short term boarding - grumble/rant
I moved my 3 yr old horse to a stable with a indoor for 5 weeks, so I could get a early start riding her. Its supposed to be a low key, no drama stable and anyone can bring in their own "trainer" or use one of the "trainers" there.
Going forward in my rant I am using the term "trainer" loosely as I have no idea what their true knowledge is (but based on first impressions, my guess is there were/are probably no more than decent riders that call themselves "trainers).
The owner & barn manager knew upfront about how green my horse was and that it was only for roughly 5 weeks. No issues there.
So far everyone has been pretty nice, one of the "trainers" is a snotty B.itch, (she is not the manager or owner). Right from day one she has had a attitude with me. I tried to be pleasant to start with. Its pretty bad when even my 12 yr old daughter picks up on it first thing and says to me "Mom, Did you see the dirty looks she was giving you" (and I never said a word to her about this person). I just laughed it off to start with.
Well, now this so called "trainer" is just being obnoxious to me. She supposedly had a lesson scheduled for 4 pm, (I try to avoid lesson times as I like to lunge for a few minutes before I get on and they have a no lunging while people ride rule). No one was in the ring so at 4:20 when I go out with my horse for a quick lunge (I saw them tacking up so I knew they would be coming out in a few minutes). Doesn't she come out snotty as can be and tell me to quit lunging, They were not even at or near the door yet.
(on top of it these lesson schedules are a joke, they are never in the ring when they marked for those time slots. Some times its way early, other times it way late or they don't take the cancellations off, so its very difficult to not run into a lesson)
Now, I have no issue being accomadating to anyone, but for crying out loud, is it that diffcult to be polite when you talk to someone? All she needed to do is say they were coming out "nicely". Instead all she did was "p8ss me off".
I really just want to pull her aside and ask what the heck her problem is, but then again. Should I even care as I am only there for a short time anyways? Its just aggravating. (she is also about 20 younger than I am)
Just a funny side note: My daughter told me she heard "the trainer" telling her young student that I was using a western saddle (its a Aussie saddle and its pretty obvious).
End rant! LOL
Lets go Buffalo!!!!!!!