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post #11 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 06:52 AM
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As has been said-you have tried the "ask nicely" route, and apparently she didn't get the message. IMO you have limited choices. Either get blunt with her and be REALLY CLEAR that she is not to touch your horse unless there is some life threatening emergency such as, heaven forbid-the barn is on fire, or-move. Period. Not open for discussion, and you owe her no explanations. I would also make the BO well aware of your request so that the BO can insure that this wanna be trainer keeps her mitts off when you are not there, and yes, I would let the BO know that she is making it worse and you are afraid someone will get hurt. Just the facts, ma'am.

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post #12 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 09:06 AM
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IMO you should not be asking her to stop but informing her that she will stop. If she starts messing with the horse while you're there, be firm and send her on her way.
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 11:37 AM
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I would be as blunt as possible. She has no grounds to train your horse unless you have a contract with her for training. I had the same problem with boarders feeding my horse treats and grain and him getting food aggressive. I told people to leave him alone and not feed him anything under any circumstances. They ignored me and it caused a lot of problems. I ended up having to move my horse because of other boarders interaction with him. Do not take no for an answer and allow her to contunue to ignore you. He is your horse not hers.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 11:46 AM
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Agree with everyone .... especially agree with Rocco Boy, haha.

Time to bring out the bee-atch talk if this moron doesn't respond to you asking her nicely.

She has ZERO right to touch or handle your horse. It is not her horse and she does not have permission to touch him.

I'd edit your sign on his stall too, if I were you. Something along the lines of:
"Please do not handle my horse because of his biting problem ..... and that means JANE DOE you are not allowed to touch my horse. Get away from him!!"

It'll be embarrassing to her to have her name on the sign, and everyone's going to know it.

You've already tried asking her nicely to not touch your horse. Now she has to pay the price of not listening to you.

Some people are just dense.

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post #15 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 04:05 PM
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Where is the BO/BM in all of this?!
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I saw a sign once at the Southfork Ranch in Dallas Texas that read "Don't feed fingers to the horses."
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post #17 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 07:30 PM
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flat out tell her.. Do Not touch my horse . Stay away from my horse. Report her actions to the the manager or owner. If she continues.. go up and in front of her smack her horse on the nose. Tell her, everytime you eff around with my horse, i am effing around with yours.
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post #18 of 27 Old 11-14-2013, 08:00 PM
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How old is the person that is doing this? They sound very young...

Regardless, I would flat out approach them and tell them bluntly that you do not, under any circumstances, want them to handle your horse. Period. End of discussion. What a crazy...

The sensitivity of the internet baffles me.
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post #19 of 27 Old 11-16-2013, 03:54 AM
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If being straight up doesn't work, I usually don't have a problem being rude. Especially when it comes to animals, or my animals.

I would probably say a long the lines in a rude voice "Do you NOT understand english? I said don't touch my horse. I don't care about your methods, and he is Mine. Do not touch"
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post #20 of 27 Old 11-16-2013, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon View Post
Honestly, drama aside..."Don't touch my horse anymore. Ever."

Talk to the BO, state your concerns that she is making the behavior WORSE and mention that you are afraid of your AND THE BARN being liable for any injuries that she incurs.
I like the liability angle.
I think it is a very nice reminder to the BO that they share in any problems that may arise. You may even put it in a nicely worded note (bordering on concern) so that you have essentially gone on record.
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