I need some advice from that wise and unbiased HF-ers. Lately, there has been a little drama llama residing at the barn, and I don't know what to do about it.
My friends and I work at the barn as helpers and exercise riders. We work long and hard (especially the head trainer and her boyfriend), and the BO doesn't seem overly grateful for our help. All four of us (the barn helpers) have worked all summer and haven't heard a thing about being paid. (Aside from the head trainer, who isn't afraid to ask to BO about this stuff.) We are always out there and put in a lot of overtime. Basically, we work out tails off and she doesn't think of us as valuable. I'm generally okay with that. I'm a complete pacifist. I just go with it. Until--
The head trainer, the other barn hand, and I all decided to go on a trail ride. The BO said we can ride whenever we want, and those horses were just sitting and getting fat and lazy. They needed exercise anyway; might as well have some fun with it.
I will note here that the head trainer is an expert rider, and the other barn hand (Alice) and I are probably high beginner and intermediate, respectively. We aren't idiots and we don't ruin the horses we ride. Alice was on the BO's Walking Horse, and I was on a three-year-old Rocky Mountain. <---- Looking back on that, I can kind of see why the BO would be concerned. I could handle him, but some people don't like intermediates on their three-year-olds, even with experts on stand by.
We got back about an hour later, and, to my surprise, the BO was there. This is where the drama llama rears its head. I will now call BS on three of the BO's statements:
Firstly, she said she was there to ride her Walker (whom Alice had just ridden). This, though not impossible, is extremely unlikely for the following reasons: A.) For the seven years I've known her, she's never ridden alone. EVER. B.) It was four in the afternoon and she hates the heat. C.) Minutes later, she mencioned she had a funeral at six. How would she have found time to ride and get ready for the funeral?
Second, she tries to guilt the head trainer. She asks the trainer if she had washed off the Rocky Mountain I was riding when she had done some work with him day before (maybe trying to catch her in a lie?). The trainer said she didn't, which is true. The BO then tried to make her feel bad, saying that she could be the sweat where the pad had been. The horse wasn't wearing a pad yesterday. He had been ridden bareback. No pad mark.
The third, and worst of all--
The trainer was giving me a ride home, and the BO calls and tells her (the trainer) that the Walker's cornary band had a gash in it and she was being put in a stall.
Coranary band? First, that is a serious injury. Does she think we're idiots? We saw no blood, and the Walker was NOT lame. She was walking perfectly. The trainer was so pissed that she went back later that night and found the Walker in her paddock. There was no gash. There was a tiny, half healed scrape.
What in the world? What in the WORLD?!
We have concluded that the BO is passive-agressively hating us. Why? We think it's because the head trainer can no longer teach lessons and refused to buy the BO's horse. Alice and I are being hated for... Well. I'm not sure.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?