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post #1 of 21 Old 06-23-2013, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just a rant

So I was at the ranch last night and what I sat there and watched made my blood boil. Every night the ranch manager and his wife and family sit out at the ranch and get drunk whilst they ride their horses. fine. OK, but when I saw his 300+ pound wife on a child's' pony, I about threw up. She would bounce on his back and the horses back just bowed and his legs were spread far apart like he was bracing himself from collapsing. Asides from that, she was riding him in a leverage bit and would out of no where yank hard as hell on his mouth to turn. No warning at all, just a hard, forceful pull as hard as she could. The ranch has horrible conditions as well. One of the pens has chain link fence curling up from the bottom of the pen and I saw the horse get its leg stuck in it multiple times as it struggled to get it free. I'm almost positive animal control cant and wont do anything about it...sigh....I'll shut up now.
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post #2 of 21 Old 06-23-2013, 02:22 PM
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Who owns this place? Call them or AC possibly?

And why are you there?

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post #3 of 21 Old 06-23-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Who owns this place? Call them or AC possibly?

And why are you there?
Because I ride there lol The whole ranch isn't in horrible condition, it's just the makeshift stalls they so poorly put up.
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post #4 of 21 Old 06-23-2013, 05:23 PM
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Why do you ride there if it's managed so poorly? I certainly wouldn't want to be financially supporting people like that, they might get the hint if riders just start up and leaving...

Who owns the place?
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post #5 of 21 Old 06-23-2013, 06:29 PM
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I have never been to a riding barn, my family has always had land for our horses, but I have a question. OP you said this was the ranch manager and his wife acting this way, where is the ranch/ barn owner? If this happened on my property I would defiantly want to know, especially if they were an employee of mine.
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post #6 of 21 Old 06-23-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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I live in a very poor, Mexican populated area. Need I say more?
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post #7 of 21 Old 06-24-2013, 02:42 AM
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She should pick on someone her own size - poor pony.
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post #8 of 21 Old 06-24-2013, 03:15 AM
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I agree with others. I would not be giving my money to these fools. Alcohol and horses don't mix.
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post #9 of 21 Old 06-24-2013, 01:47 PM
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I live in a very poor, Mexican populated area. Need I say more?
Oh, please do............
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post #10 of 21 Old 06-24-2013, 08:37 PM
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Oh, please do............
I second that, it's hardly an excuse in my books.
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