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post #21 of 51 Old 08-31-2010, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your opinions. I'm discussing the entire sittuation with my parents, and calling barns in my area to see if they have any corrals open. I'll be going to look at barns tomorrow. I want to have a place set up and ready to go before I start anything else with the BO. Especially before giving my two weeks notice. I'm going out to the barn today, hopefully to have some nice alone time out on the trail with my horse. If I see her, I guess I'll just ignore her.


Once we figure everything out, my dad will be the one who calls her, and if needed, talk to her in person. She doesn't really like my dad, though.

As for the question if there are any other minors at the barn, there really is not. I'm the youngest person at the barn on their own when it comes to their horses. There is one family with two horses, and two girls (13, 14) but their young and their parents are always there. I think they're in pony club. There are two girls who both own a horse, one if fifteen, the other is sixteen, but their mothers are the ones who deal with the BO. They don't do anything on their own. I don't know how the BO deals with them. I don't know their sittuation.

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post #22 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Just a little update,

I looked around at barns today. I was unimpressed by most of them. I did, however, find a really nice barn just a mile down the road, trail acess right out the back gait. It's small, have everything I need, and is drama free. Did I mention small? It's very cute, and very lovely. I'm taking my dad to go see it today, and once we get everything settled (papers signed, board payed, corral picked out...) I'm going to give my notice and leave. My dad will still be taking care of everything, and Cricket is going to get what she needs. I'm very happy, and incredibly excited. Oh, and the view of the mountains behind us is breathtaking.

Thanks everyone for the comments, opinions, and help. It is much appreciated, you have no idea.

"I was eight years old, and I've never forgotten her face when she told me about watching you ride. She told me she saw you, and your horse was dancing in the moonlight."
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post #23 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 06:07 PM
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Glad you found a better place so that you can actually start enjoying going to the barn again.
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post #24 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 06:21 PM
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I really think you should move also. You are paying this person to provide a service to you and your horse. In a way your situation is much like going to get a hair cut and the hair stylist telling you what hair style you will have and you have no say. You would walk right out, right....I'm afraid that's what needs to be done here.

I'm not sure what part of CA you are in, but I used to live in Orange County, and if you are anywhere near Lake Forest there is a wonderful stable there. They have a wonderful staff, and they listen to you and work very well with the needs you and your horse have.
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post #25 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 06:56 PM
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Good for you! Good luck with the move!

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post #26 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 07:02 PM
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Hooray for the new place and so close!!!!!!!!!!! You are very lucky. I would make sure this new barn owner knows that you will be dealing with them and that your vet will decide what your horse should be eating, just to lay things out in the open right from the get go.

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post #27 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 08:16 PM
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Good luck and good choice.

Please keep us updated on the dictator's response to your move!

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post #28 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay everyone,

My dad loves the barn. We spoke with the owner for nearly an hour. She's great, and she has a trailer that she said I could use whenever I want to start trailer training Cricket. She said she'd help me with anything I need.

My dad talked to the BO about the two week notice thing. He said that we found a barn and would like to move ASAP, and since it's the first of the month if we could just move today. She said that we can move today, if we want to pay 225 for this month. Or we can pay 225, and stay, and leave on the first of october. So if we wanted to move today, we'd have to pay her for 225 dollars worth of **** we didn't even use. It's in the contract, (thirty days notice) so I guess there isn't much I can do about that.

I called the ranch owner, (the barn were moving to) and she's holding my corral for me and said this will be no problem. She said she's excited to have me, and I'm excited to be moving.

So, any ideas on how to get me passed these next thirty days? Preferably without taking a shot gun to my head.

Thanks y'all!

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post #29 of 51 Old 09-01-2010, 09:00 PM
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I think the most you can do is try to stay calm when you are there, and stay sweet. Give her no reason to accuse you of anything...although I know you haven't been giving her any reason...just continue that.

When possible, just keep to yourself. Maybe if you stay out of her way, she'll stay out of yours.
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post #30 of 51 Old 09-02-2010, 07:46 AM
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I would pay the 225.00 and move the horse today...consider it the best money ever spent. Think of it, it is like less than 10.00 a day for your sanity and freedom from the evil witch. That's what I would do...pay it, and move.
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