Is she really that dumb?! Sort of a rant...
I will start with the story behind this. Last month I had a lady contact me about working with her daughter and their driving mini to help teach her the proper way to drive her mini and also to help whip them into shape for showing competitively. She told me where she lived and it is 15 minutes from me. I talked it over with her and we decided that since she was so close I could just come over there and work her horse and help her daughter out. No big deal, I drive practically by their house everyday anyway.
Well, she asked to come out to my place and see my horses at home (she has seen me show my horses). This was about 2 weeks ago. No problem, come on out. First complaint (which I do not quite understand why this concerns her) is my barn isn't "fancy" enough for her. My barn is nothing fancy, just functional and safe. She tells me she thinks my stalls are unclean because they do not get every last single bit of shavings scooped out daily. They are picked out daily and the shavings are replaced every 4 to 5 days just by the fact of picking them out and new being added. The next thing she says is some of my horses are thin! OK, vet being out as recent as 2 weeks ago and will be back again on the 19th to geld 2 I have, I believe if anyone was thin, he would have said something to me. The thinnest one I have, he rated at a 5. The fattest was pushing 7. Plus many other horse people have been out and have actually made fun of how fat a couple of mine were. I will admit they are rather rotund but have been placed on a diet. The equine massage lady was here Sunday and laughed because the mare she worked on was fat enough she could hardly find her hip bone.
Anyhow, this went on and she claimed that I should have the humane society called on me. LOL, OK here you want their number? I actually pulled it from my phone and wrote it down for her. She of course gave me some nasty looks and talked about her horse and daughter (after telling me I don't care for mine!). Week goes by and she actually calls me and still asks me to come work her horse and teach her daughter! Well apparently when I told her I did not appreciate the way she treated me and my horses the day she came here, she got mad and actually called the HS. Of course they came to investigate the "claims" this lady made. I just got home from work and was starting to pick stalls out for the day. So some were clean and some were not cleaned out in 24hours. They saw nothing wrong with the stalls. They checked for feed (which I have a million empty feed bags in the trashcan if they really wanted to get that specific with it, all dated since Decemeber 2011). They looked into the hayloft to see and loft full of hay. They looked at the horses, I even invited them in to put their hands on them and feel how supposedly "thin" my uncared for, show winning horses are. Needless to say, they wasted an hour of their time (plus driving) to come investigate some crazy woman's claims. They took pictures of everything they saw and said that in this area, I have some of the best cared for horses they have seen. There are an awful lot of starving or just generally uncared for horses. They do what they can, but it is honestly being run out of one of their volunteers farms because they did not have the funds to have an actual HS building and property. They did get everything straightened out and funded, so they do have 5 acres now and are starting on construction.
So am I the crazy one for thinking this woman is out of her mind?! She really has not better use for her time? I did not go to her house ever to see what kind of conditions her horses live in since mine are obviously so horrendous. I am kind of wondering if this is a jealousy issue? I don't know, but needed to vent to someone about the whole mess.
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
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