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post #1 of 28 Old 01-12-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rant: Someone Tell me I'm Overreacting

So starting last night and for the next few days we've been unusually cold here with lows around 27F (-3C). Because of this and me being an overly paranoid owner, I put a bucket of water in Amber's stall in case the pipe to her automatic waterer froze. So I went over this afternoon to check on Amber and saw that the bucket had been moved to a different horses stall. Found out that it was moved because that horse's waterer froze last night. So the owner decided to take the bucket away from Amber and move it to her horse's stall because apparently her horse is more important. Why couldn't she just get a different bucket for her horse? And doesn't it just prove my point that Amber needs a bucket in her stall since a couple of the pipes had frozen last night and tonight is going to be even colder? What really makes me mad is because to get a different bucket of water in Amber's stall I would have to lug a large bucket all the way across the property and then fill it up slowly with another small bucket because the hose is too short to reach Amber's stall (by the way, the hose is right next to the other horse's stall, so it isn't difficult to fill up a larger bucket there). I ended up just tying up a small bucket in her stall because I didn't want to go through that, but I can't believe how rude this other boarder was! Maybe I'm just this angry because I have had other issues with her in the past. Someone please tell me I'm overreacting and just need to calm down about this. Kudos to anyone who read all of this. Sorry if it's a bit scattered and incoherent.
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post #2 of 28 Old 01-12-2013, 08:42 PM
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Sounds like the pipes froze, so the other person couldn't fill another bucket for their horse. If it was cold enough for the pipes to break in the automatic waterer, then the rest of the pipes would have been frozen, too.
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post #3 of 28 Old 01-12-2013, 08:45 PM
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well I would be pissed if anyone took something that belonged to my horse and used it for their own. This seems very disrespectful as you are stating it ad I would have words with probably the OP first.
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Sounds like the pipes froze, so the other person couldn't fill another bucket for their horse. If it was cold enough for the pipes to break in the automatic waterer, then the rest of the pipes would have been frozen, too.
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I wish that were true, but only a couple pipes froze and the hoses were still working. This horse's pipe froze because the stall is on the end exposed to the wind more. Also, the bucket is pretty big and would have been too heavy to move without dumping first. There's no handles on it or anything, its one of those big blue plastic ones.
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Ok ^^ if it was that drastic of a situation, where your horse had excess water and someone elses had none then I would agree with taking your water. But only if it was a life or death situation that could not be controlled because of bad weather.
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Sounds more like laziness from your last post.
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Were the pipes in your horse's stall in great (or immediate) bursting?
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Were the pipes in your horse's stall in great (or immediate) bursting?
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Not as far as I know. I just had the bucket there in case it got too cold, like it probably will tonight.
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post #9 of 28 Old 01-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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I think OP's point is that it was not a life or death, water or not, situation. The hose was still usable and there were other buckets available for the other boarder to use (from what Im understanding).

If it was your personal bucket, I'd bring h*ll down..buckets do not get switched between horses (even our own, who are on pasture, when we bring them in) unless someone wants to sanitize them.
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Ok ^^ if it was that drastic of a situation, where your horse had excess water and someone elses had none then I would agree with taking your water. But only if it was a life or death situation that could not be controlled because of bad weather.
I agree that if her horse had been in danger then she should definitely take water from wherever possible, but the part that bothered me was that the bucket in Amber''s stall was not replaced and I was not informed. There were also plenty of other buckets she could have used and hoses in working order to fill them. They were a bit of a distance away as mentioned in my first post, but nothing too ridiculous.
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