Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
UGH! I had this problem at the last barn I boarded at (don't have that problem anymore since I have my girls at home now. Phew!). I would come in and find random things missing. Like saddle pads, whips, brushes, treats, anything. I started putting a drop of purple nail polish on all of my things. That way I wouldn't have to write my name on them but I would know they were mine. I put it on backs of brushes, bags of treats, ends of whips, and the little tags on my saddle pads.
There were several times where I caught people (usually a specific person) taking my things that, i'll admit, were very plain looking so some of these incidents could have been a true mistake. But I would walk up to this person and say "excuse me but that looks alot like my ____ and I just lost mine". Usually this person would deny it left and right and claim it was theirs and "brand new". I just checked for the purple dot and low and behold.... no more stealing problems! :)
You're alot nicer than I am. I can't stand stuff like that
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Last edited by eventerdrew; 04-25-2009 at 10:41 PM.
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