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post #51 of 65 Old 07-01-2012, 08:36 AM
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I don't allow smoking around the barn, only in the designated smoking area, which is at the fire pit that is surrounding by gravel. Luckily at this time no boarders smoke.

Here is the designated smoking area:

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post #52 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 06:51 PM
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I smoke while riding on trails mainly and occasionally in the indoor arena. I don't smoke in the barn nor while tacking up, I don't want to hurt those beautiful animals. Luckily I don't smoke weed, I shudder to think what would happen while high.
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post #53 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 PM
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I smoke out in the parking lot and the cigarette is either disposed of in the burn barrel or in the trash, after thoroughly being snubbed out. I will never be responsible for a barn fire through an inproperly disposed of cigarette.

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post #54 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 07:17 PM
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I don't even think about smoking when I'm in the barn/around the horses. I feel guilty enough smoking in the house with a cat on my lap, lol.
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post #55 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 07:26 PM
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Hell YES you should say something! That's unacceptable!!!

Let me mention one thing before I go on, though. Horses who have runs will STILL burn to death if the barn catches on fire. You know why? Because for some horses, their stall is considered the "safest place." I have heard of more than once incident where a barn has caught fire, and horses with runs died because they refused to leave their stalls. One man in particular was in the stall with the horse, pushing it, pulling it, literally beating it with a whip, trying to make it move and leave the stall. It wouldn't budge. The man almost died as the building tumbled down around him. Unfortunately he had to leave the horse, and it did die in the fire.

If I were you, I'd use the "2 questions, and a zinger" approach. I'd pose the question to your barn owner like this:
"Excuse me, _barn owner's name_? I have a couple of questions. Hay burns hot and fast, correct?" And her/his answer should be, "Yes." Thn you ask, "That's why we keep it away from all hot things/flames/etc., correct?" And again, their answer should be "Yes." Then the zinger; "So why is the trainer/farrier/manager allowed to smoke in the barn, around the horses, and around the hay?"

You have to ask 2 questions that must be answered with a "yes". Your barn owner might think you're an idiot at first, but who cares!
This is serious! If the owner acts like this is no big deal, then I'd inquire about her insurance, and ask for their number. If she asks why, I'd say, "Well, I was just going to inform them about your decision in letting 'so&so' smoke in the barn, around the horses and especially around the hay."
Then, needless to say, I'd move!
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post #56 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 07:27 PM
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Hell YES you should say something! That's unacceptable!!!

Let me mention one thing before I go on, though. Horses who have runs will STILL burn to death if the barn catches on fire. You know why? Because for some horses, their stall is considered the "safest place." I have heard of more than once incident where a barn has caught fire, and horses with runs died because they refused to leave their stalls. One man in particular was in the stall with the horse, pushing it, pulling it, literally beating it with a whip, trying to make it move and leave the stall. It wouldn't budge. The man almost died as the building tumbled down around him. Unfortunately he had to leave the horse, and it did die in the fire.

If I were you, I'd use the "2 questions, and a zinger" approach. I'd pose the question to your barn owner like this:
"Excuse me, _barn owner's name_? I have a couple of questions. Hay burns hot and fast, correct?" And her/his answer should be, "Yes." Thn you ask, "That's why we keep it away from all hot things/flames/etc., correct?" And again, their answer should be "Yes." Then the zinger; "So why is the trainer/farrier/manager allowed to smoke in the barn, around the horses, and around the hay?"

You have to ask 2 questions that must be answered with a "yes". Your barn owner might think you're an idiot at first, but who cares!
This is serious! If the owner acts like this is no big deal, then I'd inquire about her insurance, and ask for their number. If she asks why, I'd say, "Well, I was just going to inform them about your decision in letting 'so&so' smoke in the barn, around the horses and especially around the hay."
Then, needless to say, I'd move!
My cousin and I are careful not to burn the horses. We don't even use crops nor hit with reins now as cruelty to animals we find appauling.
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post #57 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 07:30 PM
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You know this thread is from June of last year...
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post #58 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 07:42 PM
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Maybe the cowboy is in fact a weed smoker and never noticed
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post #59 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 08:09 PM
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Lol! I didn't even notice!
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post #60 of 65 Old 02-21-2013, 09:44 PM
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My cousin and I are careful not to burn the horses. We don't even use crops nor hit with reins now as cruelty to animals we find appauling.
Should I...what the heck. Hitting with reins or a crop doesn't really count as animal cruelty. In that case, I am a horrible person who uses my reins to whack my horses butt when he refuses to listen to my aids. If I understood you wrong, sorry.

I may seem small, but if you mess with my horse, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.
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