I don't want to disrespect anyone or their barns but I find 9/10 barns these days are filled with drama, and that's very disappointing. I used to lease a horse in the summer/fall and while I was leasing him I was at 2 separate stables. The first one was a nightmare.. I was only there a month and I hated it because I was the only person there besides the BO's horse and they were just a couple of hicks that knew practically nothing about horses and didn't care for horses like they should of been. I found moldy poop in his bucket, they were outside 24/7 unless there was literately a hurricane, and he was VERY inappropriate towards me. We decided that we needed to move ASAP and find a new barn. We moved him to a AMAZING stables 20 minutes away from my house and I was so excited that I finally had other girls to ride with
I met a girl who also boarded her horse there and we became good friends. We rode together almost everyday and loved spending time with the horses. Everything was fine until I noticed that she was starting to act like she was HIGH above me. She would speak to me like I knew nothing about horses (not saying I'm an expert) she only started riding 2 years ago and that was 100% green rider. She would critique me on everything I did and made me feel horrible. I told my boyfriend about it and he suggested I stop talking to her because it was only going to lead to problems... I should of listened to him but I didn't want to stop talking to this girl out of the blue..
Long story short she started acting weird around me, stopped talking to me completely at the barn and then the next day she would act like she was my best friend, she was acting bi-polar. She texted me one night and started telling me that I didn't know anything about riding, I looked like "an idiot at the fun show the weekend before, and I should be embarrassed of myself" even though I placed 3rd in my pleasure class and she got 5th...
This upset me and I told her that I was proud of what I have accomplished seeing that I have never taken lessons before and I pretty much taught myself everything I know and anything else on the horse forum.
So that's fine we never speak again BUT she is there the last night I rode the horse before I stopped leasing. This was a few nights after the conversation. I was riding with another girl at the barn while she watched, completely mocking me the entire time I rode.
I found out about a month after that while I was riding that night she went into the tack room and picked up someones blackberry thinking it was mine and starting SNOOPING THROUGH THE PHONE! I was furious when I found out that she tried looking through my phone. She even confessed to the owner of the phone telling her that there were some f**cked up pics of me on her phone AKA phone owner.. she was so mad at her for going through her phone she told me everything. She contacted the BO about the girl looking through her phone and talking about me to the other people in the barn saying I was a horrible rider and I knew nothing. And told people I was lying about buying my first horse because she was now riding the horse I used to lease.
I am so mad and I want to say something to her, but I don't have her on fb anymore. I'm scared I will see her at a horse show or other type of function like that and have to talk to her there...
Anyone else have any problems at barns in the past or present that made you want to just build a barn in your back yard? And never have to deal with that stuff again..