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    04-21-2008, 11:18 AM
Abby, sounds like you are in quite a pickle! The only comfort I can give you is that your horse will see you as a safe place and will bond even more with you if you are using parelli. Gosh I wish I could find my magic wand and make everything allright for ya! (((hugs)))
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    04-21-2008, 08:36 PM
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DAM THE WHIPS . If I was to be boarding at any barn and they put a whip to my horses there would be hell to pay . You pay them for a service , which is boarding and care of the horse not a training barn which any fool with a whip in there hands going at a horse is a goat hearder not any kind of a trainer, I ran a training and boarding stabble for years in PA and there never was a cause to whip any horse in fact out side of the people lingeing there horses no one had best have a whip in there hand unless they ment to use it on a tree . There is no reason to put a whip to a horse in anyway any man or woman that calls them self a trainer and has to use a whip need to go find a job in a garbage dump as that is all they are good for. Sorry if I offend anyone that thinks a whip is a training tool but if I do so be it because there is no whip ever been made that will train a horse to anything but run or fight god help a person I see useing a whip on any horse there or others . Believe me I will show the person what a whip is for sorry you all have to be in the posiation to use a scum barn like them . Please do your self and your horse a favor find a good barn because you sure don't have one there humane people need called in on them that use the whips
    04-22-2008, 05:36 PM
Originally Posted by koomy56
Yikes! How disrespectful! What a position to be in. I would say pack your bags and move on to an environment that makes you and your horses comfortable! Good luck. Take a stand. Who cares if you're a kid, Im sure you pay alot of money to keep your horses there and I think you have a right to say something. Something like this of course!

If I caught anyone touching any of my horses with a whip for anything and they would have more problems to deal with.

My horses are mine to discipline as I see fit. If any of my horses are causing problems then I should be informed and I will fix the problem myself.

I would move out.
    05-21-2008, 12:41 AM
Abby I think you should hold a meeting with other boarders to talk about this. Though you're "just a kid" that doesn't make you mindless and you know what is best for your horse. Keep in mind that you pay the board and that man essentially works for you; holding a barn association sort of meeting may help the man realize the extreme nature of his actions, particularly when majority of his boarders show how unhappy they are. Good luck!
    05-21-2008, 12:50 AM
I agree with ayeshaqureshi00. You should talk to the other boarders there. After all, if you all threaten to leave, he'll have to listen to you.

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