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    06-06-2013, 03:32 PM
Yeah that would'nt have flyed with me...I would talk to the BO asap.
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    06-06-2013, 03:34 PM
If it were me, it would not have ended well for that person. I would have yanked the rider off my horse, kept their tack if I wasn't so enraged that I tossed it to the ground and I would be looking for board refunds. My horse would then be moved at their cost immediately.

You have every right to be angry! Do not let the barn owner convince you that they were doing you a favor by keeping your horse in shape. It is your animal and riding requires your permission.
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    06-06-2013, 03:40 PM
The rider probably had no idea she was riding him without your permission. That BO sure did though! I agree that he's been used before.
You have every right to be upset.
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    06-06-2013, 03:43 PM
If I saw that I would be, what we call "loaded for bear". That is not okay in any way, shape, or form. Not only was she letting someone ride your horse but I assume if she was giving a lesson she was making money off your horse.

I say the lesson money was yours and, believe me, this would not be happening again!
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    06-06-2013, 04:06 PM
I would have gone ballistic. And I'd move my horse as soon as possible.
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    06-06-2013, 04:48 PM
I agree with Natisha that the rider probably had no idea that was not a school horse, or that the BO did not have permission to use him. But, as has been said-look around, make arrangements to leave, then talk to the BO and let her know this is totally unacceptable. You can ask for refunds, but I doubt you will get any $$. I would, however, move, no matter what, since you will not be able to trust them, and you need to be able to since there will be times you may not be able to come out.
    06-06-2013, 04:55 PM
I'd probably see red. No doubt scream at the top of my lungs at the BO and move my horse as quickly as possible, without notice.
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    06-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Yep, I wouldn't be angry at the rider, but the instructor. That is absolutely inexcusable and I would demand to know how often the horse was being used and make her reimburse board money.
    06-06-2013, 05:14 PM
Oh hell no! No one, and I mean NO ONE, is allowed on my horses without my permission. Absolutely not.

I do not even let my own mother ride my horses. Not unless she is going to ride MY way, the way MY horses are trained.

I too would have brought down the wrath of god on those people, and I'd be searching for a new place to move to. This isn't the first time it has happened I'll bet. And it won't be the last.

I'd be upset with the rider, but that instructor, whew, she'd get her head chewed off. Its HER fault that the rider was put on YOUR horse.
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    06-06-2013, 05:25 PM
I would not tolerate that. I would move my horse, and send the barn owner a bill for use of the horse. You can estimate based on the average work a lesson horse would perform in the amount of time you were not riding.

I would be unable to trust that barn owner in the future.

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