I am trying my best to not really keep too close on contact with the old barn owner if any. The one girl at the barn which I considered a fairly good friend of mine has been really distant lately and I suspect that the barn owner has been blackening my name with lies....just like she tried to do with the girls at the barn but I'd tell her off.
Sadly the old barn owner is the type of person that talks behind someone's back and tries to get everyone to dislike that person. Thankfully I still have at least one 'friend' there. The one I haven't talked to since a little after I left, but she seemed to agree with me that the old barn owner's buying a new horse (before I knew she was getting 3 and before she actually made plans on it) was totally stupid and ridiculous on her part since she claimed that she was so hard up on money.
But like I said, I haven't talked to that girl in a while, so I have no idea if she is mad at me or something of that sorts.
The thing that really bugs me is that since I left the BO and even the girls (well most of them) believes that I left because of that one lesson I had where the BO made me get off the horse because he was acting up. Now I don't see how they, especially the BO of all people, to find me so prideful as to leave just because our views didn't match on me getting off the horse or not....surely that's a stupid reason just to pack up and leave.
Evidently she is either ignoring the fact, or wishing not to admit it, that she has been treating me along with the other girls so poorly. Surely I can see no reason how she wouldn't at least realize how she is/was treating us. I think only an idiot could not realize it. Yelling and swearing at "costumers" (of sorts) is not something that one should do....especially one that needs those costumers to get a living from.
I am sure I will hear some bad stuff within the next two weeks....surely the one girl will tell the BO what I said to her, but I'm done pretending I left the stables simply because I thought she was going to sell the place or have to declare bankruptcy. If the BO fails to realize or doesn't think that she's treating clients badly, then I feel that I should tell her...possibly to make her aware of what she is doing, know that one person is upset about it and left because of her temper, foulness, and just unpleasant attitude.
The gossip she would say to me when I'd go up to ride by myself about the riding girls were totally uncalled for, and I wish, though I did stick up for them, that I would have done so more to make her realize that she is expecting too much from the young girls and that they aren't as bad as she pretends they are.
I give kudos though to the girls that are still there, being able to tolerate her. I know I was about to go insane, and I'm sure if I was yelled at any more that I would have snapped right then and there.
Probably another long message, but I am utterly upset on the matter since I can not see how anyone in their right mind would not realize the danger of putting young girls, especially ones that don't know what htey are doing, on unstarted horses and expecting them to train the horse.
Well, I don't try to delve into the going ons of other barns, so honestly I would tell them. "Whatever. Get yourselves hurt, just remember that no one is going to want a horse ruined by a bunch of kids who don't know what they are doing, and when the horses are sold for being too dangerous, they have a one way ticket across the border. Have fun! See ya! Do what you want with your horses, it is none of my business." And then walk away and don't bat an eye when they come up and tell you "OMG like this horse totally broke my ribs." "Hmm, that's nice...."
Normally I don't either, but since I've ridden at that stables for a while and became really attached to the horses I like to just check in to see how my favorite horses are doing. That's all I inquire about...the rest they tell me freely.
Oh I definately will have the "I told you so" attitude if I hear that the one girl has gotten hurt or any of them......especially I'd have the "I told you so" attitude if the BO got hurt cause I think she's asking for it more than the girls... though I would feel bad for them at the same time. I can't even imagin what their parents would say....I know mine would not be happy and would refuse to let me on one of the green horses. I'm even wondering if their parents know or not.
If I hear anything about kids getting hurt or killed I'll let everyone know...I am expecting more to get seriously hurt, but pray I don't hear any news of someone dying because of the BOs foolishness in the matter