Iím touring a potential new boarding place Sunday. I really donít want to move barns as I need to maintain a good relationship with current barn and barn mates.
But, I called yesterday on my way to work to find out how Ana was adjusting to her new turnout and learned that the barn manager had not been informed of this change yet by the barn owner. Grrrrr. Fortunately Ana was in her stall overnight anyway due to storms so she had not accidentally been turned out in the wrong spot.
So I waited a few hours and called back to find out how Ana was adjusting to her new turnout spot and the barn owner says ďshe doesnít like being in the stallĒ so Iím like ďum why is she still in her stall?Ē ďBecause itís too wet to put her in the grassy pasture...unless of course you want me to put her back in the lot with the mares...Ē Grrrrrrrrr!!!
ďOh no, I donít want her out with those mares; no worries Iíll be over there later to let her hand graze for a bitĒ Grrrrrrr!!
So I message my boss at 2pm that I need to leave work early and make a mad dash to the barn in high heals and dress clothes; on the way there I called my BFF who can totally hear the frustration in my voice and suggests that I come watch her show Sunday at this new boarding place that everyone loves.
So I arrive at the barn visualizing Ana doing spins in her stall desperately whinnying for someone to let her out....the barn is silent. The princess is laying down sleeping
. She wasnít even interested in going out. I opened the stall door, showed her the halter and she just looked at me like ďumm can you come back later this isnít a good timeĒ So I just drove 30 miles, missing 3 hours of work (unpaid) standing in the mud in my office clothes and it wasnít even a problem or emergency.
She did eventually decide to get up and I hand grazed her for 90 minutes.
Something needs to change...boarding facility or my work schedule, or the weather or???? We are even considering training DH to let Ana out when heís home.
Another option is to do what
did and quickly finish fencing, throw a run in shed on our land and bring Ana over in a matter of a couple of weeks and then trailer across the street once a week for a lesson/access to an arena.
I donít know; just super frustrated right now.