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        03-22-2013, 01:24 PM
      #7591
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    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    Bhaaaaahaaaaa Stan good one

    Wow Critter that's a toughie. I don't think I would want to be barn manager. How many boarders are there now?
    on our side there are currently 16 horses there could be 22 if full
    As for boarders there are 7 counting the owners 2 horses
         
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        03-22-2013, 02:24 PM
      #7592
    Weanling
    Is anyone watching the ncaa mens college basketball tourney?? Few things trump riding. Roping.and feeding horses..true.. but when its snowing here in montana. The tourney is just what the doctor ordered..lol.. GO DUKE
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        03-22-2013, 02:44 PM
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    Nope sorry just watching it snow outside...... and worrying about Barns

    I just need to go find my own land ....
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        03-22-2013, 04:08 PM
      #7594
    Green Broke
    The road of life sure has some quirky turns,doesn't it? If you move,do you have to give notice? If you become BM-do you become responsible for cleaning all the stalls, ordering hay, etc? Change is a constant-I'm going through it , too-waiting to hear if I have a job interview to go to soon. I filled out an app this morning, the hiring manager is due into work later this afternoon.
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        03-22-2013, 04:52 PM
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    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    The road of life sure has some quirky turns,doesn't it? If you move,do you have to give notice? If you become BM-do you become responsible for cleaning all the stalls, ordering hay, etc? Change is a constant-I'm going through it , too-waiting to hear if I have a job interview to go to soon. I filled out an app this morning, the hiring manager is due into work later this afternoon.
    i already clean stalls and feed about 3 to 4 times a week for all the horses. I have been "helping" for about 6 of the last 8 months. The only down side of me being the BM is dealing with the owners. They are the type that are not horse people but try to be and alsohave loots of $$$ and like to make sure everyone knows it. I am confident I can handle the workload. I have a lot of thinking to do... uuuuuuug
         
        03-22-2013, 06:23 PM
      #7596
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by montcowboy    
    is anyone watching the ncaa mens college basketball tourney?? Few things trump riding. Roping.and feeding horses..true.. but when its snowing here in montana. The tourney is just what the doctor ordered..lol.. GO DUKE

    Is that the one with Gonzaga? If so then I must cheer for them as my friends nephew is on that team. Kelly Olynyk
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        03-22-2013, 06:23 PM
      #7597
    Green Broke
    Well one more hour of work then off for a week!!! Yippee look out Hunter we have some work to do lol.
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        03-22-2013, 08:18 PM
      #7598
    Trained
    Critter Sitter, did I understand you right that you are cleaning out 16 stalls 4 times a week? That is a lot of work to save a couple of hundred dollars on board. You could work doing something else and put that money toward board. It seems that they would give you free board for all that.
         
        03-22-2013, 08:47 PM
      #7599
    Weanling
    They won there first round game hunter. There ranked number one in the tourney. Gonzaga is doing pretty good so far. Its snowing hard here. Dropping to zerro tonight. Or so close to it it might as well be zero..lol.. im so ready for spring.no wait.this is a rocky mountain spring..lol.. hope everyone has a great weekend. Ride safe.
         
        03-22-2013, 09:22 PM
      #7600
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    Question Did the deed....

    Hi all! New here...only posted once, but thought I would tell my recent story.

    In my first post I said I was back into horses after many years. An old friend had a horse for me, their barn was full, so took her, she's 8. I didn't want her to alone so I found a nice quiet 24 yo to buy.

    At first things seemed to work, but as the months since Christmas passed, my younger one started to become really aggressive to the older mare. She goes after her with bared teeth, spins around and kicks at her. The older one is constantly jumping out of the way. Which makes me feel bad because she has bad legs....that is why I took her, to give her a retirement home.

    Well I have been trying to do ground work with the younger one, but now she is starting to rear, and spin around.....I have a bad back and leg from an accident, so I have now lost confidence and am frightened for my physical well being....I can't afford to hurt myself....too many surgeries already.

    Long story short, it was always the understanding that if things didn't work out with the young one, I could give the young one back.......so I just made the call to tell my friend it's not working, and she needs to go.....she understands.

    That was such a hard call on so many levels, but I know deep in my heart that I need to protect myself physically, and this horse is just too young, spirited, and barn sour for me at this point in my life....and for my old girl.

    Now, for the question....do I look for another as a companion horse for my 24 yo? I know they are herd animals, so I think I should. I also know there are hierarchies with horses, so am looking for another OLD safe horse....thinking the age difference could be part of the issue? I know there are deeper issues withis young horse that I am not getting into here....

    I am just Leary of buying another and them not getting along. Although, I've never in all my years met a horse so aggressive as this one.......like I said, I understand the hierarchy, but this just isn't working! The old horse is easy going and passive....such a pleasure to be around....

    What do I do, look for another, or stick to one old one?
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