I haven't said much about this. As some of you know I started a barn, with someone I considered a friend. Unfortunately things went from good, to bad, to worse. The climax (or anti-climax as the case may be) is the mare passing away. It is in my firm belief it could have been prevented. Not only this but my "friend" and I had a falling out, that just wasn't going to get better.
When I brought it to the attention of the people we lease from, I volunteered to leave. The partnership was dissolved, I found a place to move my horses. I lost the place I needed to keep giving my lessons, lost where I could continue to train the horses I was being paid to train. (But I had found a new barn where I could do these so it wasn't looking so bad)
The last horse I was working on went home last night. I got an email from the owner of the horse, which basically said he had a rather "interesting" conversation with the "friend" and now he won't be bringing me the further 6 horses I was to train for him.
So now, I've lost income from lessons, and in one fell swoop, lost another more potential income. Now I have to pay $1100 a month in board, which I really can't afford without my training/lesson income. All this would be something to deal with but apparently now I've been character assassinated, and in this small horse community it won't take long for the bad word to spread even further. I, on the other hand, haven't said passed on my opinion of these people to anyone.
I'll admit I wasn't entirely professional when airing my concerns. It's taking everything I have to not sell my horses and be done with it all entirely. I keep telling myself, just get through this day, tomorrow will be better. But then something else comes up from it, and I'm continually getting kicked.
The karma bus has run me over big time. I will most definitely not ever go into business with someone again. Particularly horse business.