I discovered today that one of the girls who works off her lessons at the barn has been feeding my grain to the lesson horse she rides and using it to catch horses.
I'm SUPER angry about it, because not only did she not ask me whatsoever, she lied about it. This is personal grain that I pay for out of pocket - I do not even get reimbursed on my board price. It's clearly labeled that it is private grain, and it has been explained to her more than once what is personal grain and what is not in the feed room, and what horses have separate grain.
And there are more issues with this girl, that are not really relevant to her sneaking my grain, but she is a pathological liar and I don't trust that she will stay out of my grain despite the speech I gave her. I did try to be nice about it and I explained that I buy it myself, and do not get money back for it. I explained that it's a special low starch/sugar grain because my horse has weight issues and it helps keep her body score in check, and that the vast majority of the other horses in the barn need a more "fatty" grain to support their condition, not to mention it's not safe to abruptly start feeding other horses a totally different grain from their usual diet. I told her under no circumstances is she to use it again, no matter who tells her to - although I know nobody has told her to, she tried to tell me our trainer told her to.
I just feel paranoid now. I enjoy having to only get grain once every month and a half to two months - my grain has been going down FAST this month. I'm going to feel inclined to ask her to buy me another bag if it continues to disappear!
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep her out of my grain? I considered taking it home and just making baggies and leaving just enough for a week. Or getting a box I could lock and giving keys only to those responsible for feeding.