Originally Posted by apachiedragon
When my student took her horse there, the VERY FIRST THING out of the BO's mouth was, "you realize your instructor WILL NOT be allowed to come here to teach you or to help train the horse". No reason was ever given, but I suspect she wanted to railroad the poor girl into taking lessons from her instead. Needless to say, that was the last business I sent her way.
I'm just speechless. We have lots of advertising for boarding in the local equiery for both - very expensive and cheap barns, and almost every ad has that "your instructor is welcome" statement. I do believe though in really good places they require the instructor to sign liability paper (or whatever it's called), but still people are not forced to use the "barn" instructor.