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post #11 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 01:37 PM
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tell the barn owner to get rid of the thief if they wont act your choices are to put up with it or find another barn.
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post #12 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 01:48 PM
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Lock up your grain (a combo lock could work to avoid needing keys) and talk to your BO. A girl that has proven herself untrustworthy does not deserve the privilege of working off her lessons. She can either pay full price or leave.
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post #13 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 02:09 PM
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Notify the BO and the trainer that this girl is stealing and lying about it. She should also have to reimburse you for a full bag.
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post #14 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 02:45 PM
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I would definitely lock it! This makes me mad and it doesnt even have to do with me lol. Its sad that your now going to have to lock it and make it less convenient for you and whoever else feeds your horses all because of one dishonest girl. Cant people just respect other peoples belongings? Its really not that hard of a concept to grasp. Hope it gets better

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post #15 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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Back when I was in the army, there were two people punished when a theft occurred.

The person who stole it and the person who didn't lock it up.

I wouldn't complain to the Barn Owner if you didn't try to secure your property.
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post #16 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 05:24 PM
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I keep my grain at home and prepare baggies for each week. It not only ensures that no one will steal my grain (which is not really a big concern at my barn), but it is easier for the feeders (they don't have to measure it and I don't have to put up a note when I want to make changes in the feed), and I know exactly what my horse is getting.

Of course, with this girl around, you might need to lock it up even if you prepare baggies!
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post #17 of 24 Old 08-16-2012, 05:49 PM
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I like the baggie method. I can't imagine having to go around at feeding time and unlock and feed from different grain stores; I think that's a pretty big hassle for the BM and whoever's feeding. I think if your horse's meals are in ziplock bags with the horse's name, date and feeding on it, it's way less convenient for the "thief" and still fairly convenient for the people who are supposed to have access.

Is it possible that the grain thief is just lazy, and that your grain is just easier to get to than the stuff she's supposed to use?

I do agree with the other posters though, this chick has got to go. Unreliable, dishonest and a bald faced liar.
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post #18 of 24 Old 08-17-2012, 02:45 AM
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Lock it up!

A friend of mine kept senior feed for her horse at our last barn. His horse ate the barn grain at AM and PM feedings, and he got an additional meal when they were there in the late evenings to help him keep on weight. Both husband and wife would feed and both thought the other was overfeeding until they spoke to each other.

He drilled a hole in his feed bin and put a lock through it, and then turned it around so nobody could see the lock. Less than 3 hours later the barn owner (who, mind you, did not feed the senior to the horse, but he was on barn grain when she fed) called and asked why it was locked. He said he thought someone was taking some, and she said "nobody would do that". A few days later she euthanized her two elderly mares. You guessed it, the barn owner was feeding the grain to her own horses! She couldn't afford to buy them senior so when she wasn't getting it for free anymore, she euthanized the poor old girls.

So, it is not always who you think it is. Be double sure!

A few months ago, at my old barn, there was someone coming out to give riding lessons to someone get really upset with me, because the person liked my riding better and asked me to help her when the "trainer" couldn't come out, I was happy to help because the woman was new to horses, had two young horses and a young daughter. When the "trainer" found out she got mad at me. A few days later I found my gelding's mane cut off (I wish I were making this up, but he had a dressage show coming up and I could barely get braids in him!!). I was SURE it was the trainer.

Found out a couple weeks ago it was his former lessee (who was riding him at the time and said she loved him, I would have NEVER guessed it was her...). She was mad after a bad lesson and cut his mane off to get revenge on him (FORMER lessee for a reason). I did not find out about it until after she was gone. So, it is not always what it seems!!
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post #19 of 24 Old 08-17-2012, 08:07 AM
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actually it is like it seams, the girl was caught with the bucket of grain in her hand.....

Sorry I dont buy off on that blame the victim crap.
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post #20 of 24 Old 08-21-2012, 08:55 PM
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i had somebody stealing my grain, ive also had a BO who didnt feed my horse or anybody elses. my grain stayed with me and me and my hubby fed him.
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