Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Florida
• Horses: 0
She definitely handled it very poorly. She could have been kinder and calmer. IF her concern is the Viral pandemic, she could have stayed a safe distance (6 ft) from you and considerately explained to you that they are limiting visits to the farm and could have given you a chance to ask questions and ensure that your horse will get the care he needs. While I do understand her reasons (assuming it is the virus), again, out of her fear and possible panic...if they have other boarders, she may be panic-ing over the extra people who will be coming into her 'safe' space...again, it could have been handled so much nicer.
Sorry you had to experience this unpleasantness. Unfortunately, folks who board their horses at private and public boarding barns, may have to limit their horse time until this crisis is past us. On the flip side, folks who operate a boarding barn may/will be therefore potentially more exposed to the virus than people who can stay home without other people coming to their home.
Stay safe, stay calm, stay nice to others.
Be as soft as possible, but as firm as necessary--Pat Parelli