I decided to draft an email to the BO about my departure. This accomplishes two things; first, it allows me to be a chicken and hide behind my computer screen while breaking the news, and second, it gets everything in "writing" just in case.
I drafted the email yesterday and thought about what I wanted to say. I'm not one to burn bridges, although there's plenty I'd like to say. Depending on how he takes the news, I may have a chance to share those thoughts with him at a later date. I decided instead to simply state that things weren't working out and I found a place that is more in line with my needs and the needs of my horses.
I spoke with M today, who is a little less tactful than I, and I think her email was much different than mine... the way I look at it, we've got at least 2 more weeks over there and I'm not trying to rock the boat! She can't help herself, though.
This morning when I went to feed I was feeling a little sad... it's such a nice place and I really wanted it to work out. That gorgeous arena that I never got to use (except for lameness exams) will be sorely missed! It's too bad the care isn't up to par.
As I was leaving I looked over at my horse trailer. I like to check on it and make sure all is well and while I was looking I suddenly noticed that it had been moved. Not moved a lot, but it looked like the nose had been slid over. M's trailer is parked next to mine and she had her nose parked at one angle, and I had mine at another. We did that on purpose because her trailer is being used for hay storage and it makes it easy to get the hay. She has a ginormous 27 foot trailer, so there's only a few ways to park that sucker. Now they're so close together, and at the same angle, that it's impossible to get to the hay! You'd have to see how they're parked to really understand my gripe, but the trailers back up to and border giant rocks and now there's no way to get my truck next to her trailer to load it up with hay.
Aside from being furious about the hay part of the situation, I didn't move my trailer which means HE MOVED MY TRAILER. He didn't ask my permission, and I have a Gooslock on my hitch so no one can hook up to it, steal it, or MOVE it. So how did he move the trailer? After a little investigation into the tire tracks around the nose of my trailer, I determined that he used his skid steer...
A SKID STEER!
He must have used it to lift up the nose of the trailer and scoot it over. Perhaps I'm overreacting, but I am LIVID about this. It really gets under my skin when people mess with my stuff... especially things that cost as much as that trailer did. Needless to say, I didn't feel bad about hitting the "send" button when I got home from the barn.
So speaking of moving, I'm fairly certain I'm going to move AJ to the other barn. I'll give it a try and see how it works, and if it gets to be a hassle I can always move him in with Lilly. The BO of the barn Lilly is going to plans to move his 4 horses closer to his house (which is in another area of the property) this fall because they're taking up most of the pasture board spots. I can put a hold on one of those spots and then once the new pasture is built and his horses are moved, I can move AJ.
I still don't know for sure when I'll be moving my horses, but I'm really looking forward to it.