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post #1 of 70 Old 07-19-2012, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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how do i convince my boss to get rid of a cripple palamino mare...???

ok so the title is like wow heartless but no, this mare is of no use and constantly undermines my progress with the 4 other geldings that are penned with her, i've tried askin my boss to keep her seperated from them he says ok the next morning i go back and she's been turned loose again. she's also crippled vet says the mri scan shows it in her cannon....i think its in her shoulder the way she walks but he's lisenced what do i know... my boss tells me she's a 5 thousand dollar horse....well she aint anymore and sorry folks that mare i wouldnt give 50 bucks for her mom was a great horse level headed and strong gait. she had that potential then something happend two years ago and she's been limping ever since, she cant hold wieght and all she does is get fat, way too sassy for her own good, and causes the geldings i work to act like stupid teenage boys.
however...this horse holds sentimental value to the bosses wife and daughter i understand this but when theres not much can be done with her she's a danger to my riders or people simply entering the corral in my opinion she needs to go.
she's run me over a few times and nearly had her hind legs in the middle of my back once or twice....i can handle this, i dont like it, but can. my fear is when i'm not around some kid or the boss or his family will get in there and she'll do what most mares do and end up trampling someone.
i can't get through to my boss he's a business man and finds my advice of little consequence apparently.
and no he knows nothing of horses he lives in times square when he's not up here playing tourist.
any ideas to get him to send her to the sale barn, theres not much the vet has given us advice on for two freakin years now. she needs to be gone for safety of her owners and any riders i have.
any ideas? because i've exhausted my efforts...
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post #2 of 70 Old 07-19-2012, 12:35 PM
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I think your boss should keep the crippled mare and get rid of the know-it-all, big mouthed employee.
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You can't make people do anything, especially if they're the ones paying your salary.

You seem to believe you're the only person who understands horses in the area. You certainly don't seem to have any respect for the person paying you, and that's really ugly. I'd have fired you if you showed me that kind of attitude.

You have no right to overstep your boundaries and tell your employer to get rid of their horse.

So what if the mare is 'useless'? There are plenty of 'useless' horses out there being loved and cared for, because they mean more to their owners than just being an ATV with legs.

The mare has sentimental value to them, and you're merely an employee. If you don't want to work around or with the horse, find another job.

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post #4 of 70 Old 07-19-2012, 12:41 PM
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Couldn't you do some groundwork with the mare as well? Might improve her manners. If the other horses are that distracted by her when you're working them, their respect is with her and not you. Groundwork groundwork groundwork!

You can't make someone get rid of a loved one, no matter how naughty it is.
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In your other thread you said she'd only hurt herself last year? Honestly, it's not your call to get rid of that mare. If he wants to keep her, what do you care? You aren't paying the bills for her. If you can't gain a horses respect and get it to listen to you, you shouldn't be 'training' it. Tie the mare up where the geldings can't run back to her.

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post #6 of 70 Old 07-19-2012, 01:20 PM
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... Most mares don't trample people.... O.o

As long as your butt is covered liability wise and the owner is aware of the danger its pretty much out of your hands. Put a sign at gate, like "staff only" or "I kick".

It sounds like none of those horses respect you. So maybe its not a problem with the horses, its a problem with your horsemanship skills!
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post #7 of 70 Old 07-19-2012, 01:31 PM
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It's not your place to tell him what to do with his horses, he pays YOU. I'd suggest you quit complaining and grow up a little. The horse obviously means something to him, and you have no say in this. Don't like it? find another job. Although if you continue with this self-righteous attitude I'm not sure if anyone would hire you.
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post #8 of 70 Old 07-19-2012, 01:33 PM
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I agree with the others you can not make anyone get rid of something they care about.. as long as the horse is being well cared for why do you honestly care. Grow some and get after her if shes being so aggressive, however not every horse has to be ridden they are perfectly happy to sit aroumd and if the owner can afford it then shut your mouth and either leave or suck it up. Sorry if its harsh but i think you are over stepping boundries that most would have fired you for already.
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If someone ever told me to get rid of my old, crippled mare who does nothing but get fat and too sassy for her own good, I'd tell them to hit the road! You're not the one paying for the horse so IMO you have NO say. And you're right, your post does sound heartless but even more so that of an unexperienced horse person. One mare undermines you around the other horses? It's called respect and if that's happening, then you don't have respect in the first place. That's not the mares fault, it's yours. Perhaps you need to find another barn to work at.

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I think its quite rude of you to even try to have someone get rid of a horse that has sentimental value. Its not your place to say such a thing.

Even if you dont agree, you must respect his reasons. Thats called being a mature adult.

You dont own the property. You dont own the horses. So id mind my own business before you cross a line that you cant get back over...and wind up unemployed. If you were employeed by me and told me such a thing, your butt would be kicked to the curb that second.
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