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    05-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Green Broke
As an eventer/jumper, I would always respect the other boarders whether I had the "right of way" or not.

If they are really zooming around like you say they do, that could be dangerous. You might want to consider talking to someone. IMO
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    05-09-2009, 07:45 PM
Stormy Blues - It gets more interesting. Only one of the teenagers is actually a boarder. One of them leases and we have no idea what the deal is for the others - I'm not sure what the arrangement is! The owner has these girls exercise her horses and ponies on a daily basis, feed, bring in from turnout - so clearly they are working off their lessons and opportunity to ride. BUT, they aren't paying $800 a month. That's my beef. I would agree that all boarders have equal access to the facilities but this situation seems kinda different. And I agree, I need to talk to the owner and see what the deal is. If jumpers have the right of way, that's fine but then why am I not offered an equal riding opportunity? I don't jump, but pay $800. Clearly some issues developing at this barn. An use the indoor? On a beautiful day in May or June when I've worked all day indoors- I don't think so! Thanks for the comments, I can see that this is a unique situation and we need to address it with the owner.
    05-09-2009, 08:00 PM
Green Broke
Do you know how much a bazillion people would give for an indoor? You should have equal riding rights, but if she is paying them to exerscise the hroses...
    05-09-2009, 09:54 PM
Well, I wouldn't give anything to ride indoors on a hot day, it's like riding in an oven!

I agree you should talk to the BO. If the ring is big enough, maybe you could ask to be given one end while you ride
    05-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Green Broke
I pay $150 a month for my fjord's boarding. She stays in a 14x14 stall with all the turnout time the weather will allow. There are about 14 horses there also. They get twice daily feedings and lots of pets and apples from the little kids that stop by. They have three pratice areas; two of which have top notch jumps. There is a total of about 150 miles of trails combined.

Now, time for the borders code of rights.
As boarders, we have the freedom too...

1.) Complain.
2.) Use everything offered to us.
3.) Whine and cry until we get it.
    05-10-2009, 01:23 AM
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
Do you know how much a bazillion people would give for an indoor? You should have equal riding rights, but if she is paying them to exerscise the hroses...
i used to ride in an indoor, and it was nice when the weather was cold and crappy! When it was a nice day outside, I would like to go to the out door ring. I ride out doors all the time now, regardless of weather, and I still enjoy it.

I don't think that the OP should have to 'bow down' to these kids because they are jumping, helping out, whatever. If they are helping out, they should respect the people that they are helping! I have a work-to-ride sort of program at my ranch, and we are always taught that the costomers are taken care of first, then we may ride. After all, their money keeps the horses around. She should not have to ride in poor conditions all of the time. And no, I do not believe that jumpers have 'the right of the ring' because they are zooming around, western/flat riders have some say, aswell. :)

And OP, you should definitely talk to your barn manager about this. You and your horse should not be in danger because of these kids, weather they are zipping around, or you have to ride in these rooted conditions. :)
    05-10-2009, 01:07 PM
Green Broke
Jumpers, wherever I have ridden at, have the right of way, no matter if they are "zooming around" or not. Can you elobarate on Zooming around?
    05-10-2009, 01:41 PM
What I've seen at shows is that jumpers have the right of way as in you can't cut them off, but flat riders get the rail. The jumpers can cut to the inside so their way to the jump is not obstructed
    05-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Wow! $800 is a huge price! You should be getting better service then you are for that cost. I would be talking to the BO for sure!
    05-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Wow $800per month, is alot comared to what I pay; $75 per month.

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