I don't have allot of money, and the stuff I own, I had to work hard for. So I am possessive - and I have large tack trunks, with locks on them because I have had people use my stuff and never putting it back, or taking it and I never see it again.
That's how I feel. I lent my saddle and pad to a girl I used to board with for one of her barrel competitions. She only had a synthetic saddle, and mine was leather, and I have a cute pink pad to go with it, so I said, what the heck?
I only asked that she wash my pad (for the safety of my horse, more than anything) and to please wipe down my saddle with some of MY LeatherNew wipes, and cover my saddle when she put everything back.
When I got it back, my pad was DISGUSTING and my saddle was COVERED in arena dirt - I found out her girth had come undone during the race and my saddle had fallen in the dirt.
She just tossed everything in the tack room, dirty, not even on a saddle stand, and I never heard a "thank you." I work hard for my things. Treat my property with respect.
I just don't get how people think they are entitled to anything they need. It's one thing to grab a lead rope when you can't find yours, and then put it right back where you got it. It's another to take something off the property without a word to its owner, and without intentions of bringing it back.