How does everyone deal with barn gossip?
5 days ago my horse got hurt and the vet had to come out. In attendance to the vet was my mother, the barn hand, and myself. We were told to treat her injury just as a bad cut as it had not ruined any structure in her leg. The barn owner was home but did not come out because she cannot handle blood. The vet told us that 1 hour of round pen time was fine as long as she was not acting up. (i cannot ride her for a while)
Well today I went out to take care of her today and put her in the round pen for no longer than 2 minutes while I did something. Well, during that time someone saw me and "told on me", and when I walked her back inside to brush her I was confronted about it. I just acknowledged what she said and brushed it off, I did not mention permission from the vet, I guess I was just surprised and didn't want to start anything. None of these people were with me when the vet was there.
Well, I guess tonight as my husband (a horse newbie of sorts) went out to give her some love and attention, someone approached him and complained. He just explained what the vet had told us and that was that. Said person was not there this afternoon when all this happened, so I guess there is quite a bit of gossip going on?
I guess my question is how does everyone handle barn gossip? I am 26 and have been riding for 16 years and would NEVER EVER do anything to harm my horse, she is my baby!