Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches
I can lock things up, but I refuse to.
Why? That's the easiest way to deter a thief.
When I boarded I never left anything at the barn I couldn't afford to replace, and what I left was always
locked away in a trunk to which I was the only one who had a key.
Even if you catch the person who stole it, what are you planning to do? A public shaming? Tarring and feathering? Demanding that the BO throw them out?
Either take it home or lock it up if you don't want to lose it. People at public barns 'borrow' things all the time and don't replace them. It's not right, but it happens.