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  • The horse im leasing has not been ridden in a long time?

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    06-05-2012, 12:51 PM
  #1
Yearling
I guess we're the scape goat now. Sort of a rant.

So I got to the barn last night to get told my the barn owner that my horse is causing all sorts of problems.

1. Since she (horse) doesn't like to get haltered, the other horses see this and no longer want to get haltered either.

2. She got put in a different pasture next to a gelding who lost his studliness late in life (10 yrs) and only a month ago. Mr. Studly decided to run through the fence because she was standing there.

3. The lady I'm technically leasing her from doesn't think she's getting over her issues fast enough, and if everything isn't better in a month she's taking the horse back. BO & owner want to leave a lead & chain on her in the pasture & let her figure out on her own how to respect a halter and lead rope (once the halter is on, there is no lack of respect from her, it's just getting it on that has proven to be a challange.)

I'm pretty much ready to wash my hands of the whole thing, if it's not done their way it's not being done right. Just waiting for the call from the horses owner, and back she goes! I'm sick of hearing how just because I'm not riding her right now and doing only ground work, that means that she's not getting worked and is just sitting. Almost tempted to email her right now, if I could just find her email...
     
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    06-05-2012, 12:59 PM
  #2
Yearling
Like you said, wash your hands of this. I'd tell the owner to come get the horse, not pay another penny, and be done with it. If she doesn't like how you are doing things, she should have said or done something long ago.
That's just rude. Expecting her problems to be fixed within a month is just ridiculous. What, is she expecting Sparkles the magic pony to be in her stall in a month? Psh, last I check, a problem shouldn't have a deadline.

Find another lease and barn.
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    06-05-2012, 01:07 PM
  #3
Trained
I would get another horse and barn
     
    06-05-2012, 01:07 PM
  #4
mls
Trained
Reading betweent the lines - it sounds like they are playing passive aggressive so that you are the one that walks away and they can be the 'good guys'.

You have two choices - stand up and ask what you are doing differently from everyone else and how you can 'improve'. That will force them to respond to your honest questions.

Or send them notice to discontinue the lease.
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    06-05-2012, 01:16 PM
  #5
Foal
I do agree, a month isnt long enough to sort out a horses issues so its not fair for you! If they think your horse is having a bad influence on the others then they should have tried moving it first rather than getting all agressive. They might have tried offering you help too! I agree about getting a new barn, but if you love the horse id try and work it out with the owner - explain how you are working him/her and that its problems wont disappear overnight! Good luck!
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    06-05-2012, 01:16 PM
  #6
Started
I agree with barrel, call the owner tell her to come pick up her horse. Tell her she should have come to you if she had a problem with the way you were training the horse. Be done with it. Switch barns and let the BO know exactly why.
     
    06-05-2012, 01:17 PM
  #7
Trained
Same thing has happened to me too. I am leasing a horse
This horse has not been ridden since last summer. I was promised
A saddle and bridle but a month goes by and all I do is groom her
And lunge her
The place is run down, I have an uneasy feeling about the owner
     
    06-05-2012, 01:22 PM
  #8
Weanling
I don't understand the lease ( I have no idea about this type of situation). You are leasing her horse (paying for it right?), and you are training it for her?
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    06-05-2012, 01:24 PM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Same thing has happened to me too. I am leasing a horse
This horse has not been ridden since last summer. I was promised
A saddle and bridle but a month goes by and all I do is groom her
And lunge her
The place is run down, I have an uneasy feeling about the owner
CW, do you pay for the lease? If so I'd have a BIG talk with the owner (because from what you do sounds like she should pay you for taking care of her horse).

OP, if you can find a better lease it would be a good option to save your nerves and time. If not and you want to continue I'd approach those people with straight questions.
     
    06-05-2012, 01:26 PM
  #10
Trained
In lock step with above. I usually let sleeping dogs lie, but I think that I'd tell the BO that if they go foreward with their plans to leave a halter with a chain on this horse while turned out--a dangerous thing for any horse--I would take pictures and call animal control on them. Whether you do this or not, some people are stupid, cannot be cured of it, and need to know that such things are abusive. Just my 2 cents. Get out of this one-sided doormat experience.
     

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