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    10-28-2011, 11:36 AM
  #141
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
A better word might have been 'kinder' or 'hospitable'.

You know, like NOT calling your boarders '******ed' when they're annoying you. 'Difficult' might have been a better choice of words.

Starline, you're the one who comes across as a brass plated, only in it for the money, type of BO I'd run away from. You might not actually BE like that, but it's certainly the perception you give. So if people are getting offended by what you post, it's most likely because they've already formed a less than flattering opinion of you based on your own words.

You come off as an entitled princess who thinks others are less important, and far less intelligent than yourself.
I can't help if I think of something as being "simple". I realized that some people may take offense to that which is why I said it was a compliment. I did say I went to school there so obviously I didn't mean "simple" to mean stupid.

To say something is "******ed" is a common expression for many things that are not actually "******ed". I didn't think I had to explain that. It's something I call my husband at least once a week especially when he makes me watch southpark lol. That fact that I have to explain that to the people on horseforum who use the word "******ed" and the like, to describe each other is beyond me!
     
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    10-28-2011, 11:41 AM
  #142
Banned
If someone is my source of income, I'll generally refrain from insulting them in any venue which they could potentially access, regardless of my opinion of them. No need to shoot myself in the foot.
     
    10-28-2011, 12:08 PM
  #143
Yearling
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Originally Posted by bubba13    
If someone is my source of income, I'll generally refrain from insulting them in any venue which they could potentially access, regardless of my opinion of them. No need to shoot myself in the foot.
If people can't take a joke then I don't want them at my barn. Period.
     
    10-28-2011, 12:16 PM
  #144
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
If people can't take a joke then I don't want them at my barn. Period.
Some things are a matter of perception. As has been said many times, the typed word is difficult to determine true inflection.

However - "******ed" is not PC (politically correct) and has not been for a very long time.

Yes, your barn - your rules but HF is a public forum.
MIEventer and DraftXDressage like this.
     
    10-28-2011, 01:06 PM
  #145
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
To say something is "******ed" is a common expression for many things that are not actually "******ed". I didn't think I had to explain that. It's something I call my husband at least once a week especially when he makes me watch southpark lol. That fact that I have to explain that to the people on horseforum who use the word "******ed" and the like, to describe each other is beyond me!
We all understand what it meant especially in the context you had it in.

But then again I guess most of us would rather say "You're not being very PC, there are better ways to put it" than going your route and saying "Stop being a bitch!"
     
    10-28-2011, 04:44 PM
  #146
Yearling
Same difference. Y'all take yourselves a little too seriously! Lighten up!
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    10-28-2011, 06:39 PM
  #147
Trained
Perception=reality. Sorry but true, and in this case us, AKA prospective customers have the PERCEPTION that has been gently explained to you. Again, you choose, not to listen. Your choice, certainly. However, defending yourself will not change our perception. Your not listening will not make "it" go away-just us.

You are young and have lots to learn about business and life. The fact that you do not hear what your customers and others are saying-REALLY HEAR IT-tells me that you may very well not be successful long term. Just so I am clear, I mean listening in the truest sense. Not seeing or hearing the words, but actually understanding what is being said to you.

Perhaps, just perhaps, you are a bit "too light" and we are more on track at being serious when there are hundreds of thousands of YOUR dollars at stake. Seems to me it might be worth your while to at least think about what people are saying.
     
    10-29-2011, 01:54 AM
  #148
Weanling
First of all, I would just like to say I read ALL 15 pages, ...and now need a beer

Now for my 10 cents......as for the charging of walking the colicky horse, I myself would not charge the owner, as I do think the owner made enough of an attempt to be at the barn in a timely manner. If the owner didnt show, or simply said "you deal with it"...then yes, I would have charged.....as you as an owner have a responsibility to your horse even though Im "getting paid" to care for them.

In my barn I do not have allot of extra charges, I like to keep it "simple" (there's that word again ). I do not charge to hold for vet or farrier, if its during regular hours, or if scheduled along w other horses.
But if you wanted the vet out at 9pm and you weren't here, then yes I may charge a handling fee...depending on the circumstances.
I do charge for putting on polos or boots for turnout, but do not charge a blanket fee like most stables.

I do think that some people are attacking Star a bit much, taking everything she says and twisting it into the BO from hell. I do agree that some of the things she does, seem "odd" to me, but if it works for her and her boarders..awesome. Wouldn't work for me, but who am I to judge....dont know her or her barn from adam.
I knew exactly what she meant by the term "simple"....(definition : Easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty)....no need to jump down her throat because she used a term that has more then one meaning.

I have had my share of moments of sleeping in the barn, hand walking horses, wrapping gaping wounds daily because owners didn't have the skills or time to do such....i don't charge extra, but that is just me....as I know most stables around here would.
My boarders appreciate all I do for them....I do get some pretty kick ass xmas gifts because of it.
     
    10-30-2011, 06:27 PM
  #149
Weanling
My initial reaction was that there shouldn't be a charge. However, if you contacted her, and she asked you to walk him, and was in no hurry to get there to do it herself...it only seems fair that you be paid. Particularly if you have a fairly low boarding rate for your area.

Basically, if the owner COULD be there (I personally would sprint out the door at my job if my horse was colicking), I think you should be paid if you have to walk them for more than half an hour. If the owner was out of town, or otherwise unable to be there, then I wouldn't charge. I might get an employee to do it though...

What I would probably do is let this one slide, but establish a policy. You should put together a list of 'extras' and what you charge for them. My barn has something like that - $10/15 minutes of hand walking, $3 to pick feet, $20 to lunge for 20 minutes, stuff like that.
     
    10-31-2011, 01:04 AM
  #150
Foal
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
That sounds a bit judgmental. All horse people in Tennessee are "simple". Like in "hicks"?

I guess you wouldn't mind if someone called all Texans (that would include you) something stereotyped also? I spent time showing in some pretty large and very sophisticated shows in Tennessee.
thank you so much!! I truly appreciate it
     

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