Because I know I could use a smile!
She's not sure if she was able to talk any sense into the BO or not. He just seems to think he knows best and he'll do what he wants even after she tried explaining to him that we PAY him to do what we say with our horses. He can do what he wants with his own, but not ours. Not if he wants to keep horses at his facility. I don't see him changing... especially since the place is for sale. At this point he really isn't invested in the business anymore.
For now we agreed to keep an eye on each other's horses. She said she'll call me if she sees Lilly with an injury since we can't depend on the BO. I'm helping her with her mare also... today I took her blanket off and turned her out. We figure maybe between the two of us we can make it work for now.
She told me he asked about me and wanted to know if I was leaving. She told him that he scared me but that she didn't know if I was going to stay or leave. She told him that his actions weren't the best way to keep clients in the barn. I sure hope he doesn't confront me before I get all my ducks in a row... I don't want to have to lie to him, but I also don't want to tip him off either.
I have two potential new places.
One is a co-op that only does stall board. The horses are out during the day and in at night. I don't like the idea of AJ being stalled even for a few hours because I'm afraid his arthritis will bother him. Since I work second shift I'm not sure how well that would work with the co-op situation either, but I'd still like to go visit the place and talk with her about options.
The other place sounds really nice, but she doesn't have any stalls available. She has pasture board, but the barn is full. She said we could probably set up a small area to keep Lilly confined until she's better, but I'm not sure I want to go that route. So maybe it'll be somewhere I can move them both once Lilly is cleared for turnout again. I don't want to have to wait that long, but I would really like to find a great place for both of my horses where we can stay for a long time. I plan to go check out that place too.
Hopefully I can see one or both Saturday morning before I go to work.