Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Okay, barn drama. Rare at our barn unless you have the typical drama queen. The care at my barn is GREAT. I have a reasonable rate $150, with me working on the side as well. We have stalls for feedings, indoor, outdoor, access to trails, round pen, pond. Probably more I'm forgetting. For the drama I put up with it's so worth it! It all depends on the staff and BO, plus horses. I love my BO she's so helpful with advice and cares for the horses as their her own.
Now, onto the drama queen, may be a rant-ish. Well, she bought a show-horse (she doesn't show), push button, no personality, showing was all she did. It was drilled into her since she was 1 1/2. Most show horses have specific cues, she was trained for WP. DQ didn't realize this and ended up confusing her, she bucked her at a canter after she nailed her with a crop to her head? Not an excuse for said horse to buck but all she needed was that right heel a little behind the girth.
DQ also got mad when she was giving glucosamine (sp?) injections, we let her know she needed to draw back to insure she was in muscle. She went into a fit (literally) kicking and screaming. Saying how wrong the VET was and everyone else.
The newest, I sold her a Diamond Wool saddle pad, paid more $125 gave it to her for $50, she paid $45. Told her I needed the $5 or I was going to sell the pad. Never got $, so I sold it for more and gave her back $45. She's now leaving because of the drama and moving to a horrible barn. I do feel bad, sort of wish she would stay...but eh. We're still friends, but good riddance.
I think EVERY barn has their share of drama queens or kings in some places. I choose to stay away from drama, and prefer not to deal with it at all. It was to the point I was going to leave if she didn't. I am a very mature person as are all others at my barn, and chose to seldom deal with those who are not. I do get up early, and stay up later to feed and do chores, but that's my choice. I love being around the horses plus getting reduced board isn't bad either.
"Every person you will meet will have at least one great quality. Duplicate it and leave the rest." --Clinton Anderson
Last edited by Annanoel; 02-13-2013 at 03:59 PM.