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        01-20-2014, 08:01 PM
      #21
    Showing
    People understand when a person is straightforward. The trainer may let it ride for now but check your mare for sweatmarks in the saddle area, especially on the offside. In situations like this if the horse is injured there will be nothing but denials. I like to tell the person face to face and send an email as follow up and save it. It is legal.
         
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        01-20-2014, 09:03 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I have NEVER heard of any decent barn doing this. Ever. Or any barn period where there are boarders.

    This is so far from right, it is in the next country.

    Who, pray tell, is going to pay the vet bills?

    You aren't at a boarding barn I am afraid. You are with a bunch of wannabe barn owners, who don't have a clue.

    I'd move.
         
        01-20-2014, 09:05 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by FoxyJumper    
    My barn is a very friendly and sort of everyone shares everything facility. My problem isn't that I'm snotty and don't like other people using my things. My problem is that my horse is still green and she is my personal horse, I want her to be trained and listen to me, how I ask her. If a novice rider gets on her and sends her conflicting signals she's going to be confused, as she is easily confused. I'm not sure how to go about telling the barn owner that I would like to be in charge of who gets to use my horse and when. I also don't like the idea of my horse getting pulled out for more than one ride a day. How should I go about letting the barn owner know this without sounding like a snob?
    And NO....this is not a friendly sharing everything barn. This is a barn where people are overstepping their boundaries, and taking advantage of people.

    Move.
         
        01-20-2014, 09:12 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    If you don't want your horse used for lessons that's your right. I'm with others if the BO oversteps herself and uses the horse anyway then that's probably a sign to move. I think being blunt's the best way to deal with this.
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        01-20-2014, 11:03 PM
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    And NO....this is not a friendly sharing everything barn. This is a barn where people are overstepping their boundaries, and taking advantage of people.
    Y'know, now that you quoted the OP, I wanted to make another comment.

    OP: please don't feel as if you're "snotty" for not wanting your horse used for lessons. It is perfectly normal and well within your rights to feel that way and insist on your rules being followed. This is YOUR horse. Even if she was a well trained horse (you mentioned she's green) that would still be no reason for you to use her for other people's lessons.
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        01-21-2014, 12:59 PM
      #26
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    I have NEVER heard of any decent barn doing this. Ever. Or any barn period where there are boarders.

    This is so far from right, it is in the next country.

    Who, pray tell, is going to pay the vet bills?

    You aren't at a boarding barn I am afraid. You are with a bunch of wannabe barn owners, who don't have a clue.

    I'd move.
    Goodness you're a doomsday sayer haha!! It's not the norm, I agree, but it's also not unusual to part-lease a horse out to the barn to use for lessons in exchange for a break in board.
    Have you never heard of this practice before?
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        01-21-2014, 07:07 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    I have NEVER heard of any decent barn doing this. Ever. Or any barn period where there are boarders.

    This is so far from right, it is in the next country.

    Who, pray tell, is going to pay the vet bills?

    You aren't at a boarding barn I am afraid. You are with a bunch of wannabe barn owners, who don't have a clue.

    I'd move.
    Just saw this for some reason... I actually let my mare be used in lessons. All the barns I do this at are very decent, good and enjoyable as well as reputable. None of the BO's are "wannabe barn owners" they've all been in the business long and are very competent horse people. That being said, every barn I've done this at has offered to pay any vet bills that may be needed if an injury occurs (that's never happened though), take some money off of my board and respect my wishes in regard to my mare. Like if I say don't use her this week they don't use her, etc, etc. These barns have boarders and I am one of them. In fact my mare's used for lessons right now. Whenever I come down to ride I let the BO know in advance and she puts the kids on a different horse. When this is done correctly it can benefit everyone involved.
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        01-21-2014, 07:16 PM
      #28
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    Originally Posted by Palomine    

    This is so far from right, it is in the next country.

    Who, pray tell, is going to pay the vet bills?
    Very good point to bring up.

    What if your horse gets hurt during a lesson? Who will pay for that? You don't have a written contract on it.

    What if the rider gets hurt during a lesson? They may try to sue you because it was your horse. Again, you don't have a contract to protect yourself.

    It is YOUR horse and it is YOUR decision that the barn not use YOUR horse.

    It is perfectly reasonable (not snotty) for you to say to them that they cannot use your horse for lessons.
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        01-21-2014, 11:32 PM
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    Goodness you're a doomsday sayer haha!! It's not the norm, I agree, but it's also not unusual to part-lease a horse out to the barn to use for lessons in exchange for a break in board.
    Have you never heard of this practice before?
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    Maybe I'm missing something but I saw no mention of a lease. I saw the barn just assuming all its boarders would let them use personal horses for lessons and even for others to show.

    It's definitely common for horses to be leased out to the barn for lessons (reduced board) or to individuals for showing purposes (partial/full lease), but I've never heard of a barn that simply expects all its boarders to do so, particularly without compensation or contracts.
         
        01-22-2014, 09:37 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    I did not get that impression, just that it was a laid back barn and that possibly several other boarders had agreed to have their horses used. While the BO may of partially assume (due to the environment) she did ask permission and is respecting the answer. Maybe BO was unhappy with the "no" but I'm not getting any assumptions or requirements from the information given.
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