I pay for full care board. Just getting that out there now.
Long story short yesterday I had to handle my horse and my friends horse for the farrier. I didn't have any helpers as she was out of town and my bf was working. No big deal. I asked last week if I could get some help with at least just moving the horses. They are in different pastures and to save the farrier his precious time I wanted them in one of the empty front paddocks so it would be quick to swap them out, which they didn't do. I had my friends horse done first. He was a pain to say it the nicest way. While my horse was running out in the paddock since she was alone, I don't care she can run herself sweaty if she wants, she will stop when she's tired. There was water and shade so she was fine.
I take her out and put my friends horse back who then of course starts to run in the paddock. By this time all the other paddock horses are in the stalls so he isn't bothering anyone. Then the owner comes up to me and with an somewhat snotty tone says I need to do something with that horse before he gets to sweaty running. I am currently holding my horse for the farrier and so she tells me again with the tone that she is too busy and no one can help me turn him out.
Now my board includes them holding horses for farrier or vet. Their barn farrier was there at the time as well and I think that is why they didn't want to help even though the previous week I was told they would be happy to help and I even gave them the time he would be there. All I wanted help with was someone turning him back out to pasture.
Am I upset for nothing? I really didn't think it was fair to leave my horse in the cross ties for my farrier to deal with. While she was a perfect angel I just don't feel it's his duty to watch her without me ready to correct her if she does something. The tone the owner used really upset me. I could understand if she was busy but tried to find one of the other barn workers (which two were still there) to help but couldn't locate them but I could see both right behind her. Or if they didn't want to take him out then someone could have just held onto my horse.