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        07-20-2010, 03:02 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    small rant...

    Maybe this is the wrong place for this, so sorry if it is.. : ). The barn I ride/work at is a super nice, 14 stall but we have 26 horse there, dressage arena, jumping arena, trails, etc., everything you could ask for. Tons of people board there gorgeous OTTBs and anyother kind of expensive horse you could find. We just had one sell for $125,000. If you don't believe me ask me for the website. Anyway you catch my drift.
    I work there 4+ days a week and ride several days a week, so I am always there pretty much. I cannot afford my own horse but would LOVE one. I just do not understand these people, tons of them do not ever even come spend anytime with their horses. Not even a few minutes, and they leave it up to my BO to ride them. It just irks me why they never want to spend time with their horses. : /
         
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        07-20-2010, 03:18 PM
      #2
    Banned
    But you are not there every minute....so maybe they do come ride. Or maybe their horse needs some training and they are having the BO do that training for them.

    There are people who like owning horses that do not actually want to ride them. This is not wrong. It is just different than what you want.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:22 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    I was not saying it was wrong. If I could afford a horse I would at least spend a little bit of time with it, and no the BO has a package where she rides your horses for you so manytimes a month if you don't want to/cant, but 95% of them are greatly trained. I am there a good bit of the time and help with feeding and putting them out at night so I know who gets ridden and does not. : /
         
        07-20-2010, 03:24 PM
      #4
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    Different strokes for different folks.

    I don't understand people who don't want to ride their own horse, but as long as the animal is being cared for properly and their owner is paying the bills, it's none of my business whether or not the animal is ridden.

    Sounds like you're a little jealous, OP. It seems as if you think because you can't afford a horse, that these other people don't deserve theirs because they don't feel like riding it.

    They don't have to justify what they do or don't do to some barn worker, and essentially it's really none of your business.

    Plus, I don't know what someone selling a horse for $125,000 has to do with anything. It wasn't your horse, so there was no 'we' involved in selling it.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:24 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    I guess I was also just wondering if anyone else has those "forgotton horses" at their stables
         
        07-20-2010, 03:25 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Different strokes for different folks.

    I don't understand people who don't want to ride their own horse, but as long as the animal is being cared for properly and their owner is paying the bills, it's none of my business whether or not the animal is ridden.

    Sounds like you're a little jealous, OP. It seems as if you think because you can't afford a horse, that these other people don't deserve theirs because they don't feel like riding it.

    They don't have to justify what they do or don't do to some barn worker, and essentially it's really none of your business.

    Plus, I don't know what someone selling a horse for $125,000 has to do with anything.

    Gosh yall nevermind.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:25 PM
      #7
    Banned
    I had my horse at a boarding barn all winter to use the indoor. I was there every day. Most days for many hours. My husband helped with feeding and barn work stuff. Heck, we just helped fill the hay barn.

    There are people there that I have never seen ride.

    Does that mean they do not ride?

    Noper!

    They are just at the barn at a different time of day than I am.

    I went one weekday first thing in the morning and there was a crowd of women there I had never seen, all tacked up and riding.


    Sometimes people just have life get in the way too. They know the horse is taken care of. They pay the BO to ride it. They can worry about other life things and not have to worry about their horse.

    BTW - I am betting every time the BO rides she considers it training.


    Edit to add - geez, lots got added while I was typing. Must learn to type faster.


    To answer your question - I do not consider them forgotten horses if the owner has them taken care of. Are there horses at the boarding barn that the owners do not ride them? Probably. (Though I can not really think of any.) But those owners have someone else riding so the horse is not forgotten.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:29 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Let me just say I was not trying to talk bad about the people that do not come spend time with their horses since everyone wants to attack me about this.
    And yes, maybe I am jealous because I would so love a horse of my own and I have no problem admitting that. And also let me say these horses are taken care of to a t. I was just trying to see if anyone knew where I was coming from basically.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:32 PM
      #9
    Banned
    I do totally understand the frustration.

    Totally.

    I can compare it to the feeling I always got when I drove by a certain piece of property. It had a lovely barn, nice flat open fields that were lovely grass and even nice fencing (that could use some repairs but certainly a great start to really good fencing).

    The owners did not have any horses.

    I would always think 'what a waste of such a nice piece of property'.

    Heck, I have a friend who owns a piece of property that used to be a horse farm, with an indoor ring. No one in her family is into horses so they do not use it for horses.

    I totally get your frustration.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:35 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Thanks.


    And as for the $125,000 horse, excuse me for saying WE sold it, how dare I.
    But yes it is releavent because I was just trying to describe the kind of barn I work/ride at, and the fact that someone would spend that much $ on one and hardly ever come out. But then again I am only there until 9 or so everynight and the barn closes at 10 so maybe they do come at that last hour when im gone or the am when im not there.
         

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