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xJumperx 06-01-2012 12:20 AM

Do You Lock Up?
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I was wondering if anyone locks their horse's stall for shows. I'm not talking tack stalls, o mean the stall your horse stays in. Wondering about the pros and cons, if you wanted to list those :)

I am thinking about locking Cowboy up for this next show. Combination lock. With all the drugs ... stealing ... I may be paranoid, but he's my baby. Id die if I lost him...

Oxer 06-01-2012 12:26 AM

nope. i've been to some of the biggest shows in our area. Thermal, HITS, etc... and truth be told, there's more security there than there is at my own barn! I myself wouldn't do it, only for fear that my horse would have some kind of emergency and no one would be able to get in right away.

cakemom 06-01-2012 12:28 AM

If there were a fire or he were in distress noone could get him out. I'd sooner invest in a video camera monitor system than lock my babies in.
I'm so glad life has not come to this for us here. Our show barns are so wonderful.
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xJumperx 06-01-2012 12:32 AM

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It hasn't become an issue at the show barn we are going to, but I am just .... protective, I suppose. I did think about the fire hazard. Leaning towards don't, nit still interested to get toyed peoples takes...

caseymyhorserocks 06-01-2012 01:59 AM

Absolutely not. Fires, earthquakes (if you get them there) natural disasters, or if the horse is sick and some kind person notices and calls the vet..

alexischristina 06-01-2012 02:26 AM

No no no.
We tie the stalls so the cheeky buggers can't get out, and my coach does it in such a way that I suppose we would notice if somebody mucked around with our leads but other than that nope. No way. Too many risks.

OuttatheBlue 06-01-2012 07:18 AM

Nope! for all the reasons mentioned. I had one show i was worried about some kids messing with my horse so I tired the lead rope in a special way and took a picture. That seemed to keep them out
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equiniphile 06-01-2012 07:57 AM

You'd have to commit me if I did. The risk of a fire, colic, or other problem where no one could get to him but you is huge.

themacpack 06-01-2012 08:36 AM concern in case.of emergency evacuation outweighs any security that would provide.

cowboy bowhunter 06-01-2012 01:13 PM

It depends. My team pennings and sorting i never lock the stall. But if i was in a big city or at a state fair i would lock the stall and sleep next to it.
I know several people who go to the sate fair and they rule is 1 person by the stalls at all time.

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