09-22-2009, 04:27 PM
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Oh yeh, the current barn I've got her at is atrocious. I've caught them punching people's horses and I've a sneaking suspicion they did it to Carolina too. She's never been headshy but since being at this barn she has been.
They're supposed to feed her grain twice a day. She's an extrememly messy eater. Meaning more food ends up on the ground than in her belly. I've never, ever seen any evidence they're feeding her grain.
The gates are always closed. If the gates are closed, I can't go see my horse. 8 times out of 10 when I go to ride or just drop in and see her (and these are reasonable hours) the gates are closed and locked. Despite asking for some kind of access the barn owners say it's just one of their things. It's not just me, it's other people too.
They have let a stallion get into the mare field twice in just the two weeks Carolina has been there.
The arena's are practically unusable because in the indoor arena it's too small to canter in, plus they have a horse in there that's basically been left there to die (she foundered a year ago, they've kept her in the indoor arena til she dies). The outdoor arena is where they turn out the stallions. So to be able to use the outdoor arena you have to wait til someone can move them to somewhere else.
There's no where else to ride. I ride English, no big deal. But they BO's are very vocal about their dislike of people who ride English. As soon as Carolina does something wrong (not really wrong but not perfect under saddle) they tell me to sell her and move on. Or throw a stronger bit on her and turn her into a stockhorse.