Lately, I’ve been stewing about a few things in the barn. They’re not all new things, but old things that have a way of circling around and around in my life. I may not deal with it for months, and then all of a sudden it’s in my face. They’re normally petty things, with little real consequence. They’re just those…things. You know? As a business owner, sometimes it’s best to shut your mouth and look the other way, but I have to get them off my chest or I might explode on some poor, unknowing girl in my barn. Thus begins my first, “Barn Owner Confessional.” Boarders, take note.
Today’s topic is (drum-roll, please): Picking-out your horse’s feet immediately after the barn owner cleans the aisle.
I cannot even count how many times I’ve watched this happen. I realize it’s a barn and it’s bound to get dirty. But, come on. Can’t you see that I JUST blew out the barn? And P.S. when I blow it out in the morning, those mud clods that were stuck to your horse’s feet, WILL NOT blow out easily. I usually end up picking them up by hand and throwing them outside.
In my opinion, there’s not a more glorious feeling than turning to look down the aisle as I walk away to see it perfectly clear of hay and dirt.
But, wait, what is that? So-and-so just pulled their horse out of the stall. Oh, no, I think she’s tying him. Now she’s getting the hoof pick out… NO! STOP!! And then my glorious moment dies a sudden, dirty death.
Let me note that this can all be remedied by the use of a broom. Simply pick-out your horse’s feet, and then sweep up the dirty, stinky stuff you picked out. Pretty simple, if you ask me!
Today’s boarder-takeaway: Always clean up after yourself. 🙂
Reader, pleaseeeeee tell me you’re not a boarder who does this. Or, if you were, you’ve changed your ways.