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post #11 of 14 Old 04-26-2009, 10:51 AM
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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 definately had a chat with her parents, and I would definately of had a discussion with the Barn Manager - and I would of put a sign over my area of tack

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-26-2009, 11:14 AM
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This has made me think, if you're paying a good hunk of money to board, why doesn't everyone get their own locked space. I really doubt it would be that hard to implement, and it would be great! If I ever have a boarding stable (and hopefully I will one day) that will be one thing I will do fur sure. And if I ever board a horse before then, I think I will be keeping my tack in my car.
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That's a good idea to start marking your stuff. I have that problem with my neighbor. I haul his daughter's horse for him and they are always missing something like a clean saddle pad (English), spurs, etc. I think they forget they borrowed it and start thinking it's theirs.......I was missing my gray and white striped cotton lunge line and when I was over at their house recently, I noticed they had it....... yesterday he was looking for her spurs and pulled out my daughter's that have pink stones along the outside and said, "Oh there they are!" and I had to remind him that those were Shaylea's and he had borrowed them. I have taken a sharpie and written my name on the underside of all my dressage pads..... I'm lucky to have my horses at home but even sharing a trailer gets messy......

I hope that girl is very grateful for your loan and that it comes back in good condition.

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-26-2009, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
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.
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