I feel like I'm overstepping my boundaries...
I'll try to make this short!
Moved to a new state & barn in the last 6 months, everything was great, but I'm getting the feeling that I'm overstepping my boundaries when it comes to my horse.
A few examples: Trainer clipped Mare when she moved in. She needed it BAD. A few months later, she needed to be clipped again, my clippers had arrived at this point, so I went to it! Trainer seemed a little peeved that I didn't have her clip Mare again. I was sure to mention that she did a great job, but that I was glad to have all my horsey stuff back, as I missed being 'hands-on' when I was in a full care situation.
Mare is off. Vet says 'give her X days off'. Mare is still off. After more time off, trainer does W/T says she's feeling better. I get on a few days later. Not 100%. I say let's hold off until vet sees her again. Again, she seems peeved, since I want to do something different than what she recommends.
I understand that for most of our boarders, Trainer is GOD, she knows so much, she is a great rider etc. All of which is TRUE! But, I also know a lot about vet care/shoeing/training/riding. (Not saying I know everything, but I know a lot)
And in specific, I know my horse's entire health history. I also think I have the right to say 'No let's not ride her' or 'I'm going to clip my own horse'.
Am I overreacting? Overstepping my boundaries? Any suggestions on how to handle things in the future? I really like the barn and want to stay, but I don't want trainer to be mad at me when I make decisions on my own.