Okay, so without going in to a great amount of details, there is a crazy boarder at the barn I’ve recently moved to. And I’m for real when I say crazy. Apparently she is on her ninth life at this place (this is a small but very nice diy farm, four borders including myself). The owners are elderly and apparently feel bad for her, she sucks up to them, but has been extremely rude, foul mouthed around my daughter and myself, bossy, and low key bullying towards me. She doesn’t show up for a five days at a time to take care of her animal, myself and other boarders give in and feed him and muck his stall so the animal doesn’t suffer. One afternoon she showed up what I’m guessing was strung out while I was there with my daughter and her two young friends, screaming and yelling profanities and I immediately went to the owner to give my notice of leaving.
Long story sort of short, he told me please don’t go it’s time for her to get the boot, he’s put up with too much from her. Well that didn’t go as planned because she harassed him and his wife, gave them the poor me nonsense to them for a week and half, and they’ve gave in and are letting her stay. But apparently she’s on notice if she messes up. Myself and the other borders are floored (they’ve informed me of her reputation of theft, lies, and animal neglect from this girl). She’s literally harassed the owners to the point where I believe it’s easier to let her stay, and I’m starting to wonder if they’re worried what she will do if not allowed to stay. I know the advice I’ll be given is to leave, I just moved here seven weeks ago but the location, property (three grass acres for my two mares themselves), price, everything is ideal, other than this crazy. It’s been three days of being given her millionth chance and she’s already doing petty crap such as knocking over my tidy kept buckets I soak my girls feed in, my supplements, etc.
Today she had the chance to be vindictive, the owner asked her to grab his two horses and bring them in so he could do something with the one, well she brought them both in and put them in MY freshly cleaned, bedded, and hayed stalls that I had set to go for when I came to bring my horses in this evening. My expensive hay eaten in the stalls and I had to completely muck both of them again… I was ticked, simply because she did it JUST to mess with me. She lied, per usual, and said the owner asked her to put them in there, which I immediately verified was not the case.
Owner told me to tell him of any stunts she pulls, and she’s out, but I’m worried of her messing with my horses. I put a camera over their stalls for the evening while they’re in but I just don’t know how crazy this girl is especially when they’re out in their field at night, or during the day honestly for that matter since their field butts up to the road. Has anyone dealt with this level of looney before?? I’m on the hunt for a new barn because I know that’s probably what I’ll just have to do for peace of mind but I’m so bummed that this whacko is ruining what would be such an ideal situation for myself and girls. Advice or similar stories appreciated, I’m beyond aggravated.