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post #41 of 44 Old 05-13-2012, 07:56 PM
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Would NOT fly with me. I am all for reasonable hours and being considerate of BO's who live on the property. For example, to the person who goes to the barn at 11 pm-I think that is very rude, if the BO lives there. If not, no biggie.
I agree but depending on property set-up, it's not always rude to show up at 11pm. Where I board the BO's home is at one end of the property and the barn/arenas are at the other. She has absolutely no issue with me coming in the middle of the night if I'd like because it won't bother her, half the time she doesn't realize I'm on the property unless she lets her dogs out as the one, instead of returning, will hang out at the barn with me.
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post #42 of 44 Old 05-13-2012, 08:40 PM
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I can understand the idea of a buddy system especially if you're a minor. But in my eyes that buddy need not be horsey give dad or a school friend a quick lesson on how to put horse somewhere safe pull off bridle and make sure they have a phone. If anything happens they can dump the horse in a stall/ yard etc and call the ambulance.

Or what about other boarders surely someone will be there.
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post #43 of 44 Old 05-13-2012, 08:58 PM
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I do ride my boy when I'm alone, but only with the cell phone on my boot, and even then I know quite well that something could happen anyway and I make sure that I'm not pushing our limits when that's the case. But it's not always something you can control, and it's not always whether you're a good rider or the horse is a trained mount...Horse gets stung by a bee, spooks, trips, whatever - if you come off and whack your head, it can knock you out (helmet or no) and you won't yourself be in a position to call 911 if you need to. But that's something that doesn't even require someone who's horsey enough to snag the horse and lead it off - IMO, you just need someone who's capable of calling for emergency assistance. Being able to round up a skittish horse and lead it away is a +.

Or get another boarder...or - this is what I usually do - if I know that the BO is going to be off-property, I just make sure to show up when the stable-hands will be there doing the stalls. This is between 8:30 and 11am at my barn, and again between 3:30 and 5:30pm. All the barns I have been affiliated with (as an owner, a rider, a barn rat) had fairly predictable hours for when the cleaning/feeding/mucking/etc get taken care of. I don't need someone *watching* me ride, just someone who will notice that there's a loose horse and an unmoving pile of clothing on the ground in the ring, and will call for assistance.
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post #44 of 44 Old 05-13-2012, 09:38 PM
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I dont know how to reply to everybody's posts here.

But when i get back from vacaction....i will be able to ride my horse on saturdays because my mom can stay and watch.

The Bo wants a *Buddy system* thing while shes away for the day. So since i dont have anybody to ride with...i cant ride on my own. Yesterday and in the past few days i couldnt ride either because mom was out for the day.

So in 2 weeks i can ride on saturdays. No more complaints on here. So im sorry about that.
Maybe you're OK with this. I am not. If I want to ride alone, that is my business and no one else's.

If I had a barn owner pull that on me, I'd be gone as soon as I found another place for the horse.
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