Speed Racer, I love you, can I put my horses up with you? lol Cordial really is my only option at this point. It's not like I can totally ignore her, we work together, share lesson horses, etc. There is quite a bit of professional time we spend together.
She's never really caused me any major trouble at the barn, a few snippy comments here and there and it hasn't done much at all. This may stir things up a bit more if she continues to feel so miffed about it, but as everyone here (and at the barn) has said. They're my horses. I get to dictate what I want to happen with them.
On the brightside, I'm pretty sure I'm going to come home to spoiled rotten horses xD Sterling is very excited and she's already asked to start doing basic chores with them around the barn. She feeds them, she took Rambo out in the lunge pen yesterday, took Scribbles for a long walk around our paddock. They're things kids who don't own really don't get to do. I feel bad, but I can't just be letting any student waltz up and take a horse out. That only happens on Saddle Club (good God, I hate what that show has 'taught' some kids -.-)
So I ranted a bit xD lol other than this silly drama, I'm feeling good about my guys :]