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    10-14-2012, 09:39 PM
  #51
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Originally Posted by Socalgirl    
So long as he's not skinny it's the owners business not yours. Speaking out, or doing against her wishes would make you a barn witch. There's much about this horse you may not know (difficult to handle/health issues etc).
Listen, read the thread. The owner is a trouble maker, she has accused one of the staff of hurting her horse, that's a pretty serious accusation! She is the barn witch. No one touches her horse, we are all too busy!! It is my business, because I have to deal with this animal in one way or another, not you.

Did you happen to notice how old this thread is.....????

By the time you read this response, the boarder will probably be out on her a** scouring the country side for another barn to torment.

If ALL the staff at the barn have issue with her, including the BO, and some of the boarders have claimed to want to physically attack her, who's problem do you think that is? Hers not mine, she is the common factor in all the drama she has created in not one, but three known barns.

I get along very well with all the staff, the BO and all the boarders I have met so far. I have a good work ethic and I assist the boarders who cannot be there all the time by walking their horses, removing and reapplying bandages etc etc....and I do this just because I'm there and I can, I go out of my way......because I care, it's not something I HAVE TO DO. I understand what it's like to board a horse.

It's pretty hard to mind your own business when it's your job.......

Also, you say there's much about this horse I don't know....the owner raves at all the staff.....what isn't to know....I don't even have to ask, if she has me in earshot she's talking a hundred miles a minute....just nod, aha aha, nod.....
One day she says, you can't tie him up, he's crazy.....the next day he stands tied up for 45min in the alley way, half asleep.......One day he's lame, the next day he's getting his a** whipped in the arena.....it's truly truly bizarre.

It's an odd and bizarre situation, it is exactly as I've said.......
     
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    10-20-2012, 11:58 PM
  #52
Weanling
I know this is an older post! I read through it all and had to write :)

It seems to me like she has a some kind of OCD, over controlling issuses and either a hypochondriac or those people who always say theres somethingor create something medically wrong when there isnt but crave the attention they get from people and doctors. It seems like more than a horse issue and more like a psychological problem and the horse is just subjected to it.

It is sad! I don't understand stalling a horse 24/7 in the first place even if its a show horse. Looks don't benefit or take away from the performance. Making it look nice is one thing but I think going beyond that is nonsense. A horse isnt an object or toy model. That's just my opinion though.

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    10-21-2012, 12:07 AM
  #53
Foal
[QUOTE=Muppetgirl;1719344]Listen, read the thread. The owner is a trouble maker, she has accused one of the staff of hurting her horse, that's a pretty serious accusation! She is the barn witch. No one touches her horse, we are all too busy!! It is my business, because I have to deal with this animal in one way or another, not you. ..... Blah blah blah "

I honestly don't care how old the thread is. It was close to the top of the forum and I replied. So I didn't read the comments. Sorry I have a life. I read the initial post, reply so I can participate in contests, etc. You don't need to go on a rant defending yourself.
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    10-21-2012, 05:30 AM
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[quote=Socalgirl;1726396]
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
Listen, read the thread. The owner is a trouble maker, she has accused one of the staff of hurting her horse, that's a pretty serious accusation! She is the barn witch. No one touches her horse, we are all too busy!! It is my business, because I have to deal with this animal in one way or another, not you. ..... Blah blah blah "

I honestly don't care how old the thread is. It was close to the top of the forum and I replied. So I didn't read the comments. Sorry I have a life. I read the initial post, reply so I can participate in contests, etc. You don't need to go on a rant defending yourself.
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Part of participating in a forum would be to actually read the discussion. That is what the rest of us do, and we all have lives too. It makes you look ignorant to do otherwise, IMO. You reply so you can participate in contests? What contest would that be? Most of us participate to be helpful to others.
     
    10-22-2012, 08:57 AM
  #55
Yearling
Perhaps everyone may want to consider cooling out a bit.

The OP posted a question/story that many others would no doubt find intruiging, or at the least have experienced during their boarding time...She expressed her opinions eloquently, did not chew anyone's head off, though some were quite abrupt with her for some reason(?) and kept responding to the questions/statements some presented which made her look as if she had something to prove.

That is the ONE thing I don't understand about this forum. Someone just discusses some simple issue happening in their life, brings up some question which may or may not be "their business" but whatever--it's an INTERNET FORUM, not a HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT...if I think someone is discussing something which is OUTRIGHT rude or inappropriate, I might (*MIGHT*) comment to that end...otherwise I usually move on.

Who here has SUCH a conflict-free life that we need to go seeking out arguments, put others down, attack others for unwarranted behaviors, and the like, ON THE INTERNET? I sure don't!

I know internet gives people this whole "freedom" to be rude to others and "get away with it" where they would not be able to do so in "real life"...doesn't matter...doing unto others doesn't STOP simply because we are on the COMPUTER...there are STILL "others" at the other end of the screen.

I simply love this forum, and nearly ALL the members here regularly have helped me or someone else tremendously at one time or other simply by offering kind and well thought out advice or information. This ugly (IMHO) part of forum life seems SO unnecessary. If you are in a bad, argumentative mood, *perhaps* hold your response to a post that might hurt another until you've had time to decide if it's REALLY worth it to you to comment, and then how you comment maybe will be slightly less...aggressive. Assertive? That's warranted many times. Aggressive? That can hurt...and we all hurt enough in this life w/o coming to HF to be bullied!

Muppetgirl held her own VERY well, and as I saw it, she had concern for a horse at her barn...something we all have likely felt at one time or other...(HOPEFULLY!). I liked her steady, non-reactive way of responding to some of the snarkier comments here...I probably should not have posted this, but c'mon guys! We can get along! Short of someone writing that they are DOING something IDIOTIC or hurting another person or a horse, do any of us NEED to get ANGRY at their post? Would we act that way were they standing right in front of us? If so, well, then be yourself and go for it; certainly! But if not, then IMO the HF doesn't have any reason to allow us to bring out that part of our personality while we hide behind our computer!

I hope this situation HAS resolved, Muppetgirl, because I agree that it is SO very tough on any horse to be on stall rest 24/7, especially when it isn't medically warranted and there are people there WILLING to make it possible for this sweet sounding horse to get some time out...Yes, this isn't my horse, and isn't my business, but we are all equine "advocates" as horse lovers, and we all KNOW that being enclosed with ammonia vapors from urine (even in the cleanest of barns) and feces in the hooves, (again, 24/7 standing in a stall doesn't allow hooves to dry out fully regardless of HOW clean that stall is!) not to mention being apart from other equines, not running around freely at all(?), (if physically ablebodied enough to do so) and getting blood pumping and just, well, keeping the mind active and "being a horse" is detrimental to all horses, and is only generally acceptable if the medical risk of doing such outweighs that of keeping the horse IN all the time...A horse needs to be a horse, and most of us, I think, agree about that at the least, even if HOW "being a horse" looks to the world may be different in people's minds...24/7 stall rest RARELY looks like "being a horse" to many people.

Just my opinions, and please feel free to disagree, but I appreciated Muppet's post just as I appreciate most all HF posts...Hey-people post about what color tack would look best on their horse! That's great! But let's not rank on a person who isn't saying they are in "charge" of this non-owned horse, but they are simply concerned for it...and wanted some opinions as to why it would be in the position it is, and perhaps, if anyone knew how best to try and educate the owner...not BULLY, not PERSUADE, just educate and allow the owner to make their best decision.

I know a lot of folks say, "If it isn't YOURS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!" and I get that people don't want others MESSING with their horses and having OPINIONS about what THEY do, thus do not like threads like this. But it is human nature to care, and to be concerned, and I do not believe Muppet was "gossipping"...I see her post as genuine, non-intrusive, and not overbearing.

End rant, B2H
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    10-25-2012, 12:39 PM
  #56
Foal
I'm new here and I had to read the whole thread to understand. I would be curious as well as to why a horse is being kept in a stall 24/7. I'm also one that will stall for a reason as well. Even though my friends think I'm nuts for doing it. I commend muppetgirl for her caring attitude and would say you can come to my barn anytime. I would of course tell you exactly why I had my horses in even if it was nuts. =) If we do not care for each other and our animal counterparts then our humanity has gone right in the manure heap.
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