Originally Posted by Dresden
Well I spoke to the BO. She said she had told the child not to ride the scooter unless no horses were in the aisle, that she was glad no one got hurt and maybe being scared taught the child a lesson...
I just don't know what to think.
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My guess is you don't feel the BO was as tough with the kid in the situation as you would of liked her to be.
As a BO myself - I have to take what I did not see with a grain of salt. Believe it or not - people don't always tell the truth or at least the whole truth. You stated your horse reared and slipped 'several times'. Yet you were in the tack room? Can you see where I am going with this?
My suggestion - as it is to my boarders - have all of your items ready before you secure your horse in the cross tie. We have saddle racks and bridle hooks in the alley. Plenty of room to place a tote of grooming supplies. That way you are there 100% of the time to keep an eye on the horse. No pulling, no pawing, no striking, kicking, or urinating in the alley. All of the things the horses like to do as soon as they are not being watched.
As far as the four year old though - MY rule is no unattended child under 12. Liability insurance is expensive.