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    04-12-2013, 12:20 AM
Boarding horses can be so stressful! I am out at the barn everyday. I pay one of the help there to feed in the a.m. When I am working. I know it doesn't happen sometimes. It seems like my horses hadn't been fed for the last three mornings so there was a big emotional discussion tonight about that. I chose to give her the benefit of the doubt and keep her on because I really like her and I know she really needs the money. For me it's the honesty issue. If you can't feed, just let me know and I'll get up early and go there do it myself. Someone left the water on all day and flooded part of my horses pasture and yesterday somebody messed with my mare's halter ... the lead rope was attached to the side ring. Oh and two days ago two Percherons got into my colt's grain and ate an entire half-bin (50 lbs) of Ultium Growth grain because somebody didn't close the gate correctly. Third time this has happened. Just keep telling myself that I love the covered arena and the quasi-manager trainer is an awesome go to person. Just a little too loosey goosey for me in the property management area :((
So jealous of you all that hopefully don't know what I am talking about because you have your horses on your own property!
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    04-12-2013, 12:30 AM
I am very grateful that I do not have to pay to board my horses. Also that they are in my Backyard. A rather large backyard at both places. Shalom
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    04-12-2013, 12:50 AM
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Horses get out and get into things. If it's happening more than once in awhile like your said then I would worry. Forgetting to feed a horse, I wouldn't tolerate. All you have to do is walk through once and make sure everybody is eating. Which you should be doing anyway in case a horse isn't feeling well & isn't eating.
    04-12-2013, 12:57 AM
Outnabout it is not OK for someone to not do the job they are trusted and paid to do. If someone cannot do the job then find someone else who can.
I have been an employer or supervisor for most of my working life. One slip up can be ignored, 2 or 3 then you are seeing pattern developing.
With me you get 1 and 2 chances you will not ever get a third. Shalom
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    04-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Originally Posted by dbarabians    
outnabout it is not OK for someone to not do the job they are trusted and paid to do. If someone cannot do the job then find someone else who can.
I have been an employer or supervisor for most of my working life. One slip up can be ignored, 2 or 3 then you are seeing pattern developing.
With me you get 1 and 2 chances you will not ever get a third. Shalom
Yes dba my thoughts exactly. I hope that she gets it after our discussion last nigbt.
I really don't want to get up an hour earlier every day. There isn't anyone else to help out since it isn't a boarding barn as much as a training facility.
As for leaving gates unlatched it has happened 3 times and the manager is on top of it.
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    04-12-2013, 10:21 AM
So sorry to hear that OUT - and Ultium isn't cheap feed either. UGH!
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    04-12-2013, 11:15 AM
Sorry to hear so many of y'all are having a bad time.

TG, why are you in a killing mood?

TBJ, no your computer just wants to be used for school purposes only

Clippity, you should turn that hog into your personal protection hog. It can get rid of trespassers for you without you getting into legal trouble! Perfect!

DB, hope you get a good nights sleep soon.

Out, sorry to hear about your barn trouble. Is there another one you could move to? Not saying you have to, but having some options inc ase it doesn't improve can't hurt.

I myself was feeling rather bad last night. Took a nap, but got better in the evening. Of course I still had my lesson and improved nicely. Trying to get rid of some bad habits. Today the vet is coming. So hopefully I can get all my questions answered and my girl will be good for the vet. Luckily I am off today. I still have way too much to do for school. So I'll take my material out, because other people are also wanting the vet to do some things.

Hope everyone has a better day today!And no more broken pipes!
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    04-12-2013, 11:45 AM
Going to another benefit trail ride for the humane society tomorrow. This one is outside of Altus, OK. The girls of the Southwest Oklahoma Trail Riders have adopted several horses from the Humane Society of North Texas, so they are putting on a benefit ride to give them support from other Okies. It's looking like it will be a beautiful day for it! I'll be riding my friends horse again, mine is still to skinny, though she is MUCH better. I'm not comfortable taking her out for hard rides yet.
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    04-12-2013, 11:58 AM
Have fun on your ride! Adorable foal, definitely worth the late night checks. I'd like to see a prom dress pic!

Water is temporarily capped off to that bath and we start demo Monday. Had been planning to renovate it next spring, so we just got bumped up a year. Too bad that years worth of $ savings isn't in my account yet, though.

Looks like a gorgeous weekend coming up all around TX. Hope everyone can be out enjoying it!
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    04-12-2013, 12:12 PM
Cyn hopefully ya'll can do the work yourself. It saves a ton. Luckily my DH and I both grew up in families that remodeled their own houses, so for the most part we can do everything ourselves. My dad has helped a bunch on things we weren't sure of.

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