Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5
One thing, the horse wont be kept at a "barn". All the lady has is a few paddocks and a little shed for tack. That's another reason why I'm concerned. It's none of my business, but I'm a big softie when it comes to a horse's care
That's one of the things annoying about myself.
Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman
I don't find this the least bit annoying.
There is a way of teaching them without teaching.....for this kind of people....." you don't have a run-on in shed for your horse? But all the good stables have that"..... for example.
Sound really important. Convincing. Uppety. It might just make the girl think and tell mom.
I don't think they mean bad, they just don't know. But if a big name place has it, they'll try to imitate. Same with whatever else you see them do wrong.
I never said that... in case somebody asks......
Oh that's wonderful..... lets harass and demean them for things horses don't NEED.
News flash!! A horse doesn't NEED a barn or a shed or a formal arena or whatever else you are seeing at fancy stables.
My neighbors horses have a water trough, a hay feeder and a fence. That's it! All 8 are happy, healthy horses. Weather ranges from 100+ to -20+ and they all do fine.
I board the occasional horse at my place. Boarding consists of pasture, auto-waterer and a 12x12 run-in. You don't even get a shed for your tack, nobody has ever complained and all horses stayed sleek, shiny and at a great weight.
I board my horse elsewhere because *I* like the amenities of a fenced arena, an enclosed barn, discounts on Vet/Farrier call fees and so on. My horse however doesn't NEED any of it and has lived at my place in the past with no issues.
This poor girl is not your concern and the only one in the wrong would be someone harassing her because she doesn't care for her horse the way THEY might CHOOSE to care for theirs. Get over the fact that she is getting something you aren't and stay out of her business.