I'm glad that I'm not overreacting! The BO keeps her around because recently a someone dumped 5 horses on the property (literally, one morning I came out and there were 5 extra horses). Unfortunately the barn also needs to be repaired and she does bring in money big time with all of her supplements, handling fees, training, etc. (sounds horrible to say it that way). There really aren't any more good payers like the lady. :P As to the chiropractor issue, I'm pretty sure it was a no questions asked. Where we live there aren't a lot of horse people who use that sort of doctor, and I'm pretty sure he'd want the money before he'd ask questions at least that's the opinion I got from the few times I met him when he worked on her horses.
We all tried being nice at first (she is a bit eccentric and was only ever at a NH barn and a posh show barn and at first we just thought that she had trouble making friends, adjusting to our farmer mentality, etc because of that) but it got to the point where the BO told her to mind her own **** business, leave others alone or get the boot. I got a text after this episode and my boss said if she was doing something to our horses again to shove a whip up someplace unpleasant and then tell her and she'd make sure the lady left same day.
The thing that really gets me is her cocky attitude, I've had a couple of thoughts to put her on my mare who doesn't like leg and see how long she lasts!
In all fairness to my BO she did ask if we wanted the lady kicked out because of these issues (the same day they happened), but I guess I'm too nice in some respects to my boss so I told her to keep her around so she can repair her barn quicker. My boss and I did have a 'conversation' with the woman about touching my horses, treating people as inferiors and think she got the message this time.
Aside from her own horses she interacts with some training horses (doesn't try anything with them) so I think we're the only ones that she feels.... I dunno, obligated to work.
I honestly believe that she fixates on ours because the skittish horse is a rescue and she thinks that we have only compounded on the problem, and our mare because the horse is very tolerant. She is terrified to death of horses although she won't admit it so I think our two are the only ones that don't scare her (hers do).
I don't think the chiropractor got to do anything to her because we heard from a barn that uses him and apparently he came in with a huge mark on him..... I think and hope my mare might have had a little to do with that.....
Honestly though, if I had another barn that was as good as this one I would probably consider moving. But here I know that my mare is given everything she wants, our geldings taken care of by the woman who retrained him (the BO) and is outside 24/7 like he wants to be. I've already told the BO though that if she decides to set a toe outta line with my again my patience is GONE I will make sure she knows her place. I can tolerate a lot but she's broken that final string.
PS: I'm not a fan of natural horsemanship, but I don't want to ever come across as bashing it! I respect others training methods... I just don't like fanatics who give methods a bad name.