I am currently at a barn, that when I iniatially came to there were very few boarders. Everyone minded their own business for the most part. Of course there were a few things, but it was mainly just the barn manager complaining here and there about her boss the barn owner. Then more boarders started to come in. At first it was nice to have new friends, new people to ride and talk with. However one of the new boarders is a big "pot stirrer". She started to say things here and there regarding the care the horses were receiving from the barn owner. She was questioning feeding schedules, training methods, treatment of the barn manager and staff, the list goes on. She started to drag in a lot of people. Staff and BM are kinda "feeding into it" also. I will admit myself included at first. However I started to realize that some things were being dramatized and some things were downright lies. The proof is in the pudding...the pudding in this case is my 16.3hh OTTB who is a notoriously hard keeper...and is at a great weight, and is the happiest and healthiest I have ever seen him. Then a lot of things happened at once between two workers, and lets just say s!@$ hit the fan. It turned into he said, she said, you said, we said. This pot stirrer actually tried to pit people against each other and proceeded to text me crap about my friend, and then text my friend crap about me while we were standing next to each other. Yes...this woman is in her 50's....They are continously talking about the barn owner, and it is getting bad.
I really like this barn, I really like the barn owner and trainer. They have been nothing but good to me and my horse. Of course there have been differences of opinions as to how things should be done, but I am an adult, I do what I am going to do regarding my horse (everyone has an opinion about horses), but this is high school stuff. Let me promise you...none of us are close to high school age.
Just a rant...not sure what to do, it is just frustrating.