Originally Posted by csimkunas6
Dont get me wrong the English riders and the Western riders comment about each other's discipline, which is fine for me, because I do both. But I have been at plenty of barns just like yours was. Sorry to hear about that, and hope it gets better if it hasnt already ;D
I found that as long as the english and western riders have fun poking fun at each other it can actually be very entertaining :) At another barn I was at, the western riders would get a little huffy if we english riders set up jumps around their barrels..even though we removed them immediately when we were done. When the owner of the barn offered up a back paddock that wasn't used for turnout for an "english" ring, everyone, english and western riders both, pitched in to help us clean up, clean out and spread a dozen truckloads of sand as well as moving in jump standards and poles and this was at the height of a New Orleans summer.
The barn I am at now is more of a lesosn barn so we have kids and adults from the ages of 7 - 60+. For the most part everyone gets along but as with any "crowd" we do have our occasional problems. Barn etiquette can be an issue, ie cleaning up after yourself and your horse, not taking things like leadropes and halters off of another stall, leaving your equipment on top of MY tack box etc. I have said many times that if it is an emergency or if you need a lead rope or even a halter, sure, take mine off the stall but at least return it.