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post #11 of 28 Old 02-05-2013, 01:37 PM
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I'd lock your stuff now, so it isn't as insulting to them after they are there. But other than that, I'd wait to see what they are like. I am sure that your BO doesn't want drama filled people either.

If it really turns into a disaster, you can always move to my barn. It's only up the road from your work.
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^^ Part of me was hoping one of them was you

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post #13 of 28 Old 02-05-2013, 02:03 PM
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^^ Part of me was hoping one of them was you
That's nice, but it's not me. I am super happy with my barn, and don't plan to move. There's one boarder there who is a PITA but I pretty much ignore her and so don't have any drama.
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post #14 of 28 Old 02-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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OP: I'd label and lock my stuff today. Then, if they're awesome, I could ease up and relax. If not, I'm glad my stuff is safe already.

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It took me 3 years to get my polo wraps back and my blanket is currently being used for a PASTURE HORSE. I contacted the BO immediately and asked her to take it off, as its mine and I don't want it torn or loaned out.
Copperhead, what the heck? Does the BO just not care? Either way, I'd be walking that horse down in the pasture and getting my blanket back myself the minute I saw that. End of story. Maybe spray-paint the outside of it (once I had it back) with my or my horse's name in Blaze Orange.
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post #15 of 28 Old 02-05-2013, 03:03 PM
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It won't send a message if the locks are already there. If you get everything done now before they get there, the new boarders will accept that that is the way it is.
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Totally agree with LadyDreamer. >> Prepare for the worst but expect the best. Good luck
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post #16 of 28 Old 02-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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OP: I'd label and lock my stuff today. Then, if they're awesome, I could ease up and relax. If not, I'm glad my stuff is safe already.



Copperhead, what the heck? Does the BO just not care? Either way, I'd be walking that horse down in the pasture and getting my blanket back myself the minute I saw that. End of story. Maybe spray-paint the outside of it (once I had it back) with my or my horse's name in Blaze Orange.
I don't know what the horse's deal is, whether they had it clipped or whether the blanket was just for the owner's comfort so I didn't take the blanket off. The last thing I wanted to do was remove the blanket and find that the horse actually needed it. If it didn't involve a living creature I would have just taken it back. I sent the BO a message stating that I wanted the blanket back so that will give the horse's owner some preparation in getting their own instead of just going up to the barn and finding that their horse didn't have a blanket on. I don't want the blanket loaned out, but they could buy it from me if they want.

I have no doubt I'll get it back. I just don't know what condition it'll be in since it was on a pasture horse. Its partially my fault for leaving it there.

As for the OP, I'd label everything and start locking my stuff up now. Its much harder to remain friendly when things suddenly go missing. Best just skip that and lock things up. That way nothing will go missing and there will be no tension.

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Op-guess you have very little faith in your BO's ability to choose nice folks as boarders? I board in a very private setting also, and at this point, there are 3 of us boarding there. There has never been an issue, new folks (few and far between) are welcomed, and nothing comes up missing. Guess I would rather trust folks and give them a chance before I think the worst. Who knows-maybe they are trying to get locks for all their stuff too since they don't know you either!

Keep your stuff picked up, put away, labeled, etc......most people are good.

I could never, ever survive taking all my stuff back and forth. First of all, I would need a box truck. Secondly, there would always be something at home I needed. Thirdly, it would kill my DH, since he is terrible allergic. To me, there has to be a better way. You should be able to leave a blanket at the barn for your horse-shoot-we have places to hang them on all of our stalls. Otherwise the BO would not have it to use when it is needed! After all, I am not always there.
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Op-guess you have very little faith in your BO's ability to choose nice folks as boarders? I board in a very private setting also, and at this point, there are 3 of us boarding there. There has never been an issue, new folks (few and far between) are welcomed, and nothing comes up missing. Guess I would rather trust folks and give them a chance before I think the worst. Who knows-maybe they are trying to get locks for all their stuff too since they don't know you either!

Keep your stuff picked up, put away, labeled, etc......most people are good.

I could never, ever survive taking all my stuff back and forth. First of all, I would need a box truck. Secondly, there would always be something at home I needed. Thirdly, it would kill my DH, since he is terrible allergic. To me, there has to be a better way. You should be able to leave a blanket at the barn for your horse-shoot-we have places to hang them on all of our stalls. Otherwise the BO would not have it to use when it is needed! After all, I am not always there.

Well, people are not always how they first come off either. I'm not saying they wont be nice people, but I'm not naive either. Again, I'm hoping this works out for the best, but I will prepare for the worst.

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The barn I board at has a lot of boarders. Nobody locks their stuff, and I've never heard of any issues with "borrowed"/missing stuff. Maybe I'm just lucky. I love my barn!
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post #20 of 28 Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 PM
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Why would you low strangers free access to your stuff? That's just asking for trouble.

Just relax and see what happens but remember that you are a boarder too. You have zero obligations to them aside from common courtesy, mutual respect and whatever responsibilities you take on from your chores. You don't have to loan them things or help or give advice and I personally wouldn't. Causes trouble more often than not.
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