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    I don't mind barn hours; it's a business and...

    I don't mind barn hours; it's a business and unless the animal is sick (in which case all BO's I've had would allow off-hour access) I think having posted hours is reasonable.

    But I agree that...
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    Yes, OP said schooled for an upcoming clinic, and...

    Yes, OP said schooled for an upcoming clinic, and after less than 1 month at the barn came home unfit and tense. I'd go with stressed and overwhelmed, plus possibly sore from being put in too much...
  3. See, that's perfectly reasonable. The "livid'...

    See, that's perfectly reasonable. The "livid' made me chuckle a bit, but whatever. You didn't like it (nor would I), you sent her a nice but to the point email not to do it again. No issues.


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  4. Yes, but depends on whether OP is set on it being...

    Yes, but depends on whether OP is set on it being for pay (doesn't sound like it).
    I'm overseas now, and a lady rides my horse - good for my mare who is old and needs the light exercise, good for...
  5. Thread: Horse in Need

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    Same as calling military or police horses...

    Same as calling military or police horses "heroes". They're animals trained to do a certain job, not one they chose any more than an Amish buggy horse chooses that life. We anthropomorphize animals,...
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    Oh please, you're a giant prehistoric shark. Of...

    Oh please, you're a giant prehistoric shark. Of course you could do it!
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    It is legitimately delicious. Best steak I've had...

    It is legitimately delicious. Best steak I've had in my life was horse steak in Brussels.
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    LOL, no. What you're hearing is that the BO,...

    LOL, no.

    What you're hearing is that the BO, your employer, is the one screwing you.

    The owner doesn't have an externally imposed "responsibility" to train their horse. There is no such thing -...
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    Why would owner want/need to change? From her...

    Why would owner want/need to change? From her perspective horse is fine, and BO continues to give her a great deal despite the originally-implied discount-for-training/lessons deal obviously not...
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