Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Oshawapilot, the problem with the gal touching someone else's horse that is inclined to bite is that one day the horse may seriously grab her. This isn't the owner's fault, she has tried to get the gal to stay away from her horse. I rode at a large stable for about 5 years and we never bothered anyone's horse except to clean it's stall or feed. This was out of respect for the owners. It wasn't about ego.
I totally recognize that, however IMHO it still needs to be dealt with 1-on-1. The second one insinuates that the BO is going to be somehow potentially financially implicated (held responsible for injury, sued, whatever) for someone elses actions that are mostly out of his or her control, sorry, but my defence mechanism would go up.
Asking the BO to help with the situation (talk to the offender, or worst case, evict THEM from the facility if the persist after a stern talking to by the BO) would be a much better route. The second one moves to the legal route, sorry, If it was me there would be a "Whoa, hold on here...what the heck is my livelihood and financial well being doing stuck in the middle of this fight?" moment for me and I'd be looking for the easiest way to rid myself of the entire situation.
If a coworker steals my lunch out of the fridge at work I don't run to the boss and tell him that if he doesn't stop the offender I'm going to sue him or his company. That would be a quick way to be shown the door at many workplaces.