He's about 70, lives on the property and "works" there. He's a drunk... not to sound bad, thats common enough here and most people think little of it and say "ah, hes fond of a drink". I don't know if it is because I was raised in a different country, but I find it to be quite readily accepted here to drink one's self stupid on a daily basis - something that I don't find acceptable.
I had spoken with the BO regarding him when he hit Bandit. The old guy did come up to me in tears and very apologetic and I suggested to him he cut back on the drink.... he didnt and I have seen him stumbling around on numerous occasions. I also mentioned it to the BO a few weeks back that he was out mouthing off about my horses - the BO told me not to listen to him and tell him where to go if he says anything else.
There aren't really any other boarders, as most of the horses are race horses, and I would be the only female (ex the BO's wife) who is around. I don't know if part of it is he thinks im some stupid girl with her pony? He rambles a bit infront of the kids, but he doesn't hang around them too much. As I had said, I've taken to ignoring him but I just find it frustrating that he is trying to create a blame game where one need not exist. Like I said, I'm just having a moan and a vent - I can't understand why he insists on working with horses when he has no love for them at all. At 70 years of age, he'd be due pension and he's probably make more on jobseekers than he does in wages.
Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.