Gah. I just got a call from the woman who owns Blaze. She and her co-worker were chatting about their horses and I guess this girl used to board at the stable I'm at 4 years ago. She had a horrible experience-her horse got kicked so badly his eye was almost hanging out of his his head, and I guess a few others weren't being fed the way they were supposed to. So, naturally, Blaze's owner is super alarmed and called me to make sure I was the one feeding him (I am, and if I can't, another boarder helps me out) and that no one else is allowed to ride him.
Now, I've never gotten bad vibes from this place. I like the BO, and everyone's horses seem healthy and well cared for. What would do in a situation like this? I reassured her I was taking great care of him. I guess I could move stables if she was really feeling uncomfortable, but I can't afford much more board than I pay now, unless she knocked off the lease fee...
"Be the change you want to see in the world."-Mahatma Gandhi
Accidents happen at every stable no matter how many pre-cautions are taken. As long as you are the one feeding it, riding it etc and YOU feel that it is an "ok" place than tell your leaser to take it down a notch and at the first sign of trouble you'll contact her. Also what are the terms of the lease?
A Dog looks up to a man, A cat looks down on a man, But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal
A lot of things can change in 4 years... maybe the turnouts werent set-up the same way.. or someone else was doing the chores. I guess I would just really talk to the owner about it. Maybe invite her out to the place, and if she is really concerned she should be going out there every so often to check up on things anyways. Do you feel that the horse is being treated well at the current place?
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)