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Ben's Mum

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Ben's Mum says:

Yard Bad Times

Hi All

I know I rarely come on in here anymore but can't put anything on FB as I have 'friends' on there from my yard. 

We've had the most awful time.  There was one person who was just so self centered and ignored all the yard rules.  At some point she's fallen out with most people but it came to a head when she fell out with my friend.  Thankfully I wasn't around. The yard owner had had enough and was going to give her notice but she left yesterday so it wasn't necessary.

She always sold herself as being an animal lover.  How can an animal lover take posts from a field (which she had replaced out of choice without gaining the YO's permission) and just leave bloody great holes, which if one of the horses came across would probably break their legs.  We've all got individual grazing in a huge field.  So I spent part of this morning waliking thourough really high grass tryng to help the YO find the holes so she could fill them.  We think we've found them all. 

She's also said some really nasty things about our YO who is the nicest, kindest person you could hope to have running a yard.  We know she's going to go around bad mouthing the yard, which was lovely until she turned up.

I'm so upset about it all and angry with her behaviour.  It's so unnecessary and has divided the yard, however I do think that will heal in time.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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CharParsley620

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Re: Yard Bad Times

 Thank God she's gone. We've all met them. They are vile.

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

Thank goodness she's now left the yard, hopefully everything will calm down and get back to normal ! My OH and I rent a small private yard which is lovely as we can just carry on without having to worry about anyone else and as there are only two stables nobody else can come in or out. The down side is that we don't have an arena or any other horses in the yard so it's sometimes difficult to take one horse out without the other. I know that going it alone is'nt for everyone but if we moved it would defo be another place of our own. I really hope that things work out well for you all and your yard can look forward to happier times ahead X 

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

Sounds like you're well rid of her, hope your yard goes back to it's friendly old ways now.

 

The more I hear about yards, the more relieved I am we have our own field......

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

I know whats its like as thats one of the reasons originally I moved my horse Tonka home as the YO and the some of the liveries, which worked for 20 years, then Lara, but Sabrina needed another home so took her to a yard where I had my Hay from for years and they did me a favour by taking us in when Sabrina played up, except after a while I wish I had never seen that yard, the YO was a nightmare did not like mares, also barbed wire everywhere and in the mix where horrible liveries, now moved to a small yard where there is only 3 horses the YO is lovely and my horse has changed to how she was when I tried her for purchase, so 3 horses 10 acres and no barbed wire. 

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

There is almost always one... sadly our YO can be a little bit like that of late - most recently, she started to fix a fence on which my daughter had effected a perfectly decent temporary fix, obviously left wire lying around as she was sorting it.  My horse panicked and jumped the wire that was lying low and the others followed into a paddock that normally has just one other horse.  She left them all in together (2 geldings, 2 mares) as she had to "have a shower before she got the kids as she was all muddy"  Unbelievable!  Fortunately, although my mare had kicked the "other" gelding there was no injury and they were all quite calm by the time I got there.  I had to leave work early to go and sort HER mess on HER yard... And then there was the time she replaced lengths of wire in two fields and left the old wire lying loose in the field...

 

One of mine came home this weekend and the other one moves yards at the weekend!

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

We had real "peach" on our old yard who made everyone's life a living hell, especially the young teenage girls - and this person was a teacher.  She was a complete bully in every way and she took a dislike to me years ago after she nearly killed my thoroughbred Joe by leaving concrete struts lying around where he fell over them and sliced his leg open, not to mention damaging his pelvic muscles.  It culminated when she decided to smack Blair on the face with goodness knows what (I suspect the hook end of a lead rope swung at speed) and fractured his maxilla.  She was stone mental, she even followed us to the equestrian centre when we went to pratice on the clear round nights so she could heckle from the side lines (she also did it at a show), but as both Blair and our friend's horse were good and well behaved the only person who must have felt foolish would have been her and her ratty daughter.  I've got my own place now and so has she, so at least she's leaving the others alone now too.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

My Mare loved the YO that much like the other mares, the leader tried to push the YO through the gate when it was closed and mine tried to double barrel her but missed, the YO wanted to shoot my mare and was always hitting the horses in the face, and it turns out years ago she trashed a horse that much it went down and one of the women horse owners once picked her up by the throat. She hated me because I either laughed at her or relly stood upto her and left before me or.my horse killed her, the new yard at the moment the YO is lovely so are the others and the horses are the same so chilled out, the only problem I have now iswhen bringing my horse in the others walk alongside and now don't really need a lead rope.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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Ben's Mum

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Ben's Mum says:

Re: Yard Bad Times

I just think it's so sad and unnecessary to behave like she has.  We all have a mutual love of horses and we pay an awful lot of money to enjoy them. We don't have to be best friends with everyone but we should be able to be civil to each other.  And the other thing that seems to have been forgotten is that the yard is our horses home so we should try to make it as nice as we can for them.   

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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