Originally Posted by verona1016
I agree that if the horse owner knows ahead of time that she'll be gone for a while and has asked someone to check in on her horse, she should let the BO know out of courtesy. However, there are some circumstances where that's not possible (personal injury, family emergency, etc.) and I wouldn't consider it invasive for someone who has been to the barn enough times for the BO to recognize them to go and give the horse some attention.
Sorry, Verona-there is no horse that needs immediate attention. If there is an emergency, the horse getting attention is not usually at the top of someones mind. I am best friends with my BO and I still would NEVER send anyone out to the farm without letting her know first. And yes, they all have to sign waivers. After all, it is a PRIVATE boarding stable, not a public barn, like the zoo.