Originally Posted by Sharpie
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.