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        05-07-2014, 10:02 PM
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    Buy you a place and you won't have all the changes.
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    We would love to be able to make that possible, but it's really not practical where I live. If we could find enough space, the taxes would kill us! We had looked at a couple of properties, but they were impractical with houses set near the middle of the property and the lot size would have been pushing it to put one horse out there.
         
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        05-07-2014, 10:07 PM
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    Unfortunately this sounds like it's the "family funhouse" instead of being a boarding business and you are trumped by 2 things- the other boarder is a family friend and also is paying board on 2 horses not just one.

    As barn drama usually goes, this seems pretty tame stuff to me but if you have any other place to move to I'd just pack up and go. Just be aware that barn drama happens in almost every stable as most are run by people who aren't really business inclined or just don't want to get involved.

    We have a lot worse things happening where I board and no one can really move out as the only other option out there is a trashy converted cowbarn with broken asphalt in the isles!
    I agree that I'm out of luck with this girl. She's known the family and been friends with the daughter for many years. She got a heftily reduced rate for her horses in exchange for helping do barn chores most evenings. She brings in horses, feeds, and cleans the stalls at least 3-4 nights/weeks. The BO talked to me a bit before the girl came back. It is unfortunate that there's nothing comparable in the area for around the same board rate.
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        05-07-2014, 10:13 PM
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    I agree with Chasin Ponies- the fellow boarder issues sound pretty tame. Don't let one person ruin your boarding stable. They shouldn't have that much control over your emotions.
    How do I know this? I have to deal with it almost everyday.

    "TurkishVan, your mare is so cute! She's a nice mover! But she doesn't have much impulsion, does she?"

    "I don't really like Friesians. I don't have a problem with your horse, but I've never been a fan. I had a friend who had a Morgan/Friesian cross, and that thing was crazy."

    "But Friesians are cart horses. They can't do dressage."

    [A lady referring to my mare who was shifting her weight in the crossties quietly while her horse was being a brat in another set of crossties]: "Careful, you'll freak yourself out back there."

    All of these are catty remarks made towards my reasonably well-behaved young mare. You know what I do with them? I tell my Mom about them, we laugh, then I move on. I don't forget them- because these are true signs of their character- but I move on. Some people are so obsessed with their horse that they transfer their horses bad behavior onto yours. Sounds crazy, but it happens! And some people get embarrassed by their horse's behavior, so they have to point out something as equally negative about your horse to even the scoring cards. It's a sign of a shallow person, and I avoid them at all costs. Unfortunately we now have two at my barn (they're friends too, I wonder why!). Just don't let her get to you. Because that's what she's TRYING to do!

    As far as the animals go... I could loan you my Mom's gelding! He likes to kill small animals for fun. Bet he'd take care of that pig and those goats in a jiffy!
    My trainer jokingly offered to bring her small-animal-killing Azteca mare or Morgan gelding to take care of the animals, too. Lol. I'm working on not letting the girl get to me. I get irritated more easily when work is super stressful like it is now and will be for the next few months. I'm so irritable right now, since I'm also sick, and I feel so bad for my husband. Haha!
         
        05-08-2014, 12:44 PM
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    Green Broke
    AQHS--Didn't mean to sound insensitive :P It's just interesting to read this after reading threads about horses being threatened or being ridden without owner consent.

    OP--It kinda sounds like you already have your mind made up. (: Like I said in my other post: the bottom line is that you are happy. If you don't like the situation, for whatever reason, big or small, then you should leave. I dunno how much board costs there, but I know it costs too much here to be keeping a horse somewhere that you're not happy with. ^^
         
        05-08-2014, 01:09 PM
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    OP--It kinda sounds like you already have your mind made up. (: Like I said in my other post: the bottom line is that you are happy. If you don't like the situation, for whatever reason, big or small, then you should leave. I dunno how much board costs there, but I know it costs too much here to be keeping a horse somewhere that you're not happy with. ^^
    It's pretty much the same here. There are the crummy cheap places where you get exactly what you pay for. Then, there are the less crummy, almost average ones where almost all the major drama happens. Then there are the high end places that I can't afford or I'd be there. Plus, my location is not conducive to moving easily and finding something I can deal with long term or that is within reasonable distance to seeing my horse more than once on the weekends.
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        05-08-2014, 01:15 PM
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    AQHS--Didn't mean to sound insensitive :P It's just interesting to read this after reading threads about horses being threatened or being ridden without owner consent.

    OP--It kinda sounds like you already have your mind made up. (: Like I said in my other post: the bottom line is that you are happy. If you don't like the situation, for whatever reason, big or small, then you should leave. I dunno how much board costs there, but I know it costs too much here to be keeping a horse somewhere that you're not happy with. ^^
    Hi Zexious - my opening statement was meant to be lighthearted and was not in anyway directed to anyone. I wrote that because I was catching myself saying, "it could be a LOT worse" and then I realized the OP's point of view was in fact her perception and if it caused stress it is valid.
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        05-08-2014, 02:52 PM
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    SEAmom,
    Honestly with all the poop and pee stuff, it's starting to sound more than a little gross and unpleasant to me. Maybe it's time to move on?

    Can I have a milkshake instead of a cookie?
         
        05-08-2014, 04:10 PM
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    SEAmom,
    Honestly with all the poop and pee stuff, it's starting to sound more than a little gross and unpleasant to me. Maybe it's time to move on?

    Can I have a milkshake instead of a cookie?
    I'm going to hold out a few more weeks and see how things develop. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt as much as possible. Though, I do have my limits.

    I don't know how to make a milkshake, but I can certainly try!
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        05-11-2014, 04:55 AM
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    Weanling
    I visited a barn like that once when I was looking for a new place for my horse. They had an empty stall to store the feed bins and the pig got into it on a regular basis, ate the feed and left some poop. Gross.
    I wouldn't tolerate that either.
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