05-16-2012, 10:58 AM
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Well, the buckle bunny and the cow pig have left. Appearantly they've moved to a barn down the road that only charges 100 for partial. This is because they're turnout is all dirt, they're ring is fill dirt (glass, rocks, leftovers from the sifting site that's HORRIBLE for hooves) and tiny, and the stalls are haphazard and half rotted. Good riddance.
We've already started cleaning up. The BO bought us a new mower and lawn equipment so the pastures and landscaping is all in the works. Then is new fencing, new paint, the electric work, redo the arena, rebed the stalls,..... Whew. Should take us about a month to get it looking right.
One lady has begun running her mouth about how strict I am. We had an incident where she tied her horse to a her trailer which was not in our new designated trailer parking area. She had parked it right next to my truck and tied him between them sandwiching him in with like 4ft of space. She walked away, he got nervous. Now, I was practically raised in my step dads auto shop and I technically built this truck, and I'm in love with it (she's a 4runner, her name is gertrude #2) I asked the boarder if she'd mind using the crossties I've supplied at six different places around the barn so we DIDN'T have to tie out. I'd like to avoid a horse foot shaped dent, and I didnt want to see this horse shatter his leg on my 1/2 inch thick steel plating. Would you believe I got an earful on how its her horse and she can tie it how she wants and my sh*t barn isn't worth tying to? She said it all while she moved her horse though, so I still won.
There hasn't been any vandalism really, just some annoying things done to my stalls and what's going to be our feed room. Paint knocked over on the floor, black dirt thrown into stalls I JUST stripped. I'm going to speak to the boss and set up a rotation of someone being out overnight or staying in the house to keep them out at night.
As long as no one messes with the horses, I'll only press charges for trespassing when I catch them. Makes me wonder how absent these kids parents really are.
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