of communication, not my inability to read for comprehension. Had you indicated that you think people always stick up for boarders when they rant and complain, I would have understood. But you didn't.

I don't currently board, but I have had my horses at my trainer's barn off and on over the last 3 years.

I have never once complained to anyone on any public BB about some of the things I don't like. Anything I don't agree with, I address it with my trainer.

I've seen plenty of people bash their BOs/BMs on different boards, and I'm not one to join with the crowd, take up pitchforks and torches, and scream, "Off with their heads!!!"

There are two sides to every story, and the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle when it comes to the, ZOMG! MY BO IS THE WORST! threads.

If you don't like your barn/BO/BM/trainer/instructor, MOVE. It's as simple as that. Anything else is just hot air and bile, and I'm not joining in with the feeding frenzy.

Keep your private affairs private. People seem to have forgotten this most basic of tenets with the electronic age and era of instant communication.
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post #35 of 56 Old 09-24-2010, 05:21 PM
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Let it go, don't say where new boarders are coming from in the future and don't print anything about any other stable in the future. Unless you want to open a can of worms with the boarder who forwarded your newsletter don't even bring it up. It's not worth it. Better, as a business owner, to avoid the drama and be professional.

If you want to address the problem of some issue a boarder has about your barn, offer a comment card (or form) in your monthly newsletter so boarders can make you aware of any problems.

Just remember you are a professional business owner and don't engage in drama and don't ever say anything negative about anyone else's barn or person, horse, whatever.

Good luck. BTW, we all make this mistake in some form or another. Can't tell you how many times I wish I'd just let it go and forgot about it instead a giving in to that nagging need to comfront someone. I usually end up sticking my foot in my mouth whether I'm right or wrong. You're dealing with human being and their personalities, so I'd let that one go. In your case, you can't afford to comfront that person and risk starting trouble even if you try to do it gently because you are running a business...and the professional relationship with the clients and the income is what counts.
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post #36 of 56 Old 09-24-2010, 08:12 PM
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Yours missing MY point with my comment

Its funny how people come on here b*tch and complain about how bad and stupid thier BOs and BMs are.....and the minute a BO vents about an issue they are having everyone jumps down their throat how its unprofessional, how its not what they shouldn't do so on a public forum yadda yadda yadda...... Practice what ya preach is all I'm going to say.

In addition to agreeing (once again) with Speed Racer, I would also like to point out that the casual poster that rants about their barn/BO/BM/etc doesn't mention names. Posters that have their barn name as their username really have to watch themselves; once you have a company name associated to your profile, you have to be even more careful than the average poster. So, if I were a boarder at the OP's barn and saw her posting about her boarders on a regular basis, I would be concerned.
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post #37 of 56 Old 09-27-2010, 11:16 AM
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In addition to agreeing (once again) with Speed Racer, I would also like to point out that the casual poster that rants about their barn/BO/BM/etc doesn't mention names. Posters that have their barn name as their username really have to watch themselves; once you have a company name associated to your profile, you have to be even more careful than the average poster. So, if I were a boarder at the OP's barn and saw her posting about her boarders on a regular basis, I would be concerned.
Totally agree!

(With both SR and Charis.)
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post #38 of 56 Old 09-27-2010, 11:21 AM
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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.
Exactly.

I have out of state friends I e-mail and text when I need to vent about boarders. Helps me blow and they can add two cents to help me see things in a completely objective manner since they have no horse involved.
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Yep. If I own XYZ business and post under username "XYZbusiness" then I better be careful about what I post; my reputation as a good businessperson is on the line whenever my fingers get a' tappin'.
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post #40 of 56 Old 09-29-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Again, I don't post anything I havn't said to someone's face or at least planned to. :o)

If I don't use my barn name as my screen name than it doesn't help my google ratings ;o) I try to post more helpful things than boarder rants...

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