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I don't want other people working with my horse. What do I do?

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    02-09-2012, 10:13 PM
The reason she is stepping in is because she thinks I am incompetent in fixing the problem.
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    02-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Abby, I gather she is in a standing stall. Purchase a chain and a couple of hooks and string it across just above her hocks. One kick and she'll know it's there or may not even kick out once it's there. It should be hung up when there will be no more horse traffic behind her for the night.
    02-09-2012, 10:26 PM
Then take your horse away somewhere else.

Money talks.
    02-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Get your horse out of there.. and then you can have peace and quiet as you try to help her through her troubles.
    02-09-2012, 11:16 PM
I had an incident like yours (not exact but similar), in the end the only solution was to leave for another barn. When people don't have a respect for your ownership and your input, your problem will only get worse.
    02-09-2012, 11:38 PM
Originally Posted by AbbyLee    
The reason she is stepping in is because she thinks I am incompetent in fixing the problem.
So what? If it's your horse you have every right to tell what you like and dislike. If you are concerned about particular person and very much against it, just bring it up to the BO. Also who will pay liability if the unskilled kid will be injured? That's something to ask BO as well.
    02-09-2012, 11:43 PM
Have you told her directly that you do not want her or the volunteer working with your horse? Has that been made clear to her? I don't mean to be a hard one, but I'm still unclear on your conversation. Maybe I'm just slow on this....

If no, then I would tell her before you go through the trouble of moving. Maybe she doesn't quite know what you are not wanting her/them to do.

If you have made it clear, and she is still pushing, then yes move. That would be kind of a whacky barn manager. I still can't believe that she would have an inexperienced person work with a horse that kicks, even if it is just other horses. That alone would make me go hmmmm.....
    02-09-2012, 11:52 PM
You tell her to leave your horse alone. Period
    02-09-2012, 11:53 PM
I honestly did not read through all these comments so I don't know what others have said, but here is my advise! I had a similar situation where another boarder at the barn for some reason led my horse in one day and the horse got spooked and the boarder got scared and beat her. Then she yelled at my to get my horse trained blahblahblah. I told the barn owner/manager that no one was to handle my horse besides people working at the barn to take her in/out and care for her (NOT train her). If they thought my horse needed more training on the ground because she was getting hard to handle to tell me and that I would work with her. It wasn't their job to train her and I didnt trust others to handle her after she got beat. Hope this is of some sort of insight to you! Good luck at your barn!
    02-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Your barn manager completely overstepped her boundaries. No one has any business helping themselves to your horse for any reason. End of story. You should make that darn clear to your BM.
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