I'm so tired of the place I board at. It's gone beyond being ridiculous. Today I went out there to ride. There wasn't any sawdust to fully clean the stalls (as usual) so I just picked out the manure in them. (Our agreement is I clean stalls 2-3 days a week) Sometimes she'll let the stalls sit and fill up with manure until I get there. Then I spend the whole entire time I'm there picking out stalls and don't have time to work my horse. I was telling my husband that I was either going to sell Piper or have to trade her for something that is already broke, because I never have time to work her.
So anyway, I went out there at about 11:30 and she wasn't there. So I fed the horses, gave them hay, turned them out and picked out the stalls. She's got three strands of not tight electric fence. You have to connect the wire over the gate to the pasture or the fence won't stay on cause she's only running it off one unit. When I'm there I usually take the wire off the top of the gate until I leave.
So she shows up about forty minutes after I got there. She goes through and picks little tiny things out of the stall and flings them into the aisle way telling me that I missed some. I'm talking a couple of smushed turds. (She's got a pony in a stall that hasn't been cleaned out since way before I ever came there five months ago. AND she's got one in a pile of manure in the middle of the stall because she doesn't feel like pulling the mats and evening it out so she let the manure build up.) So I was a little irked. Then she tells me that her muck pile is actually on the neighbors land and he did a walk through and told her it needs to be moved. THe muck pile has been there for three years and she's blaming some of it on me. Saying I need to help move it! When I didn't even know it didn't go there to begin with! Why does she have her muck pile where it's not supposed to be is beyond me! I'm not helping her move years worth of manure for the five months I've been there. I did what she told me to do. I put the manure on top of the pile where she told me to put it.
Ugh. So I take Piper out and she tells me after I'm already up in the barn that I need to go back down and connect the wire or the fence won't work. So I run down and put it back up. She is there for maybe fifteen minutes and says she has to leave. I asked her if she wanted me to put the horses back in when I left and she said no. Piper has a blanket on that isn't mine. She brought it over to me one day all torn up and said that if I fixed it we would put it on Piper. So I went out and spent like $20 on material and fixed it assuming that she was giving it to me because she said she was throwing it out anyway. I brought it out and put it on Piper and she asked if I was going to buy her a new one or if I wanted to buy that one for $40 (which would have meant that I'd pay $60 for it!). I told her I'd think about it. Well it got warm out today (44 degrees, hasn't been below 30 in awhile) so I took it off.
I went to the grocery store. When I got back my husband said that Sue had called. All the horses are out because I didn't put the wire back on the gate. I know I did because when I did I slipped in the mud and dropped the handle, accidentall grabbed the wire and shocked the crap out of myself. She's got a horse out there who knows how to flip the handle off. That's why I offered to put the horses back when I left. Anyway, she called back right before I walked in and was ranting at my husband about me taking the blanket off my horse. Saying I took it! When I left it in the filthy excuse for a tackroom right on top of the 20 other blankets she has!
I was going to buy a horse off of her. A OTTB mare that she bought for $100. She told me that I could buy her for $200. I talked it over with my husband and he said that was fine as long as the board was the same as Pipers'. So I told her that I would. Well that night she sent me an e-mail saying she wanted $500 for her and that she would keep the board the same as Pipers' if I let her use the OTTB mare for lessons! Wanted to know if that was okay.... No thank you.
I've got Piper advertised. I'm looking to trade her for something a little more spunkier because Piper is so darn calm. I'm in no hurry to sell her. Someone contacted me about a TWH mare. I really like her and the owner really likes Piper. BUT I refuse to move the TWH mare to this place. Until I can find another place the deal is off. I'm so fed up with this place. What I've said so far isn't even the half of it. I'm ashamed that I even okayed my horse being there in the first place. Hopefully the people I called today about boarding contact me back because this really sucks.
(Sorry about the novel, this has really been stressing me out)
Last edited by ShutUpJoe; 01-22-2010 at 06:11 PM.