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        11-24-2013, 03:49 AM
      #21
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    Originally Posted by thetempest89    
    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"
    Same here. I'm very polite ad live up to that Canadian stereotype but if someone is being flat out ignorant I will be rude. If you're being rude to people Im going to go on the assumption you want people to treat you like that too.
         
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        11-24-2013, 08:47 AM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by bkylem    
    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.
    If I was a barn owner worried about my insurance rates and liability, my response to that would be a return letter giving the horse owner a polite 30 day notice to find another home.

    Really, in the grand scheme of things "She touched my horse" isn't something that should become a litigious issue. I'm not agreeing or condoning it, just saying that if someone tried to turn it into a legal issue I'd be asking them to find a new home as I'd be worried "What's next".

    OP, how about an update?
         
        11-24-2013, 09:02 AM
      #23
    Showing
    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.
         
        11-24-2013, 09:13 AM
      #24
    Weanling
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    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.
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        11-24-2013, 04:06 PM
      #25
    Showing
    I agree with you whole heartedly. It should be dealt with 1 on 1.
         
        11-25-2013, 07:33 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    I think perhaps my post was either mis-read or perhaps mis-worded. I was simply responding to demonwolfmoon's note concerning "talk to the BO" which I saw as being one on one. I would still bring up the liability issue not as a threat , but rather as a concern (primarily for myself). The BO could allay my fears, but there have just been so many cases in the news where individuals have all but invited an attack from the innocent owner of an animal and still sued. Wrong, crazy, despicable but unfortunately it does happen.
    The girl in question need not be mentioned in the conversation, but I would still be curious and want to be informed. It seems only natural that the thought would enter your head and again the BO may be able to allay your fears if such a matter ever arose. Not an underlying threat, but simply a concerned question. It may even already be addressed in your contract. The discussion with the offending girl should still take place, but I would like to understand if I should have any legal concerns if the girl (or anyone) should ever get hurt. I certainly wouldn't be taking a confrontational position. Merely seeking information and it would be presented that way. I would rather have the knowledge now rather than later.


    Sorry, if I initially came across a bit harsh.
         
        12-02-2013, 08:41 PM
      #27
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
    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 would see red red red! Absolutely light a fire under the BO's arse. The BO will be held liable since you made her aware of the problem. I so agree with demonwolfmoon.
         

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