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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday March 13, 2010

Well I figured something out about myself today and I'm not sure I like it. You all know Princess has an abscess and she is in the barn getting it soaked everyday and wrapped, and she is getting an antibiotic daily as well. When I am there, every Tuesday and Friday and sometime on the weekend, I soak it. When I'm not there, Jardi does it for me. This has worked fairly well, and Princess loves the attention, even if its to get her foot soaked.

Today I went over and was riding Bailey and Jardi walked in with a pail of water, I told her I can soak it, and she says its no problem. So I'm okay with that, but wondering because she always says she has so much to do and not enough time or energy. Then I look later and she has Katie doing it. I was not very happy, when I am paying Jardi and she passes it off to someone else, when I was right there. I am kinda picky about my horses and don't like anyone else doing anything with them. Its very hard for me to leave them at the boarders because of this. I know she was just trying to show Katie what an abscess is, and Jardi did watch and she wrapped it, but it irritated me.

I don't know why I am like this, but I think its because I have always had full care of my horses before I started taking them there, and I like how Jardi handles horses, but not all the boarders. I never would handle one of their horses and I guess I was hoping they would feel the same way, but now I'm not so sure. I wish I had a barn here so I could take her home and care for her myself.


Shirley said...

I understand how you feel. Our horses are a personal thing; we invest a lot of time and effort into them. I felt that way when I sent a horse to Kevin Pole for reining training, only to find out he was having his 18 yr. old assistant ride her. I never sent another horse there. I think that if the professional you are paying is going to have someone else handle your horse, they need to let you know, then you can decide if this is what you want for your horse.

Crystal said...

Thanks Shirley, Its good to know I am not the only one to feel this way! I would be pretty upset if someone else was riding them, it should be different with handling them, casue I know Katie and she is really good with the horses, I have gotten her to hose of Bailey before and shes quiet, and i wouldnt mind if I knew first.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I would feel the same way, so don't feel bad about that at all. I feel very lucky to be able to have my horse at home and would feel weird if I was boarding and not knowing if the person I asked to take care of my horse wasn't actually doing it her/himself.