Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Am I right or am I just being a big fat B?
So, I have been at the new stable with Cin for a week. Many people have answered my questions about the "unwritten etiquette" at this stable...as I'm sure all stables have their little unwritten rules people follow. There are several places to groom/saddle horses in the barn, some cross ties, some posts..but plenty for all it's a HUGE barn. I was talking to one of the trainers about this barns etiquette for tying and she basically said if there is a cross tie or post open, you don't tie next to someone else's horse unless you know that person and you know the two horses are okay together.
So today, I am the ONLY person at the barn besides one of the trainers who is working her horse. I have Cin tied to one of the posts leaving about 4 cross ties and 2 other posts open, all within the same little area. This girl comes from outside the barn with her horse...yelling as she enters and spooks pretty much every horse in there, gives me a dirty look then ties her horse practically on top of Cinny...on the post he's tied to!!! She said absolutely NOTHING, like it's her stable or something and I had taken HER spot. I had to move Cin because he obviously was NOT fine with this girls horse next to him as he stood there with his ears back and his teeth showing doing little threat bites at her horse and picking up his hind leg as a threat.
I really had no clue what to say or do, I was shocked into a stupor that she did that. Nobody has ever done that at any of my old stables. Am I wrong and just being a B about it? It wasn't as if there was no where else to tie her horse, there was even a cross tie closer to her tack locker than that post was!
What would you have done/said if this happened with you?