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Ugh, barn owners...
I know, all the BOs can say the same thing about boarders! Just a funny story and I had to share... I emailed a farm that is only 5 miles from my house (everything else is 15-20) to ask about their boarding program. I explained that I had recently adopted a 30 yr old Percheron. She emailed back and said "wow, I didn't know horses lived that long!" :shock::shock::shock::shock: What?!?!?!?!?! You're in the horse business and you didn't know horses could live to 30?? Oh, and she's charging double what I pay now... Umm, no thanks...
hahah yeah i would run far, far way from that place!
Good Lordy. XD
Well, it's not that different from my BO. She doesn't know what a snaffle is. *facepalm*
I would be a little concerned if a BO didnt know basic facts /care of horses.....Things that make you go HMMMMM!
Hopefully that was a bad joke?? From a barn owner's point of view...she may have not wanted a horse that old on her property... no one wants to walk out their door to find a dead horse and I'm sure she doesn't want her boarders coming out to find a dead horse either..people may blame her for the horse's death because the BO gets blamed for EVERYTHING. I have an oldy that is covered in tumors and lame on all 4 legs and that certainly crosses my mind.. Not to mention she requires alot of extra care...and in my experience we never charge enough for it.
I know horses live to be past 30 but I have a degree in equine science and didn't know that its common for perchs to be 38.. that's cool though.
It may be hard to tell if its a joke through email... try not to take it as an insult though.. don't burn bridges before their even built. You never know she may end up being your last hope someday.. :oP
I wish more people thought that way...but every person I meet says the horse looks aweful and should be put down and shes only 24. The barn owner gets blamed for everything!
Got a better True story!
A new horse owner (90 days) went out and rented a vacant facility. Her apartment manager is managing the barn. (who also is a non-horse person)
One of her "great sales pitches," is she has a organtic barn! Vaccinations, worming etc. are NOT a requirement at her facility!
And yes.. she is blonde!
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