WOW! Does someone really say something like that?
Interesting enough when I was boarding I noticed that not too many boarders were willing to help (and some didn't even clean after their own horses when they pooped in someone else stall or round pen or just in mid of barn ).
It's amazing some of the stunts they pull. One texted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would put one of our blankets on her horse since she wasn't going to be able to get out for a week or so. (horse has never been blanketed - she lives 15 min away - our hours are 8 a.m. To 9 p.m.) The previous week she had left a blanket for her mare and TOLD me to put it on her when she came in for supper. Like a fool - I did it.
I've had them call and tell me they won't be out to drop board off because they have a headache or cramps. By contrast - The only time I have missed cleaning stalls in the morning was due to throwing up every few minutes. I got up and got the horses turned out on time but I just couldn't clean stalls. It was also the only time I have ever called in sick to work in 17 years.
Our barn is a huge source of pride for me. It's my workout - mentally and physically. It's my social life. It is my life. I work my full time job for the health insurance . . .