I am sickened by another case of slander in the horse world. I keep meeting people with horse facilities embroiled in court cases that should never happened. Be careful what you say. Don't make up bad things about business owners. I know saying catty things can seem like fun when everyone is in a group but it can spiral out of hand quickly. Before you say something about a boarding facility, breeder, trainer or horse rescue think it through. Don't exaggerate. Make sure you have the facts straight. If you want to say something really bad make sure you are in the right and that you have absolute proof.These court cases usually hurt everyone involved on both sides. Even children need to be told to be careful what they say.If you have something negative to say decide first whether you would be comfortable defending that comment in a court of law. Horse businesses are usually low profit margin. If something takes away cash flow or business the owner quite often is forced to take drastic action.
All of the cases I have seen were eventually settled in the favor of the business owner.
My point is this. Go out there and have fun with your horses but be careful what you say. You don't know who will repeat it next. If you think someone is doing something wrong make sure they are doing something wrong before you spread the word.
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