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    06-01-2012, 09:20 PM
  #11
Trained
Yes, shocking that this would be allowed. I would not keep my horse at a barn that allowed smoking in any areas of hay, shelters, tack and related care products, feed and first aid supplies.

I went to a lady's house one day to visit and we walked over to her barn. She lit up right at the door. I was so stunned that without even thinking I said, "Hey, don't smoke at the barn." even though it was at her place.
     
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    06-01-2012, 09:23 PM
  #12
Trained
I don't allow smoking on my property, let alone at my barn or in the feed barns. I'd throw a hissy if I caught someone smoking here. I'm with everyone else, pretty shocked that it's allowed at all. I'd probably move if they didn't do something to stop it.
     
    06-01-2012, 09:44 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I know we all use to smoke at the barn I was previously at to lease. BO, boarders, myself, leaser's parents, etc. It was never an issue because most walked into the arena or outside in the grass, the loft was just an idiotic place to smoke. The loft was not only full of hay, but it's 20ft up and what would be the motive to go up a rattling ladder just to stand/sit in hay dust to smoke a cigarette..?
The BO never told anyone not to smoke (did ask people to go outside if she was working in the barn after she quit smoking), just told them to make sure it was out before it was put in the garbage. Everyone I know that smoked there rolled the rest of the tobacco (that they didn't smoke) after they were done and before they put it in the bin.
The hay wasn't an issue because it was in the loft, the barn was well ventilated, the arena dirt wasn't catching fire, everyone was careful, and no one minded if someone politely asked them to walk out of the barn if they didn't want to be around the smoke.

I can definitely see why it is less than desirable in a barn though, especially with different sorts of set-ups. While I don't see an issue with a barn like the one I was at, a lot of the others that I've been to, I would never light up in, just because of the set-up, nothing else. Though, I would definitely just talk to the BO and let him/her know what you want done and that you feel it's a danger to her barn. Most people will put their foot down much more forcefully they feel something of theirs is being threatened.
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    06-01-2012, 10:52 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I also stopped smoking. Arenas yes, When I boarded there where chairs under shade trees, with ash trays , filled with sand. Never near the hay. Never near manure piles. You should voice this to the owner as a concern, and then ask would it be okay to place no smoking signs, and I would find some sort of metal cannister and fill it with sand and place it under the no smoking sign.
     
    06-01-2012, 11:04 PM
  #15
Green Broke
I can't believe they would allow smoking in the barn. We don't even allow smoking past the parking area at our barn.
One of the reasons why this is a rule is because a few years ago someone was smoking in the round pen and caught the ground on fire when she put her butt out in the dirt. We had been putting manure in the round pen to create a soft track for the horses. She buried butt under the dirt, but there were air pockets in the loose dirt & the butt wasn't quite out. It caught the dry manure on fire and burned around the the round pen. Fortunately there was no wind to carry a spark to the barn.
     
    06-01-2012, 11:12 PM
  #16
Weanling
I'm my barn that I ran I smoked in the arena but to boarders who smoked I told them stomp the butt out until it falls apart and douse it with water then goes in the designated disposal pot lol. My last barn was very clean high end so smoking to to in and out was okay, it's hard to describe the set up but you where at large doors and little hazard. I didn't because it was such a nice place... I know how classy smoking is . Some barns allow it but really should not unless you are in your car or far away at a designated area. Other then the obvious health and safety issue it STINKS and I smoke and I know how nasty it is ( not to steal the post but I'm trying to quit, anyone have any tips?)

What Stevenson said is great, very fair to everyone involved

Tell the BO it's an insurance problem and if your horse dies in a fire... There will be problems.
     
    06-01-2012, 11:57 PM
  #17
Showing
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Originally Posted by Mckellar    
( not to steal the post but I'm trying to quit, anyone have any tips?)
Sugar free hard candy, cinnamon toothpicks, lots of will power. I also had a jar that I put the money in I would have spent on cigarettes for a month and bought a new pair of ostrich boots. That was good incentive I'd tried a few times before this go, Chantix made me feel sick, tried the electronic cigarette, patches, etc. Cold turkey was the only way that worked for me, the other ways putting nicotine still in my system I did good for a week or two and then I picked them back up. I've been smoke free for almost 9 months :)
     
    06-02-2012, 01:22 AM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Sugar free hard candy, cinnamon toothpicks, lots of will power. I also had a jar that I put the money in I would have spent on cigarettes for a month and bought a new pair of ostrich boots. That was good incentive I'd tried a few times before this go, Chantix made me feel sick, tried the electronic cigarette, patches, etc. Cold turkey was the only way that worked for me, the other ways putting nicotine still in my system I did good for a week or two and then I picked them back up. I've been smoke free for almost 9 months :)
Getting pregnant was the only way I was finally able to quit,LOL! :)
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    06-02-2012, 09:20 PM
  #19
Weanling
I don't know where you're located at but in many states it is illegal to smoke inside any building. In the state of Washington it's illegal to not only smoke inside but in addition to smoke within 25 feet of any door, window or intake vent. And building includes anything with a roof, including bus shelters, warehouses and of course, barns.

Also you many want to talk to the barn owner as typically the insurence requires there be no smoking on the property and *SHOULD* anything happen and its found that a ciggerette is the cause of the fire, they will not cover the damage.
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    06-02-2012, 09:26 PM
  #20
Trained
I doubt the BO's insurance would cover a fire if it was started by an employee smoking in a barn. You might want to mention that to the owner and ask about how their insurance works.
     

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