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post #131 of 156 Old 03-13-2013, 10:20 PM
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Chapter 4: Professionals
I'm surprised that no one has posted about this yet! As a horse owner, YOU need to accept a little responsibility for attending to your horse when the vet or farrier comes. It's a good idea to be there when the farrier comes, and learn how to handle your horse in order to make it as easy on the farrier as possible. I know a farrier who charges extra for a horse that is dificult to handle, and 2 more who will not touch difficult horses UNLESS the owner is there to see and (hopefully) work to correct the misbehavior.
It's also important to be with your horse when the vet comes. In addition to being there to handle your horse, you'll also get the diagnosis and treatment protocol first hand, rather than passed down from the BO or barn staff.
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post #132 of 156 Old 03-14-2013, 01:52 AM
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SLS.. too true.. I will no longer board. I had 2 boarders, one on time , she would nut up if she paid on the 2nd..She kept the tack shed neat. If I was low on liniment she would offer some of hers. Unfortunately her horse colicked and ruptured/twisted and then she moved out of state.
The second person whined, bitched, complained constantly .. Tried to change the rules to her liking. She was gone in a month, and she was here a month to long.
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post #133 of 156 Old 03-14-2013, 12:00 PM
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Gypsy, repeat your statement out loud a few times. Are you speaking of someone else or yourself?
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post #134 of 156 Old 03-14-2013, 12:20 PM
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Starline! Love your post as well, tempting printing it and putting it on the board at the barn. I don't think that would be the best idea though. I can definitley realate to most everything you said. :P

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post #135 of 156 Old 03-14-2013, 12:25 PM
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i hate boarders who want their own way all the time or act like they own the barn. If you board somewhere you have to SHARE !
Pot meet Kettle
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post #136 of 156 Old 03-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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Pot meet Kettle
are you kidding me ?

I wasnt in her way [if I was actually in her way I would have moved or worked something out], just had my horse in the aisle way, which I am allowed to do..........

Ps- I am very offended by your judgement.
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post #137 of 156 Old 03-14-2013, 12:29 PM
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Gypsy, repeat your statement out loud a few times. Are you speaking of someone else or yourself?
someone else, believe me if this was not the only issue with this particular person it would not be a big deal.

I think for some reason you are misreading or understanding the situation that I am trying to explain. I do not act like I own the place in any way, I just use the space [and share it very well] where I board.
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post #138 of 156 Old 03-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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My BO just got a new sign! Hahahaha! So awesome.
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post #139 of 156 Old 03-22-2013, 08:18 PM
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I used to board with a lady that was around 60. She taught me so much, and gave me sooo much knowledge. Now she is my neighbour, after we moved our horses to our house. Now, if she needs any help I would rush over immediately. Same with her.

*flashback* On my birthday in August of 2012, all 3 of our horses got out from the negligence of a school team that practiced in our pasture one day and left that gate open. (It was pitch black before they left) Meanwhile, I was at the mall getting my birthday gifts, and she called saying our horses were out and running around like mad animals. I was having a panic attack, scared they would get hit by a car and this 65-ish women caught all three of my horses, brought them to her round pen and fed them hay. I am SO thankful for her.

When I still boarded with her, I would help her with anything at all. Digging drainage trenches? Check. Polishing her trailer? Check. Removing all the stuff from her tackroom and washing it? Check.

I think the more you put into helping the BO, the more you get out in the long run. She would do anything for me at any given time, as I would for her too. I'm sure I could call her at 3 in the morning for any little injury for my horse, and she would be over in 5 with all the required supplies. Just my thoughts (:
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post #140 of 156 Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 PM
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I forgot to add that she got her boarders christmas presents! One year they were a handmade bit warmer, polo wraps and girth cover!
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