I am not that nice of a person either.
I used to be, until people took advantage of me, and I wiped the stamp on my forehead that used to say "sucker".
I would not of handled that situation very well at all. I do not tolerate my stuff being used, without being asked first.
When I boarded at a large barn, I used to borrow stuff myself - BUT when asked permission first. And I would clean it and put it back exactly where I got it from.
I would NEVER think of using someone's tack, without asking first. I find that rude.
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.
It was very nice of you to of done what you did.
I would of definitely had a chat with her parents, and I would definitely of had a discussion with the Barn Manager - and I would of put a sign over my area of tack
I AM NOT A TACK STORE!