Boarding barn being hard on boarders
I had bought my horse last year from the owner of the boarding barn, which my horse has lived there approx for 13 years. I had said I had some health problems due to an injury in a car accident years ago, and that I wished to have a good horse to ride ocassionally(1 or 2 times in the spring/summer each week) My doctor felt that me having another horse after many years away, would be good thereapy for me. Over the winter I paid someone to ride her 1 or 2 times a week, as it was difficult for me to ride over the winter. I do go see my horse 2-4 times a week all year, whether to brush her, spend time with her, or ride now and then. I always pay my board on time, make sure her hooves get trimmed on time, have her given routine vet care, give her supplements, etc. As long as I have been there, now little over a year, all I hear is the barn owners complaining to me, that if they knew I wouldn't ride over half the week, I shouldn't have bought the horse. They are sorry they sold her to me! She is 18 and in good health.They are never friendly to me, andto a few other boarders as well.They are talking about buying her back(probably less than I paid for her) Board elsewhere is very expensive, and some are not that suitable for horses, in that they aren't very kept up. Should I just call it quits, or continually put up with their nastiness? I tried explaining to them what I said above, but that dosen't matter. Another lady there dosen't even want to go out there anymore. I try to be pleasant, and mind my business, but it really hurts. Am I in the wrong for having a horse for mostly companionship, and not much riding? I was trying to find someone for a partial lease, maybe $75 a month I would charge(they did that before too themselves), but not anything happening yet. She is a good horse. They act like they still own her, and I did say they could ride her too, for free. I appreciate any thoughts. Thankyou!
Last edited by silverado; 05-27-2011 at 11:33 PM.