Originally Posted by heyycutter
im sorry I offended you, it was not my point, I was simply venting about my feelings. I do like everyone at the barn, im just not used to being told how to do everything.
is the time to try and mend fences with your BO.
Instead of complaining about her, ASK her how she'd like you to do things.
I love my trainer to death, but she and I will never see completely eye to eye on the care and feeding of horses. She has her ideas and I have mine. However, when I have a horse in with her for training, I go by the rules of her
barn. When I take them home, I go by my own rules.
When you own your own place, you can do things the way you want. When it's someone else's barn, you do what they want. It's just that simple.
Be a proactive, happy boarder, not a problem. BOs will get rid of a problem boarder as soon as they can, and they'll warn others about the 'difficult' person they had to kick out.
The horse world is a small place; word gets around if you're a snarky, uncooperative boarder, and you'll eventually run out of places to take your horse if that happens.
Be the kind of boarder that a BO will be sad to see go, when you eventually move your horse. Trust me, it'll make for a happier atmosphere all around.
Also, get a signed contract ASAP! That not only protects the BO it also protects you,
as well as spells out what the terms and conditions are for boarding.