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post #1 of 2 Old 10-30-2009, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Argh. Barn issues... *kinda vent*

So I've been going to visit Lacey everyday because my school is 5 minutes away from her and oh my goodness. I used to love the place where she's at because the barn owners love me like I'm their child and because it was better than the place I was riding at before.

But now that I've been going everyday I get to see how I end up filling up Lacey's water thing everyday because no one does and I've ended up feeding her a flake of hay or two every time I go out because she's either only getting one meal a day around midday or something equally random and she was losing a little weight, not a ton but you could see ribs under her already rather thick winter coat (now she's put some back on thanks to the extra food I've been feeding her).

Seriously. I mean I really shouldn't complain since I haven't even been paying to keep her there, I just pay for her farrier-y and anything else she needs and that keeps the BO (I only half own Lacey currently, my BO is her other half owner) happy but I feel that food and water are probably both legit areas of irritation. And I don't really feel that I can complain since she really is doing me a favor by making it super cheap and easy to be around a horse everyday,

I also can never get a hold of my BO. I'll call her and ask her to call me back and she never does. I hardly ever see her so I can't just talk to her about the issues. I've emailed her but she doesn't email me back. It's the most irritating thing ever.

I hate to complain cuz I totally love my BO and I know she personally tries her best (she has tons of kids/foster kids/adopted kids/kids there for therapy etc that keep her really busy) and she does so much for me, I appreciate that but I don't want to come out one day and find Lacey colic-ing because she got food without water or some such thing.


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post #2 of 2 Old 10-30-2009, 12:51 AM
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Maybe you could bring it up nicely by sounding concerned. Something like "I've noticed that lately when I come see Lacey in the evenings that I have been feeding/watering her. Do you want me to start doing that all the time now. It would be difficult with my schedule but I want to make sure we're on the same page about this that way she doesn't either go without food or get fed double". Maybe it will kinda make her realize what your getting at without you having to sound upset. Most likely she will apoligize and say something like i've been so busy, i'm sorry I'll do better. But by making it more of like "would you like me to do more" rather than "you need to do this better" it'll hopefully come across better for her. Good luck! :)
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